"My life is probably a lot different now, but it feels normal on the inside."
Photographer James Lowe wrote those words in a post on his blog, Ono Field, titled "everybody returns some day," much of which is about his relationship with Lorde. The March 18 post marked his first since October and much has changed since then.
"Since originally sitting down to write this post, Ella has become a two-time grammy winner," he said. "She has taken home a Brit too. Currently she is on the opposite side of the world on tour. As much as I miss her, I couldn’t be prouder of what she has achieved so far."
The 17-year-old star's beau is a fellow New Zealander who proudly supports her work at music-video tapings and award shows, People magazine noted. But he has also had to deal with the negative side of fame.
Lowe and Lorde's relationship made headlines in December after Internet trolls unleashed a cyber attack laced with racist comments on their photos. Even rapper Tyler, the Creator got in on the rude jabs.
Via Ono Field:
Jared Leto said that fame doesn’t change you, it changes everyone around you. While I’m not the centre of attention here (and fuck, the times I have, it’s never been fun), I do become aware of the people around me and their transparency. They fail to hide it. I’ve experienced being a target of the tabloids, finding moments I thought I was in safe hands splattered all over the internet, being pushed and shoved, or watching others get pushed and shoved by paparazzi just to get what they think they’re entitled to.
He ended the post writing: "I’ve found a little inspiration from new faces. People I look up to. People whose work I admire so much. For all of this I have to thank the one I look up to the most. Who I admire the most. Who still fills the little voids I try to avoid."