The Hamburg Buddhist Center is setting up a beautiful statue exhibition, as part of India Week, and I’m thoroughly enjoying documenting the building up and the stunning, unique statues that will be on display. Expect a few more over the next few days.
Nothing spectacular, just a favour for a friend who wanted a picture of my mala – a necklace of 108 beads used in meditation – for a poster they’re working on. Considering the weather these days, I’m imagining I may end up photographing more and more still-lives for a while.
The Sedlec Ossuary is a church in Kutná Hora, decorated with the bones of 40,000 people. According to legend a half blind monk arranged the bones in the 15th century, and regained his eyesight as soon as he finished.
After a lovely weekend away but far too little sleep, I didn’t notice that I didn’t shoot anything all day, except this little box on my table at lunch.
Perhaps this is my project biting its own tail, and perhaps it’s cheating since I didn’t go out to shoot, but I’m excited to have just gotten my first batch of prints back.
One of the rules of this project is that I’m not only shooting every day, and posting here and on Facebook almost every day, but I’m also regularly printing the pictures I post. A good photo printer is beyond my budget these days, so I’m very pleased to see the quality I got from Aldi, of all places. For a couple Euros, I now have a handful of sharp, shiny, colour accurate prints.
We see most photographs on screens these days, but there’s something very satisfying about holding a picture in your hand, hanging it on your wall, and really spending some time with it, and not just swiping to the next one.
Nothing spectacular, I’ve just been noticing how dark and shadowy my pictures have been, and these sunny flowers on my café table this morning seemed a perfect opportunity to be a little brighter.