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Slaves to the screen~

Who could have imagined that a day would come when our own advances in technology would enslave us and shut us out of the world we are anxious to know about. Screens are becoming a serious addiction for so many that we spend most of our waking hours staring into screens.

This all reminds me of a movie I saw years ago called “until the end of the world”, which haunted me for years and now today to some level I see it coming to life.

On that note, I will put away my screen and say good night.

Day 32 of 365

Images taken on the streets of New York City

Calling Home

The option to connect is there, at every moment

The option to connect is there, at every moment

For it to work, we must pick up the phone

For it to work, we must pick up the phone

We struggle all our lives to achieve higher understanding, to get closer to the truth, but most of the time we fail to make the first step.

Photos taken in Shanghai, at the Power Station of Art.

Day Two Hundred Ninety Nine, November 17, 2011

the pastel generation

The new generation, what words can we list to associate with their day to day domain at this time in history? I did this exercise with myself naming some words that come to mind from the top of my head: social media, games, electronics, texting, computers, television, movies, ipads, ipods, iphones, virtual sports with Wii…

These things they take with them everywhere, they communicate through them, they find their identities with the help of these gadgets and they have become an integral part of the life of a modern young person. And then I thought further and realized that they are all boxes of some sort, small screens that draw the eyes and concentration of a person in and holds them there. So they are boxed in almost oblivious to the world around them and I remember very clearly that for us it was never really like that. Where are we heading? How virtual is our world going to get? Are we going to box ourselves in deeper and deeper? Then the word zombie came to mind (which might have to do with my Lea showing up today with a collection of zombie cards out of the blue!)

Day Two Hundred Ninety Five, November 13, 2011

shoot you back

I walk the streets of the city almost daily doing what I love to do best : Street Photography, and each day I learn new things and gain new experiences, most of it having to do with other people. I am behind my camera lost in a world of images, patterns, colors and moments, that I sometimes point my camera at faces that move me without anticipating the reaction. It always seems to work instinctively somehow like a dance between my eyes, their eyes, my camera their bodies and it all flows. Sometimes unspoken sparks of joy can come at me from a person and they react in a most unexpected way. It always draws giggles from us both and a human moment beyond language is allowed to go into the favorite archives of my memory. That’s why I love street photography so much, it is about capturing the human element in so many subtle as well as obvious ways.

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