Sunday, November 18, 2007

Pondering...

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Polas I took at the Blue Lotus Water Garden, unfortunately there were no Lotuses (they bloom in December) only Water Lilies but still well worth the drive!

It was all so inspiring, I wanted to stare for hours and hours looking at all the strange alien shapes and insects (maybe ghosts?) skipping and gliding across the surface of the lake. You can see more pictures here...

Lately I've been making notes/thinking about different ways to create images, and experimenting. Putting restrictions (I don't know if that's the right word?) on the material I use to make things. Maybe experiment with tactility, thread, toothpicks, leaves, pins. I think the trip yesterday spurred these thoughts on even more, and while I'm typing this I have a little box of things next to my laptop I've collected and want to experiment with. It will mean sticky fingers by the end of the day. I hope to make prints to share with you all, I hope you will like them. Most of all I hope the experiments will work out, but you never know until you try.

Is there a word to describe feeling excitement and fright all at once? I've never been good with words but I feel just like that...

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An interesting short interview with Yohji Yamamoto's daughter Limi, who is also head designer of her own label Limi Feu. I'm still pondering over her view on the male designer's 'fashion reality' versus a female designer's personal perspective on body and proportion...

Phenomenal prints at Jean-Pierre Braganza.

16 comments:

eshu said...

these are so gorgeous, what kind of film did you use?

it almost looks like the mini-polaroids...

karin said...

Your polas are fabulous and I do believe that the visit in this garden
was so absolutely inspiring! I'm looking forward to your experiments :)

Czina said...

great photos!!!

i am interested what your experiments bring. hope you'll take us a note!

elly yap said...

Thanks eshu! I used 500 film for a Polaroid Joycam. The film is much cheaper than regular 600 film. :)

I'm excited to share the experiments with you all! I'll try posting some later on in the week, that is if I come up with anything good! ;)

gracia said...

Those polaroids - so marvelous.

Looking forward to seeing more of what you have on the boil.

see you, g

Jessica said...

these photos are eerie and magical. I wish I was there to see this serene place.

lilly piri said...

really beautiful photos elly:) im glad you had a good time there

kat heyes said...

I think I spent my entire early childhood wishing for a dog! I got my first puppy at the age of about 9, she was a golden retriver (though really white) called Sally, sadly she was killed at the age of 3, so we didn't have her for that long but she definitely made and impression on us all. the next dog we had was a 9 year old chesapeake bay retriver Called Dai (its welsh!) that we rescued, he was such a sop and used to follow me everywhere, hes not around any more either and I really miss him - is that weird to miss an animal?

lovely pics as ever!
you left such lovely words, thank you and ditto!

pussman said...

this reminds me so much of the garden of Degas in France, the pictures are wonderfull!

Michelle said...

Lovely...just like Monet's Japanese bridge in Giverny (but I like the red better).

fine little day said...

Oh, this is so lovely.

elly yap said...

Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to leave the lovely comments guys. It means a lot to me!

Hehe you really are a dog expert hey Kat? I've never even heard of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Golden Retrievers and Labradors are probably the most popular dog here in Australia. I think once you own a dog you start to pay attention to the dogs you see while you're driving... which can be a bit of a hazard sometimes. :P

Michelle, I have to agree and say I love the red too!

lilly piri said...

you know these are beautiful elly :)

yohji's designs are great with the pockets inbuilt! my favourite dress that i bought here has two big pockets & that's just another reason to like it even more!

Cher Ami said...

Polaroids make everything look great. beautiful pics!

maditi said...

really love this polaroid series.

elly yap said...

Lil, I love pockets (esp cause I don't like using bags) but I always have to be careful when I'm doing laundry cause I leave tissues in sometimes. :/

Thank you Maditi and Cher Ami!