On being tired in the age of constant creativity and out-the-box thinking
This post has been a long time coming. If you've been checking in regularly, here and on my social media, you may have noticed the lack of content. It's not that I haven't wanted to post anything; more that I've been feeling extremely (as the title suggests) 'tired and uninspired'.
Sure, there are loads of awesome ideas I'd love to see come to fruition but real life and my day job gets in the way a lot of the time. And the past few months has seen it happening more often than not. After eight or more hours of slogging away at my desk or trying to be as 'out-of-the-box' as possible, when I get home, all I really want to do is curl up on the couch in front of the television or take a nap. Not the most inspiring, right?
Truth is, I've been feeling lost. After years of having it all mapped out and chasing my dreams down one at a time, I've come to a point where I don't know what I want to do with my life and career anymore. I definitely still want to create amazing content I can be proud of and that will be an encouragement and inspiration for others; I'm just not sure if my current position is where that is.
With that said, this month something changed. After years of putting it off, a friend motivated me to finally watch Maidemoiselle C, the 2012 documentary about the making of Carine Roitfeld's CR Fashion Book. In some ways, it brought about a renewed vivacity in me. The change was only slight but it was there.
I'd like, over my career as an editor and creative, to inspire and empower people to be the best they can be and see the beauty in even the most mundane of things and Carine's relentless pursuit of her passions has shown me that it is possible. Perhaps not on such a grand scale but definitely here on this little corner of the internet I've created.
So while I'm still heller tired and will only be posting when inspiration hits, I'm excited about some of the projects I will be taking on in the months to come. Which is why there'll be a slight change in direction of David & Radcliffe (and a change in the look and feel too) over the coming weeks. I'll definitely still be focusing on fashion, beauty and travel – three areas I feel really passionate about – but I also want to use this platform as an opportunity to showcase the diversity of my creativity and work I do. I hope you'll join me on this next chapter, wherever it may lead.
P.S.: This was a fun and different kind of test shoot I did with Rizqua Barnes and Imaad Griffiths – and there's a behind-the-scenes video of it on my YouTube channel. Let me know what you think and hit subscribe if you'd like to see more videos.
Images 1 and 2: G-Star RAW shirt and trousers
Image 3: G-Star RAW jacket and trousers, Cotton On T-shirt
Image 4: G-Star RAW jumpsuit, Sissy Boy heels
Image 5: G-Star RAW sweater and jeans, Nine West wedges
Photography: Rizqua Barnes