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Black & White titillation

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  When I shoot in black and white (which is mostly)... I kinda miss colour a bit. But then I start to see everything that could have been a great colour composition and frame, just like Alex Webb or Jesse Marlow's frames to name a few. No seriously! Drat! I sigh. But with B/W I feel the sassiness - the intense POETRY that truly only good B/W brings! (debatable I know) I'm in LOVE with the world again... in B/W ha! When I don't give in to my muse for colour she knocks on my door. Persistent! Loud! And then she screams in my head:

Hey, you ARE missing out!

In all that inner turmoil, I succumb. I switch.

But it only takes me a few days to feel how much I miss the wispy poetic B/W frames. I miss the B/W titillation. I miss that arousal that tones bring. I say bye bye Alex Webb and Trent Parke. I'm back to square one.

Do you feel that way? It's ok if you do, or if you don't.

I'm shamelessly happy to admit I go through this almost every day. :)

Happy Friday everyone.

Kindness is a choice

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Kindness is a choice

β€œOne day you will understand that kindness is harder than cleverness.

Smart is a gift, but kindness is a choice.”

-- Jeff Bezos

The kindness on this lady's face is beyond words for me. I approached her and asked to make a portrait. We kept talking for a bit as I kept shooting. She was sitting on a bench in the Strand Arcade in Sydney. As we both got a little more comfortable during our discourse on life I got a little closer and kneeled down and took this photo.

There are so many beautiful emotions in this photos for me. It is one of my favourites frames of 2016 because I feel I've captured her soul. There is so much love, sorrow, hope, despair, kindness and benevolence in her face. I felt double rewarded when Eric Kim said it was one of my best photos during our assignment in class.