It can be hard keeping up with Nantucket’s Georgie Morley. She runs the wellness/lifestyle blog In It 4 the Long Run. She’s the creator and host of a podcast called Chasing Joy. She works as a social media consultant and — oh yes — she’s a professional photographer who has not one but two Instagram accounts showcasing her expert eye (one of them, @greyladygirl, is among NewEngland.com’s “10 Favorite New England Travel Accounts to Follow on Instagram”). With all that in mind, we were glad to get a few of her thoughts for our “Featured Photographer” series.
What’s your connection to New England?
I moved to Nantucket in 1996 and grew up here. As a teenager, I could not wait to leave and never return, but that changed in 2016. Coming back to the island, I saw it in a whole new light and with fresh appreciation.
I love being close to the ocean and can always find space, clarity, and freedom on Nantucket. It’s also a place I need to travel away from to appreciate.
What equipment do you use?
I picked up photography when I started my food blog back in 2014. I’ve slowly taught myself the basics, and I challenge myself to try new things each year. I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III. My favorite lens is the 50mm 1.4.
What inspires you?
What inspires me most about photography, especially on Nantucket, are the changing seasons and hues throughout the year. We often see a very specific and narrow portrayal of Nantucket. It’s beautiful, but it captures a month out of the entire year. I love finding beauty in the gray days of March, when most have abandoned the island. And I get inspired as the spring wakes nature and everyone who lives here back up. Photography has definitely helped me see beauty in every day, where in the past I would have overlooked or seen right through it.
You can see more of Georgie Morley’s work at georgiemorley.com, @georgiemorley, and @greyladygirl.