Archives for the month of: January, 2008

At Play

preview. for old times’ sake.

..Goodness I saw it coming
Or at least I’ll claim I did
But in truth I’m lost for words..

Snow Patrol ‘Chocolate’

For Rafal

there are some photographs that refuses to go away.

these two photographs from my friend got really etched on my mind ever since he showed them to me. sharing them with you.
victor worked for the rajasthan patrika for a short while before quiting. he’s now working real hard to earn money to pursue his love for photography.

he’s been my fellow city rambler on several occasions. also, fellow national geographic photo admirer.

do you need a caption?

of human horses

suddenly this:

how to be creative?

– hugh macleod

– ‘doing something worthwhile takes forever’ –

– ‘put the hours in; do it for long enough and magical, life-transforming things happen eventually’ –

– ‘money is no object. you are an object’ –

– ‘nobody can tell you if what you’re doing is good, meaningful or worthwhile. the more compelling the path, the lonelier it is’ –

– ‘everybody has their own private mount everest they were put on this earth to climb’ –

– ‘the more talented somebody is, the less they need the props. A fancy tool just gives the second-rater one more pillar to hide behind’ –

– ‘don’t try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether’ –

– ‘ if you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you’ –

– ‘the most important thing a creative person can learn, professionally, is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not’ –

– ‘i do the work for free. i get paid to be afraid’ –

– ‘ the only reason they like me is because i am young and cheap. the minute i am no longer either, i’m dead meat ‘ –


Excerpts from A Greek Portfolio


“As I came closer, I slowed my pace and moved closer for fear of startling the man. I expected him to look up at any moment, then I stopped, only a few feet from the bent figure. I slowly raised my camera, focused, composed, and pressed the button. He slowly raised his head, looked at me calmly, and said good morning. The picture had been taken, and the experience was ended.” 

– Constantine Manos

“no matter what heights the human mind may attain, it can work only with the organs it has and the functions peculiar to them. Eyes that did not see forms could never furnish it with images, ears that did not hear articulated sounds could never open it to words.”

Susane K. Langer. Philosophy In a New Key