Hi, I’m Zinzi! I’m a girl in her late 20s who has been fortunate enough to spend her life so far in England’s southwest.
I’ve spent most of my life obsessed with taking photographs, working as a photographer intermittently for over 10 years now, with breaks only being taken due to health. Commercially, my camera tends to be pointed more at people, but my roots are in nature and it is the natural world is where I pointed my first camera as a child, a Kodak Advantix I received for Christmas from my grandparents. I can’t see photographing wildlife and landscapes ever not being a passion of mine, and whenever I’ve fallen out of love with photographing people I only have to venture out into nature to find the rekindle my passion for capturing the world through a lens.
Outside of photography, you can often find me covered in paint or surrounded by fabric. Much like nature, creativity is a constant theme in all areas of my life. I run the online shop Oddity Closet as well as create the designs for both the OC and Luna Delirium brands.
Westcountry Wildling is a nature and adventure lifestyle blog. Created in 2016 as a way to strengthen my own relationship with the natural world and *hopefully* inspire others to do the same.
In recent years I’d felt disconnected from the natural world, and in turn disconnected from myself. It’s become clear to me that strengthening my relationship with all things wild is the key to my happiness – I really am at my best when I’m surrounded by trees, walking along the coast, or covered in mud.
A disconnect from nature is damaging to our mental health, something that I know from personal experience and will touch on regularly here. I truly believe that nature is healing, and there’s plenty of studies that say the same. Beyond that, the decline in so many of the species that I admired as a child truly terrifies me and has resulted in me becoming more and more concerned with conservation and living a more sustainable life in harmony with the world around me.
This blog is a platform for me to explore and strengthen my own relationship with mother earth, document my adventures, and celebrate the world around me whilst hopefully inspiring a few others to nurture their own relationship with the wild.
Let's Work Together
Cornwall Wildlife Trust approached me to write a guest blog post featuring one of their nature reserves as part of 30 Days Wild 2016.
The Kernow contacted me asking me to become a website contributor, which I continue to do.
I would love to hear from any brands or bloggers with appropriate content interested in working together!
Mailing list coming soon