On attraction, falling in love, faces, diversity, stereotypes and breaking cultural bullshit …


I love portraits of people.

I love taking them.

I love looking at them.

I can’t remember where I read it, but one time I saw a quote from a photographer who said that you have to fall in love a little with each person you ever photograph.

This, as odd as it seems, is not completely impossible.

Sure, it’s easy to look at a young pretty girl and “fall in love” for a brief moment while I snap photos of them. Attractive people are easy, one would think. And the supposed challenge(s) are people who aren’t traditionally attractive; Overweight, over skinny, older, zitty, bad hair, blotchy skin, etc. etc.

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My take on singer/songwriter Charlotte Cardin

Charlotte Cardin performs at JBTV Music Television on September

Around a month ago, I photographed singer/songwriter Charlotte Cardin. She’s incredibly impressive. Her vocals are great. Her lyrics and depth-filled approach are stunning.

I could easily have a crush on her.

I wanted to do an edit to her photo that resembled my take on her complexity as an artist and came up with the above. I feel like i need to revisit it as I see some photosloppyness (sloppiness).

But I love the essense nontheless.

Below the fold is a version of what I started with.

Check out some of her work here and here.


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An amazing 30-day time-lapse from a cargo ship


This is a surprisingly entertaining and meditative video. Enjoy.

About this video:

Published on Sep 9, 2017

30 Days of Timelapse, about 80,000 photos combined. 1500GB of Project files.
Sailing in the open ocean is a unique feeling and experience.
I hope to capture and share it for everyone to see.
Route was from Red Sea — Gulf of Aden — Indian Ocean — Colombo — Malacca Strait — Singapore — South East China Sea — Hong Kong
Camera used: D750, Rokinon 12mm f/2.8
0:32 Milky Way
0:53 Sirius Star (I think)
Correction: Jupiter the planet according to some viewers
1:17 Approaching Port of Colombo
1:45 Cargo Operation
2:08 Departure Colombo with Rainstorm
2:29 Beautiful Sunrise
3:13 Lightning Storm at Malacca Strait and Singapore Strait
3:29 Clear night sky Milky Way with lightning storm
4:01 Camera getting soaked
5:09 Arrival Singapore
5:56 Departure Singapore
6:20 Moon-lit night sky
6:48 Another Sunrise
8:30 Headed due north and you can see Ursa Major rotating neatly around Polaris.
8:36 Squid Boats
8:54 Chaotic Traffic
9:15 Arrival Hong Kong