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The mind boggles at how I got to 30. #justkeepswimming

The mind boggles at how I got to 30. #justkeepswimming - 2 months ago

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Just as things began to feel quite safe, my world destabilised and things became very scary very fast. I have been on one of the rockiest rollercoasters that took me to new depths I wasn’t even aware existed. This year has brought pain like no other - loss, death, my mother bravely fighting cancer, falling out of love with my lover and shortly after with my life. And then, late summer, I found myself experiencing severe symptoms of PTSD which led to all sorts of terrifying behaviours presenting themselves and landing me unexpectedly in one of the most alarming hospitals I’ve ever encountered. .
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Trauma is inconsistent. It takes no prisoners and makes no exceptions. It treats each of us in such unique ways that there is no one pill we can take and no bandage that will seal our wounds overnight. It often lies dormant, revealing its ugliness in dark and twisted ways years later and without warning.  There is nothing more frightening than realising you are not in control of your thoughts or unable explain your actions.
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As I sat in hospital speaking to a psychiatrist, I shared with her my fear that I had normalised trauma. I told her I had to get on with it, because there just isn’t the time or space to heal all the pain we’ve been forced to hold. I told her that my experience, and the experiences of others had become so commonplace, that I no longer paid them attention they deserve. I had, as I thought, learnt to manage it. What I’d actually done was suppressed my past and pushed it so far down my list of priorities, that it was only a matter of time before it bounced back - and this time, with all the more force. .
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So I took a one-way trip across town to a safer space. And I’m doing ok. It’s been challenging and I’ve fought against it with everything I had before admitting the crucial need to surrender. The funny thing about surrender, is that just when you think you’re there, you have to surrender all over all again. .
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So this is Very East London with its new sounds and sights and smells. It’s taken some getting used to but just for right now, I’m calling it ‘home’.

Just as things began to feel quite safe, my world destabilised and things became very scary very fast. I have been on one of the rockiest rollercoasters that took me to new depths I wasn’t even aware existed. This year has brought pain like no other - loss, death, my mother bravely fighting cancer, falling out of love with my lover and shortly after with my life. And then, late summer, I found myself experiencing severe symptoms of PTSD which led to all sorts of terrifying behaviours presenting themselves and landing me unexpectedly in one of the most alarming hospitals I’ve ever encountered. . . Trauma is inconsistent. It takes no prisoners and makes no exceptions. It treats each of us in such unique ways that there is no one pill we can take and no bandage that will seal our wounds overnight. It often lies dormant, revealing its ugliness in dark and twisted ways years later and without warning. There is nothing more frightening than realising you are not in control of your thoughts or unable explain your actions. . . As I sat in hospital speaking to a psychiatrist, I shared with her my fear that I had normalised trauma. I told her I had to get on with it, because there just isn’t the time or space to heal all the pain we’ve been forced to hold. I told her that my experience, and the experiences of others had become so commonplace, that I no longer paid them attention they deserve. I had, as I thought, learnt to manage it. What I’d actually done was suppressed my past and pushed it so far down my list of priorities, that it was only a matter of time before it bounced back - and this time, with all the more force. . . So I took a one-way trip across town to a safer space. And I’m doing ok. It’s been challenging and I’ve fought against it with everything I had before admitting the crucial need to surrender. The funny thing about surrender, is that just when you think you’re there, you have to surrender all over all again. . . So this is Very East London with its new sounds and sights and smells. It’s taken some getting used to but just for right now, I’m calling it ‘home’. - 3 months ago

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This weekend @sundaypaperslive handed me the privilege of meeting and shooting the strong but utterly sweet powerhouse that is @rosemcgowan and last night she invited me to photograph the London presentation of her new performance art piece - part film, part album, part meditation - Planet 9. .
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It was an absolute privilege to work with Rose this week. She has done so much for vulnerable all over the world with her activism. ‘Brave’ doesn’t even cut it. Thank you x
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“The last few years have been transformational. Activism, however, had left me bereft of creative expression. So, Planet 9 has been a creative safe haven for me to express myself.” - Rose McGowan .
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#rosearmy #planet9 #rosemcgowan

