Streams of joy, shot in Sweden at a music festival 3 years back
The past few days have been somewhat difficult, and not for any given reason. I don't really know how to explain how sorrow or apathy hits at random moments, but I want to share that it does - even for those we might not expect it to.
I'm realizing the recent posts I've published are all pretty real, they might seem somber. But I hope it shares a holistic story. In person I can often appear joyful, enthusiastic, full of life - I am. I'm grateful for all of this. I live an extremely fortunate reality and hope to spread mindfulness, connection, and positivity in everything I do. But there's always more behind the curtain.
I've struggled with a handful of things in the past and I think, sometimes, I struggle with them still. No one has everything together - stress, depression, anxiety - it can all make a presence here and there.
Yet I believe wholeheartedly that life isn't defined by these moments. It's defined by the ones we have to bring ourselves back up, out of the muck and into remembering what matters.
We all have a place on this earth. Joy is always around the corner. Memories are always being made. Love is always available.
I hope anyone and everyone experiencing these moments remembers that they're not alone, and that life is much much more than the times we struggle. You're all champions for living your lives, end of story, and I love each and every one of you.
I find happiness where the sun shines.... & today being longest day of the year means a little extra happiness ☀️⛅
& even if the weather isn't sunny where you are always remember that, no matter where you go -you can always be your own ray of sunshine
Playing seek & hide with #eiffletower 👀
Love this perspective which opens on place du Trocadéro from avenue Raymond Poincaré ❤ By the way, if you go left, you'll find one of famous Parisian boulangerie called Carette. It opens at 7am every day, even on weekend (7:30am). So if you want enjoy a French breakfast with the view 😋 this might be a good spot.
#BiyaheNiRu at 📍Palad Sandbar, Marinduque
The worst-funniest trip ever!
When you booked a trip and you were transferred to another, when the rain started to get angry, when the sun didn’t showed up on the time you wanted it, when the heavy rain falls and you can’t bring out your camera to have a group photo... Yes it was one of my “worst” travel but it turned out to be funny and great one as always. I travel alone but sometimes it’s funnier to have friends in your biyahe.
Photography is about showing what's real to the rest of the world; Editing is about increasing contrast, boosting highlights to make the original pictures stand out even more without being artificial.
If you are the type that artificially inserts objects (& even yourself) as part of the editing process all the time to make it seem like you were there, and thereby distorting the true reality of what photography is, you are simply not fit to be even called a photographer.
There’s no way I was born to just pay bills💰 and die 💀 ~ One look around Koh phi phi & that was my emotion 👀 .
How can a place be so mesmerising?
How did I not know about it until recently?
How many such beautiful places exist?
How long does it take for them to be discovered?
How do I explore all those fascinating worlds? 🗺 .
These are the questions I’m finding answers too ~ wishing I get to leave as many footprints 👣 and collect as many memories as possible ✨
Happy FRI-YAY 😃