Ask Me Anything
How do you pronounce your name?
The name Jaya is of Sanskrit origin, meaning victory; victorious.
What camera do you use?
Currently, I'm using a Sony a6300 (newer model here) with a Sony 16-70mm f/4 lens. I edit on Adobe Lightroom using VSCO Film. Previously, I have used the Sony RX-100 (latest model here) for the first couple of years since I've started the blog. The Sony a7Riii is on my wishlist!
I also use a Huawei P30 Pro and edit with VSCO.
Do you have anything to disclose?
From time to time, I receive media kits and press samples from brands and PR companies. I only feature products and work with brands I love and am aligned with, in principle and aesthetics.
How did you start blogging?
I was starting to explore Instagram in late 2012 as a platform for photography when I was nominated as a suggested user. Becoming a suggested user was pre-Facebook Instagram’s initiative of giving recognition to their users and the community. I gained a considerable following as an effect.
I extended this online presence through blogging, which was the perfect digital avenue to share more photos and words. On Tumblr, I started, in late 2014.
There are tons of resources online detailing how to start a blog or how to become famous on Instagram or how to earn from either. My journey was simple. I loved taking photos. I learned how to share them online—and I kept doing so.
There’s a quote I’ve seen displayed on a window shop in Epsom:
“It’s not what you do; it’s why you do it. That’s what gets results."
I later learned this is a line from an 80s pop-band Banarama.