Unintended Consequences | The Photographer’s Playbook

Unintended Consequences | The Photographer’s Playbook

photographer's playbook

Earlier on this year I was wandering around the Tate Modern looking for new inspiration. I have to say, out of anywhere I’ve been – the Tate is pretty much the perfect place to be inspired to start a new project. As well as all the wonderful art, my favourite part of the Tate Modern is probably – the book shop downstairs. Oh. Man. I could (and did) spend hours in there browsing the different collections of books. If I could, I would visit every day and buy more and more and MORE.

In the end I came away with a book called ‘The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas’ – filled with ideas of small projects to widen your horizons, inspire you creatively and push yourself to try new things in photography. It seemed the perfect way to experiment which was exactly what I wanted.

And then… I forgot about it, and life got in the way a little bit. But last week on facebook, someone posted about buying this and I thought *hang on, I have this, right?* and there I was, excited to try things all over again. I want this blog to be a bit more experimental as well as showing the regular kind of portrait and documentary work I usually do, to show the process of learning photography as well the final results.

And so, here’s the first assignment I attempted –

‘Unintended Consequences’

by Anna Schechter on page 300

This assignments involves taking fifteen minutes to scroll through your phone and choose 5 – 10 images that where never intended to be connected but could make a body of work.

The series I created was small moments I had captured on my phone this year which bought me joy, that I photographed wanted to remember but ultimately they sat on my phone doing nothing. These days we take so many photos and they get lost in the digital void, but these are the little moments that ground me.

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If you’re interested in buying the book, you can get it on amazon here.

I really enjoyed trying something new, and I’m hoping to slowly work my way through the book and post about it here.

I hope you are having a great day, see you on Instagram!

Jasmine xo



Hello! However you got here I want to offer you a big warm welcome to my online journal.

I thought I would just write a little blog post to introduce myself now that I have a new website and all that jazz.

My name is Jasmine Aurora, and I am a 24 year old photographer living in small town England. I live with my fiance Jack, and I love reading while eating bourbon biscuits. I first began photography when I was studying at A Level and since then I have completed a degree at the University for the Creative arts and I now do photography full time. My main loves lie in storytelling and bringing a little bit of magic into the everyday.

I try and live as cruelty free and vegan as I can and I think it’s important that beings are all treated equally with kindness and compassion.

If there are any videos, tutorials, blog posts or anything similar that you would like to see from me then please do let me know. To keep up to date with what I’m doing, I invite you to follow me on Instagram.

Have a great day,

Jasmine Aurora xo