Self Portrait on a Train November 6th, 2010
I was lucky enough to take the train a number of times this year. I can never really get enough of train rides. Especially since it’s a mode of travel which is pretty much non-existent in the Middle East. To me, train rides will always have a certain, perhaps romantic and certainly peaceful, connotation. I enjoy all aspects of travel by train, starting from the bustling chaos in the giant hangar-like boxes that are train stations.
Earlier this year, I’d been trying to slow my life down to the point where I could assimilate it all and start enjoying it again. And I think those train rides in March and April were an excellent place to start. What a perfect way to experience and enjoy the beauty of Spring! But I’ve already waxed lyrical on train rides before, so I’ll stop here.
I was looking over my archives and found these two shots. Self-portraits I took as I was heading back in to Paris. They were silly test shots, but I think they came out alright. I am pleasantly surprised by how much I’ve changed since then.
On another note, here are a few quirky things to enjoy:
- check out a working medium-format camera made with lego blocks here;
- check out a cool studio lighting app for the iPhone which lets you take studio shots – and even shows you how to light your subject - here; and
- check out this very funny (and interesting) take on common photography mistakes, by the one and only Joe McNally.
More coming soon!