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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

An even evening

A walk around the neighborhood where I now call home. Just living in the present and on a day-to-day basis for now until I have decided the next bold move, staying focused. 


Monday, February 27, 2012

The Bareknuckle and She

Ignorance Is Bliss

To each his sufferings: all are men,
            Condemn'd alike to groan—
      The tender for another's pain,
            Th' unfeeling for his own.
      Yet, ah! why should they know their fate,
      Since sorrow never comes too late,
            And happiness too swiftly flies?
      Thought would destroy their Paradise.
      No more;—where ignorance is bliss,
            'Tis folly to be wise.

                                                                                         - Thomas Gray, 1742


Getting by

Having eased back on the "Pro" in photographer I get what I see and see what I want. However, it's not too late till it is, a very Minor Threat.

Muddy Confluence

Street photography from Kuala Lumpur. A motley of views and reflections of a day in a South East asian city.


The Menara Berkembar Petronas, the tallest building in the world between 1998-2004, have the deepest foundation of any buildings ever built, hosts the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and Alan "Spiderman" Robert (French urban climber) made the summit climbing the Tower 2 in under 2 hours without ropes on September 1st, 2009. Useless information is the bomb!

This is my favorite image of the building

Classics shots of the twins, cool when you think it has been climbed without ropes. 

A KL Night

Slow shutter on a couple of Kuala Lumpurs landmarks and a common backstreet, something new and I like these 3 versions a lot.

Had the chance to head down to KualaLumpur for almost a week recently. Been many years since I was here last time and things had changed, I have changed. I don't know what it is (well, I do...but I don't know how to explain it to make sense) with me and photography. KL being a rather modern and developed city and as we know a power house in South East asia. Many magnificent buildings, parks and spectacular spectacles to focus on indeed. But I am always drawn to the gritty, bleak, rotten and decaying parts of any urban developments. Just a block in from the newest shopping malls and avenues you end up in a rat infested garbage land in any big city, the facade is just that, a facade. What is displayed on one side is always reversed on the backside in a mega city, even the queen of beauty needs somewhere to dump and release her excess intake, not a pretty sight I might think but that's reality and not something many would like to ponder over for too long. Still, it's there and a grim reality. Of course I checked out the grand mosque (no non-muslims allowed that day sadly, because mosques are fantastic), the sky poking Twin Petronas Towers and the latest arcades in search for decent coffee and pastry joints, always. 

But I always ended up in the gutter, always a lone backstreet seeker…why?