book project 4 + meet my camera

hi everyone, I'm trying to keep you updated but actually nothing to talk about, as you can see am bad when it comes to blog lol. I'm writing this today so i can push myself to shoot my pretty Polaroid SX-70 Camera got it from all the way from japan, thanks to mijonju for helping me to get it ! I always wanted to get one and this year more since i saw LG commercial : generation of OZ ! and this one is soo perfect, I LOVE IT!

I have some ideas already for this Polaroid Cam. and now i only waiting to get my hands into the films.

I hope one day i have big collection of vintage cameras. I like my personal photos to be more simple and original and has a vintage style

ok now about the book, the shooting should start this week, but not everyone is ready so i might make it to the next week, which will be harder for me, because it will be Feb. and i will have hundreds of photos to edit. I'm also thinking about the locations and how the lighting it would be specially it will be my first time in that place, i really hope everything will go well, because i really don't like any of the results yet. I hope to get high quality photos this time and will be like i sketched and planned. I'm preparing my storyboard to show it for my team so we can work faster, what i will care about is the day light and when the sun goes down.

yes there are some moments i say to myself why shall i bother i better give up, can't do it, it's hard, everything goes wrong, then i get back to it. It happens when you have the artistic mood, you get different feeling every 10 minutes.

now, I remembered that it's my project and my book and these moments will not come again so i should enjoy it and let everything goes as it's, i will do my best with big smile in my face because i got this chance to do it at last.

book project 3

soooo, what was happening, hmmm

still editing, and trying to have time for it because i have other editorials to finish this week, I try to keep myself focus and not tired.

We didn't shoot yet, I'm still thinking if it will be one day or two. It depends actually of what will happen tomorrow, i need to be confirmed about something. let's hope it will work! fighting!!

I spent last night working on these photos and i have a photograph of the model with "burga" I was wondering if i shall keep it in colour or B&W. or both. when i have to do this kind of decisions i get confused. so what do you think?
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there are many photos as well but let's keep them inside the book, shall we? lol

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the book project 2

hey everyone, I'm typing while my eyes almost closing because i spent the whole two days just editing the photos of my book and try to figure out what's the best, I'm showing cousins some photos just to see how do they feel about them, sometimes you need to see it through people' eyes but of course artist eyes n_n. because it's my own work, I'm still not satisfied with any result yet but i started to like one or two photos I've done yesterday. I want to have also black and white photos in the book so let's hope the next shoot will be good.
i really want to show you some photos but i think i shall wait till my next post and to make sure no one will steal my idea till i publish it.

bye for now I really need to get some sleep after 5 hours editing for just 1 photo and it was just a try, I'm really must be crazy or something.

the book project

I decided to write almost daily about my book project, since everyone is asking me about it wherever I go, it's really nice to know many people around me really care about it. It's also funny when i go and ask some places for shooting for my book they ask me: ok, promise us a copy with your signature.... OK sure but let me finish it first. So the pressure now is getting worse, but i manage it.
I'm not even trying to think what fans and people are going to say about it or like it. In fact, I would be happy to publish my first book that actually is a photo story book. which reminds me somehow of my childhood books, when mom used to bring me thousand of books but i always end up with the books that contain photos, i used to enjoy.
The book also will contain some poems and since i didn't even write one after 1997, a famous person is going to help me out with it. Special thanks to him and his daughters, i will also do my best to translate some in English and some other languages.

The nice thing about this project that my parent really support me for it, they don't even argue of going out with me for shoot. ok because the whole family were with us. haha yeah because the two first shootings were in desert.

First, i went and studied the places before two years ago and this year, yes two years since the story of the book inside my head for almost 7 years and i decided it's the time to move it out to the world.

did i change some of the ideas about the book?

yes i did, because there are some scenes which are dangerous for the model to do, so i cut it out and we did more scenes in the desert for it.

first official day of shooting for my book:
complete disaster may i say.. the MUA and model were really on time at 2:30 pm, family split on that time into 2 groups, one of the group decided to go somewhere else in the last minute so we were late. we arrived at 4 and the place we went to supposed to prepare 2 camels for us, but the camels decided to go for a walk, so...... in somehow, I found out I forgot the memory card, since the assistant prepared all the things like we used to do before we go out, the memory was in the office, so i went back in the car with the model and assistant while i left the rest of the family and the mua waiting in the place.
with 1 hour left before the sun goes down, what shall i do? i should not lose that day i wouldn't give up this easily, arrived to the office got the memory card and went in the car. during our way to the place, we stopped in the desert somewhere near before the sun goes down, the model wa running and i was running and we took some shots before the sun goes down which was beautiful.
i know .. why do i do things in crazy way? i guess it meant to be.
anyway, we got back to the place.. and left after few mintues. we went back to the studio and i got some shots for her. which i think it will be lovely for the book. yes i have many comments of my work and i don't like it but it's normal thing since i want things perfectly but i think sometimes we need to let go and take it easy.

so of course we re done it again in the next day.

2nd official day of shooting for my book:
this time alone with mom helping, all came early, went to 3 locations, including the sea and the model wore two different lovely dresses. Special thanks to my aunt who gave us her two old traditional gowns from 40 yrs ago and still looking amazing and traditional gold.

So this is a very simple picture from first day shoot.
Right now, I'm trying to edit the photos which some of them i will add later on for print in deviant.

There is another shooting I'm planning for a month. Hopefully i am doing next week.
I will keep typing about it because i have about two months to finish it, I'm trying to give myself a deadline so i can finish it after all, and also to let you updated with the book project and for you all to encourage me, so... fighting!! and wish me luck n_