My Long Overdue Update (Part One)
Hello guys and gals!
Well, let’s be honest. It’s been a few years since I’ve posted on this blog. I’m sorry for leaving all of my readers, though it seems like your support for Curvy And Curious somehow hasn’t faded. I guess we are a strong community! I guess that meand I should feel comfortable sharing my story with you…
Let’s call this Chapter 1)
It was 2014, Curvy And Curious was still in full swing, but behind the scenes things were becoming a bit too much. I ended up struggling with Bipolar disorder, and left my family to move in with a male Photographer I hardly knew to Newark, NJ (not a very nice place). We turned the place into a studio. I went slowly from being a confident model to fading behind the scenes as abuse started going on – both mental and physical. I learned how to work the camera, assisting on photo and video shoots. However, soon things took a turn for the worse after he started becoming more and more abusive, sending me into a downward spiral.
One day in October, 2015 it all came crashing down and I had had enough. I decided that was it. I decided it was time to boss up and get the police involved. He was taken away and a weight was lifted. I was free from the negative force keeping me from living my life. Now it was time to start over.
I was all alone with just my cameras, and had to learn to make due with what I had invested in. Practice makes perfect, and I have now been a professional photographer on my own for over 4 years now. I’ve had my own Portrait Studio for the past year and a half. I also am an expert Real Estate photographer. I have also Filmed abd Edited an award winning Documentary film called “Fascination: Helena’s Story.”
If it hadn’t been for the man that tore me down into shreds of nothing, I wouldn’t be the strong, successful, single and strong woman that I am today. Am I still damaged from what he did to me? Of course – soneone I loved tried to take my life. But would I change it for anything in the world? Not now I wouldn’t.
Keep an eye out for two of my shoots being published in two of Black And Black Magazine’s March issues!
Feel free to send in any questions about where I’ve been the past few years and any ideas to get CurvyandCurious going again!
Please check out my photography work at WWW.ELLIPORTRAITS.COM
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