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.
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.
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.
Random (stupid) thought: I hate the fact that digital photos don’t age!
When I go through my family’s old photo albums, I see the history in every photo. fifty years from now, probably most of the photos in our phones and hard drives (if we’re still using those) will be exactly the same unless they’ve been printed. and let’s face it, with the amount of photos people take everyday plus social media; no one is really printing them! nowadays, printing can almost be the equivalent of posting to social media platforms.
Well, who am I to judge?! I am posting my photos here after all! This is our way now. But I still think physical photos are important.
What do you guys think?
In the vein of randomness, every time I see these pics I remember Cactuar from Final Fantasy VII!
here’s one way to catch it! ^^ (I just took this an hour ago.)