Looking forward

It is officially the year and this is usually the time to reflect on things that happened throughout the year. This usually includes goals that we set ourselves usually of things to accomplish in the New Year. Last year, I decided to no longer make a list or any resolutions. Not only are the list…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Lai Afong

Lai Afong was a Chinese photographer who established Afong Studio, one of the early photographic studios in Hong Kong. Lai Afong was born in Gaoming, Guangdong and arrived in Hong Kong in the 1850s as a refugee of the Taiping Rebellion.  It is not known how he learned the wet-plate collodion process, but, it is said that by as early as 1859 had…

Seeing the small details

‘The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.’ – Dorothea Lange Most often when I am out photographing, I get questioned by curious passers-by who are often unable to figure out what I am doing or trying to do. The most important thing that I have learned on this…

Unexpected Challenges

Some would think that the most challenging aspect of photography would either be planning/capture or the processing of images. The most challenging part for me lately has been the naming. Others prefer not to name their images and they are valid reasons not to do so. I’d learned early on that naming is what works…

Patience

It is a very rare occasion that I get to process my images within 24hrs of capture. Some photographers prefer to process their images straight after capture. I prefer to wait and I’ve learned that being patient has its own results. They are several reasons as to why this process works for me. There are…

Expression, Perspectives and Timing

As individuals, we are all different. I am an introvert and an over thinker. I can force myself into into social situations. However, I am not one for small talks as I find small talks draining. Somehow I have found myself in the creative world and creating a blog and permanently putting my thoughts out…

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…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Herman Salzwedel

Herman Salzwedel was a photographer in Java, Dutch East Indies during the late 19th century. Salzwedel arrived in Batavia in May 1877, Dutch East Indies via Singapore. He founded the firm Salzwedel and from March 1878 worked for a year with the more experienced Van Kinsbergen in the photographic studio Kinsbergen & Salzwedel in Batavia….

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 – Geraldine Moodie

Geraldine Moodie was a Canadian photographer who pioneered in capturing photos of early Canadian history. She was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1854. She married John Douglas Moodie in England in 1878 and the couple first moved to western Canada, and they briefly farmed in Manitoba, then moved to Ottawa in 1885. Living in rural Canada at…