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Alex Benetel  🇦🇺 Sydney, Australia ☀️ 📚 Teacher 📷 Photographer // Rogue One + A Wrinkle In Time 🌿 Explorer, Dreamer + TV Addict 💌 alexbenetel@gmail.com

Rise above the shattered pieces 🕊 [8/10] ✨ “The broken will always be able to love harder than most. Once you're been in the dark, you learn to appreciate everything that shines.” ✨

Eighth instalment of the #StillFlickring project! Every 2 weeks, each of us in the group (@liisahole @havardhole @savannahdaras @laurazalenga @janastormanns @cbenetel @brittjuravich @sopheggert @spiderthan) will challenge another to re-create an older self portrait dated back 2013 or earlier. It’s a way for us to see how far we’ve come as artists and how we’d interpret the concept today 💙💗 This round the lovely @savannahdaras picked my shot. It’s always interesting to look back on where my life was at during the time of the original shot. It reminded me that no matter how many hardships life throws at us, it’s so important to stay strong, focus on those we love and rise above it all.
Also thanks @joelrobison for your tutorial. Used it then and used it now 😜

Twilight ✨

Feeling nostalgic tonight. How about you? ♥️

“Only in the darkness, you can see the stars” ✨ Well 1 won it (just) but I thought I’d upload both anyway 💙

“Cleanse” [7/10] “Sometimes we’re taken into troubled waters not to drown but to be cleansed” 💧

Can’t believe we’re already up to the seventh photo in #StillFlickring. Time is just absolutely flying. Every 2 weeks, each of us in the group (@liisahole @havardhole @savannahdaras @laurazalenga @janastormanns @cbenetel @brittjuravich @sopheggert @spiderthan) will challenge another to re-create an older self portrait dated back 2013 or earlier. It’s a way for us to see how far we’ve come as artists and how we’d interpret the concept today 💙💗 This week @liisahole challenged me! When I took the original photo, I wasn’t really in the right headspace to create and whilst I did experiment with layering and editing, I wasn’t thrilled with the final result. It really reflected where my mind was at, which was from what I read last night in the Flickr description, was all over the place due to being faced with things in life that I had no little to no control over. Fast forward to now and I’m in a very similar headspace. It’s been a full on week, my mind is once again a little all over the place and some things are once again out of my control...which is scary and unsettling. So, here’s to hoping the dust settles soon... ☔️
I’m not thrilled with this recreation, but it marks a time in my life and as with any project, there’s ups and downs. It’s all part of the challenge. As always, thanks for always following along, liking + leaving comments/messages. I read every single one and appreciate you all xx

I love you August, but guys it’s the last day of winter and I could not be more excited. Happy Friday!! 🌤

“Breathe” [6/10]

And let go... because yes life gets busy, but we all need to set aside some time for ourselves 🙏🏻 Sixth instalment of the #StillFlickring project! Every 2 weeks, each of us in the group (@liisahole @havardhole @savannahdaras @laurazalenga @janastormanns @cbenetel @brittjuravich @sopheggert @spiderthan) will challenge another to re-create an older self portrait dated back 2013 or earlier. It’s a way for us to see how far we’ve come as artists and how we’d interpret the concept today 💙💗 This round the ever so talented @laurazalenga picked my shot! I was 19 when I took the original 😲 It was an experimental shot then and an experimental shot now haha! Hope you like it. I have another shot without the flower that I nearly posted but I followed advice and posted this one. I’ll show you guys on my story soon. Anyway, I’d love to hear interpretations of you have any ☺️

25 today 🎈 Mid twenties eeep. Here’s to another year of exploring even more magical worlds. Thank you to all of you who choose to follow along 😊🎉

“Echoes of the ticking clocks” ⏰ [5/10]

And we’ve officially reached the half way mark of the #StillFlickring project! Every 2 weeks, each of us in the group (@liisahole @havardhole @savannahdaras @laurazalenga @janastormanns @cbenetel @brittjuravich @sopheggert @spiderthan) will challenge another to re-create an older self portrait dated back 2013 or earlier. It’s a way for us to see how far we’ve come as artists and how we’d interpret the concept today 💙💗 This round the lovely @janastormanns picked my shot! Back in the day, I was putting my own little twist on the Alice in Wonderland story. With each piece I wrote a few sentences to help explain the concept. The main theme was time... how it was a constant race against the clock and that time haunted her each and every time she took a step in this odd world. As always, I hope you like my new interpretation!

“Coming home” ft. @ginaaballerina 🔭 It’s been 2 years since I ventured off solo across the other side of the world to visit one of my favourite places and see some of my favourite people! Shoutout to @sarahratner too ♥️ It was a super windy day when we took this and we got some looks... mainly from one guy who keep taking photos of us (?). GOOD times @ginaaballerina 😜

Dreaming of warmer days ☀️ What about you, are you a summer or winter person? Visit my story for a before and after of this shot 🍂

“Entwined” 🌿 [4/10]

Another piece for the #StillFlickring project! Every 2 weeks, each of us in the group (@liisahole @havardhole @savannahdaras @laurazalenga @janastormanns @cbenetel @brittjuravich @sopheggert @spiderthan) will challenge another to re-create an older self portrait dated back 2013 or earlier. It’s a way for us to see how far we’ve come as artists and how we’d interpret the concept today 💙💗 .. This time, @hverdagshavard challenged me to recreate “Nature’s Way”. Not going to lie, my heart sank when I found out that photo was my challenge. It remains as one of... if not my absolute favourite photograph I’ve taken to date. I surprised myself at the time with how it turned out and still look back on it and love it even more each time. With that said, I knew I couldn’t top it and definitely didn’t want to try but rather re-enter the magical, mystical, foggy green world once again to create somewhat of a sequel...I hope you like it 🌿

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