Saudade III

I am reopening an old project which I had no time to finish last year. Saudade still interests me for many reasons – linguistic, sociological, historical and not the least – personal. Saudade is so far the best word to explain the way I felt after I left my favourite place and my home for 7 years – I often think of my life there and sometimes secretly wish that I can go back and be this previous version of me again.

For those who don’t know what saudade is, here is possibly the nearest description by Aubry Bell (1912):

a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness

Even after 10 years living at a different place in a different part of the world, I am still giving into this ‘dreaming wistfulness’ and my new word falls apart for a moment and I stop being who I am.

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Saudade (re:)

I am reopening an old project which I had no time to finish last year. Saudade still interests me for many reasons – linguistic, sociological, historical and not the least – personal. Saudade is so far the best word to explain the way I felt after I left my favourite place and my home for 7 years – I often think of my life there and sometimes secretly wish that I can go back and be this previous version of me again.

For those who don’t know what saudade is, here is possibly the nearest description by Aubry Bell (1912):

a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness

Even after 10 years living at a different place in a different part of the world, I am still giving into this ‘dreaming wistfulness’ and my new word falls apart for a moment and I stop being who I am.

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Saudade I

Tulips II

Part two of the experiment with the tulips. I did not want to loose the flowers – tulips are my favourite and this bunch was my Valentine’s Day flowers…

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Photomasters exhibition

Submitting work for the Photomasters in London this October has proven a difficult task. However, after some deliberation, calling a friend and a strong coffee, I think I am going with Crossings 1.

Below are all options, starting with Crossing 1 on top, followed by Crossings 2 and at the end Scenes of Portugal.

Am I making the right decision? Would appreciate your feedback….

Crossings 1

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Crossings 2

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Elizabeth Dickens Veils

Continued: Elizabeth Dickens Veils Photoshoot

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IDENTITY

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Hi everyone! I am presently working on a project on identity and I am looking for all kinds of people willing to take a part. The only conditions are:
– You have to be over 18
– You have to be/live/work in a reasonable distance from Cambridge
– You have to be ready to sign a model release (the model release is available to download from my website)

Here is a link to the project: http://www.reginarayphotography.com/photography-projects.html

Or email me for more info: hello@reginarayphotography.com

Good News

Today I woke up to the following email:

We are happy to inform you that your photo Through the glass will be displayed

on our start page http://www.fotocommunity.com on 10.08.2014
between 16:00 and 18:00.

Here’s the link to your photo:
http://www.fotocommunity.com/pc/pc/display/34284036

If you don’t want your photo to be displayed on the start page, just click the following link:
http://www.fotocommunity.com/pc/remove_from_queue.php?id=174031&checksum=f51d204f3e

Your fotocommunity team

 

And here is the photo:

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Identity

Read somewhere how important identity is for the photographer’s business.

So here is my take on it – I quite like it and I think I will keep it. Plus it looks great on the finished project.

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