December 5th, 2012 § § permalink
Suffering is an interesting term. One persons cause for suffering could be another’s pleasure. But whether we suffer or we don’t, it is always a transitory state. Sometimes we subject ourselves to suffering in order to achieve pleasure, others we know that after pleasure there’s suffering. These two states are certainly linked to each other.
When I first moved to London, surfing was what I missed the most. Going on surf weekends was something I did very often while growing up in Buenos Aires.
It never even crossed my mind to surf in Britain when I moved here. I thought, very naively, that because it was cold, then it was something that no one did, or simply and stupidly that there were no waves to surf. Then I learned that I could surf in Britain, but that seemed a terrible idea. I don’t like cold and wet weather. How could anyone else stay here and surf? Surfing in Britain is a constant roller-coaster of pleasure and pain.
I finally understand it. As the Londoner I am now, I’ve experienced the dichotomy of pleasure and pain. It’s about time I start surfing in Britain. After all, pleasure and pain is part of our everyday lives. Always.
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Desert Storm (12)
Hope to see you at the show !
November 29th, 2010 § § permalink
Although I don’t consider myself a fashion photographer, occasionally I find myself doing a fashion shoot for a friend. This time, the designers name is Sara Emilie Terp Hansen, a danish graduate of St. Martins who this summer has been working for Façonnable (french label).
I chose these images to put online because I find them interesting. There is more than fashion to them. The first one is perhaps more obvious. The play with space within the photograph is hard to figure out, and shapes repeat themselves throughout the frame.
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The second portrait is of Sebastian, a London based sculptor. I suppose that this is a less obvious photograph as it does not explicitly scream fashion, but none the less, it is quite posed and directed. I really like this photograph. When I look at it I have the feeling I’ve seen it before (as with the previous one, clue: HN), but again, it is very general and I can’t relate it particularly to one photographer.
The expression of Sebastian is somewhere in between thoughtful, worried, and contemplative. His awkward position, the coffee and the newspaper place him in an indeterminate time, a pause perhaps, which we both know wont be very long.
The photographs around him, seem to be people that are in his mind. The mirror only shows us more photographs and he appears to be only in their company. The wood and the chairs have a french feeling. Is he in France? As we look at the top left, the blackboard is written in english and the prices in pounds.
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Any more thoughts? Please feel free to comment.