What is my thing?

I worried a lot about “what is my thing?”. Everything I read about photography said to find a lane and stick to it. This means finding a field that I like and sticking to it. This is hard to do especially when you still haven’t found what you like. I started with cityscape but quickly…

Creativity and constraints

Most of us don’t have to create in our lives. We all live and create with enough constraints. Whether it is not enough money, not enough time or thinking that we need the latest gear – we all have at least one. You will find that there’s a fine line between constraints and excuses. I…

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…

Expectations

Expectation is such a big thing when we head out to capture image. The pressure get even worse when we have a particular outcome in mind and time is of the essence. The question that I have for you today is whether our expectations are realistic. Personally, I only have the luxury of heading out…

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…

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…

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…

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…