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Last trip to Japan with that last love I have lost. Seems like Japan has a habit of doing that.
The intangibles
Lake Rotoroa, Hamilton
New Zealand

I recently moved back to this little city after 8 years away. 8 years... Sounds like a long time yet no time at all. People have changed yet they're still the same. Am I a little wiser? Perhaps. I have learnt to keep the ups and downs of life in perspective and appreciate the little things. The melancholy sets in from time to time in life - that's just part of it and I don't trust the people that are always happy. But it's the little moments like this, getting away from work just in time to catch the fading light in the cold, that reminds us the beauties of life is everywhere, and if you just look up from time to time life will usually look after you in its own way.
Gosh it's been a while... But with a fancy new laptop that can finally handle PS and Lightroom without me pulling my hair out, I hope to be a little more active from now on!!
Kyoto Winter
That slight sting of early winter, kissed with the last linger of jasmine
as the wooden Geta clogs down the long hallway
There is such beauty in silence, but for the whisper of bare branches caressed by the breeze
Sweet melancholia in solitude


Professional procrastinator
New Zealand
Current Residence: Aotearoa NZ
Favourite genre of music: Trip-hop, jazz, indie, classical
Operating System: Central Nervous System
Shell of choice: By the sea shore
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie
Personal Quote: Sanity is overrated.
So, I just realised it's been ten years since I joined dA.

I joined when I was twenty-three. A little jaded, a little bewildered, a little in love. Couldn't wait to pack my bags, see the world, make new friends, and beautiful photographs.

Now I'm a little older. Maybe a little less jaded, less bewildered, but in love and content. With life, with work, and most importantly, with who I am. I can say honestly that I have chased many of my dreams, and succeeded in the most part, in one way or another.

It's been six months since I last logged in and uploaded something. It's not that I don't care about it anymore, but I guess compared to ten years ago, life is... More simple, yet complicated.

Caring for nothing but photography, being completely obsessed about art, and this wonderful community... simpler yet more complicated times. Thinking back, and looking back at the photographs I took, and the stories I told, it was a poignant way to reflect on the adventures, friendships, and loves, both found and lost.

I bailed out a fellow photographer's guitar when he had to pawn it to make ends meet.

I partied with some crazy people. Adelaide, Buenos Aires, Sydney.

I fell in love with photography, and dA deserves credit for giving me a forum to express that love with like-minded dreamers. You know who you are - You may no longer be here in this community, and we may not even talk that often anymore, but thank you, for the critiques, the laughs, the encouragement, and occasionally, the madness that descends into something beautiful.

Thanks dA, in a way, for being my journal into adulthood. Well, almost adulthood.

And thanks, my friends that still follow me, for being part of that journey.

(p.s. no I'm not quitting dA, and no, I'm not killing myself)

  • Listening to: the wind
  • Reading: your mind
  • Watching: my life as the third person
  • Playing: the game called life
  • Eating: too much
  • Drinking: too little


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JACAC Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
g l a d . t o . s e e . y o u . :w00t:
t h a n k . y o u . =)=)
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
What an incredible gallery you have!
mdudziak Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favorite!
creative1978 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
Thanks for the fav :)
IsabellaJainePhoto Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for fav my work "Willow catkin"! :)
parallel-pam Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015   Photographer
thanks for the :+fav: :-)
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Thanks very much for the :+fav:  
tessieart333 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for stopping by my page!  Really appreciate it:-)

calikal Featured By Owner Edited Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for the faves!!Hug :happybounce: :happybounce:
by the way you got a beautiful and interesting gallery!!!
j0rosa Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
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