About Me

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I'm Claire: Londoner, happiness junkie and photography addict
This blog follows my journey, camera in hand, seeking inspiration for living my best life. Exploring, making, eating and plenty of photography ~ you'll find it all here.
If you aspire to live life on purpose, find pleasure in the little things and learn from people and places around you, then I’m writing for you!

I’ve been a lover of colour and everything visual for as long as I can remember, and I started to get more serious about photography in 2000 when I bought my first SLR film camera. I’m thrilled that changes in digital technology now allow us to take pictures anytime, anywhere and share them with others all around the world.
I enjoy the creativity that photography brings. Seeking the extraordinary in the ordinary is my passion, bringing out the beauty of small things around me, while documenting the exciting, mad bits of life that put it all into perspective.

The blog
I started The Digital Iris in 2010 as a way of sharing my
365 Project photos from that year. From there I fell in love with social media and the buzz of connecting with other like-minded people. The contacts I’ve since made have taken me on some amazing adventures with other bloggers in the UK and abroad.  My home has been featured in a leading magazine, I’ve written articles for online and print publications, been shortlisted for a national photography contest and won the amazing first prize in a London-wide competition.

Where I’m at today
Little by little blogging and social media has begun to change me.  Learning about other people’s take on life, what motivates and inspires them and the things they do to feed their creative souls, is teaching me how to approach life positively and have an increased awareness of what might make me, and the people around me happy. I’m calmer and better able to handle the things that life throws at me. And I’ve realised that I don’t need a whole bunch of material stuff to enjoy my time. I hope to be able to spread some of this wonderfulness to you as you check in to read my blog posts.

A little bit more about me...

The Digital Iris · Seeking the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

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