Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Life

“Taking interesting picture every day”, that was the email I receive from my past self. I wrote those statement 3 years ago when I decided to quit from corporation world. I didn’t remember clearly the reason I wrote that statement but one thing that I know, I love photography as much as I love to write as much I love to read.

My 1st acquaintance with photography starts when I was in elementary school. My belated dad introduced me with Henri Cartier Bresson photo. I remember he told me the story of Henri Cartier Bresson, of how powerful a photo itself, about the moment capture through the snapshot.

Start from that day, I was so obsessed with a snapshot aka street photography. I told myself, that one day I will be able to take a picture like Henri Cartier Bresson.

Why Snapshot and why it should be snapshot ? Because snapshot is a photo that is taken in a short moment of opportunity, you don’t have a chance to re-take the moment, once the moment gone then you lose it.

After longing for so many years, finally 1,5 years after my beloved dad passed away, I decided to learn about photography seriously.

Therefore, 2 months ago, I enrolled to a photography course; have new friends, seriously taking picture ... can't say much only "What a new life !"

A new life where finally I feel that I’m on the right track, like am entering my dream world, where there’s no word, only the moment itself. I feel like am in heaven every time I view life from the viewfinder of my camera, no one can stop me.

A life that there’s no sound at all, all silence only the fragment of life, where I can’t freeze the time nor rewind the life. It’s now or never.

Like Henri Cartier Bresson said “Life is once ... Forever”


boy said...

suka henri besson? kalo gitu bentar lagi beli Leica dong hehehe...

refugee from reason said...

If you enjoy Cartier-Bresson, you may very well love W. Eugene Smith, at the very least, in my view, his equal.

Nice work on this venue.

tere616 said...

@Boy .. yup, my fave since I was a child. Can't afford to buy Leica for the time being :-D

@Refugee from reason : thanks for visiting my blog. W.Eugene Smith ? Will check it .. thanks for the advice.

Silverlines said...

Hello there,

How have you been? Long time not visiting your blog.

I wish you are well :)


Rafael Lam said...

Your pictures are really great, your new life will be interesting!

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Anonymous said...

'ta... I didn't know you had quit. Did you get a new job or taking it easy? What photography course did you go to?

Maureen said...

How true! I wish I could take a course too but it's too hard without having a domestic helper now lol. Nanti kasih tau di FB dong Juin, kursus di mana buat future references aja gitu. Thanks ya!

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Sergey Zak said...

This post is somehow very cohesive to my mood and philosophy and intentions.

DanielPhillips. said...

Hey, That is very interesting and I think you should try to take at least one snap shot a day as it would be greet to watch your shots build up!

I enjoyed your blog and I hope I can return the favor to you, Please take a look at my blog and let me know what you think - also if you don't mind could you please follow,

I realize I may be asking a lot, but I would be extremely appreciative. Dan.


oceana_blue2010 said...

Hello from Australia. I can so relate to the love of photography how very Zen like it is. Perfect present moment.
I love it!! I will check out your work on flicker all the best


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Aliblahblah said...

I just started a second blog a few days ago to do that very thing of taking a photo every day - it's already making me open my eyes even more!

It's a good idea! Even if 3 years late for you - should definitely do it.

TIFF said...

I enjoyed your blog very much. I was in a car accident a few years back and found my sense of self in art. I now create hand painted silks in Nassau, Bahamas. I too drive around with a camera attached to my waist to catch life's moments :)