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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