Minggu, 21 Oktober 2012

Gangnam Boy

For all of those K-Pop addict, I've just had a photo shoot with a Korean guy! Did the shoot last week for Media Studies fashion project. I am personally isn't into K-Pop music or something, the only Korean thing I've ever listened to is Gangnam Style. I know, terrible.


Gangnam Guy
Torquay Pier, Devon, Great Britain, October 2012
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm
1/125 , 9.0
67 mm UV
n/a
digital



Gangnam Guy 2
Torquay Pier, Devon, Great Britain, October 2012
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm
1/125 , 9.0
67 mm UV
n/a
digital



Minggu, 16 September 2012

Jump!


OBEY
Torquay, Devon, Great Britain, September 2012
Canon EOS 1100D
Canon EF-S 18-55mm
n/a , n/a
58 mm UV
n/a
digital


Can't handle one? I give you three! Haven't been working on this kind of photo for ages and I've done it for my school mate. He just bought a camera recently and started taking photos worth checking out, just click on the link. I asked him to jump, and stuck his head out of the picture to give the photo some kind of movement. I love the jump bit of the photo so much.

I've enjoyed taking pictures of people like this lately, mostly my friends, families and myself. Just explored lights lately, and I just love it! You'll find me uploading photos of people soon.

Selasa, 24 Juli 2012

The Fear

Ageing, something that will happen to everyone. Some fear it and fight against it, but very few welcome it in peace. The fear of losing beauty, wealth, and health haunts. In the end, growing old is not a choice, but how you see it will change everything. I've just travelled to Lombok, Indonesia during my summer and I have found people here enjoying every second of their lives and thanking god for what they have; their long lives.


The EyesLombok, Indonesia, July 2012
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm
1/500 , 7.2
n/a
n/a
digital


Being old and being vulnerable, when illnesses comes and 'kills' you slowly.
Is that what you fear of being old?

My father asked her what happened to her eyes, she said she didn't know.
Her smile widen, her right eye remained unopened.
My father asked her again, if she can see and she said that she sees only with her left eye, and it is so blurry.
Still smiling with her left eye covered in cloud.
Even though, she kept pulling a huge smile across her face when I snapped this picture,
and at all times, even when no one's around.



The Spark
Lombok, Indonesia, July 2012
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EF-S 18-55 mm
1/50 , 4.5
58 mm UV
n/a
digital


Being old and being powerless, when you cannot work or go anywhere with those fragile body.
Being poor and living with boundaries.
Is that what you fear of being old?

She lived in a traditional Lombok house, her house is as old as she is,
as fragile as she is, but you can see all the sparks of joy coming out of her.
Her house is not even a house with bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.
The house is only a room as a bedroom and living room,
under short grass roofing, with a terrace with no flooring in front.
Only one lamp hanging in that room, and several wooden household items.
Despite 'all' she has, she smiles at all times,
greeting guest with her spark.
She flashed her brightest smile and raised her thumb when I snapped this picture.

So what do you fear? When you can befriend the years you have feared most.

Rabu, 20 Juni 2012

Children

How I love photographing children. Some of them have that bittersweet innocence and naivety, unaware of the big bad world, while some others are more aware of their surrounding. I am always most likely to find deeper emotions in photographing children than photographing adults. They don't hide, they're not fake.


I found some of my old works in my old computer. I took these pictures back in 2010, and I still find deep memories of the children I met and the journey I went through etched in these images. My old camera, the thick and humid air, and the faces I've met.



Paranoia
Sangkrah, Solo, November 2010
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EF-S 18-55mm
n/a, n/a
58 mm UV
n/a
digital


When you're a child and you have that naivety,
and when you're a grown up and al you have is that paranoia.




The Boys
Wonogiri, Solo, November 2010
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF-S 18-55 mm
1/500, f/7.6
58 mm UV
n/a
digital


These boys just stood there and waiting for the train to pass and cross.
Their village is separated by a railway and they have to cross it each days.
I took the picture from a moving train, that's how I come with the high angle.


It's summer break, and I have 3 months in Indonesia before I have to go back to my college life in the UK. I have plenty of time to explore and shoot more pictures. I'm going to Bali and Lombok, and I'll post pretty Indonesian faces soon!

Minggu, 08 Januari 2012

Something Borrowed from America

Unintentionally got these gorgeous shoots in Brooklands Lane yesterday. I meant to just took a casual stroll after a photo shoot with Victoria when we just found this pretty spot. It portrays such a classic American woman image, I love these images! Well, it's funny how she looked like an American woman in Britain.



Victoria
Brooklands Lane, Torquay, January 2012
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/80, f/5.6
67 mm UV
Canon Speedlite 430EX II
digital


An American wife's classic look :)



Walking
Brooklands Lane, Torquay, January 2012
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/50, f/5.6
67 mm UV
Canon Speedlite 430EX II
digital


Walking away, drifting away.