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Summer 2013

January 11, 2014

The other day, as i was re-organizing my film prints, and looking at old photos and not-so-old photos, i realized that i hadn’t been doing a lot of sharing.

One of my biggest reasons is lacking of inspiration. If you know me from flickr, i enjoy capturing quiet moments (they are made more precious if you live with little children) and mundane details of everyday life. What you might not know is that i also enjoy going online and looking at really beautiful and inspiring photos. Photos that are well executed, make time stand still and me forget to breath. Once in a while i discover a new one that makes me go back a second and a third time to have another look. Inspiring. Thus, you can imagine why i feel less than enthusiastic about sharing my own photos. That is not to say that i am not grateful for my life or that i am frustrated with my photos. Because i do enjoy and feel inspired looking at photos of the daily-life variety from fine folks of the web as much as the other genres of photography. There is truth and beauty to be appreciated in each. Plus, there is light. It is so easy, with camera in hand, to get carried away with capturing everything and everyone we love, most of the time because we are bored (we don’t know it, or don’t want to admit it but we are) and because we love sharing (hi!). But at the end of the day, the month, the year, when we look back, we realize that the ones that stand out the most are the ones with great light. Photography is about light. And, speaking of light, i spent a good amount of time staring at summer (and autumn) light pockets transforming our walls and floors into abstract canvases, and watching our cat Rollei taking up space in said light pockets. A cat. Quiet light. A cat + Quiet light. It’s one of the very few universal, timeless, and mundane moments that not everyone has the patience to pause and look. But for me, it’s one of the most beautiful epitomes of repose, one that never fails to fascinate, and spellbind me. I often shot these with the iphone, conveniently, and then, … habitually (it’s dangerous), but i once in a while i did remember to catch a few on film. Here they are (the ones i haven’t shared elsewhere) and few other images from the summer. For cat & more light-pocket photos, you will have to look at my instagram.

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What’s summer without cool mint water and fresh watermelon?

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… and sunkissed cheeks & green grass

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… and light leaks

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and care-free days

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and mad days

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and not-so-bad days

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and foggy endless summer days (only in San Francisco).

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 12, 2014 9:08 am

    as always, entirely beautiful and entirely you.
    i am learning to shut up and look for the light more, as well.

  2. January 13, 2014 12:02 am

    simply magic

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