CREATIVE CONCEPTS GHANA | MOOD SERIES

71. AS THROUGH A VEIL

October 22, 2015
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It’s a beautiful day today. Not too hot, not too cold. The skies are beautifully blue, with hints of dark clouds here and there. Pure with a dark edge (kinda allegorical of human nature, hmm?). The kind of day I like the best. It would have been perfect if not for the drone of all these generators disturbing the natural peace and calm. Yes, it’s Dumsor season. Permanently so, actually. The electricity said hasta la vista to us ages ago and hardly popped by for a visit these last few weeks.

Ghana Ghana… but let’s not dwell on the negative on a day like this. There are so many broader events, experiences, etc that shape what happens to us on a smaller personal level. It’s as if we see life as through a veil indeed. What do we know for certain? The more we know, the more we don’t know… These events might influence who we are, but in the end it’s all down to us how we choose to perceive them, who we choose to become and what we choose to put out into the world. Let’s choose positivity. Let’s choose to put out kindness. Let’s choose the light.

I find photography deeply fascinating. They say that a photograph is worth a thousand words. Rightly so. A good photo has the power to grip you and transport you into another world entirely, a good photo can uplift you, fill you with a joy you cannot explain, and a hunger, inspiration to take charge of your own world, and to weave the strands together as magically as you glimpse in that photo. Photos inspire.

Little wonder then, that photography has grown to be one of my biggest passions…One of my new year resolutions this year actually, to be a “professional amateur” photographer. I know, lofty goals, right? But hey, they say to shoot for the sky, so yeah! And yeah, I’ve been working on it!!! There’s something about a good photograph that fills me a deep unexplainable happiness, and yet an angst; I am infused with so much inspiration. It’s my hope to share that with you everyday you are here. I feel so happy and blessed to be able to share bits and pieces of my life with you here, so happy when it resonates with you, and thrilled that I get to learn from you too. Thank you. And thank you Internet. 🙂

You cannot imagine how excited I am to bring this post to you today. It was getting to the end of the day, we were home tired after a long day away, but the light was just right, so what to do! I truly love how the spontaneous shadowy silhouettes turned out. I’m curious, which one is your favourite? Also, can you guess what I had on?? (Btw, remember that first silhouette shoot I did? Guess you can call this a series now. 🙂 ) We gather and wrap our clothes around us as armor, our protection and strength against whatever the day might decide to throw at us. I never felt as powerful as I did in this ensemble yesterday…Truly cannot wait to show you the actual shoot we did for this outfit yesterday, so stay tuuuuuned. 🙂

 

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    1. Thank you Dana! That’s the funny thing about life, that we never know what’s to come, so let’s keep the hope that one day we shall get to meet in person. Maybe even in Europe! How thrilling would that be!

  1. Awesomeness! I got goosebumps while looking at each shot. Silhouettes are so mysterious. Add a gossamer-like curtain and you have a dramatic setting. Perfection.

    One day I hope to become a professional amateur photographer, too. Have a wonderful journey towards fulfilling your beautiful dreams.

    1. I’m certain you’ll be good at photography. You have a poetic soul. I really hope you do explore channeling your creativity into photography one day soon; you’ll love it!
      And thank you, thank you! Very glad to hear that it affected you so. 🙂

  2. Oh! I love this post so much, beautifully written with such heart-warming depth. Well done!

    Lol @ “Dumsor season”, it’s funny how I’ve become deaf to the generator sounds, I only notice how loud they are the moment that they go off. Selective deafness or is it Reflexive deafness? 😀

    I agree with you, Positivity is such an eye-opener, and Kindness is a heart-opener.

    Photography has always interested me, you’ve inspired me to learn.

    I love these shots of you, there’s an air of mystery in the pictures. I am guessing that you wore a peplum top and skinny jeans. 🙂

    Have a lovely weekend!

  3. You look like Naomi Campbell, a model indeed! Am officially inspired to do a silhouette shoot soon thanks to you. I love the the whole post and I felt like I was reading a poem guuurrllll, your writting skills never seize to amaze me. Keep up hun!
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  4. This photo essay is going to last a long time in my memory. It’s the subtlety of the form, the way you are opening the thin veil/drapes, the way the memory of your eyes flashes through my mind.

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