I’ve been thinking, how do you introduce an element of art and beauty into conventional photography? Conventional photography like wedding, family, events photography. Everything I’ve seen regarding those mentioned seems pretty uninspiring. Ideas please?

in a society like singapore where almost every parent inculcates the importance of financial wealth and social standing into their children, i deviated from the norm when i applied for an arts degree after my accountancy studies. this means that i am throwing away 3 years of knowledge and high prospects in the fiery pursuit of my passion, digital imaging.
but what worries me is that this passion may be similiar to the previous short-lived passions like Japanese language, piano, etc. i hope that i can really go all the way this time because life can’t be a road filled all the way with trials and errors. people around me are not as forgiving anymore now that i am older. 
another concern is my inexperience compared to my future coursemates. i am certain not many are like me, who make the change after 3 years. they would probably know more, their senses more attuned and more capable with their tools of expression. although time is a limiting factor, i hope that i can improve sufficiently when the course starts.
a sedative sense of satisfaction is all i want in producing my work.

in a society like singapore where almost every parent inculcates the importance of financial wealth and social standing into their children, i deviated from the norm when i applied for an arts degree after my accountancy studies. this means that i am throwing away 3 years of knowledge and high prospects in the fiery pursuit of my passion, digital imaging.

but what worries me is that this passion may be similiar to the previous short-lived passions like Japanese language, piano, etc. i hope that i can really go all the way this time because life can’t be a road filled all the way with trials and errors. people around me are not as forgiving anymore now that i am older. 

another concern is my inexperience compared to my future coursemates. i am certain not many are like me, who make the change after 3 years. they would probably know more, their senses more attuned and more capable with their tools of expression. although time is a limiting factor, i hope that i can improve sufficiently when the course starts.

a sedative sense of satisfaction is all i want in producing my work.

The Spirit of Winter by MikkoLagerstedtA series of Winter photos, taken 2012 and 2013 in Finland.

The Spirit of Winter by MikkoLagerstedt
A series of Winter photos, taken 2012 and 2013 in Finland.

I am not a graceful person. I am not a Sunday morning or a Friday sunset. I am a Tuesday 2am, I am gunshots muffled by a few city blocks, I am a broken window during February. My bones crack on a nightly basis. I fall from elegance with a dull thud, and I apologize for my awkward sadness. I sometimes believe that I don’t belong around people, that I belong to all the leap days that didn’t happen. The way light and darkness mix under my skin has become a storm. You don’t see the lightning, but you hear the echoes. — Anna Peters (via bbijoue)

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