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Love has no limitations. It cannot be measured. It has no boundaries. Although many have tried, love is indefinable. – Steve Maraboli
I believe that love is a powerful energy, a force of nature that transcends beyond distance, gender, culture and nationality. We cannot demand nor command love. One can initiate love through friendship and courtship, but the course of love is undisputable. How love expresses itself between two human beings is beyond our control. Differences in religion, skin color, language and social status can put a strain in a relationship, making anyone doubt its longevity. Not to mention the deeply embedded negative attitude of society towards some of these differences. But remember that love is bigger than what we are. You cannot put it in a box – delimit its full potential – without risking total destruction of its very essence.
Accepting love from another race or culture doesn’t mean presenting the same image as the other person. It does not mean changing your own values and outlook; it only demands understanding and appreciation of the beauty that can only be seen in diversity. Those who already find that rare connection with another person know that love chooses no particular time or place. You can fall in love with someone with opposing set of beliefs, a person you initially thought is impossible to love, someone you may not be attracted to at first.
But love is persistent. Love exists even when you are afraid, even when you fear that it may not last; so much so that when you already have it, you strive to keep it. In a world of uncertainties, of harsh judgments, of things that are doomed to fail, we continue loving. You may have a lot to lose, but love is always worth the effort.
Love is Without Limits
2009 is the year I started photography. It is also the same year I started a famous photography project called “project 365”. A project in which jumpstarted my love and knowledge for photography.
Fast forward to 2011, two years after I got hold of my first DSLR (canon 450 D), I am still in-love with the field and still craving for some exercise to fuel my knowledge.
Aside from my on-going “15 minute stranger project” and my upcoming “Project: Man v Food” , I will be starting a new project for Christmas 2011 with my friends, Michael Zuniga, Mau Reen and Jayson Bustamante. This project will be called “25 days to Christmas”.
I will be adding a small additional rule for myself here, I will be taking all photos with my 50mm 1.4 lens, using the maximum 1.4 aperture, and I will also try to add some inspirational quotes along with the image.
I wish we can succeed with this project. And advance Merry Christmas to all.
I am the kind of person who, despite having good looks, doesn’t have good social skills to match. Well, I was lying about the “good looks” part but I’m dead serious about my lack of social skills. I successfully finished my first photography project, the “Project 365” last 2009 where you are tasked to take “one photo, one day” for a whole year. Now, I am eager to start a new one.
I come across a photography project named “100 strangers” where you need to approach 100 strangers, get to know them, then take a photograph portraiture of them. Shooting strangers is fine with me as Photojournalism is something I’m really interested about, but asking information and talking to them is a big difficulty for me. But I believe it’s worth giving it a go.
As I don’t have my own car here in Doha, Carlift and Taxis are my mode of transportation. The idea for “15 Minute Stranger” is get to know the driver of the car, learn something about them, their age, how is their life in Doha, and everything that will get them socially comfortable with me. Then asked them if I can take a portraiture of them. This is the radical way of learning by doing.
I don’t know if i can do justice on this project but I will try my best to learn from it. To get my photography skills and social skills at par with my good looks. Oh well, I am kidding again.
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