i know i’m really going to struggle to find the right words to explain just how much susannah conway inspires me. not only does she take the most beautiful and dreamy polaroid photographs, and writes a wonderfully engaging and honest blog, she is also the founder of the unravelling e-courses, which i have been so lucky to have been participating in these past eight weeks.
the process of unravelling is a unique and often intense experience. an on-going journey which somehow draws a life force out that you had no idea existed within you. the bonds forged between class-mates have become stronger and more ‘real’ than i ever fully believed they could, especially when you consider that the students of this course are spread far and wide across the globe, each coming from wildly different walks of life, and gathering together in a virtual world of photography, words and videos. oh! the videos! never in my wildest dreams did i envisage making a video of myself to share with my fellow classmates, but one by one, as we all began unravelling, it seemed like a natural extension of the photography medium, and the faces and voices began to ring clear.
at the centre of this wonderful world of unravelling is susannah; a ray of light and a beacon of hope, comfort and safety. her weekly videos were gently coaxing and insightful, and she has a natural talent for drawing out the most important aspects of a personality for further examination and discovery. her weekly photographic assignments encourage you to look at the world surrounding you with new eyes, finding beauty and redemption in the most unexpected places. the weekly writing assignments were gently cathartic, revealing, emotional and thought-provoking, and the whole course combined to deliver a surge of creative inspiration which i, for one, hope to carry forth with me as i forge deeper and deeper in my own unravelling.
these are the only words i have right now: thank you, susannah, from the very bottom of my heart.