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Female Bodies, BBC and Our Visual Diet.

Hello everyone, time to check-in again.

Have you noticed it? The light is returning. Soon we will be reaching the summer solstice (or estival solstice), also known as midsummer which occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun.

Perhaps not soon, but we will be there, in a couple of months time.

What are you shining your light on?

You are (I am guessing) aware of where my beam is aiming. As I always say, I would be pretty happy just wandering the woods, creating beautiful photographs in the twilight, perhaps in a studio full of musicians/politicians/creatives, but there is something that is forever pulling at me.

What happened with the authentic body?

Who is represented and who is completely “gone”.

If this is our visual diet, are we not lacking both vitamins and minerals? Is there a supplement we can take?

When nature, life, and nutrition are completely sucked out of us. What will then be left? Pixels and empty spaces?

It's not really about the female nipple.

It's about authentic bodies, all our bodies. Old bodies, fat bodies, wrinkly bodies, tired bodies, bleeding bodies and stretched bodies. Bodies who are there for the reason we were given one; to live in.

Bodies free from commercial hysteria or male gaze.. just natural, stinking and hairy bodies.

My When The Blackbird Sings account on Instagram is completely penalised and has a shadownban, this means that ## are not working and it does not even appear in the search engine.

https://www.instagram.com/whentheblackbirdsings_/

I am lucky BBC had the time for me and popped around here last week for a chat. Update soon…

And until next time… Please pay attention to where light shine, who is represented and what is not?

At the end of the day, it is only you who can make this place a better space, for all of us.

For the International Women’s Day at The Arienas Collective here in Edinburgh I spoke to That’s Scotland TV about some of these issues (video below)

Love (always

Jannica Honey xx

Me in the morning & being creative #CMHONESTY WITH CREATIVE MORNINGS

Must of you have probably seen my Instagram stories by now: always wearing that leopard robe, even until the afternoon. I actually like mornings, but I have never been a ‘get up early and get dressed straight away’ morning person. I kind of take my time, if I can…Saying that, I was invited to talk about photography and honesty in the end of October here in Edinburgh and Creative Mornings are not called creative mornings for no reason… When I was heading up the road before even sunrise I felt some pretty hardcore butterflies kicking around in my ‘no breakfast only coffee’ stomach, but as soon as I met the team I knew it would be a lovely journey through photographs, naked bodies and chats about menstruation…. Please head over to their website for the full story https://creativemornings.com/cities/edi & an interview with me here https://creativemornings.com/blog-posts/10688

“We were having full, honest conversations… experiences of abuse, miscarriage, IVF, menstruation, menopause… we shared it all.”

“You need to be honest, but hold a space for yourself - which ultimately facilitates your ability to hold a space for others to be safe in vulnerability. Throughout ‘When the Blackbird Sings’, I had to do a lot of self-caring work in my own time. Including in the run-up to the exhibition. For others, as well as for me.”
— https://creativemornings.com/cities/edi

Thank you so much Creative Mornings Edinburgh, that was so much fun.

Photography by Ellie Morag

Photography Work & A Hunter Full Moon in the Sky

I thought, since we had a beautiful hunter last night, I wanted to announce some magic.

Last couple of months has been very hectic. I have not only covered most of the United Kingdom on a journey photographing venues and their owners for lovely Bev and Mark at The Music Venue Trust. I have also had the absolute honour to create imagery for two women (mina fina häxor) that is working aligned with the moon and all her phases/cycles. I mean, like that is magic? It is actually just nature, isn’t it?

I will write more about this at a later point, but for now I will be shining light on (like the full moon) the work, please follow the links, they can take you to a completely new place.

Please check out their beautiful work over here:

Kristina Turner’s Urban Goddess https://urbangoddess.se/

Rebecca Tiger’s Snipp Sauna https://snippsauna.com/

Love (always)

Honey x