Karma. The image of Buddha, sleepy eyes and a secret smile, universal force of balance. Benevolent and omnipotent. Or is Karma actually an angry gargoyle, spitting poison? Looking at these guys in Manchester’s Albert Square, a monument to Queen Victoria’s beloved, I wonder. They look so efficient, like Karma’s been upgraded.
Because I’ve noticed it works so much quicker these days…
“The world is so loud. Keep falling. I’ll find you.”
This mantra, hypnotic and beautiful is from Snowflake by Kate Bush. It’s repeated with glacial poise and it came to mind while taking these photographs. My travels around the WordPress Topics page have shown me some wonderful things, but also some shocking hate-filled blogs. From Cross people, as I call them – if you know what I mean? So I thought I’d post these pictures to restore a little karma. Happy New Year!
Black and white can add real drama and depth to a picture…
I just got a new app for my iPhone, and decided to experiment on my little Buddha. My kitchen work top served as a studio, with All Saints wrapping paper as a backdrop and a shaving mirror as an accent light reflector.
Deciding which filter to use can be really difficult when you like all of them. I love the washed out inky blacks in this one.
Categories: Photography, Random, Vibe Monitor
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