Happy 2016!!!

New year 2016

“What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That’s not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that’s the burden of a year.”
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

New Year and New Resolutions!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!!

I hope everyone’s year has started well and continue’s to do so.

Every time we hear New Year, we are expected to have a new year’s resolution. For me the New Year is not about New Resolutions. It’s about reflecting of the past year, letting go of old and bad habits, setting new challenges.

While going through past images, my work has improved considerably from the previous year but I feel like that I still feel like I am not where I’d like to be as yet. So this year, I am looking travel more, experiment more and looking forward to trying my hand at  analog photography and possibly pinholes.

What are you looking forward to this year?

Great week everybody!!!

Photography and Music

Ever since I was young, music played an important part in life. I have a very eclectic taste when it comes to music and what I listen to daily varies on my mood and even what I am doing. When I am editing, I need to have some type of music in the background, it helps me to focus. My music library contains over 3000 songs that I listen to regularly. On my most played list you will Bon Jovi (80’s tunes of course), Ledisi, Antony Hamilton, Mos Def, 2 pac, Eminem, Nina Simone and so many more………

A song I’ve been into of late is Stimela by Wynter Gordon. A very talented artist who’s work I discovered late last year. Not only does the chorus stick to mind but the lyrics refer to PAIN. An emotion we can all relate to. A beautiful authentic, moving song that’s original.

Listening to this allows me to dig deep and deeper within myself and let my emotions out. This can be seen over and over again with my work. Each image I shoot is different, each hugely influenced by my emotions whether they are anger, pain, confusion and happiness or sadness. Each of these making every single image unique and special.

All these things that makes me who I am.

Hope you guys find this video as inspiring as I do.

Happy Friday everybody!!!