Monday, September 22, 2014

Steel wool -ing you.

There's always something new you see on instagram that makes you feel inspired to try out. I came across Norrisam's feed and showed it to a friend and we did some research on it. Steel wool photography. Who'd have thought that that scrubby thing you use to clean your frying pans would be used for anything else other than cleaning? I had a chance meeting with two other guys I saw attempting the very same thing at a rooftop a few weeks ago and they told me what I needed to get…and so we did.

Last weekend. it poured and it really did dampen our spirits. We occupied ourselves with led lights but we really wanted to play with fire…and few hours later, we just went ahead with it. Not really a cool idea to be wearing shorts and your favorite trainers…

It was pretty scary at first…but I got the hang of it. We only did four runs before we heard an old drunken man moaning. We're gonna try again in two weeks.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Everybody Street

A few months back, I found myself in an artistic quandary. I felt the subjects of which my photos were mostly based on; of walls, of doors and empty streets, lacked life. No pun intended. I was beginning to think that they were lacklustre. And I knew there had to be more that I could do because it's not like I could keep shooting the people I knew everyday…

And then came this image on my instagram feed; someone I was following was saying that everyone should watch the documentary, Everybody Street. The image seemed interesting enough and I was compelled to click the link on profile. And I came to a trailer on Vimeo.

I was intrigued and liked it so much, I immediately paid for the video download. It was done so awesomely well and I realized it was done by the same lady who did Beautiful Losers which I had watched a few years back featuring some of my favorite artists.

The documentary was inspiring, to say the least. Street photography was something that I had always thought about doing but didn't have the balls to, let alone the mindset and had been procrastinating. But in comes the iPhone, and with how (glorious) I am at stealthy shots, I was reborn. Haha. My phone battery drains pretty quickly this way, but I carry two power banks with me for that reason.

I've restarted my flickr account and have been uploading my shots there.

It's not all street cred worthy(yet), but I hope to get there.