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Ever since I was a girl, I’ve been a serial keeper of diaries and a photo collector. I’d eagerly await the photos from my Kodak camera after family trips to Disneyland, and later, in my teens, I took my dad’s Minolta film camera on a trip to Berlin, snapping away blindly so that the joy really was in receiving the photos a few weeks’ later. I only gave up this vintage method of photography when film - and subsequently, processing - became hard to come by.

I've always been a writer, too - from poison pen letters to my poor mother (yes, really!) to becoming the local reporter for my local Pony Club aged 11, I've always loved being a storyteller. An interest in journalism led me to a degree in Public Relations with a belief that I could combine working with people and the occasion to write, but almost a decade after I finished university my passion lies in creating content that is rich, beautiful and inspiring.

After many attempts at ‘blogging’ over the years, I’ve come to the conclusion that having a space on the web as a creative outlet suits me best. Expect to find tales of travel around Australia (we immigrated from the UK in 2016), books and podcasts that inspire me and people I’ve encountered doing amazing things in the world.

You can get in touch using the form below, or find me on Instagram at @laurenhocks or on Twitter, @laurenvhockey

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