Portrait 365 : 194 – 201

July 19, 2014



“I play Santa every year and one year a kid told me that they should sack every other Santa because I’m the only one with a real beard.”




“I packed my bags and traveled around the world for a year and a half. I came home with a broken foot after a paragliding accident in Columbia. I broke up with my guy and began jumping off cliffs to feel empowered; then there was an earthquake. It was time to come home.”



“I’m a child psychologist and I’m nearly finished my 7 year PhD in the transition from Year 6 to Year 7. It’s all about belonging.”

That never changes, I think.

L'il Bee

L’il Bee



“I met my wife in London and she fell pregnant within one month. Two weeks prior I had told a friend that i would never marry or have kids. We moved to Australia and got married. Two years later we had another child and I’m in love with all of them.”




“I’m so proud of my little 14 month old boy. I’m so proud that I created him. It’s the best.”



“You know, if you renew your library books online you won’t get a fine?”

Yep. Fined again.



“I used to be an engineer in the construction industry but it didn’t make me happy, so I became a photographer. I specialise in time lapse photography and I tell stories through pictures.”

You can check out Filippo’s amazing, mind-blowing, inspiring work here. He’s traveled to places I’ve only dreamed of and told stories that touched my viscera through images. Seriously, click his link. It’s like wow on steroids.

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  • Reply Alison July 19, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I’m so glad I clicked on Filippo’s link – you weren’t wrong, wow on steroids indeed! I really enjoy your portraits and small snippets into peoples lives, you’ve helped encourage me to step outside my comfort zone and engage more with people around me. Today I met a lovely Brazilian student on the train, our meeting was only fleeting but it helped to brighten my day and hopefully hers too. I’m reminded of the saying that goes along the lines of, ‘there are no strangers, only friends we haven’t met yet’. Thanks.

    • Reply Keeping Up With The Holsbys July 20, 2014 at 8:22 am

      This was the coolest message to wake up to. I too have learned much about others through this project, but so much about me too.
      And then there’s wow on steroids. Isn’t his work incredible!!

  • Reply DrunkenMonkey July 20, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Hi Danielle,

    How are you?

    Just looking through your portraits and realised I think I know Alex! (male). Not only is he a close friend of my brother-in-law but we also see him each week as we go to swimming lessons at the same time. He has the most lovely family with two gorgeous little girls. Even their swimming togs are punk themed!

    Anyway, just cool to see someone I know 🙂


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    • Reply Keeping Up With The Holsbys July 25, 2014 at 8:54 am

      Cassie, hi!I love that you saw someone you know! It’s just a matter of time really cos it’s a tiny old world…..thanks for saying hi.

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