One Lovely Award

A Lovely Blog Award

A lovely blogger girlmeetslife78 nominated my blog for the One Lovely Blog Award. I love the concept that you, the reader can get to scratch a little deeper into who I am and at the same time discovery blogs I enjoy reading. Fantastic idea. Please check out girlmeetslife78 blog at girlmeetslife.net

The rules are

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their blog
  • List the rules of the award
  • Add seven facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on their blogs to let them know that they have been nominated!

Seven factuals

  1. Addicted. Blame instagram. I started taking photos after a brief stint on instagram. Photography for me has it’s own momentum now. I photograph most days of the week and weekend. My camera is never too far from me as I take it everywhere. The cameras i use are a canon 400D with a 24mm pancake lens. I recently sold my canon 70D and upgraded to Canon 5D II. Addicted.
  2. Hands. My day job, people get undressed and make strange sounds. I am an osteopath. Dirty minds, I like it! Hands are high tech. There is no device that can find sore tight areas of the body and concurrently treat it as well. Hands
  3. The fog. If you have read my posts, you will be aware that I have suffered depression and anxiety. I was never medicated for it as at the time, I didn’t know what it was. Just this overwhelming desire to sleep and avoid shopping malls and crowded places. At some time the cloud lifted and that was when I knew I had depression, not while in it. I think the more we are honest and blog and talk about it, it loses its stigma due to the realisation that many, many people struggle with it or have struggled with it. The fog.
  4. Golden era. I am a freaky vinyl record collector. I have been collecting for 15 years before records became so expensive. In some ways it is an inferior quality sound compared to cd technology, however, i love the ritual of putting a record on, cleaning it etc. I really enjoy the album artwork in such a large format. I read the information on the back of the album such as the label, producer and who were the guest muso’s. The golden era of music for me was the late 60’s to 70’s. Golden era.
  5. Ginge. I am of Chinese extraction. My dad who is also of Chinese extraction, is in his 70’s. As long as I can remember as a child until now, he has had bright orange/ ginger / red hair. Think Ronald McDonald. He dyes his hair with henna and on the day of dyeing, his hair is a wonderment of brightness. I begged him to dye it black, just once for me. Nada. when we go to restaurants for dinner, I love dinners reactions. They point, in disbelief. I can’t imagine what he would look like with black hair now. That’s just Keith. Ginge.
  6. Monocle. I am blind in my right eye due to successful surgery. I have had monocular vision for 11 years now. It doesn’t affect my life other than the seldom but occasional times I walk into people. Emotionally, I am very grateful I have vision in my left. Monocle.
  7. Brother. I recently watched The BLues Brothers. It is now one of my favourite movies. That car chase through the mall and cop car chase through Chicago was epic to say the least. If y’all have yet to see it, please check it out. Brother.

If you read all the above, much love and patience to you!

The following blogs are ones i love reading and admire. Hopefully shine some new readers your way. Nothing more or less.

  1. Double U -> doubleupoet.wordpress.com
  2. Fly trap man -> flytrapman.wordpress.com
  3. Mohn Foto -> mohnfoto.com
  4. Lemanshots -> lemanshots.wordpress.com
  5. Existentialaliens ->existentiallens.wordpress.com
  6. Leanne Cole Photography-> leannecolephotography.com
  7. Edge Of Humanity Magazine-> edgeofhumanity.com
  8. Lignum Draco -> lignumdraco.wordpress.com
  9. I’m no expert but -> noexpertbut.wordpress.com
  10. Planet Bell -> planetbell.me
  11. Strabenfotografien ->strassenfotografien.wordpress.com
  12. The Ancient Eavesdropper ->tylerpedersen02.wordpress.com
  13. Raw Streets -> maxgor.com
  14. Svakodnevene Fotogradije Iz Komize -> visuvis.com
  15. In FLow ->munchow.wordpress.com
  16. Pirancafe.com
  17. Gbebs.com
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The Nocturnalites

Friday night is a great time to roam the city streets with camera in hand as the workers loosen their ties and don costumes and masks in search of redemption.

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Mr Hula HoOP

The back alleyways, off the main streets is where I often roam with camera in hand. I came across this interesting man with a bin strapped to his back and a hula hoop in hand and a massive smile on his dial. I wished I had asked his story to put this image into context.

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Seismic ShifT

On starting photography, I was entranced by candid street photographic images. So that was where my journey began. There is something to be said however, engaging the subject. The request and permission granted or denied.

I saw this lovely lady from across the street. I noticed her red glasses and pink pants contrast the yellow background. “Why do you want to take my photo?” she said on me asking. I told her that her glasses and pants stood out and she looked totally relaxed. Permission granted.

Not a great shot regarding angle of view and composition etc but a seismic shift has occurred. I overcame my fear of asking.

On finishing, I asked was she waiting for a bus. ” No, just sitting and relaxing”.

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Venetian

I am interested in people, a humanist at heart. This portrait will be one of many to come.

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We All Go There

I am afraid of death. We will all go to to that place. No one is exempt. I am joyous and curious with life. Despite these polarising perspectives, the fact we will all go there, there is a journey to take before then. Love, loss, wonderment, content-ness, fear, hate, compassion and forgiveness.

We all go there in the end but we have HERE and NOW. That is all that matters.

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