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Another Dream

Régias

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
~ Edgar Allan Poe

 

I always have the weirdest dreams! I wish I could make a movie out of them, or better write them out so people could just imagine how it would have been. They’re so strange, that I get anxious to sleep at night just to see what’s going to happen next.

They’re in color (despite my film preference) and it’s like another world with people, streets, houses and places that I visit often, but Iv’e never seen in real life. Some of those places, I go since I was little and others, I stopped visiting for some reason I don’t know. It can also happen that I dream with something and then I live a similar situation in real life.  But, that’s not frequent.

Another weird thing is that I’ve always dreamed with some kind of apocalypse since I can remember. It can be Jesus coming, aliens, air strike, asteroids, tsunamis (I’m just seeing one on TV… weird). Water. Lots of water in my dreams. Oh… and the ghosts! I wish I could show them, but I imagine it wouldn’t be much fun for others. Maybe dreams are only meaningful for their dreamers.

 

Ephemeral

 

“Extract the eternal from the ephemeral.” 
~ Charles Baudelaire

 

Free

 

“Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.” 
~ Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

 

That was the day when a series of meaningless events became meaningful enough to me, to the point of panic, that I had to obey the little voice in my head and stop the plane when it was about to take off. I just had to get out of there! It was a scene to remember.

No, the plane didn’t crash. Nobody died (not that I know). They put me in another flight (no charge) and I went home, almost peacefully.

 

In the Middle

 

“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” 
~ Jane Austen

 

Shadow of a Doubt

 

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
~
Friedrich Nietzsche

 

I know this is obvious for some, but it can be helpful for others. I’m not super organized. I like things neat and clean, but I’m not the type of person who likes to categorize and label things.

One things that happens once in a while is forgetting which chemical I have in the bottle. I tried to label them once, but someone got my tape out of the place and I just wrote directly on the bottle, with a marker. Doing that a lot, I ended up with a bottle that has both Developer and Fixer written on it! I don’t know what I was thinking, but I often assume I’ll remember later. Well, I don’t.

So here’s the thing:

Developer (D-76 is what I use): Has a soapy texture similar to bleach.

Fixer: Doesn’t. :)

I’m not so good in identifying by the smell, so I just put a little on my fingers to feel it. Hey! Wash your hands very well! I had an accident once and it was not pretty.

Happy 2012!

 

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. 
~Mahatma Gandhi

 

That we can all evolve as human beings and live with more love, peace and joy in our hearts in 2012 and ahead.

Wish everyone a wonderful New Year!

 

A Ghost Lighthouse

I was left in the water

 

Look, a ghost lighthouse! It collapsed 100 years ago, because it was condemned. The lighthouse keeper lived there with his wife and daughter. The little girl was blind (maybe because of that bright light) and she couldn’t escape. I think it’s her looking from up there, see? I don’t know… I don’t like to stare much.

Now, people say you can see it when the moon is full, but only if you’re super sensitive (or if your camera is).

Kidding. It’s just an over washed print.

 

Print print!

washing prints

Lots of fun in the darkroom today. Lots of paper wasted too.

Those just got out of the oven. Last copies! Run! Run! :P

Square

Square cover

Hello friends!

If you, like me, love the square format, you should take a look at Andrew Gibson’s new e-book  “Square”. He presents a study and explores the possibilities of the square format photography in contrast to the traditional 35mm format. It gives valuable information and inspiration for those who admire this different approach.

Oh! And I’m in it too! :)

 

Square is the natural follow-up to Beyond Thirds. In Square, I delve deep into the mysteries of the square format. Back before digital, the only way you could use the square format (cropping excluded) was to buy a 6×6 medium format camera. Now, digital cameras have opened up the square format to anybody who doesn’t mind taking the trouble to crop their images in Photoshop. But using the square format isn’t simply a matter of cropping – there’s a lot more to it than that. The square format demands a new approach to composition. The rule-of-thirds (which readers of Beyond Thirds will know I’m not too fond of in the first place anyway) no longer applies.

Square explores the square format from the digital photographer’s perspective. It shows you how to use the square format on your camera, and how to make the most out of what I think of as the fine art photographer’s format. It’s illustrated throughout by my photos, and I’ve also interviewed the two film photographers, Matt Toynbee and Flavia Schaller, to explore their perspective on the square format.

 

square

There is a special offer for the first seven days:

Square is available for $US4 when you use the code square20 at checkout. This code expires on Wednesday 30th November, 2011 23:59 GMT!

You can get it here.

UPDATE: Now it’s available for $9.97. You can also get it on Flatbooks.

My Favorite Shoes

shoes

 

♪ My Favorite Things

 

An alternative version of this one.

{Photo taken with a Mamiya C3 | 2009}

 

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