A little collage I did yesterday, inspired by the spring weather that has reached Pretoria. (I hear Stellenbosch is still pretty cold!) Sometimes visiting this part of the world has its perks!
My sister and I recently went on a trip to the USA, ending off our month long holiday in New York, watching the sunset from the observation deck of the Rockefeller centre. My sister was prepared for this trip, armed with a camera that’s zoom would provide many a stalker with joy, and settings that, after a month of trial and error, she still didn’t fully understand. Me? Well, I came armed with a camera that would already have been described as “out of date ” back in 2009. So, I took some photos and then tried to enjoy the view.
Only, I had a pocket full of quarters and a childish love of those old, silver viewfinders. So, after spending a good 50c looking at the city (and a close up of the back of people’s heads) through this view finder, I came up with an idea to ease a little bit of the “zoom envy” I was feeling towards my sister. So, a few shots using both my camera zoom and the viewfinder, and these were the results. I’m not saying they are photographic genius … but they made me think of a sort of DIY Instagram (which is something my little phone is also incapable of … but my sister’s iPad).
I never thought of myself as someone who’d have a blog, mostly because I didn’t really think I had anything to say (or, rather nothing to say that anyone would read). That hasn’t exactly changed, but I find myself with a growing amount of sketches, doodles and ideas that are starting to stare at me from the other side of the room.
So, I thought I’d pop them on here and give them some space; just maybe, they have something to say. Think of this as an online sketchbook, containing works in progress, half completed ideas … hopefully a few of which will turn into something a little more solid along the way.