Have a thing for plants. Composition, shadows, contrast....shot on Kodak Colour Plus with a Canon AV-1
Sometimes objects have a stronger narrative than faces. These images are a part of what makes my father who he is. A meticulous man in his late 70s, who loves tools, makes wine, and wears old fashioned comfortable trousers.
Shot on Kodak Colour Plus with a Canon AV-1.
Doris, reading the newspaper and smiling to herself...oh the bliss!
Few people dare venture in this dock area, mainly because it is abandoned and in a bad shape. Few see its beauty, which in my eyes is sublime.
The Dock area of Marsa, Malta
I am going back to the 80's, when I was still a kid. I am not from this area of Malta, but my father owns a garage here, and as a kid I used to often accompany him. I know this statue, I know these balconies...it is like nothing has ever changed. This area seems to have to stood still with no changes till to date. Each balcony, belongs to a different dwelling, each balcony has layers of stories, each narrating a different story. Place: Marsa Harbour Area, also known as Il-Menqa.
She was here for a short while...now she is gone...
House names and saints
In a block of 4 apartments, the one below mine was a mystery. Rumours were that she was Russian, and only came for a couple of days a year. Today after 4 years living in this block of apartments, I caught a glimpse of this elusive lady. I only realised thanks to my cat who was staring intently downwards from the window sill. I took a look, thinking I would find the usual bird, but there she was.
Pleased to meet you Mrs Russia!
Windows are apertures into someone else's life. Somehow they speak to us regardless of text. The top one is pretty standoffish, whereas the one below is more welcoming.
Today we tackled B&W photography in class so during shooting, I told students to shoot with their mobiles set to B&W. I could sense that at first the students struggled to read the image in B&W, but then when they realised that its all about shadow and light, they loosened up and shot better. Here are some of my shots from the day. All photos shot with an iphone 6s.
My fascination with laundry does not stop in my country. On a recent trip to the Caribbean, Cuba to be more specific, I thoroughly enjoyed observing the natives' art of laundry hanging and colourful attire which complimented the buildings and also tells the hidden story of people's daily lives.
On Friday I took my Intermediate Photography students to scout around for photos in the Valletta side streets. The theme was colours, but Valletta can be too distracting and one can't help but look at people. This is my take...am looking forward to my students' work!
A shadow of what remains from today...
I haven't taken any photos of Sunny for a while now. My change of job does not really leave me much time in the early morning to check out on Sunny. However this morning I made it a point to pass his usual spot and there he was seated, bird in hand, cigar in the other having a chat with his friends. Of course I then obliged and shot a group photo however not before I shot Sunny alone against the usual backdrop of the Fair Lady Shop.
This morning I tackled colour in photography with my Intermediate Photography class at Uni. We tackled the difference between the primary colour in art theory and light. The additive colours and subtractive colours and also our own personal perception of colour. Then we went out for a small shoot.
Of course I couldn't just stare...I had to shoot too. This is my crop. I am looking forward to see what my students came up with! :)