Everything is about perspective

One of the ways that I pass the time on my break at work is to scroll through media as a way to decompress. Recently I came across a quote that hit home. To paraphrase “Instead of worrying about our end goal and how hard it is to achieve, one should concentrate on the next…

Palais de Lomé

Today, I want to share a beautiful architecture from Lomé, Togo. Togo is a country in West Africa, bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. It extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, where its capital, Lomé, is located. Right at the heart of the city, you will find the Palais de Lomé The original architecture was built from 1898…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – James Craig Annan

James Craig Annan was a pioneering Scottish-born photographer and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. He was born on 8 March 1864 and educated at Hamilton Academy before studying chemistry and natural philosophy at Anderson’s College, Glasgow. He joined his father Thomas Annan, (known for his early documentation of Glasgow Slums) business at a…

Luminaire

Luminaire is thought of as a flood light or electric light. This image certainly did not start out that way. For about a year or so, I once again started being interested in shapes and patterns. Perhaps my love of geometry is finally coming to good use. The more I look around, the more patterns…

The part that remains unshared

During my recent move, I came across a box of prints, earlier images that I had printed. A habit that I got into since I picked up a camera. As I was going through the box, a huge dread had washed over me. I was so embarrassed at the sight of these images. My instinct…

The one thing that would improve my photography

Many moons ago, I excitedly posted an image that been jealously guarding on social. The first comment was ‘your photography is improving’. Although, it wasn’t a bad comment, it stung a little. What made me uncomfortable was the idea that someone had been keeping an eye on my progress. Even my aim my wish has…

Monday Photography Inspiration- Kenro Izu

Kenro Izu is Japanese photographer born in Osaka, Japan in 1949. During his studies at Nippon University, college of art, Izu visited New York in 1970 to study photography, and subsequently decided to stay and work. In 1975, after working as an assistant to other photographers, Izu established Kenro Izu Studio in New York City,…

The pressure to create

While going through my Instagram, I realised that I hadn’t posted in a few months. Although I was unphased, a thought popped into my mind. During the early years of the platform, I was told that in order to have a large following, I needed to post at least twice a day. Even though a…

Originality vs Creativity

With the vast amount of creatives, artists and images posting on social media daily, it is easy to feel the pressure and even worry to create and be original. There’s a constant pressure to keep up with change in technology and be innovative and original. To be original or to be perceived as such is…

Fragments

I have been broken I have been scarred I have been lost I have been torn into pieces that I no longer recognise myself Each fragment Each raw piece on edge and frayed Confused and lost memories. I stand on edge, no longer recognising the remaining fragments that I see in the mirror Fragments that…