May 10, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Light bursts

May 9, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Out of focus images

Back when I started photographing one of the main rules or critiques I kept hearing and seeing on the photography forums or the places where people would give feedback to your work was for the images to be sharp and clear. 


But as it happens with any advice, it's very much contextual and dependent on the photograph (and here you can replace it with painting, drawing, writing etc.). Sometimes what you need or want to express follows no rules or needs new ones. That is why you might hear you need to learn the rules so you can break them. But successfully breaking the rules usually comes with intention and with the knowledge of why you're doing it. 


When it comes to out of focus images, I enjoy them quite a lot. They can convey certain moods and feelings that are far more expressive than a clear image. They tell more by hiding things. And sometimes I feel a bit out of focus too, so I put it in my photographs. 


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January 6, 2019Comments are off for this post.

The fairy

Fairies are enchanted creatures or spirits known to possess magical powers. Fairies always fascinated human kind yet, as history had proven, the interferences between the two realms often caused problems and misgivings. 

And so a truce was made, that no soul or creature was to trespass the other world without suffering horrible consequences.

For centuries no one dared to disobey the agreement and time took its toll on it. Humans forgot all about fairies, confined them to myths and legends and foolishly convinced themselves they were all products of their imagination.

But fairies never forgot and, bound by curiosity, they sometimes take human form and walk on the forbidden land once more.

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