I’m looking for a new job at the moment and so far I’ve been on 4 interviews, 3 with employment agencies which took less than half an hour combined and 1 for a specific job which took almost an hour. The search has been made more difficult by the fact that I left an average, finance office job to find “something more creative” but I’m still not entirely sure what that will be.
I haven’t been on an interview for 5 or 6 years so it feels like a new experience to try and package myself in a way that will come across appropriately hard-working and conservative but also creative and personable.
Strangely enough, I think running a choir over the last few months has helped with this. Every week I’ve had to stand up in front of a group of people who I (mostly) don’t know and teach them music that I’ve written. The first week was terrifying but I’m slowly getting used to it. It’s a strange feeling when 10 years ago even talking to a new person made me feel physically ill.
Back to the job interviews, and I think I’ve found a company I could work for.
Toyko based photographer Natsumi Hayashi has become an internet sensation (so I read) because of her “levitation” self portraits. I love the finished photos, as well as the fact that she jumps over and over again using a delayed shutter release until the shot is absolutely perfect.
There’s been a good few articles about her (I found the one on geekologie.com) but she also has her own website yowayowacamera.com. It’s really worth a look because the images are incredible – they’re beautifully composed, Natsumi is adorable and a lot of them look like she is just hanging effortlesely in mid-air. (There’s also some photos of her cats which are pretty cute too.)
Here’s a few of my favourites: