Month: December 2013

Thank you.

I believe in myself a little bit more;this is partially because of you. The support I have received on this blog this year is amazing. I want to thank everyone who followed, liked, commented, emailed and contributed to this journey. Blogging is definitely not simple, but it is easier when you’re blogging about something you love. I have learned so much from you and I have come to find that I have also been the educator. I could have never imagined my writing would educate people- Or that my experiences could help others. This, I am proud of. If you are reading this post and you are contemplating about blogging, just do it. Someone will like it. E-mail me if you have any queries, exhibition invites or just want to talk. I have not created this blog to network, I just wanted to talk- and you have given me more than that. I appreciate it and thank you, Alicia Melanie. thevisuallifedoc@gmail.com Advertisements

Filipe Branquinho @ Jack Bell Gallery

The fascinating notion of the photographer intertwining the background, scenery or landscape with the subject in question- has always been something I look forward to seeing whilst visiting photography exhibitions. Unusually but also captivatingly opposing this notion is Photographer Filipe Branquinho. Branquinho invites the viewer to see through his perception of contemplating the ‘inside out’. Divided by contemporary frames is the background environment of Rua de Bagmoyo and tranquil nude female models. The impression that I grasped from this exhibtion was quite different to the reviews I have read about. I immediately began to look at these portraits- and landscapes as pure architecture. The photographs individually compliment the importance of the divine intersection. The angles of the female human body were much like the incline of the structural building design. The hues were strong, vivid and cinematic giving me a chance to empathise with the subject but also feel the aura of the atmosphere. The skill of photography amazes me, to be able to evoke an emotion/ feeling through a still is an intelligent craft. …

Beautiful Berlin

Earlier this month I had the chance to visit Berlin, Germany. It was extremely inspiring towards the progression of my practice and visual understanding of another Art capital city. Here are a few of the visuals I found most captivating. I also created another piece of documentation. Insight travel documents. All photography is copywritten by The Visual Life © (TVL)