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AN ART SKETCHBOOK FLICK THROUGH

I took a week break but now I’m back with awesome posts planned! I was always a creative individual. As a child I was always covered in colourful paint and create an endless collections of drawings. Before I knew what a camera was, I always used to draw. I didn’t care about how good or bad it was or what techniques I was using or how realistic it was… I just picked up a pencil or a brush and went for it. However as soon as I started school everything changed. Once someone started telling me what and how to draw I lost all my interest. I drew because I had to, not because I wanted to. It’s not like it didn’t bring me joy anymore, because it did, but I found myself only drawing for school. When I finished my Art GCSE, at the age 16, I felt relieved – I would never have to go to that class anymore or draw how the teacher told me to. But a few months passed and …

SHORT FILMS

So I don’t know if you know this about me, but one of my passions, aside of photography and music, is film; I’m currently studying it and I’m always watching film and creative videos. In this post I want to share with you some of my favourite short films, and by “favourite” I mean, THE BEST SHORT FILMS TO EXIST EVER. All of these are about very different topics and have a unique style depending on their director. Let It Be is one of my favourite short films, if not my number one favourite, because of it’s creative storyline and attention to detail. I’m in love with the way Bertie Gilbert structures his short films and especially this one. This amazing story opens opens up with two young people meeting a girl who is about to kill a dog… it later turns out that girl is Death taking on a human form.   This short film is also by Bertie Gilbert (honestly one of my favourite youtube/independent directors out there). The story takes place in …

AUGUST INSPIRATIONS

Most of this month’s inspiration comes from art work – so get excited! I done a lot of research this month for a project I’m working on for a class (yes even though it was summer…). One of the things that I found was this website, and they had really cool articles under the “Photography” page, featuring many interesting artists. Here are some of my favourite articles that I’ve come across: New York in the 70s/80s: http://mymodernmet.com/new-york-street-photography-70s-80s/ Asian metropolises at night: http://mymodernmet.com/nightscape-marcus-wendt/ New York Subway: http://mymodernmet.com/willy-spiller-new-york-subway-photography/ Illustrations of what it’s like living alone: http://mymodernmet.com/living-alone-illustrations-yayao-ma-van-as/ So the next artist I’ve found this month is Jim Goldberg… This guy’s work is the definition of nostalgia. He combines photography with documentary film making and through that he creates magic. https://vimeo.com/jimgoldberg   I’ve came across a poetry journal from 1920’s while doing some intense research for my photography class. You can find work from iconic artists like Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and Berenice Abbott. I found this so beautiful, so I thought you might enjoy this too! It blows my …

BE PROUD.

On the 8th of July, I attended my first Pride Parade in London. After a half an hour journey on the  gloomy tube, I was relieved to finally get off at Oxford Street. The station’s escalators were covered in a splash of rainbow paint, which invited everyone to join the life changing celebration that was taking place outside. Within seconds I felt overwhelmed, the atmosphere changed so quickly, suddenly I was no longer surrounded my tired eyes and grey suits, but by sparkles and smiles. It made my heart happy that so many people gathered together in that moment and were all shamelessly themselves. The whole march was a complete non-judgement zone; everywhere I looked there were bold personalities and grand fashion statements.

HERE’S TO THE FOOLS WHO DREAM

– excuse the amount of times I will say the word “love” in this post but I really did loooove this film-  Since watching ‘La La Land’, I can’t stop listening to the soundtrack, thinking about it and re-watching it! I was so consumed and overwhelmed while watching the film, and even after the ending, my friend and I continued to sit in the cinema until the credits finished, not accepting the fact that it ended. I was in awe while watching the film and at several moments throughout, I caught myself sitting at the edge of my seat with my heart pounding really fast. Definitely 5 stars from moi! I knew I was going to love the film from the first scene, but it radiated amazing energy from the very first song. One of the many reasons why I loved this movie so much was because of the way that two completely different eras merged into one; the story was set in our modern time but had a lot of parts to it that …

GENDER EQUALITY – WOMEN’S MARCH ON LONDON

I’m upset angry! I’m so angry that this was a protest I had to attend in 2017. I’m angry that a sexism, racism and discrimination are still a thing that exists. Yet I’m so happy that I went to the Women’s March on London Protest, it was the most empowering experience in my life so far. It was my first protest that I attended and I was overwhelmed with emotion, as for the first time in my life I didn’t feel completely powerless. An estimate of 100,000 activists came out to march together today – and that’s just in London, similar protests took place in other major cities like New York and Paris. Today taught me that yes, it will be hard to change the world by yourself, but if everyone comes together it is definitely not impossible. I am so glad that so many people see the problem and are willing to fight against it, that they don’t just sit back and feel hopeless. During the protest, I was surrounded by people of all …