Smoker, Amsterdam, Zeedijk - 2013
Better to view the large size but that applies to all photos, I know, I know :))
Thanks for your comments on my previous photo, I think I have to shoot more fashion and legs, or more legs and fashion :))
"She’s our only child. She started college in Michigan this year. I took this photo on the day that I dropped her off at school. The morning I left, I walked into her dorm room, and saw a bundle under the covers. I said: ‘Sweetie, do you want to say bye to your dad?’ Then I saw that the bundle was shaking. I pulled back the covers, and her eyes were filled with tears. My heart was melting when I left. These days I stay at the office as long as possible, because my wife works late, and I don’t want to be at home with no one there."
Street style, France - 2012
It has to be colour sometimes :) !!
ohhhh. love this one.
"We’re gonna crash."
(Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam)
Took 200+ photos today, choosing a #daily feels like a daunting task. ~25 for promotion material for one employer (just doing them a favour), ~150 for a photo shoot of a London-Japanese actress (another favour), the rest street photography of my choosing.
But happy with my new Nikkor 85mm F1.8 (even if I wish I could have afforded the F1.4).
Handled the English subtitles for short film “Why Only Me”, a study of children’s relationships that revolves around a little brat. It’s directed by Tada Shohei, who I met when I was MCing for the Short Shorts Film Festival in Yokohama, and it’ll be screened at the Sapporo International Short Film Festival, held from October 8th-13th.
“What has been the most difficult thing for you?
“Your parents aren’t around?”
“It’s not that. It’s closer to a fundamental loneliness. My life is so difficult that I don’t think about them. Actually, I lived in a dormitory since I was in middle school and have continued to live alone since then. My parents told me they can’t give me anything and they are sorry, but I am grateful. It’s not like I’m missing my family; it’s more like I think I’m totally alone. It’s the solitary feeling you get when you see others do things together that you always do alone.”“본인을 가장 힘들게 한 것은 무엇인가요?”
“가족의 빈자리 같은 건가요?”
“아니요. 본질적 외로움에 가까운 거 같아요. 삶이 너무 힘들어서 가족 생각이 나질 않더라고요. 사실 중학교 때부터 기숙사 생활을 하면서 지금까지 계속 혼자 살았어요. 부모님은 저에게 해준 게 없다고 미안하다고 하시지만 전 감사해요. 가족에 대한 그리움 보다는 철저하게 혼자라는 생각이 드는 외로움 같은 건데, 남들은 함께 하는걸 전 바라만 보며 혼자 하는 그런 외로움이요.”
The Art Of Nausicaa ジ・アート・シリーズ 1984 (Japanese Edition)
Ive been collecting the Japanese Ghibli Art of book series lately as a lot of them haven’t been published in English language yet. The art of books have amazing pictures of character designs, concept, cel and background production art and the editions available in english have great information in them too :D Above are a few scans i took from The Art Of Nausicaa which has illustrations on almost every one of the 191 pages.
Updating my Ghibli Collection
"Burma is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, with decaying infrastructure and an economy that is just now starting to pick up after decades of stagnation. Yet, it boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the region.
The reverence for reading is evident when you visit. In Yangon, bookstores or book- lending shops are prominent on seemingly every street. Street vendors bide their time between customers reading news magazines. Book clubs are popular. Libraries such as the American Center and British Council Library have robust book club programs; a young professional and former medical student I spoke with during my last trip there said he and his friends have been involved in book clubs since their university days.”
- Wendy Rockett,The Asia Foundation
"I have to leave the discipline to Mom. This one can feel that I’m about to yell at her before I say a word. So she runs up to me, gives me a hug, and starts crying right away. So how can I yell at her? And this one lets me yell at her, but her face turns very dark and resentful, and it’s scary. So what am I supposed to do then? So I let Mom do the yelling. They are very attached to me. Everyone sleeps in the same bed, and they won’t go to sleep unless they are resting their head on my shoulders. Dad’s shoulders only. And it’s hard to sleep. When I’m trying to sleep they, um, sometimes they, um, try to play with my nipples."