Film Photography

Backpack Through Europe?

29/09/2016

No way! I only travel with 360 spinner luggage. 🙂

My little luxury doesn’t change anything in one of Europe’s great advantages: low cost travel. With ÂŁ60 I bought a flight ticket to spend a weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Below is a brief description of the places I photographed that you can find in the gallery above.

Nyhavn – It was originally a busy commercial port where ships from all over the world would dock. Today the old houses have been renovated and people enjoy the relaxed atmosphere by the canal.

Amalienborg Palace – Is made up of four identical buildings and considered one of the greatest works of Danish Rococo architecture constructed in the 1700’s. The Royal Life Guards provide a permanent guard at the palace.

Rundertaarn – The 17th century tower has an observatory which is encircled by an outdoor platform from which you have a magnificent view of the old part of the city. If you look further you will see Øresund Bridge that connects Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö.

Pier in Sankt Annae plads – During summer, people enjoy the pier to swim or watch the coming and going of boats. There you can get drinks and snacks and relax listening to music of pickups.

Flea Market in Vesterbro – In this neighbourhood there is a street market where you can find antiques, clothing, home furnishings and much more.

Christiania – Freetown Christiania is an independent neighbourhood in Copenhagen. It was established in 1971 by a group of hippies who developed their own set of society rules, completely independent of the Danish government. Freetown Christiania is a mix of homemade houses, art galleries, mini-ramps, music venues, cheap and organic eateries and weed consumers.

The multiple exposure pictures in this post were taken with a Vilia camera and it’s just a taste of what this super charming city has to offer.

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Film Photography

The beauty in black and white photography

20/09/2016

I do.

Black and white pictures have a lack of vibrant colors that make you search for the photo’s essence.

It’s a delicate interpretation of reality.

Following this concept, I would like to share with you my new gallery called ‘Everything is Connected’.

This is a selection of pictures taken in August 2016, in Westminster and Finsbury Park, London.

Photos taken with Vilia 35mm camera.

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Film Photography

Think outside the box

08/09/2016

I refuse being stuck in a routine, so after an self-brainstorm I came up with a new mantra:

Think outside the box, never lose curiosity and be creative!

It’s a conscious reminder that I can do better. Considering this,  I’ve been photographing London scenes with my new/old camera that I bought in a flea market in Minsk, Belarus.

The Vilia is a 35mm film viewfinder produced at the MMZ BelOMO factory of Minsk, Belarus (formerly of the USSR). The factory produced 2 million cameras and mine is the 53061 – maybe this is my lucky number 🙂 .

So far I developed two films and would love to share with you some multiple exposure pictures.

Leave a comment!

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Life events, London

I am EU

24/06/2016
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Today when I woke up, the first thing I did was to check BBC website. The breaking news was short: UK votes to leave EU.

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The first feeling was emptiness.

I put some clothes on and went to work. While I was walking alone on the street the constant thought was: ‘Something has changed.’

When I got into the tube I saw the difference. For the first time in almost six years that I live in London, people are not playing whith their phones. They stared at each other, looking into their eyes, as if they are asking the English: ‘Did you vote in the referendum for me to stay or leave? Among Europeans, the exchange of glances, were more like: “So, what next? What are we going to do?”

I arrived at St James Park and went to Pret a Manger to buy my breakfast. Over there I would say that 90% of the employees are immigrants. I got a sandwich and went to the till. The team member said good morning and asked me “How are you today?”

“Well not good. I’ll have to leave.”

The other employees who were making coffees or baking croissants stared at me. The cashier sighed and said, “Me too.”

I paid my sandwich and said goodbye. He wished me good day and I wished back:

“A good future for all of us.”

To express my feeling right now would take me pages to write, but to summarize, somehow…

I don’t agree with United Kingdom leaving European Union. This is not because I live in England, but the way the relationships in general are going to. It’s a gradual ‘keep away’ between humans. To me leaving the EU is a cultural, social and development regression. It devalues diversity.

According to statistics shown on BBC website, most young people voted to remain.

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Some who work with me, told me that their parents voted to leave.

“The elders chose the future that you don’t want. It doesn’t make any sense,” I said and also, I didn’t understand the sons of immigrants who voted to leave.

Then we had Prime Minister David Cameron annoucing his resignation after vote for Brexit.

“Now it over” my brother who lives in London said.

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My favourite quote in Cameron’s speech was:

“I will do everything I can as Prime Minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months but I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination.”

Neither he believes.

“What am I going to do with my life?” I dramatized. One of the guys who works with me straightened his shirt and said:

“Well, if you want I’ll marry you.”

All other English clapped and laughed. Myself, the independent woman, now observes a new scenario in England. Another English friend offered to marry me.

These kind of gesture prove that there is kidness from many English. They don’t want their European friends to leave.

I don’t want either but maybe it is our time to get off the boat and let it go. I know for sure that a nation’s decision doesn’t control our destiny.

#IamEU #OneLove

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Videos

I’ll get there

16/06/2016

Two months ago I attended a short film competition for a Festival.

The theme was the English pilot Amy Johnson (1903-1941), the first female pilot to fly alone from England to Australia in 1930.

Inspired by the adventure, I wrote a script, produced and directed the film. This week I recived an email with the news. My film was rejected.

At first I felt frustrated but after a while I decided to relax, after all being rejected is part of life. Rejection doesn’t control my future, it’s just a fact in the past.

Every time that I watch the film, I love it! I think is beautiful, poetic, positive and sensitive.

Watch it and give your opinion.

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