Archive for June, 2012
The Road Less Visited… yep yep. Nice!
Originally posted on zoetic * epics:
DESTINATION : SWITZERLAND
CITY : YVONAND
CANTON : VAUD
Today I feel like going where few have gone! And I’m going it alone! It’s always exciting to venture on roads less traveled. It’s a Sunday, and on a spontaneous whim, I decided to visit a less “popular” destination. Just Me, Myself, and I.
Originally posted on Artistrict Journal:
Here’s a fascinating video in which Italian photographer Ruben Salvadori demonstrates how dishonest many conflict photographs are. Salvadori spent a significant amount of time in East Jerusalem, studying the role photojournalists play in what the world sees. By turning his camera on the photographers themselves, he shows how photojournalists often influence the events they’re supposed to document objectively, and how photographers are often pushed to seek and create drama even in situations that lack it.
My daughter did a similar teaching stent in Japan… oh the places we go!
Originally posted on Live. Explore. Learn. Remember.:
The first post of this blog… brimming with the heightened sense of anticipation and that new car scent that fades all too soon. Since I moved abroad, over a year ago, I have had people bugging me to start a blog and now that I have a partner to share the load with, I can satisfy the impatient masses. As many times as I asked Faraaz to join me before I emigrated, it’s taken him a year to decide, quit his corporate job, get rid off his flat, leave behind his beloved car and make the leap to join me here in South Korea.
His arrival prompted up thoughts about beginnings; more specifically, the beginning of the journey away from familiar shores, sights and sounds. For many people, when you land in Korea you are either numb or overwhelmed. Or perhaps numb because you have been so overwhelmed. I remember landing at Incheon International Airport and being welcomed by minus 4 degree weather, a sulky Korean man with my name on a sign and bright flashing lights along the roads we drove on. For the lucky ones, you arrive and soon that friend you have been seeing on skype for so many months stands before you in the flesh. But for many others, you stand in your bare and empty apartment without so much as a slice of bread to provide comfort. And then it hits you- this is The Beginning. The Beginning of your foray into a country where the spicy peppery taste of the cuisine will either delight your palate or send you home to your kitchen in haste. Where rapid train journeys become a norm and driving leisurely is a distant memory. Where you see serene rice fields next to towering apartment buildings and rainbow coloured karaoke rooms exist on every street. Every second person carries the faint scent of alcohol or cigarette smoke as they stare at your big eyes/curly hair/cleavage/dark skin and the other attributes we have that they don’t posses (without surgery).
Well, the first “cheeky” interaction I could do without; but the rest I just LOVE!!! Blessings!
Originally posted on Artistrict Journal:
Bag designer Lulu Guinness created this human-sized pin toy as part of Clerkenwell Design Week in the UK and placed the interactive sculpture for passers-by to have fun with.
Passers-by were encouraged to step up to the screen and press their bodies against the pins to set an image of themselves. Inevitably, many cheeky ideas, like the one above, were floated:
Just a lovely story of a father along with some great photographs displaying the history of love…
Originally posted on Hot Rod Cowgirl:
I am a bit late with posting this but seems life right now is a bit fast and crazier than I want…today is a very special day of honoring our Dad’s.
This is my Dad…he was an amazing man…he lived with a left stiff leg from a football injury during his senior year in high school. Yet not once did he ever complain or make excuses for his life. Instead he fought to live a normal life and he did. I saw it and was witness to it…Dad was the real deal when it came to being a cowboy and a great Dad!
Absolutely gorgeous photographs! Check out Bethlehem Steel! Carley
Originally posted on Tin Can Traveler:
(My Dad worked for many years at the Bethlehem Steel as a chemist. He was very proud of his work and loved his job. As a photojournalist this is my tribute to the place that gave my family so much.)
Towering defunct steel stacks, silenced machinery, abandoned buildings. Surely it all adds up to a veritable wasteland, a hazard, something to be torn down, disposed of, leveled.
Originally posted on Verna Bowman:
My daybreak therapy is praying with a pen, recording trials and blessings of yesterday.
King David and I have spent many quiet dawns and silent nights in the Psalms he once penned in caves and pastures. David the shepherd–king has faithfully been a good mentor, guiding me through the tough times of life, leading me beside still places.
Crocheted Goldfish! No, I’m not kidding!
Originally posted on Colouring With Yarn:
More inspiration from aquariums and fish.
As my hubby went on his fishing store trips (two of them!), and chatted with the owners and managers about the fish, pumps, filters, etc., I wandered around the fish tanks on the floor. Taking out my camera, I started taking pictures of the many colourful fish to keep from getting bored. (Wonder what my husband would be doing if I dragged him around from craft store to the other? Would he be taking pictures of yarn? LOL ) Highlights from those trips are featured in posts on my other blog – have a look at the Volitan Lionfish and the Porcupine Puffer Fish - they’re my new best friends