Thursday, June 25, 2009

i found this picture posted up from my friend/filmmaker/photographer Mia, on her blog:



This was taken during my last curated art show, "Because Your Mama Said So", art work inspired by the 80's TV icon, Mr. T. I'm sporting Original Hip Hop Chocolates art submission by Marcus G.


she certainly has an eye and every time i see a flick from her, i get inspired. the beauty about being a creative person in nature is that you are surrounded by other creative spirits, which always widens the perspective, nourishes the soul, and challenges the critical thinking.


one thing that Mia's and other friends' work have inspired me to do is to take pictures of my own. sure i bought a digital and am excited of editing video clips and making short films but i also wanted to play with analog cameras. there is something about film that captures light and images in a way that super fine digital cameras can't reproduce unless you take it to Photoshop.


Taken with 170 degree Fisheye camera: Santa Monica statue : Santa Monica, CA 03/09


Taken with 170 degree Fisheye camera: me : at a sushi restaurant. Hollywood, CA 02/09


Taken with 170 degree Fisheye camera: sarah and melinda ninja : at a sushi restaurant. Hollywood, CA 02/09


Taken with 170 degree Fisheye camera: ver : at a sushi restaurant. Hollywood, CA 02/09


Taken with 170 degree Fisheye camera: bambu and eye-a-sage : at larmont sunday farmers market. Los Angeles, CA 04/09



the analogue processes give it to us raw, crisp, flawed yet forgiving. like when a pencil hits the paper and it ain't vector; or a needle hits the groove of a record and the sound ain't digitize....


plus, cuz it's expensive, it makes us practice our composition skills and capturing moments at the right time: not like getting trigger-happy with your finger cuz jpegs can be easily sifted through and deleted.


make it count.

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