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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Is this it?

That's one thing we do no matter what is happening around us. And yet, why does it feel so weird when we try to focus on this one act.
Does it scare you too when you try to let go of all the clutter that we call 'life'? For once, can you stop living for the next day, planning your next activity, thinking of that one person or making your grocery list?
I can't. So I'm haunted by these questions....
If we are not living for the now, then what are we really living for? What is the purpose of life?
Why am I 'I"?
Who are we?

Model: Jeremy Hugall

It doesnt take long to gel with Jeremy. He's a very huggable person but can be a big pain sometimes. Oh well, aren't we all like that? :)

Thanks for reading. Ask those questions to yourself. Give me a buzz if you find the answers :)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Forever Young

heartfelt apologies to Joachim for having taken so long to process these pictures. i hope you'll be able to forgive me and trust photographers :=)

Saw this boy in a cosy little cafe in town and i've never recognized such a strong urge to photograph a face. like they say "there's always a first", i walked right up and introduced myself. Joachim was kind enough to agree to be photographed. i still remember he couldnt write down his number for me 'cause his hands were shaking. Little did he know that i was equally as nervous.

Joachim plays in a band (who wouldnt have guessed, right?). i wanted to capture a Dylan-ish look and kept everything toned down. was good to finally process pictures with an overshadowing theme. i hope to keep this trend up although i will never batch process my pictures.

hope you're having a wonderful week. Weekend's right around the corner!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Material Girl

Some girls have it all. As pretty as she looks, Kaia is an intelligent, unique and talented girl. Check out her music here.

( believe this is my favorite from the day).

It was such a great feeling getting out in this cold weather, waking up earlier than i would like on a sunday morning; freezing my hands and toes; carrying a bag full of clothes, shoes and accessories; waiting for people to move from a frame i picked; hungry and thirsty. The last time i had gone on a shoot was in the summer! I have missed this excitement, and i hope i will get to do this so much more often this year. I already have a victim on hand :D

i hope you have had a great start to this year!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Forever a Chrysalis

First things first, thank you to those who have been visiting this blog, despite my lack of initiative for updating you. i'm really touched by every single shout-out in the box.

i've been dreading hitting the "New Post" button forever and a day now. I just felt that, without my photography, I would be just another regular uninteresting fellow being without much to contribute. any medium other than photography makes me feel dumb and empty. so i still have no justification for this particular post. but i guess something is better than nothing. so here is my attempt at summing up what my life has been like since Nepal and what im trying to do to revisit my passion for photography. Warning: this could get a little personal :)

The past year I faced the toughest times of my life. Id never felt lower self-esteem and more confused. Most of it of course had to do with not being able to find a job. After graduating in June 2010, I suddenly had tons of time in my hands, loads of applications to send and no friends around me. That was definitely good for my creativity though, especially since I was living right by the woods (and god bless the woods). Photography was what made me feel grounded at the end of the day, an event I could look forward to on the weekends. However, by March, I still didn't have a single job offer and my time had run out. My bags were packed and I was ready to try to live off of doing photography. Or anything that I could get my hands on.

En route to Nepal via India, I got the call that changed the whole game for me. I got the offer I wanted and finally there seemed to be a somewhat "secure" future. But mind you, I make no qualms about having sent 100s of applications, done tons of interviews and attended a couple of assessment centres. I think all these have made me appreciate even more what I have now and I dont take anything for granted. It made me believe that some times, some people just have to wait a little longer to get what they really deserve.

Since August, I've been working as a consultant. Finally being able to justify my 20 years of business education. It's been a super crazy ride, with lots to digest and a few moments where i question my destiny. The ever so cliche - 'am I following my heart?' kinds. But I have no grounds to complain. AT ALL. i'm content, i feel useful and i'm enjoying every single day. almost.
occasionally i worry thinking of my camera lying in the drawer that has remained closed for a long stretch of time. but i am keeping my eyes on 2 people at work to get me started again. some earthlings are just too beautiful to miss eh?

i really really really hope the next post will be more pictures and less words. but im done beating myself up about checking to-do lists so no promises. But rest assured, i know photography will run in me through and through till i completely change my soul or something.

Anyways, thanks for reading and have a nice weekend :)