Margaritas. Cheers to the new year!
Hiraya: SimilarObjects. I went through this blog’s archives a couple of days ago, and I realized my posts have been very, very lazy lately. After a semi-existential crisis (Why don’t I put two portrait pictures side by side anymore? Oh wow, I used to make covers for my sets? What happened to the mini-series I swore I’ll complete? Is my life still worth living?*) I’ve come to a realization:
I will, once again, put two portrait pictures side by side. It’s just prettier that way.**
*Just kidding. On that last question, at least.
**Pardon me. I’m being a drama queen.
PS: The pictures are rather stretched because I forgot to renew my Flickr Pro account, and it’s only giving me the link to a resized version.
I once read an article comparing Bee Eyes’ sound to one’s first love — dreamy, sweet, and crooning.* Since then, every time I hear one of their tracks, I can’t help but see in my head a short film about young love, with young spirit and a dreamy haze hanging in the air.**
*I’m not sure if those were the exact words, but I’m sure the comparison is correct. I tried rummaging through my stack of monthlies to find the article for lifting, but with at least three purchased every month, the stack is quite huge, and for a single line, it wasn’t worth the effort.
**Now, that’s an idea. Hmm…
I think I was in the middle of experimenting with my settings during Ang Bandang Shirley’s set, which is why some of the photos turned out to be quite weird. I can’t place my fingers on exactly what it is, but something sets this set apart from my previous works, in a not-so-positive kind of way.
Oh well, everyday’s a learning experience, right?
I’m horrible; I know. Just as I started posting again, with promise of more posts and more pictures, I suddenly go MIA again. Thing is, my laptop just suddenly decided to die on me (this bitch) and I’m left with nothing but hope and an inexplicably high repair bill.
Anyway, it’s all good now, and this might have been a tad bit too late, but I’m gonna start rolling in the pictures I took last August 18 during Hiraya Arts and Music Festival in BGC. There are quite a lot, so I’m gonna break them down into posts of small sets per musician.
By the way, remember when I tried a hand at concert photography and I sucked bigtime? Well, I guess I must be learning, since a handful of these are quite decent.
Gonna post the others in the next few days, so stay tuned!