Lonely London

December 4, 2009

Okay so behind the story, I was doing this presentation off of my journey here in which I have dealt with the loneliness, frustration, sorrow, anger, and void of being here. It has been a rather therapeutic project because I totally trashed the first project and was able to come back to the reasons of me being here and that was to focus on my photography. With all the anxieties that come with being in an unfamiliar place a long way from home and trying to find some hope or spark within the place of lonely. ( I know soooooo deep ). Not to say that I have not had some great times here in London; I have, but my view upon the challenged that faced me here were a truly growing experience. I know a lot more about myself as an artist, person, and mainly a photographer. I have pushed past limitations and that a long with the many people that I have met here I would not trade.

Anyway, so when I presented this it was with a song that I would often listen to while here called “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawerence” by Sakamoto Ryuichi (listen to song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwkuS9FlB7M ) I did not play the whole thing but once I finish the project completely the song will play with it. Now in the convener some did not understand why I had this song (which I would  not have done but it was symbolic to me because it was a song that I would listen to while taking a lot of these photos) but, after further explaining to them the reasons why they understood that I would often listen to this song to excite and lift my spirits. Some music just speaks to you and other then my worship music this one stuck out. Plus I adore that song and the different changes and heights in the song. I am looking at this as a project that I am going to expand on in the days to come so we shall see how it ends. There are a few towards the end of my work that are of some of the people that I have met while here that I thought were great shots and really conveyed the sense of isolation that a person can feel even when around people. Let me know what you think.

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2 Responses to “Lonely London”

  1. Tara Davis said

    Kandice, So is this your personal website and company? These photos are so beautiful. I kept trying to pick my “favorite” one, but as I viewed them, I could not distinguish which one stood out as “better,” because they are amazing. You have grown and matured as a photographer, and I am so proud of you. I love witnessing others’ talents and passion come to life. I encourage you to continue to push past your limits, and be as creative as God created you to be. I heart your photography, and I heart you even more! Bravo, my sister! Love, Tara

    • decorumphotography said

      Hey Tara! I just saw this and for some reason it did not send your reply to my email. This is mine and Julie’s photography blog and our site is http://www.decorumphoto.com. The pictures in Lonely London I of course did in London :^). Thank you so much for the encouraging words, love and support. I really do appreciate it more then you know. Love you Tara!

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