23 Aug 2010
i am so incredibly excited about all the opportunities in the future. This is what is coming up ahead:
September: My grandmother is coming, this is so incredibly amazing because seriously, she's the most brilliant person i know even though she does not know how to read or write, she is absolutely brilliant. PLUS, she has these incredible stories about her migrating to Malaysia from China, about her times and she's bringing her past photos for me. This is incredibly, i cannot wait to be able to just sit and talk with her.
(I plan to make her a book on her images/produce some sort of mini personal work with her)
Middle of September : Also brings the Scotch boys to the end of their writings about Carrical. (i'll explain in another post about this..) This means, i have to start doing test-prints/editing/serious shooting. My photographs are going to be made into a book with the Scotch boys writing. I can only hope my pictures contribute to their incredible writing.
October-November: Final Folio times - the usual hectic, but I feel so incredibly excited about this folio, this is different. I think this is what I'm meant to be doing, this is what I am born to do. My personal folio on Carrical will come to an end here.
November: The end of 2nd year as we know it. However, The Great victorian Bike Race is on. I volunteered with a good friend of mate, G to help with the meal plans, so we get to have free accomodation (in a tent) and free food, travelling around Victoria for 9 days in exchange for a few hours of work everyday. Incredible.
December: This is a month where the book will hopefully be published, and then there's the whole launch opening - where I am invited to talk about my work at Carrical. I hope to be able to also present my own folio there, (I have to talk to Management about this)
I hope to be able to take a quick trip (alone) somewhere, and perhaps in these summer holidays to gain my license.
I have so much more to plan, as I have another folio to produce within this time. However, I have not yet research on ideas...
Today is a day of great productivity. It feels great to be able to finish something off, and I feel like I'm on the right track with things. My life feels at ease;
Tomorrow is a new day: a day of greater opportunities.
I have also decided that i will have an ongoing folio: a picture book if you like of strangers I've met along my way.
i want to remember this feeling. this feeling of greatness, of confidence; like the world won't ever stop me no matter what.
i'll leave you with a picture,