One of the pleasures of film photography is getting surprised by the images when I eventually get the rolls of film developed. While most of the photos are not super sharp, I love the grain and imperfections in them which somehow make those moments seem more real.Read More
From print to screen
Would you read a book if you’ve already seen the film that was based on it, and vice versa?Read More
How do you shoot?
A camera is a tool. It enables us to preserve a memory in the form of an image, sometimes with sound included. We use a camera to help us communicate an idea or an emotion, as well as to spread the word about something that matters to us. A camera can take the form of…Read More
Proud to call Atlanta home since 1941
Declared Delta Air Lines in an advertisement. These were the words that greeted me at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This was back in November 2011. I had flown from Brussels on Delta Air Lines on business class. When I entered the cabin, it felt like I had gone back in time into the 1980s. The…Read More
1998: Remembering Nepal
After learning about the major earthquake that recently struck Nepal, I looked through the digital scans of negatives from the rolls of film that I shot in 1998. As I counted the years on my fingers, I realised that it was about half a lifetime ago when I visited Nepal. I didn’t take many travel notes back then,…Read More
Oh, to be warm!
As I write this post, I’m standing by the heater to keep warm and occasionally peeking out of the window. I’m waiting for snow to appear. According to the weather forecast, there’s 100% chance of snowfall from 0100-0200 in Brussels tonight. But all I see and hear are fat raindrops. The latest weekly photo challenge…Read More
Double Yellow Line
A double yellow line road marking means different things depending on where you’re at. In Singapore, this means that no parking is allowed at all times. Violate this rule and risk being fined S$70 (approx. 40€ / US$50). The theme of this week’s Photo Challenge on Daily Post is “yellow”. The first thing that came…Read More
Sacco E Vanzetti + La Pagode
I meant to write earlier about Sacco E Vanzetti after watching a restored version of the movie in Paris last month. But I didn’t know where to start. The film is based on the controversial murder trial of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in the US in the 1920s. I was not familiar with the court case nor…Read More
Have you been to Paris, Texas?
A flash of hot pink caught my attention when I was in Paris last month. The words “Paris, Texas” and “version restaurée” were printed beneath the uncertain face of a beautiful blonde. In a corner of the poster was the Palme d’Or logo of the Cannes Film Festival. Back in AB’s apartment, I told him about this…Read More