Our two selves…

As humans, we have many sides to our personality. We present ourselves as a unified being but in actual fact, we are composed of many layers. Over the last few months, I decided to slow down whilst shooting and captured a few portraits of friends and loved ones with silver film. A small mistake quickly grew to become a mini project of mine. Below are some of the images I have captured on Mamiya RB67 and Hasselblad 501c.

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Out and about in Oxford

Just a couple of months back, Sam, Hannah, Giulia, Sandy, the dude and I headed to Oxford for a day of punting. It was all new to me and I did not know what to expect.

Apart from Sam who has had prior experience, it was a first for us. It took the boys a short while to get the hang of it whilst the rest of us laughed and yelled as we headed towards tree branches and the edge of the river bank. During this time, I developed a fear of watching the person punting (specifically if it was the dude…) as with every unstable motion he made, I would be cursing, for fear of capsizing and falling into the river.

The truth is, I cannot swim.

It was such a wonderful day even though it poured on us at some point but this summer, the blog ‘n bake collective has had quite a few adventures together.

Winter is upon us and as the year draws to a close, Giulia & Sandy are off to their honeymoon in a week. Hannah & Sam are heading to Canada for Christmas. As for me, I will be travelling to Shanghai for work pretty soon. It will be a couple of months before the bunch of us gather again but I am sure 2014 will bring us lots more adventures together.

*These photos were taken on my Lomo Sardinia camera.

You can also find more photos of the day on Giulia’s blog!

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Italy 2004

It was the year 2004 when I first ventured to Europe. Ever since I was little, I dreamt of visiting countries far far away. For me, Rome was the dream destination choice.

The trip did not disappoint. From the moment the plane landed at Aeroporto di Fiumicino, I was taken away by the italian accent, the friendliness of the people and the charming culture. These are some of the black and white images which I captured on the trip. Rome is timeless and to me, it is definitely one of the most romantic cities in the world.

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Kickstart…

As I get busier with my day job, there are fewer words when I get home. Dishpiglets has been going for about 18 months now and these days since starting the new job, I have hardly any time to cook, let alone bake. My week days are spent working long hours in the studio which I have dreamt of working at since we moved to London. As for my weekends, I try and have some time out and spend time with the dude and my friends. With the long term project of getting my photography website going, I have decided to focus on what I love and create this visual diary, where I will document my life and occasionally dig out some photos from the good ol’ film photography days.

Below are some of the black and white photos I took during my 2003 Nepal trip where we headed to Annapurna base camp (4145m). There were about 20 rolls of film in my day pack alongside my trusty Nikon SLR and three other lenses which I lugged with me. That was an experience like no other.

 

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