Sunday, June 1, 2014

Shutter Sunday

Sunny day, slept well, did my hair, had a bunch of home grown strawberries for breakfast.
Coldplay's "A sky full of starts" really rocks.
Finally, lets get down to business and write some stuff.
Went to Milan last weekend with my super Mr. Mystery. Our hotel was miraculously just next to the MIA - Milan International Art Fair, and I spent a wonderful Saturday morning walking around the photo clad walls thinking just how much this inspires me.

Look, wait for the perfect moment to press your finger against the shutter release, listen to the sound it makes, imagine the picture you will see in a few seconds and then revel in the magic of that moment. That is exactly how I feel after each and every picture. That's just how taking a photo is.
I have always been artsy despite not having seen much art to begin with. I like colours and shadows, people from other centuries captured by oils and magic. I like black and white photography because you get to focus on the people, the detail, the movement in the picture, the eyes, the clothes.

Edward Steichen, Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Yousuf Karsh, Annie Leibovitz, Francesco Scavullo.
Google any of these names and you'll understand what I'm talking about.
So nowadays, I spend more and more time thinking about photography.
I have a new Polaroid instant camera. Not exactly new since it's about 30 years old or so, but my wonderful Mystery found it in his attic. An online Impossible Project film order later, I took my first photo with a Polaroid a couple of weeks ago. Now I know selfies and 1000 shots/day is the new normal and photos are taken and thrown away faster than saying "cheese", but I still get a kick out of every shutter release I press. And considering the Polaroid has a shutter release several inches long and 20 minutes wait to see the actual photo, that rush I get when I take a photo has acquired a wholly new dimension. I'm hooked.
I feel like an addict who has just discovered a new drug. :)

Kiss and Peace,
Miss Sinister

P.S. This is one of my favs. Shot 18 months ago in Tanzania