Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I like lomos. The lomo philosophy emphasises capturing what captures ur fantasy. It follows in the steps of the Impressionists. I guess lomography's also very appealing to the youths in the sense that it emphasises on carefree-ness, and the just-capture-it... the ephemeralness and sublimeness of everyday mundanity being captured in sweet exuberant colours.

In that sense, I guess it's the response of the Epicureans, the Impressionists and Surrealists, to the Stoics, the Modernists, the Minimalists... and the beat goes on.

GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow will be dying.
- Robert Herrick

I learnt that poem from watching Dead Poets' Society.
John Keating:
They're not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they're destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? - - Carpe - - hear it? - - Carpe.

Carpe diem. Seize the day boys. Make your lives extraordinary.


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