Sunday, June 24, 2007

Dina.

Sorry dina, u know very well that I'll do almost anything to come back and watch you cheer. But all I can do now is to wish you good luck.

Go kill them lil sis, go DYNAMITEZ!

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Did this WAY back. Haha.


All the best, cheer capt!

(and fucker, it was I that did the poster)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Cashless and bored.

After paying my tution fees, there was a little more then ZERO left in my account so what to do eh, when ur cashless and stuck at the corner of Franklin and Swanston St?


If it's sunny..



Go out shooting bitch.


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Not my best photo, but I just love how the light falls so differently
on this two buildings.


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It's an old abandoned carpark, it's got that old grungy feeling to it.
Loads of beautilful possibilities (in terms of photos) just waiting to happen.
Too bad it's locked.

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And fenced up.

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Beautiful day.


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Probably took a million photos of this buuuut.. Still no excuse.

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I probably took 15484657 photos in my life.
But none as colourful as this one.

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Then back home, cuz someone wants to go to melbourne central to shop for shit, and there was this typography book that i wanna get.

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Blue tint.
I really hate bringing my camera into shopping complexes, it's just dumb.
But i brought it today just for this one picture.

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This two were taken before leaving,
I call this series "DROP THAT CAMERA AND LETS FREAKING GO!"
Beautiful.


To dina, I know you're practicing hard and you know very well I would love to be there to see you cheer. All the best, cheer capt.


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Vic Street

After watching garden state and 4 other movies before that, gene went to study/banghisgirlfriend and I realised staying at home alone would be just sad. So I went out to shoot. I was lazy to get a tram ticket, so I just went around Vic Street. The sunlight sucks cuz I forgot it's winter and that means shit gets dark kinda quickly. Enjoy :

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I take loads of these kinda pics, i know it's getting stereotype but.. argh.

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Here i go with tints again. Heh.

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ALDI, kinda like a small Giant next to my apartment.

Anyway about the movies, Garden State's probably one of the best love stories of all times. It's up there with Eternal Sunshine. Zach Braff wrote it and directed it and appeared in every single scene. Haha.

It wasn't all sappy and shit, I did watch er.. Guy movies. Smokin' Aces. The only reason why i bothered was this guy, Jeremy Piven, who now, I think is a god. HE is up there with my other favourite actors like Benicio Del Toro, Johnny Depp, Denzel and Tom Cruise (only in collateral).

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Buddy "Aces" Israel.
A Vegas magician played by Jeremy Piven.

I already thought he was a good actor in Rush Hour as that gay guy, then came Entourage, which supershot him to the A-list. But I think his performance in Smokin' Aces saved the whole movie. It wasn't that bad la, it had a good plot with a nice twist in the end.

This was probably the best dialogue in the movie, where Sir Ivy(played by this rapper named Common) finds out the Buddy "Aces" Israel ratted him out to the FBI. Of course Ivy felt a lil betrayed but you see Ivy is Buddy's right hand man, so there's a lil sentimental thing going on:

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Sir Ivy: What'd you say to Mecklen?

Buddy 'Aces' Israel: What I've always been sayin', let's make the fuckin' deal.

Sir Ivy: You see... this is one of the rare moments, where your ass gets to be completely honest... and if i'm asking you what you said to Mecklen, assume the shit is rhetorical, assume I already know.

Buddy 'Aces' Israel: What do you see right now?[pulls card out and floats it on his hand] You see exactly, and only what I choose to show you.[pulls out a king from the deck and flicks the card and it turned into an Ace] That is illusion Ivy, that is the lie that I tell your eyes, makin' the magic happen, in the moment, in that split second... but seeing behind this motherfucker and knowing... that it's all bullshit. [reveals that the king and Ace are from the same card, it's double sided]

Sir Ivy: Yeah, you on some bullshit.

Buddy 'Aces' Israel: But I can shape it, I can shift it, I can make it as real as this room. That's why i'm valuable here Ivy and that is why you are not.

Sir Ivy: I ain't valuable?

Buddy 'Aces' Israel: I am sorry, I love you, I never wanted it to be like this, you know that.

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Oh and Alicia Keys is off the damn hook in this movie. Haha.


Anyway I'm gonna catch another movie now. Ocean's 13 @ Melbourne Central with Fye and co. Ta.



Sunday, June 10, 2007

Tints.

Been exploring the effects of tints on photos, it adds a seperate dimension on these photos that you might have already seen.

Critique.


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Cool/Warm.



It adds an overexposed (colour) film look right?

Gah i need stuff to do.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Baby boys.

Looks like there's a debate going around, between point and shoots and dslr's. My view : the camera can only do so much, it's how your eye composes each image which makes the difference. Only after that, there comes the visual elements (sharpness, depth of field, color saturation, image distortion through focal length) that helps supports the artist to convey the message he wants to present. Which only a dslr is powerful enough to produce, but the essence is always there. DSLR or not! That's up to the photographer.

Then there's technology, to bring you further. Right now, in comes in the form of Photoshop.

Haha.

Anyway, all the above inspired these two. Old photos, but color manipulated :



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Not very proud of this one. It could work without the vignetting.

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Experimented with complimentary tones.
(violet)

Ta.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

That lunatic who commented on my blog.

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Taken by safuraa.
My new shooting partner.
Hopefully.


..and she says my photos are nice.


Crazy crazy crazy.




Monday, June 04, 2007

Yay/..

All projects are in = sem 1 is is over = free time..


= photos.


stay tuned.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

New movie this summer at Sundance!

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I reckon it'll be a classic!



Anyway will update soon after my semester finishes this monday.

Ta.