Anul acesta am fost destul de binecuvântați încât am ajuns să călătorim prin foarte multe locuri, să explorăm și să experimentăm alte culturi, diferite de ale noastre. Am fost în Austria, Kyrgyzstan, America, Anglia, Scoția, Țara Galiilor. Și pe lângă faptul că am văzut toate aceste locuri, cu ochi fizici, am ajuns să purtăm în inimile noastre imagini și sentimente magnifice. Unul dintre cele mai dragi nouă este St. Andrews, în Scoția. Apa, lumina, plaja, stâncile, clădirile vechi, zidurile pline de istorie, atmosfera academică, stundenții, forfota, fac din această plajă și malurile ei, un loc ideal. Cel puțin pentru noi. OTI
4 months ago i was travelling to central Asia to one of the most profound trips of my life. i thought i was going there to help people, but shortly after my arrival, i discovered i was the one in desperate need of help. They say a picture is like a 1000 words. It's true in some cases. However, i know now that life cannot be explained or contained in any kind of human instruments. Life must be experimented. Out of the ordinary, out of our ordinary. When you look at these pictures you won't feel what i felt or see what i saw, not by far. You will only be a witness of something i experimented. So, this post is not just another thing you see and admire. Oh, no, it's more than that. It's a dare.
/// And so my prayer is that your story will have involved some leaving and some coming home, some summer and some winter, some roses blooming out like children in a play. My hope is your story will be about changing, about getting something beautiful born inside of you about learning to love a woman or a man, about learning to love a child,about moving yourself around water, around mountains, around friends, about learning to love others more than we love ourselves, about learning oneness as a way of understanding God. We get one story, you and I, and one story alone. God has established the elements, the setting and the climax and the resolution. It would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn't it?
It might be time for you to go. It might be time to change, to shine out.
I want to repeat one word for you: Leave.
Roll the word around on your tongue for a bit. It is a beautiful word, isn't it? So strong and forceful, the way you have always wanted to be. And you will not be alone. You have never been alone. Don't worry. Everything will still be here when you get back. It is you who will have changed.” ///
Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts.
Being a photographer and saying that this is my hobby and also my day job, is sometimes tricky. Many times, although I love what I do, I feel like I want to finish the project as soon as possible, pack my things and go away with no camera, no computer or any other device, besides my iPhone. Why? Because it's heavy ecquipment, it's complicated and it recquires a lot of focus and diligence. The iPhone is feather light compared to all of these, light and easy to use. It keeps photography as a hobby, that's why I have it all the time with me as my pocket camera. It gives me freedom to move and explore even more, and on top of that, the process of post production takes about 20 seconds, which is a luxury - if you're a photographer, then you know what I mean. That being said, I posted here some of my images taken last year exclusively with the iPhone and edited with VSCOcam. OTi