Thursday, December 4, 2008
I love taking pictures of children and my niece is one of the most beautiful baby in the world. I loved watching her play and capturing her joy for life.
Hannika is one month and a few days old in these photographs. This was really fun. She was quite fussy and seemed to be hungry very often.
but I was able to work around her haha!
i love you baby!
Monday, November 24, 2008
What are my thoughts about self-portraits? Self-portraits are a continuing struggle (and preoccupation, in some ways) with artists of all kinds. Many artists do self-portraits, the thinking being that if one can adequately represent SELF then one can perhaps more adequately represent someone, or something, else.
It is hardest to look closely at oneself.
Doing a self-portrait is a provocative experience. How we think we look to others, or how we think we come across to others, can be quite different from what happens in reality. It's a matter of how we project ourselves and sometimes ego or need or anxiety gets in the way of -- interferes with -- that projection. It is considered to be one of the harder experiments, to see if one can capture one's essence in a way that reflects one's important aspects that are also seen by others as important.
Given that, however, we must remember that others see us through their own emotional filters, through their own needs and egos and anxieties of the moment. What they think they see in us may not be a fair representation of us at all although they don't necessarily know that. We can only do our best to project ourselves as fairly and as openly as possible so as to evoke real and meaningful dialogue with others.
Remember that self is illusive at best; not all parts of the self can be reflected in a single moment but rather over time in flowing movement. The more fragmented or fractured our experience in the world the more disjointed our reflections.
The elements that I hoped to encompass by that single image of mine include critters, cameras, computers and self-reflection.
What we see is who we are. We see the things we see because of who we are. We cannot be seen as separate from our subjects or as separate from the environment in which we find ourselves. Photography is just a way of being in the world. I chose it because it is a way, for me, of being in the world that feels harmonious, rather than in conflict, with the natural world.
Please come and visit our first ever Photo Exhibit to be held at Trinoma on December 15 - 19, 2008
The exhibit will be about our group – Flickristasindios…who we are, the passion that binds us together, our weekly activities (mamam), our beloved photowalks/photoshoots, our small projects (t-shirt and calendar) and our Outreach Programs. So, this is about our group. We will also showcase our best photos and best photographers.
Your presence will be very much appreciated. We need all the support that we can get. Thanks and see you there!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Hope you like it!
Mon"o*tone\, n. [See Monotonous, Monotony.]
1. (Mus.) A single unvaried tone
2. sameness of tone or color, sometimes to a boring degree.
4. consisting of or characterized by a uniform tone of one color:
this is my collection of black & white /sepia