This was at a wedding venue last year. That’s the ceiling.
Lantern in my sister’s house. Last year.
Enjoying a cup of coffee and a yu-gi-oh game in January this year.
My nephew found a snail. Told him to put it back; he said he liked how it felt as it crawled on his skin! January this year.
Slinky chilling/warming. A cold winter, this year!
Flash tempting me for a photoshoot! Also January this year.
Samples from 3 of my photo series. I put them up on a wall. I just look at them from time to time!
I did that on a whim but now that I’ve lost my work laptop, I’ll have more time to just print the already finished photos and cover the whole wall with them. I’ll definitely post update on this later.
Currently, making do with my oldest PC, a pentium 4 that’s only good for browsing right now (not even that works well – current browser versions are way beyond it!) I can at least do minor adjustments with photoshop 6 and send my photos to a print shop.
I’ll still take photos following my newly-adopted no-processing method. I’ll upload more of those photos soon. just a heads up: they’re weird.
I usually hate using a phone as a camera because I don’t have as much control compared to an actual camera. BUT, my new approach to photography (which I’ll write about in another post soon) takes care of that issue. I don’t want control anymore! I only want to point & shoot. back to basics, I guess.
Here are a few recent picks from my phone gallery.
To me, using the phone as a camera feels like cheating. I can’t deny I take some good shots sometimes! Still! Cheating! I really hate smartphones!
Sometimes, technical perfection can go to hell!
I like this one. On my way to the beach at around sunset, I shot this with the phone which was already on b&w mode (my standard).
I didn’t give the phone time to breathe. It’s probably why the photo is blurred a bit. Just wanted to snap a photo and send it to my girlfriend before I lost signal!
This kinda proves my belief that a photo doesn’t have to look all neat and nice for it to mean something to someone.
Since I wasn’t posting much these past few months. I think sharing some photos from that time is a good idea. It was relatively less stressful time.
I still had space in my mind to read an Umberto Eco book on the rooftop! Not that Stripes let me do that in peace though. When cats own you, cats own you!
it’s been a while! (It seems that I’ve been saying that a lot in my recent posts! Of course, I post once every few months or so… )
Life knows how to shew a person then spit him out, I can tell you that! (ok, maybe that’s a bit too dramatic for my case. it sure feels like it though.)
I’ve always felt lost, it’s been one of my many struggles trying to deal with uncertainly and lack of determination. Recently, that feeling strengthened itself and took more of mine than ever before.
I don’t want to go through my negativity in detail here. I know nobody wants to get depressed. I just thought I’d share a couple of my recent photos that perhaps do better than my words.
No post-processing done. set up the camera to B&W with a slight increase of contrast.
My laptop is broken so I had/have no way of working on RAWs anymore. I got the idea of going back to basics (Well, as basic as I could afford; I’d have preferred a couple of Tri-X 400 rolls but no resources where I live so I had to settle with digital JPG.)
I wanted to shoot without intention or vision (really, really difficult!), Something will come out of me and into the photos one way or another and that what I was looking for. I believe I was successful at least in the photos above.
Where do I begin?
It’s been a while… a long while. I haven’t posted anything here since august last year. Not for the lack of trying though. Life just happens and you don’t know what you’re doing most of the time. You can’t figure out your “place” nor what you’re supposed to do. Days pass, one is okay the next not so much. It goes on and on. Slow and fast at the same time. Confused by contradictions within your own skin, you exist and that is all.
Such feelings of non-belonging and frustration over the limits of my own life brought me to an idea for a new photography series. I started working on it for a while but then it kinda got too depressing for me and my thinking was I need less depression not more. Now when I’m writing this, I’m thinking I was probably wrong; maybe I need to put it all in something and get it over with.
Well, today I got a notification from WordPress: “Happy Anniversary!”
I guess now I’ll try to post here again. I haven’t held a camera in at least 3 months. I don’t even know what to post. The fact that I’m writing this means that I’m interested in sharing again so I’ll figure it out.
For now I can share this.
I was playing around with Photoshop the other day and I ended up with a simple logo for this blog.
I will try to revisit the project I mentioned earlier and finish it this time.
I found myself at the rooftop of the building at 5 in the morning. From there, I took a photo of the Mosque’s rooftop.
I took a walk into the empty town streets afterwards. I chose to be extra strange with my photos today but they turned out not stranger than my usual shots after all.
My mind was foggy. I really didn’t know why I was out at that time with a camera. All I knew for sure was I couldn’t sleep.
A set of lines across those frames don’t really express how confused I was this morning. Maybe the water puddles in the rooftop do but still. The rest feel paradoxically neat and broken.
Perhaps, this one photo might have the right idea
I was out for about only 20 minutes, I think. It felt longer and most importantly, It felt tedious! I think I didn’t want to be out but also couldn’t stand being home. I guess this is why this photo represented home to me this morning.
A Short, Sweet and Magical Post
This is Kuro and Fluff in mythical beast form, 1.5 the size and a hundred times cuter! They’re owning the rooftop and the hearts of the neighbors (and mine too^^) I mean, how can’t they?
Like you, I watch them grow by the day as Waseem chronicles their cuteness. I’m not there physically to take care of them, but it feels like they’re my own… er, co-own rather. I wouldn’t want Waseem’s neighbors to chase me hahahaha (Some of Waseem’s neighbors expressed their desire to take the kittens as pets once they’re old enough.)
Kuro, Fluff and mommy Stripes brighten our day, and I hope they brighten yours too. Til the next post!
Your friendly neighborhood catloving blog hijacker, Lea [11th Squad Cat]