I love walking and I love it way more than Im afraid of falling.

I have been thinking about limitations lately. What we think we are capable of and what our bodies actually are capable of are two very different things!

After a week in Germany, few weeks in Portugal – our amazing acroyoga festival and a day in London, I finally got back home and I have some time to share my experiences.

I went to Germany in the end of September to visit a friend, we ended up going for a 2-day hike in Austria which was much more than just a walk for me. We started from Ranalt, which is around 1400meters above sea level, from where we had long and slow walk up to Nürnbergen Hütte (2297m) where we spent our night, the next day we started early, waking up at 6AM and starting our walk around 7.30 with special equipment for snow and ice. It was pretty heavy to get up there to 3418meters but it was worth every step and sweat drop!

My phisical conditions were okay, I train a loooot. Still, my body is not used with this kind of things as in Estonia our highest point is 318meters. The hardest for me was the altitude. I felt loads of changes in my body because of changes in the air pressure, the needs to eat and drink all the time and also adapting with just the walking part. Its like a meditation to go up there, mostly not talking, walking for hours – SO GREAT but also so hard!

Going up there, breathing the freedom, stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something you thought your body is not able, gives you amazing energy overload. This feeling is something you cant compare to!

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I think it changes something inside us, it gives us something and teaches us too – why, otherwise, all the people go there..

 

Lensculture Photography awards

So here I am with my work, one of the entries for the best photography awards. The link is here, if you like what I do, support me ❤️🙏

https://www.lensculture.com/emerging-talent-awards-2017/event-submission/406506?utm_campaign=108-submit&utm_content=submit&utm_medium=social&utm_source=fb-social

This is my story – I do what I love and I try to listen my soul, my heart my body to really put my whole being into the things I do. Every day I feel that I am on the right path because every time I share something from my heart, more oportunities come on my way! For me, life is about sharing, being honest and showing what makes ME happy! So this, here, makes me extremely happy! I am so grateful for having more and more possibilities to be part of wonderful projects all over the world, work with amazing, inspiring souls and share this one precious thing we never get back – time, like I do now!

So if you feel that my works, my style, the way I am, talked with your soul and you would like to share yourself and your time with me, let me know: hansenkristinphotography@gmail.com and book a photo session with me or just write me!
One more week you may find me in Estonia (until 20th September)
Week after Germany (Munich, Frankfurt 20-27 September)
then 2 weeks in Portugal (27th of September until 10th of October)
PS: I do loads more than just nude photography

 

 

 

Listen!

One of the most rare but beautiful things in life is the ability to listen! Its not when youre nudging with your head while the other person is speaking, its not when youre already having thousand thoughts in your mind what to answer when she is finished. Its listening with the intent to understand! I find it hard but also so important and so fascinating when the other person is really with you with all their cells and moleculs! Its like, you can trust your whole being to that other person, or, you become as one. Its like, theres no need for the words anymore because sometimes presence, breathing and feeling the other’s soul is all that you need to really understand each other!
And oh, how much our bodies have to say, if we really listen!

What if.. ?

 

I think the best thing is just constantly imagine yourself being 80, sitting in a rocking chair and looking back on your life. Think about all the possibilities you are being presented each day and ask: “Would my 80-year old self would be happy with all this?” “Did I do everything what my soul craved for or did left something undone because of fear, circumstances, pain or somebody else?”

Models: Nicolas Sibani and Adishakti Celosse

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Make a wish

Model: Adishakti Celosse
Location: Olofström, Sweden

Its interesting how its possible to change the whole way of seeing things when meeting somebody inspiring or somebody who we feel connected with. And then, when one day this super inspiring person comes, we do crazy things – we quit our jobs, move out of our homes and leave our friends in order to start building up something because we think this is it! We have expectations, hopes and wishes towards that something and of course, sincere trust that this is how it will stay! But then, something happens, things doesnt go like expected and dissappointment comes. With all our heart we believed that its safe and sure… but actually, nothing is ever sure!

