Mountains and Oceans

I’m extremely hard on myself. It’s nothing unique for people who create, but this is my own burden. The last year I’ve walked around with a feeling I haven’t done as well as I should, I can hear the voice in my head telling me it’s not good enough. In some ways it’s good, in other ways it takes the joy out of creating altogether. I live a life others only dream of, I travel the world and I get invited to see things I never thought possible. And as a new season starts here in Australia, I get ready for another year of doing what I love. I have found a base, a home in Byron Bay and from here I’ll travel the world again, but hopefully shoot more and more at home as well. As I sat on the beach today, I promised myself to go easier on myself as well. To create and believe it is good enough. To tell that voice in my head to go away. This is what I saw last year, this is where I went. If that’s not good enough, nothing ever will be.

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  1. Thanks for sharing some thoughts on the nature of creative work. I too suffer from constant self-questioning and it is good to know others, further along the creative path still, have similar thoughts. Great work.

  2. Fab work. I love the black and white of the first dance and the close embrace in the field at sunset is great also well done.

  3. Truly, truly inspirational work. It is strangely reassuring – and surprising – to know that everyone suffers the same innermost anxiety and feelings of self-doubt, but you are one gifted individual!

  4. I have looked up to you since day one, Jonas. Your wedding stories are nothing like any out there, and I’m not just saying this to make you feel better. Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. I relate to these words. Beautiful work and the new site looks great. Hugs Jonas!

  6. Admittedly I haven’t looked at your work or read any of your writing for over 3-years. Be hard on yourself but never forget how far you have come and how much you have achieved. You are enough. You are worthy. Own it and enjoy it.

  7. You never cease to impress us and yet, apparently you suffer just like us…thanks for sharing your fears because those will help us achieve our goals.


  8. Beautiful pictures Jonas. Yes, let the voice ease a little but don’t let it go away, Cause that’s what keep us going. Great pictures. Look forward for more :) .. great song to go with it as well.

  9. Its kind of comforting to know that even exceptionally talented artists like yourself suffer from self doubt and whatever else that includes. These photos though, are beyond gorgeous, each and every one.


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