Let the photos speak for themselves

Ok, after several posts about fashion which included several shots of me I can imagine my brother grimacing. Or he would grimace if he actually read my blog – which he wont because “I dont want to read your artsy fashion stuff and see 100 photos of you.” Hehehe. As far as I can tell his lovely new wife reads the blog and just passes on any interesting information. Dont worry, these are no photos of me in this post! Haha.

Anyway, my point was to clarify that I by no means regard myself as a model or a professional camera(wo)man. I love fashion – and art and I like finding ways of combining the two. I have a unique style and if that means people call me weird then I can deal with that. I dont dress the way I dress to get attention, infact if you get to know me you’ll find that in many ways I do as much as I can to avoid attention. There’s nothing wrong with being an individual. I was just brought up to believe that I am unique and worthy and that I should follow my own path in life. My mother is an incredible woman.

The reason that I started this blog (and continue to write in it) was to share my adventures with my friends (new and old) and family. It is my way of debriefing on what has been happening, and I imagine it’ll give me happy memories when the only travelling I’m doing is through these pages. It made me feel like you were all a part of this journey, and it helped to make me feel less alone. It still does!! I love the connections this blog has helped me make, and the inspiration I get from it. When you have a camera in your hand you tend to notice the way the light hits a tree and makes the colors blend, or how the grey sky reflects perfectly with the grey water. You open yourself up to a creative spark and if you’re lucky you can capture life’s wonderful moments.

We all come in different shapes and sizes, in different colors and with different hopes and dreams but we each have something special to give. We could learn a lot from each other!! I have noticed that recently there is a real lack of respect not only for our elders, but also for ourselves. It’s too early to tell if this is true in Canada too (or even worldwide) or if it’s just an Australian thing. I was taught manners, and I was raised with morals. I believe these two things are the cornerstones of respect. When I walk past people on the street I try to think of their stories, the places they have been and the people they have helped. Everyone has a story and everyone deserves to have their story heard. So when you’re outside try to smile at someone you dont know, give a little bit extra when you tip or just make sure to say thankyou to someone who helped you. Little acts of kindness are easy to do, but their ripples can be felt across the whole world. You never know when you can change someones life for the better.

Anyway, this post has gotten way longer than intended! haha. I was planning on just saying a sentence about my brother and then posting some photos without words. I guess that didnt happen. Here are some photos from the last few days (north van, van city and chinatown/gardens).

More on my flickr!

I checked out the Van Art Gallery – Leonardo Da Vinci ‘mechanics of man’ exhibition, which was incredible. Can you believe that 500 years after they were drawn no-one has been able to make a more detailed and correct sketch of the intricate workings of the muscles, tendons and bones. Incredible! The man was a genius.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cristina
    Apr 23, 2010 @ 07:19:43

    Totally agree with you. Some people doesn’t think about how a simple grimace can change someone’s day!! I try to be nice with everyone..

    And the photos are beautiful! I always think I don’t know what I’d do without a camera!! It’s like part of my hand xD
    Can’t go to any place without one. It’s great when you get to picture everything that makes awesome a moment in a photo.

    Grettings from here!


  2. Jada
    Apr 23, 2010 @ 13:39:22

    I completely agree with you girl! Just a simple smile makes someones day. We should all be respected and respectful to each other. Simple acts of kindess is what the world needs.
    Beautiful photos!



  3. Laurelin
    Apr 27, 2010 @ 04:36:54

    The lack of respect for others can be found in just about every First World country these days, I think — Australia is, sadly, not alone. Though, being an American, I would venture a guess that the phenomenon is most rampant here! When a nation’s focus shifts from its people and quality of life to financial gain and entertainment, human connections inevitably suffer.

    But, have heart: it CAN be changed, one good person at a time!


    • Alesha
      Apr 27, 2010 @ 08:55:37

      You’re right Laurelin. As long as there are good people in the world setting an example for others there is hope!
      I also think we need to take a big big look at what tv, movies and computer games we are producing for kids (well not only for kids really). I think in the last decade or so the morals have slipped away and the examples that are being set for people to follow are wrong – I think anyway.


  4. seesaw
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 10:31:05

    love the dresses.


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