Look what the sun brought me – Shadow Studies Pt.1

As a lover of patterns it’s no surprise that I’ve developed an interest in taking abstract photographs. It’s usually images of textures and patterns taken in spur of the moment with my phone before they end up on instagram. That’s why I’ve come to associate the abstract photos with spontaneity, I can rarely plan a photoshoot in advance. Maybe that will change as I experiment more and take more images.

These images were taken with my dslr but the process was spontaneous non the less. They were taken on an unusually sunny March morning when the sun was so strong it was creating really sharp shadows. I happened to have some glass items on the table and the morning free to experiment. I love how from some angles the images look like ink or charcoal drawings. Do you agree? Or what do you see?

I have a lot of glass items at home (more on that in another post) and I really liked playing with shadows, so I think I’ll explore this theme a little bit more. I’m also tempted to manipulate experiment with these images in photoshop. Stay tuned for part 2 of the Shadow Studies.

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Mood Board Love – Antique Lemons

Category : Inspiration, Works
Date : 04/04/2017
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Mood Board Love – Antique Lemons

Image credits : The Met Rijksmuseum

I love making mood boards. So much so I’ve sometimes wondered if mood board maker could be a full time job. I would maybe get tired of it though. I usually prefer making my mood boards like my collages, by hand from old magazines. But lately I’ve been testing doing them in photoshop and I thought I’d share some of them with you. I still haven’t settled for one layout, I want to try out different ones for a while. I hope you find them inspiring.





The accidental wedding crasher

Category : Inspiration, Travel
Date : 06/02/2017
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The accidental wedding crasher

Ok, so I didn’t actually crash any weddings per se, I just happened to be among the tourists outside the shrines when these weddings took place. I was so intrigued by the couples’ wedding attire that I couldn’t help taking some pictures, I really hope they don’t mind! I would like to learn more about these garments so if you know about a good book or documentary on the subject, please let me know.

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I just love the pattern and colours of this kimono.

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Funny story, at some point this groom was waving some kind of device in the air as the wedding photographer was telling the family where to stand. I asked my friend what he was doing and while she was telling me that it was some kind of 360 degree camera, he made eye contact. He nodded in our direction and smiled like he was saying “I know you’re talking about this cool gadget of mine”

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This couple seemed very relaxed when they were getting their picture taken. The other weddings parties we saw felt much more formal somehow.

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I really like the shape of this bride’s headdress.

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Every bride and groom should have an umbrella carrier at their wedding!

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How odd it must be to be surrounded by so many tourists on your wedding day.

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I hope one day I might be able to attend a wedding like this in its entirety.


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