This weekend @sundaypaperslive handed me the privilege of meeting and shooting the strong but utterly sweet powerhouse that is @rosemcgowan and last night she invited me to photograph the London presentation of her new performance art piece - part film, part album, part meditation - Planet 9. . . It was an absolute privilege to work with Rose this week. She has done so much for vulnerable all over the world with her activism. ‘Brave’ doesn’t even cut it. Thank you x . . “The last few years have been transformational. Activism, however, had left me bereft of creative expression. So, Planet 9 has been a creative safe haven for me to express myself.” - Rose McGowan . . #rosearmy #planet9 #rosemcgowan - 5 months ago

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Mama, thank you for sniffing out my style from day dot. You got it spot on. Pretty much wearing the exact same outfit today. #personalstylist

Mama, thank you for sniffing out my style from day dot. You got it spot on. Pretty much wearing the exact same outfit today. #personalstylist - 6 months ago

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Earlier in the summer I was invited back to shoot my favourite festival, Fire In The Mountain for the second time. I’ve posted a couple images from the festival over the last few months but I keep stumbling across new ones that bring back fond memories. So here’s one more - a shot of one of the standout sassiest dancers during the Saturday evening procession.

Earlier in the summer I was invited back to shoot my favourite festival, Fire In The Mountain for the second time. I’ve posted a couple images from the festival over the last few months but I keep stumbling across new ones that bring back fond memories. So here’s one more - a shot of one of the standout sassiest dancers during the Saturday evening procession. - 6 months ago

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The Cambridge Bus Stop Social Club

The Cambridge Bus Stop Social Club - 6 months ago

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Nick at 9

Nick at 9 - 6 months ago

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Yesterday, she rained.

Yesterday, she rained. - 6 months ago

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Ye Vagabonds

Ye Vagabonds - 6 months ago

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There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home - 6 months ago

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It’s August and suddenly West London looks like Victorian winter... #nofilter #londonsummer #wtf #shotoniphone

It’s August and suddenly West London looks like Victorian winter... #nofilter #londonsummer #wtf #shotoniphone - 7 months ago

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Last summer I accidentally snapped this gorgeous couple's first snuggle and here they are one year later celebrating their first anniversary. I love repeat shooting events for moments like this.

Last summer I accidentally snapped this gorgeous couple's first snuggle and here they are one year later celebrating their first anniversary. I love repeat shooting events for moments like this. - 7 months ago

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Nothing quite like learning on the job... Last year at @wildernesshq I ran between shooting The Forum with my beloved @sundaypaperslive and trying to squeeze in filming 2 minutes of every band on the @woodburnermusic lineup. It was exhausting but I had so much fun. We edited two days down to something short and hopefully snappy and, while I am no filmmaker, I really love this little piece we made. It’s now been released so you can see the results too. .
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Thank you to @rumbuffalo for supplying us with the perfect track, to @woodburnermusic for taking a gamble on my somewhat dodgy camera skills and to @jamie.reibl for teaching me how to use my own kit (told you I wasn't a filmmaker 🙈).

Nothing quite like learning on the job... Last year at @wildernesshq I ran between shooting The Forum with my beloved @sundaypaperslive and trying to squeeze in filming 2 minutes of every band on the @woodburnermusic lineup. It was exhausting but I had so much fun. We edited two days down to something short and hopefully snappy and, while I am no filmmaker, I really love this little piece we made. It’s now been released so you can see the results too. . . . Thank you to @rumbuffalo for supplying us with the perfect track, to @woodburnermusic for taking a gamble on my somewhat dodgy camera skills and to @jamie.reibl for teaching me how to use my own kit (told you I wasn't a filmmaker 🙈). - 7 months ago

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The ladies of the Women's Institute, Kimbolton

The ladies of the Women's Institute, Kimbolton - 7 months ago

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Serpentine Summer Party

Serpentine Summer Party - 7 months ago

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Quick! Get your inner child to the nearest stretch of water... #heatwave

Quick! Get your inner child to the nearest stretch of water... #heatwave - 7 months ago

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Beautiful feast tables by @merlin_johnson (for @helprefugeesuk )

Beautiful feast tables by @merlin_johnson (for @helprefugeesuk ) - 7 months ago

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🐥

🐥 - 7 months ago

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