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photographs taken in westboro; with andi in november
presenting a piece of the fall/winter line of two thousand & thirteen with model lauren topley
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another story about reminiscing
your heart knows things that your mind can’t explain ;
hold on to that space : in between dreams & reality
is there really a difference?
some photographs taken from both australia & canada , over the last month or so .
“only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not” isaiah berlin
there was even a heart carved in the tree ;
i was lucky enough to photograph this wondrous wedding , located countryside of new south wales australia .. with the sun shining ever so brightly along with all dimensions of love present & defined
introducing crystal & sam tate ,
wuv , twue wuv ..
how sweet life can be ;
i’m currently [lucky enough to be] in australia ; wandering the east countryside for some time. i photographed a lot of love the other day , a wedding .. a wonderful wedding, where she carved a heart in the tree, where she wrote him a song ; i can’t wait to share all of the photographs.
“for one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation” rainer maria rilke
she’s an entrepreneur. she believes in love, & letters ; she’s inspiring people to unplug from this technocrazyworld & write again. she has been bringing postcards back to life, alongside the creations of all sorts of artists. who doesn’t enjoy getting mail!? real mail. that tangible goodstuff; it’s beautiful it’s thoughtful, it’s a lost art. after having spent the year travelling, postcards packages and letters were extremely important to me. i’ll be lucky enough to have a collection of photographs out with kissypost shortly!! have a look deeper into her vision & business sense at http://www.kissypost.com
to converse , to reminisce , & to write about travels ; all very daunting really.
“sooo, how was it – best experience?!”
“what was your favourite place?”
“what did you do!!”
so many (legitimate) questions, so little (legitimate) answers. a fortunate adventure with wanderlust, a travel in time & across seas, seven spontaneous countries. it was quite the trip, to say the very least. now that home has arrived & almost (reluctantly) become uncomfortably comfortable again, it’s been time to let the experience sink, settle and adjust with mind, perspective, & body. gosh, it has not been the smoothest settle – rather, it has been a struggle, a shock, a jumble ; a flash from clarity to confusion seems to be the best description.
light is a reasonable answer, a particularly fitting way to tell these stories. photographs & films will try and give you (& me) some justice, & perhaps a point of view, of some time in some of the most beautiful corners i had the pleasure of peaking into, of this wholewidewonderfulworld. printing, organizing, editing, sharing ; a building process.
with regards to moving forward, the train track has tunnels of lovely light to come. in a few days time another airplane will be boarded overseas to see some of the love i love in the foreign lands of australia.
‘once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen’
ralph waldo emerson
here are a few light scapes i’ve been missing these days.
whirlwinds & sun shines & cold coming warm going
then pause , rewind , & fast forward again
home time; cozytime , reunitetime , plan time
no longer among the inside of the circle, where, although you’re moving with the rest of the circle, your perspective is still – clear- able & willing
now found it seems, along the outside ridge, the fastest ridge where essentially you’re going no where & yet your mind is stuck in an ongoing undirected uncontrolled flow of the go & that supra-unnatural allowance of routine in life
the spontaneity, it’s gone, missing, left behind probably on the bottom of my big red bag, in the butterflied corners of the remote jungles of north thailand. the every day awake into something vastly different, enticing, intriguing ongoing story that just sort of makes sense.
the people you meet seem to be a little bit more meant to Be.
the thoughts inside your head get lifted, feel free, less concerned on the little things & moreso lightened by them.
so here we all are, amongst the changing seasons ; backwards forwards & all those in betweens
it sure is however, really very nice to be back in this big ol’ familiar land of canada. even the customs officer welcomed me home after a long time go :)
excitement to come,
well there’s a sunday ramble.
"man's mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension" oliver wendell holmes
a dr.seuss like desert world of unique exquisite species and rockformations.
joshua tree, CA
i made it to california a few weeks ago,
all in time realizing how long i’ve been away from this northern hemisphere, this north american landscape, lost in the lands of light and livelihoods, observing and being and taking it all in, in all the ways i possibly can. realizing, that this space for sharing has been left to a bare minimum, a brim vision, where i wish to expand farther & bring you into the depths of it all.
a plentiful amount of movingphotograph editing and photosharing will come around in due time;
we played a while in vietnam together,
here’s a small pre-shoot sample of this floatingsmiling soul;
her name is Natalie.
“the sun, with all those planets revolving around it & dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do” galileo
falling in love with each & every new space these days
(especially the nooks & crannies)
from new zealand to cambodia to thailandislands to indonesia to vietnam,
& the adventure continues, gosh. apologies for the photograph sharing process being few & far between
” there is nothing either good or bad , but thinking makes it so ” – Shakespeare
that sunset, on the island of koh kood .
when there is no need to edit , & the sun is on fire ;
“knowledge speaks but wisdom listens” -unknown