Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Break Time

Brooklyn Bridge, 2005

I'm taking a break.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Aw man! I wrote a review yesterday for Breakfast at Tiffany's on that I was planning on copying and pasting onto here, but I forgot to click "Publish my review." Silly me. It was a pretty darn good review too. Here's what I remember of my review from memory:

Breakfast at Tiffany's is a classic. While some may dismiss the film as an overrated romantic comedy, it reaches out to me on so many different levels. Audrey Hepburn's style is impeccable. In the beginning of the movie, she walks the New York streets in a fine Givenchy black dress. Throughout the movie, she is spotted wearing modern and fresh coats and dresses. Hepburn's costar, George Peppard, is easy on the eyes.

There is a depth to this film that touches the heart and tugs at the broken frailty of humanity. The somber music adds richness to the scenes, and it proves that this is not a typical romantic comedy. Hepburn plays a callgirl, and she refuses to recognize love when she finds it.

One of my favorite scenes is when Hepburn is in Tiffany & Co, and the salesman says that it gives him a "sense of solidarity and a continuity with the past" to know that Cracker Jacks still puts prizes in their snacks. It's lighthearted yet nostalgic at the same time.

I think that's what I wrote - it's close enough. :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Uta Barth - Create a Feeling

Uta Barth is a wonderful photographer who tries to capture a certain mood. I like to think that we all try to capture a feeling in photographs. Here are some of Barth's works.

I admire how she takes the ordinary and makes it unique. Everyday images suddenly become new and fresh again.

My Uta Barth-inspired images:

(Grand Canyon)

(Coney Island)


Monday, April 5, 2010

To the Beat

I tend to relate life experiences to my favorite music or film, and certain seasons remind me of particular songs. For example, warm weather instantly reminds me of Death Cab for Cutie. Here are my favorite music videos:

These are some Korean MVs. Wonder Girls and SNSD are very big in Korea.