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A little retro

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30/05/2013 at 1:38 am

Cherub on high

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Not sure what brought this on… other than the ongoing sense of frustration lately at not feeling as creative as I ‘usually’ do. I sort of feel like I have photographed everything, that there is nothing in my world I have not looked at from every angle and there is nothing new to see. Of course I recognise this as a feeling, not a fact. The fact is, there are so many things in my world, in my very room, that I have not noticed or have not fully explored.

I shall chalk it up to transition, ever and ongoing, really. I suppose if we are not transitioning then we are dying – but… sigh… I vaguely recall believing in my youth that these transitions (or identity crises as we called them then) were something that we’d ‘get over’ when we grew and ‘became’ our adult selves. And while I am happy on  the highest level that this has proven untrue, and my adult self continues to evolve and change, on the lowest, day to day level – it can be a real pain.

But back to this wee lad, nothing real was moving me, so I had to go for the unreal, which, like a novel, often exposes bits of reality that reality is very good at hiding. Not sure what this guy is telling me, though.

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12/09/2012 at 1:01 am

Cleo’s fronds

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You could argue that this has been photoshopped past being a photograph, and I wouldn’t argue. But what I like about was what you see – all those lines, on the palm frond, their stems, the windows, the smaller palms feathering up from below… I am pretty sure these are the very palms that wafted breezes past Cleopatra as she sweltered in the scorching Egyptian sun. Their life is a tad easier these days…

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31/07/2012 at 1:18 am

As the World Turns

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07/02/2012 at 11:52 pm

Auckland Sunset

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Apologies for putting two of these little globes up in a row, but I’ve had a bit of fun making them, experimenting with different types of subjects. Landscapes are the easiest to work with as long as you’ve got a bit of variety in the terrain. But anything that can be shot or cropped to a panoramic perspective will do the job…

This was shot off the MS Voledam as we returned to Auckland from our cruise last month… Rare for Auckland to have such brilliant skies!

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17/11/2011 at 9:24 pm

seeing between

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When I was a little girl, I did not understand that not everyone saw colours the way I did – that some things were a particular colour, but other things just had a colour. I’ve since learned it’s really not that uncommon – synesthesia – a sort of crossing of the senses. Some people can taste music (even if they have terrible taste in music) or hear textures, which seems pretty fascinating. But I’ve got the most ordinary kind, where things you don’t expect have colours and sometimes shapes and textures other than what you’d expect.

It’s kind of fun to get them to come out in a visual form anyone can see – which is where this ‘came from.’

She’s the lady with the ‘octopus fingers’ the little girl was so enraptured with a couple of days ago.

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11/10/2011 at 11:24 pm

Savage Night

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Someone who saw this asked me who ‘they’ are meant to represent. And what was the strange thing they were doing. And who is the we? And What should we have done?

And she got rather annoyed when I answered, “You know… don’t tell me you don’t know…” and didn’t discuss it further…

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06/10/2011 at 9:08 pm

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