Tag Archives: art

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

This Special Photo Challenge came at the right time for me. It came just as a great gust of inspiration came at me… I love taking photos and have made the conscious decision to be a photographer and take photos of things that matter to me, mainly social documentary. I’m also finding inspiration in other types of photography, portraiture and commercial photography – which is something I never saw myself doing until now. Doors are opening up for me and I’m making the conscious choice to step into them, stepping into me and my greatness. It’s funny because a few days ago I even wrote a blog on the very same theme of stepping into your own greatness and the importance of making the conscious choice to do so.

Here is a shot that was taken while on a photo shoot today… It’s inspired me to open myself up to even greater possibilities.

All of this just leads me to ask, what else is possible? 

(Photo credit: Venus Noorleila)

Aria (Toronto #2)

Image

 

This is Aria Zenua.

I met her playing her guitar and singing in downtown Toronto on one of the last of the hot summer days.

One of my favourite things to do is to watch people in their element, be it singing or dancing or anything else. I love to see when people become so present in what their doing that they forget everything else. This was one of those moments.

 

Image

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry (Nature)

This was the first photo I thought of when I saw this week’s theme.

To me, geometry means shapes and you can find shapes anywhere. I love the shapes that nature creates. I find mother nature and her capabilities amazingly fascinating.

This photo was taken in Maseok, Namyang-ji, South Korea.

Halmoni Power

Image

Every Wednesday from 11am to 1pm outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul Korea, come rain or shine, the Halmoni and their supporters peacefully protest for the Japanese government to acknowledge their wrongdoings in organising “Comfort Stations” throughout Asia during the Second World War.

I ask that you take a few moments to sign this petition, these are women I care deeply about and I fully support them fighting for justice.

We call upon members of the UN General Assembly to address the issue of wartime sex slaves as a special agenda for the 67th session in 2012 and to pass a resolution on this issue at the session. Over 200,000 women were taken to rape brothels, and not many survivors remain alive today. Now is the time to demand justice for the survivors.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/wianbuhalmeoniege_jeongyineun_eobsneunga_Are_67_years_not_long_enough_to_bring_justice_to_survivors_of_sex_slaves/?cgIfWcb