Apr 27, 2012

Domesticity

As I look forward to an upcoming (work) trip to the tropics, I couldn't help but revisit a few photos from my January 2010 trip to China. At the time I was shooting with my Canon Rebel XTi and sadly, everything was in JPEGs, which really limits how much I can process them now. I may not have the best photos from the time, but these are definitely a few of my favorites, taken in a few relatives' kitchens. With these, I always can't help but think "Damn, if I had known then what I know about photography now...".


That door and that steam - I only dream of what it could have looked like through the eyes of my Contax.

In other news, yesterday I had the great privilege of doing some filming with The Daily for a video interview/feature on me + Instagram. I can't wait to share the final product. For now, check out some behind the scenes (here, here and here).

Between now and my trip (more on that to come!) next Sunday, I've got two weddings (second shooting, thank goodness) and three other shoots, and all the editing associated with them. Crazy times, but I've got to kick my ass into gear!

18 comments :

  1. I particularly like the second and the third photos. These are really great, Alice! I have a hard time digging through my archive because like you wrote, I often thought to myself "Ah I wish I had known what I know now" as well (even though I have so much more to learn).
    I was just thinking about this exact thing the other day when I was looking through photos from the time I lived in Paris...

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  2. These are amazing photos! Can't wait to see the ones from your upcoming trip.

    Courtney

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  4. wow cool . can't wait to hear more about you and the daily interview

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  5. These are beautiful. How did you go about learning photography? You must have done so quickly since these are from 2010! You are amazing.

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  6. they might have been taken with a rebel, but they are still taken with your eye and vision. i LOVE looking through the photos that you take, what a wonderful perspective you have, Alice.

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  7. I love, love the last one :)

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  8. I adore these rustic Chinese kitchen snippets. Adore! Good luck with your busy schedule, girl.

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  9. i feel ya -- i can't help but cringe when i look through my trip to turkey using my xsi and a zoom. groan. i wish i could have a do-over!

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  10. I love what Char said about these photos above about the rustic kitchen, perfect. These are such beautiful photos, you have such great talent! I'm so glad I came through to your blog. I have so much more to learn about photography.

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  11. Divine, love these shots and all the steam. The Chinese is beautiful and you have caught him in a beautiful moment. Stunning. Carla

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  12. Can't wait to see the feature for The Daily!

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  13. I often think to myself 'if only I had know then what i know now', but eventually you'll have to realize that you will keep on thinking that way, 'cause with photography you learn something every day. It's a never-ending process.
    I shot with a 300D (the original Rebel) for over 6 years. In the beginning I only shot in JPEG. When I look back at these photos I sometimes think, if only I had known... but in the end I have to realize that there are some pretty decent shots taken back then. Photography is about knowing your gear and how it technically works, but it also about 'having an eye for'. Judging by the material you posted here, I'm pretty sure you already had the eye and are now getting more into it.
    ps: love these shots, the steam in them makes them just stunning!

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  14. Wow, what beautiful moments you captured! These are the kinds of images that stick with a person. I'm so happy you shared them with us!

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  15. This brings back nostalgic memories of the time I was in China. Love the photos. I know what you mean about JPEG. Mind you, I took mine in film but it costs a fortune to scan them here. I might just scan them into a digital format myself one day when I have the time.

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  16. wonderful pictures, they look perfect as they are!!

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  17. still quite gorgeous alice as usual :)

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