Its hard to admit that some things get to and end and sometimes it takes ages, oh yes, ages to get over the things what used to be part of our lives but are not anymore. Lifes goes in circles. Everything has a beginning and an end. Sometimes the time between an ending and a new beginning may seem long and hard but that is the time for us to stay quiet and calm within ourselves, its for us to heal! And then, when this new possibility, new light comes, it may be scary. We are afraid to get hurt again, to feel all those dissappointments and often we cannot do something because it reminds us so badly those things we had in the past, so we just decide not to do those things, not to feel, not to take responsibility. We run away! But what is life when being constantly scared of doing something wrong or getting hurt?

It´s sure that nothing will ever be the same. We cannot have the same feeling back, the same experiences, the same tastes, looks, the same whatever. It will always be new and different! Lets say that you had this awesome job with all the extras you couldnt even wish for and then one day they just fire you! Couldnt see that coming! Well, its hard to accept that but in one year it will be easier to understand. Maybe you had to loose this job to get a lifetime possibility and travel the whole world so then in 10 years you could give out 3 books what inspire the whole world. Couldnt see that coming either, right!? I want to say that I believe everything has its timing. Things and come to us when we are ready! And things leave us when they have served their purpose!
People come to teach us something and sometimes important people have to leave so even more important ones can enter!

Holding on to somebody or something blocks the new possibilities to enter! Sometimes its not a person, its a feeling! I believe that the most important thing is to forgive and no matter what, to be grateful – for everything there was and for sure everything what is still coming even tho it might not include that one thing or that one person! You will still be happy! You will still be satisfied, if you trust and let go that not what YOU want is the best but what is, right now, is the best that could ever be! Life is full of magic and love and its all around us, its just hard to see while being scared or mad or complicated!
Simple!

“All you need is Love!”

I have been thinking about being naive lately. Is it actually possible to be naive?! I believe in trust, which is actually pretty much the same as being naive, its just that people associate it with something negative. I think its not, it simply means that your beliefs that world is a good place are stronger than anything else. It means something inside you is so much bigger than all the fears together! It means letting go, expecting only the best and with expecting I do not mean expectations, I mean that you just trust the whole Universe and let things flow..

Few years ago, in my sweet little town of Estonia there was a construction inside of one well-known building my mother used to work. Everybody had the chance to write something on the walls before they renovated it. Little me wrote there on the wall:

“ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE!”

After what I heared a laugh behind me and an older man saying:”Haha, you naive little girl, it is never enough!”

I have to admit that I took it really strongly. I wasnt so young but I was more fragile I am today. In some ways I believed him (Well, I was in the age of discovering myself). Hearing something like this from quite a successful man, was something that influenced my ways of seeing and, in general, my life quite a lot! I was a bit scared that maybe he is true, maybe I am too naive and maybe everybody else thinks the same..

Today I know that he was wrong! Yes, there are some basic needs we need to fulfill but in the end, nothing is actually more important than love!

“No one is going to stand up at your funeral and say, “She had a really expensive couch and great shoes.”

I have met amazing men during these last years – strong and confident about who they are and what they have, at the same time sharing it all from pure heart without expecting things back. They have taught me a lot about unconditional love. I have met amazingly beautiful and strong women who know how wonderful they are but doesnt use it against, rather for helping life around them to improve! I have learned so much about what really matters and what matters less!

I wanted to share my story with this photo because my dear friends Armin and Katriin, who have an amazing union between her beautiful and divine being and his strong, at the same time so fragile, kind and loving heart. I admire and love them a lot! I am grateful so for their approval of sharing this photo because they have shared so much more with me –  time, life, bodies and soul! I had amazing photoshoot, amazing materials but I will publish only this photo! Thank you, my dear friends, love and light!

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Simplicity

“The difference between an ordinary life and an extraordinary life is only a matter of perspective. Pull the blinds. Look around you. It is a mad, mad world and you do not require ten digit bank accounts to immerse yourself in it. Travel down dusty roads without a destination in mind. Climb a mountain and scream out into the void. Kiss the hell out of a stranger. Skinny dip in a lake. Get lost and lose yourself (they are two separate things). Explore the wilderness (especially the one within). Think less of destiny and more of the moment right here. Because when you are old and ill with your loved ones around you, fame won’t matter, nor will the extent of your wealth. You are the sum of the stories you can tell.”
– Beau Taplin

Models: Lidia Almeida and Tânia Rodrigues
MUA: One and only – naturality