Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Eye of the Tiger

You know how they say "eyes are the windows to your soul", I sort of believe it. I had a moment with a tiger I was photographing when I visited Tiger Kingdom in Chang Mai. I went up to the fence, crouched down, adjusted the settings on my camera. While I was looking through the view finder and adjusting the focus, the tiger was looking straight at me. It was disconcerting and I had to look away a few times. I don't think I had feelings of fear or knowing that the he could rip through fence and lunge at my throat- it wasn't that... After I took a few shots we just looked at each other, he was calm and probably curious (and maybe hungry?). We stared at each other for what seemed like 20 minutes, it was an intense vibe and feeling, I have a hard time verbalising that experience but it's like he penetrated my soul.
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Photos shot by Me
Camera: Canon AE1
Film: Kodak TriX

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

From the Travel Archives: Japanese Street Style

One of the things I noticed when I was in Japan, was how well the people dressed- effortless and cool. Japanese street style I take my hat off to you. If I were to replicate some of the styles I admired, I wouldn't look half as awesome. A tomboy at heart I gravitated more towards how the blokes dressed- dapper, brogues, sneakers, jumpers, coats. There is a reason that Japan is one of Fashion's capitals. And don't get me started on visual merchandising, store interiors and architecture. Japanese Street Style Japanese Street Style Japanese Street Style Jap Streetstyle 6.1 Japanese Street Style Japanese Street Style

Monday, January 06, 2014

Into The Wild

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

-Christopher McCandless