Category: Nostalgia

Breaking Free

If there is one photograph that depicts who I am as a photographer, this is it. I don’t jump on the bandwagon and prefer to break free from most norms and standards. A bohemian soul who refuses to be boxed in by person, place or time. Lockdown, isolation, social distancing has given everyone an opportunity

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Fatum Praemisit

Fatum (lat: ahead, in front) Praemisit (lat: destiny, fate, future)  “In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth, or to step back into safety. Growth must be chosen again and gain; fear must be overcome again and again.” – Abraham Maslow Each photographer has a flagship image, one that defines

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Virtual Travels and Sentimental Journeys

Taking my cue from social media, one of the coping mechanisms for many photographers during lockdown is to re-visit the individual archives and re-edit some old favourites to create a virtual travelogue. Ordinarily the time would be better spent editing the new material, but in the absence of that, then might as well clean up

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Date postponed indefinitely

These photographs are dedicated to everyone who organised and booked events, expos, launchings, trips, dates, appointments, training sessions, seminars, parties, weddings, and family reunions this year. Emptiness. Darkness. Uncertainty. Fragility. Fear.Paranoia Words we avoided and work hard to dispel or flush out from our lives, but have become the cornerstones of our society. Postponed indefinitely

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Corner of Sunshine

How does the brilliant old quote of Soren Kierkegaard go? Life can only be understood backwards but must be lived forwards. Well, if there is one year teaching me just that, it is definitely 2020, be it in the little everyday things or the huge stumbling blocks that seem to litter my path. One of

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From Accessory to Necessity

When this whole pandemic is over and all the quarantines are lifted around the globe, there will be a lot of stories to be told. Thanks to modern technology and our ability to remain connected with one another these days, news travels fast .e.g. microblogging, social media, live streaming, etc. and we can keep abreast

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Re-creating Old Hollywood Glamour: Lucille Ball

When model and photographer are confined together under one roof, it is almost inevitable that some quickly photographs are churned out. Like I mentioned yesterday, none of this is planned and we play up the look depending on our moods, spontaneity and fun being the key words here. There is enough bizarreness going on the

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The Blues

There is nothing like a cold, rainy and dreary winter day to drag me down faster than a falling brick. Thank goodness for the three C’s: cats, candles and cameras. Most people would disagree with this combination, but it works for me. After the hurricane that tore through Germany over the weekend and created havoc

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