WE ARE DREAMERS / CHILDREN OF THE WORLD / ADVENTURE SEEKERS & LOVER OF ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL.
I want to maintain a certain lifestyle. One which is filled with beautiful things. If I find it in a place, a person.. a simple moment worth capturing... it doesn't matter. What matters is that with every beautiful moment comes learning.. love.. sometimes loss, but what really comes is a new piece of you. I want to live a beautiful life. A life which is ETERNAL.
A large part of my life is spent in places that are foreign to me. I believe in feeding the soul with knowledge of new lands and new people. If it is in the snow covered mountains of Alaska or getting lost in the ancient cities across seas, that is where you will find me, camera in hand-- come share in the journeys ...
Gathering together with old friends and new around a warm, nicely cluttered table, breaking bread and sharing stories is such an important part of life. It is a tradition that sometimes seems out of reach. However it is easy to make the simplest of things special, and create a gathering that spreads joy within your community. Share in our gatherings and find inspiration to share within your community. Come.. gather with us.
100% Handmade / Original / Authentic
There is something to be said about creating with your own two bare hands. If it is in the kitchen, displayed on your wall to enjoy or hung around your neck to show the world what your all about. I have always loved the art of creating and understand that it comes harder to some than others. But we were all given the same two hands and the ability to craft-- you must only find the vision within you.. and I want to help with that.
# LiveBeautifully // Photo Journals
I have always been a visual story teller. There is so much to be said within a moment captured through the lens. Within the pages of my photo journals you will see a day in my life, portraits of the people I share it with and the things I do.. even if it is the simplest of things. Share in the photo journals of my life with me.
BE WILD, ETERNAL CHILD
I am Valerie.
I am a Visual Story-Teller and Creator.
You will find me most days taking pictures or documenting the world around me. A Traveler at heart, I have been grateful to have had many homes. I began my love affair with traveling as a student in Liverpool, England, where I studied Acting and decided I wanted to be a film Director. It is also where I discovered my love of documenting the world. On my off time, I travelled as much as possible, exploring Europe with long stints in Austria, where my sister owned a cafe. There I learned how much I adore early morning snow, spending afternoons in cafe's getting lost in conversations and latte's -- and how to cook... because my sister is the best chef I know. I owe so much of who I am today to my time spent over seas. It opened up my mind and my soul and inspired me to want to see the diversity of the world.
I then moved on to New York. I spent 4 years in a love / hate relationship with that city. But really, it's where I learned how to work hard. It is also where I realized that visual story-telling may be my greatest passion. I spent most of my time there interning for fashion photographers, learning how to use light and walking around the city. However, I quickly realized that the grey streets of New York actually didn't inspired me to create. Thats when I knew I had to get out and follow the sun to the west coast.
I now find myself in Los Angeles -- surrounded by adventure. I believe in feeding your soul with beauty, sunlight and many vegetables. I created The Eternal Child as an outlet to share with the world the kind of life that brings happiness to me. Through visual story-telling, I hope to inspire in others to share in my lifestyle and create beauty out of the palms of their hands.
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WE LOVE TO WORK WITH LIKE MINDED SOULS
We are always looking for new artists to collaborate with or companies that wish to be in our photo's.