In the early days in Washington DC, when people asked me “What do you think about DC?” I rolled my eyes and sighed because it was just too soon to tell plus the stress of the relocation. Now, with eight months of my job contract is over and I’m about to leave the city, I can look back and see what I can come up with. Photo is the usual visual diary to document I find in everyday life and Instagram is the usual channel for sharing it.
Here are some of the things I find in eight months living in Washington DC.
When I come out of State Theatre after a strange award-winning Thai film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, at Sydney Film Festival, the winter light on George Street strikes my eyes and I have to response to it.
This video looks similar to one of my previous photography at Mardi Gras Harbour Party two years ago. Even though I have worked with this concept before, it is still an experiment for a number of reasons.
First of all, it is a native video, not a bunch of still images I did. The element of time adds a whole new dimension to the perception. Secondly, it is shot in horizontal orientation since it has to be on screen. Most of all, it is shot on a mobile phone which is the restriction I always embrace. However, there is the same sense of trance as I did the photography while shooting this video. I believe that sense also comes out when it is premiered at Kino Sydney.
I haven’t blogged for a while. It’s a huge new financial year for me. My PowerMac system drive just suddenly died recently. Getting everything back up is quite a job. Anyway, it’s a chance to run Tiger on this machine. Then I got sick with cold myself. Autumn leaf presents the mood even though it is now winter in Sydney.
It is a hot day in Cairns, Australia. Swimming pool by the beach is not only full of humans hanging around but also Silver gulls (Larus novaehollandiae) especially on the pool shade. The direct sun above is almost endurable as it casts the strong shadow on the fabric.