As long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in “making stuff”. I recall spending time in kindergarten drawing and at sixteen I was processing my own black and white photographs at my school’s darkroom. It was at that point the interest of composition and photography sparked and at about 19, I bought my own DSLR, which I still own and use frequently. I often have the photo camera with me, as I never know when the next great motive appears.
At an early age I also learned to appreciate nature as I grew up near a small farmstead with natural surroundings, which to a certain extent is reflected in my photography prints (apart from the animals). When I do nature and landscape photography I like to play a bit with colours, texture and light when I get the chance.
Even though I learned to knit as a kid, I didn’t care too much about it until the recent years. At this point, I’m addicted to knitting and can hardly go a day without working on a project. Part of it is that I occasionally need a bit of a break in my studies, but also because it to a certain degree calms me down a bit if I’m too stressed out. I like to play around a bit with different types of yarn and colours and I search various places for finding just the “right” yarn.
Having an Etsy shop enables me to have a creative outlet and an extra excuse to knit or do photography. In addition, Etsy have a great community and you learn a lot that you might not have learned otherwise.
ETSY shop: www.Vamperstein.etsy.com