Finding Inspiration

Inspiration is such a tricky thing and not so tangible. We are either inspired or struggling to find inspiration. Lately I’ve been struggling with finding anything throughout this year. My normal usual sources of inspiration had always been museum, art, exhibitions, reading etc.. Unfortunately, nothing has worked. In such cases, I’ve found that the best…

Melancholy

Images are inherently frozen memories. Some memories are sweet, memorable and full of laughter and we long to recreate them. Some are sad and hard. We either choose to forget or learn from. The worst ones for me are the melancholic ones. We choose to either choose to forget or learn from them. These ones…

An open mind

For several years now, I have walked the streets of London. Like most popular cities in Europe, the streets are cluttered with buildings. Some older than I am and others a lot more recent but each as fascinating as the next. Common to many, London has a wide variety of architectural styles from a variety…

Photographing London

Living in London makes sense that it will be the most photographed city in all of the images that I’ve created. Although I am quite bias, it is a very beautiful city. One thing that is clear about London is the diversity of culture as well as the diversity in its architecture. This city’s architectural…

The Knight

Living in London means having access to an incredible variety of architecture. If you are familiar with the city, you will know that it boasts of Baroque style (1600 – 1750) such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Georgian (1714 – 1830) found around Grosvenor Square in Mayfair and Belford Square in Bloomsbury style architecture (1811 –…

Perfection in Photography

I use to believe that the most captivating images had to the perfect ones. They are perfect because they tick all the right boxes – composition, light, storytelling etc… After pouring over numerous images by masters in field for the purpose of learning, I have realised that most of my favourites images are the ones…

Abstraction

In this creative game, it is important that we keep going whether your outlet is photography, painting, writing etc… Before diving into creating abstract,I had refuted the idea simply because it would not be expected of me. Being an introvert/people pleaser means that I often do thing that often made me deeply unhappy. Pleasing others…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Édouard Baldus

Édouard-Denis Baldus was a French landscape, architectural and railway photographer born in 1813 in Grünebach, Prussia.  He originally trained as a painter and had also worked as a draughtsman and lithographer before switching to photography in 1849. At twenty-five-year-old Édouard Baldus arrived in Paris to study painting in 1838, shortly before Louis Daguerre first showed his magically precise photographic…

Travel and Inspiration

I’ve been quite stagnant lately both creatively, mentally and emotionally. For the past decade or so, photography has been my outlet and also a way for me to figure things out. However, it hasn’t been effective for a while so I have been contemplating travelling more and more. It got me thinking as why this…

Negative space and minimalist photography

Since minimalism is one of my favourite photography styles, negative space is one of my favourite compositional tools to achieve such images. When creating minimalist images, they are a few things to consider. Not only we need to be considerate about what to include but also what to leave out. Another element that needs to…