...i believe this describes quite accurately how night shifts alone feel like.
16 February 2012
|the city of angels, at night|
|nikon f70 + jupiter 135mm|
(m, fyi the autofocus is not so bad at all. it works nice on my digital slr and the only strange part is the noise the lens makes while focusing.)
|emilia in her beautiful winter coat|
12 February 2012
whole shoot on flickr for quality whores like me: click
yesterday i got a call from my wolf-eyed friend birgitta who proposed a victorian gothic shoot with goethe's faust. this morning she came over, put on her mother's huge lacy dress and we proceeded to a graveyard.
most of the photos were shot with a manual jupiter lens (135mm f3.5) and were later edited with a combination of milano & prague curves.
the shoot only lasted for 15 minutes which makes it my shortest session ever - but it was so cold! i'm still looking for nice indoor locations to shoot during these winter months. any help is always welcome.
i also hope that you like these images.
i also hope that you like these images.
10 February 2012
|hair styled by kristin roovet @ bazinga; makeup: bb cream by innisfree; eyeliner and mascara: natural collection by boots; honey eyeshadow (used as a blush) by tru minerals|
after months of searching i have finally found a hair stylist for my photo team - they are extremely hard to find and i have very high expectations. i met kristin through a long-haired lolita friend some time ago, but now we have finally teamed up and a vintage editorial is about to happen in the next few weeks.
a good hairdresser is almost like an unicorn. they are rare. sometimes you find one and then they suddenly move to another city or, even worse, are replaced by a friendly newbie who gives you a nice mullet or dyes your hair green by accident. fortunately this girl knows what she's doing.
the best part? - her hair salon happens to be just five minutes from my house. >> bazinga
welcome to the team, kristin.
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suggested by a friend as the ultimate make-up solution - and i completely agree. it's non-irritating, subtle yet perfectly covering. it has green tea in it and a fair amount of sun protection (the girls with fair skin will definitely be happy). at first i thought i would use it as a foundation, but really, it's good enough alone.
i'm using the lightest shade which looked very dark on my hand at first, but when blended in, there's no difference in colours. i only add a hint of honey on my cheeks and that's it. :)
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and at once i knew i was not magnificent
strayed above the highway aisle
jagged vacant, thick without us
i could see for miles, miles, miles
bon iver - holocene
8 February 2012
my best friend took this picture.
he has the ultimate ability of actually photographing me the way i really am. as if he could see where my thoughts are and what i'm scared of and what makes me happy. he knows my darkest parts and yet there is so much light when i see the results on the camera screen. like he really knows what he's doing.
walking into the depths of my mind and bringing out the good in me.
i can only hope that one day my photographs of other people will be as alive as this one here.
6 February 2012
|the view from my window, with my pale yellow kindergarten|
kodu. home. the smell of frost and snow. my friends keep whining how cold it is, but i'm loving it. every time my skin becomes numb and every time i breathe the crisp winter air i remember how it feels to be here. it's an inexplicable feeling. and i never want it to end.
yesterday two darlings came over with wine and the best blue cheese i have ever eaten. we would just sit on my childhood bed and talk about everything. i sunk into these memories of summer and it felt like i had never gone away at all. i am the luckiest person in the world to have friends like them.
|birgitta, a very dirty-minded wine glass and some hot blonde guy|
a lot of things are still in the same place where i left them. with the exception of a horrible new carpet in my room, everything feels the same. the golden afternoon light (the advantages of living on the 9th floor), the view from my balcony, the pink wallpaper that i used to hate. it's all torn and ugly now.
i don't know yet what's going to happen next. we have left nottingham for good, but my heart is still stretching out to london and i got an interview at westminster's. p got an offer from exeter. the education here is quite questionable and england has all the amazing opportunities, but i'm not happy there. homesickness is a terrible thing and i don't really want to feel it anymore.
|me on the first afternoon at home. edited with the milano curve|
however, you know what they say: if there aren't any opportunities, you create them.
and i promise you, i will.
1 February 2012
|click here to download the .rar file|
|with french summer curve, click here for original|
|with milano curve, click here for original|
|with prague curve, click here for original|
please comment if you like them and let me know if you have any suggestions for the march curve set :)