October 4, 2010

London part 6: Panorama and randomness

Until next time I go visit the pretty capital, these are the last photographies I wanted to share about London. Way more photos have been posted previously, follow the link.

Panorama london Tate Modern Museum

The photo above is the quickest panorama I ever shot - in something like 6 seconds from the Tate Modern Museum. I like that it looks like an old school postal card thanks to the reflections on the window.

Andy Warhol Street Art London

Carnaby Street sign London

Carnaby Street London

Self-portrait shop window reflection sale

Last, but not least, piece of randomness: the first time that I actually saw pelicans!

Pelicans in a London park

Ps: I love this short-movie and it was shot in London so I thought I would post it too. Copyright by Paul Mignot.


October 3, 2010

Create away and object the rules: what photography is to me.

Camden lock

I remember taking this photo. I remember hating that I didn't have the time (nor the desire) to walk closer to make this photo work properly. To make it perfect. You know this lame frustration that comes from the fear of not having done it right, not perfect enough - the one thing not to do if you want to block your creative process. Dali said "Don't fear perfection, you will never reach it" - wise words to live by.

Well, one year later, you know what? I actually love that this photo is not perfect. When I took it, I thought "this is déjà-vu, don't even bother". And I didn't, I mean look at the photo. Later on that day when I saw it on my computer screen, I thought that if there were to be one photo in the whole album I would not share, this would be it. So why am I doing it now? to make a statement about this pressure that comes along in the so-called artist world and to simply say "screw this, it might not original but I don't want to censor myself, at least it's a wink at my dorky personality and my love for books". Because yes, sometimes we tend to forget that it is our blog... of course people will judge, will comment,  a few will love, but in the end the harshest judge will forever be yourself.