This one is really from the archives! The danger of taking so many photos is that you don’t remember half the ones you took … or possibly even a third or a quarter of them. While trawling the archives of my blog and flickr to update my portfolio a bit more, I came across my photos from my trip to South America five years ago. Looking at them I thought that they deserved to be seen. These were my ‘mainly digital’ days when I was only just starting to experiment with film cameras again. The following are just a very small selection. The rest, including some film shots that I’ve shared previously, can be found on the flickr set.
Just a quick note that I have finally got my own domain!
http://www.agrippinamaior.com now lives.
WordPress assures me that all my old agrippinamaior.wordpress.com links still are mapped to the new address. I hope this is true!
(Image from Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang, Malaysia. December 2012)
Four days before leaving the beautiful island of Koh Phangan I did one final yoga photoshoot. I randomly met up with Erin on one of the Koh Phangan facebook pages when she put the call out for a yoga photographer. For once my internet was working so I put my hand up.
This lovely, sweet lady is a talented yoga teacher who is living on Koh Phangan for a few months immersing herself in yoga and giving back through volunteering through projects such as Phangan Animal Care; Monte Vista Retreat, & helping clean up our beaches. In her other life she teaches on another magical island – Nantucket, off Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA.
Erin came over to my side of the island, which is about 500m as the crow flies from where she is. But, due to the rather large mountain in the middle, it takes a good couple of hours by bike & boat to get from one side to the other! (Apart from the rutted 4WD track through the jungle, which I personally hate!). But she got to see and do yoga in what I personally think is some of the most spectacular scenery in the world! (Not that I’m biased of course).
It was a fun shoot and Erin was a trooper in the blazing sun and on the hot and hurty rocks. They look nice in the photos but yogis don’t really love kneeling on them! I love this location and you may be familiar with it from a previous shoot. I was really happy with the results and looking at them makes me reminisce about my second home on the Magic Beach.
Thanks for such an awesome experience Erin! You can see Erin’s yogic philosophy and enquire about her classes in Nantucket on her website.
The beginning and ends of film rolls used for specific shoots often ends up with lots of interesting & unexpected images. These are those bits & pieces from my Magic Beach Yoga Shoot with Mimi a few months ago. I had a few on the first roll already … and at the end of the final roll I ran around Haad Tien taking snaps so that I could use it up before Mimi took the rolls back to the States to be processed.
A country weekend away – March in Maleny, Queensland. More images of this beautiful location over at Flickr.
Some images that have been lingering on my hard drive for a while – from my cousin’s gorgeous vintage themed country wedding in Maleny, Queensland in early March this year. I only managed to shoot two rolls of film before it became too dark but captured some beautiful moments from this lovely family occasion. You can also see down the bottom the one & only Polaroid I took on the day, as well as the cool photobooth pic (from In the Booth) of yours truly. If you want to see more images of this gorgeous wedding, the talented folk at Artography were the photographers on the day and featured the wedding on their blog.
It is perhaps fitting that I inaugurated my new travel blog pretty much on the third anniversary of this blog. While Agrippina Maior is about photography, considering the amount that I travel, the images often revolve around the places in the world that I have visited.
In celebration of my first post, three long years ago, I would like to give one lovely reader a gift! So if you have always loved a particular image, have had a portrait shoot with me … or have just recently stumbled across this blog, you are in luck!
How do we go about this?
1. Comment on this post with a link to the image that you would most like to see hanging on your wall from the above places. All comments made before midnight AEDST (Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time) on 30 October will be considered.
2. Please like my Facebook page if you are socially networking there, comment on the page and share it and/or this post with your friends! This step isn’t compulsory but would be really appreciated!
On 1 November each commenter will be given a number from 1 onwards in order of first to last posts as they appear here. The lucky recipient will be chosen by generating a random number from random.org
The image will be printed by Red Bubble on photographic paper with a measurement of 20x20cm (8x8inch) for Polaroid images and 30x20cm (12x8inch) for all other images (you can have smaller if you like of course!).
So, if you would like to celebrate with me and receive a lovely birthday present from Agrippina Maior, fire away and tell me which image you love!
[Film image above from Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang, Malaysia, December 2012]
I have succumbed and decided to set up a travel blog for my partner and I to both contribute to. While Agrippina Maior often speaks of travel through images, often it takes months – if not years – for me to post the images on here. And in essence this blog is more about the photos than the travel. Plus Chris doesn’t have a voice about our travels here and he has a lot to say.
The blog is currently being tinkered with and I have one post done. If you would like to follow our travels and see some real time images from my trusty iphone (what a great camera by the way!), please head over and subscribe to our posts at All You Need is Laab.
So this is really a lazy post. A few images from last year of this fabulous place that I am now living in. I have just spent six weeks doing a yoga teacher training course and have been somewhat busy, which has resulted in the lack of posts over the last while. Fear not though. I have actually – and surprisingly – not neglected my photography during this time! I have been working on documenting the course, as well as doing some yoga photoshoots for some of the participants; and it has been a real learning curve. Some of these shoots will feature in upcoming blog posts, which I will be back on top of once I have finished an editing project that I am doing right now. And yes, I was still doing yoga and totally not slacking off! Maybe it could be a new style. Yogography?
I have a new headquarters! In the physical world that is … I am backing living on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. I left five months ago but when I stepped onto the beach that is my home I felt like I had only been on a week visa run. Places that make you feel like that are so special.
So I will be based here now probably until February! For the next few weeks I am doing a yoga teacher/training workshop six days a week. It is intense but wonderful at the same time. I don’t have a lot of time at the moment to work on my thesis or my photography but when the course is finished I will be concentrating on both of these.
I am planning on really concentrating and developing my photography while I am here – and hopefully some paid work such as weddings and other events, as well as possibly developing some workshops for people interested in developing their own photography skills.
The plan is also to do some editing work, easily doable online, so my friend is currently developing a design for some flyers, business cards and a logo for this business.
While it is cheap to live here, it would be great to earn a little money while also interacting with the people who spend time here, whether on a permanent or temporary basis. Developing these will hopefully lead to a bit more sustainability for my rather peripatetic life, at the same time developing my skills and facing some things that I find a little bit scary – like teaching!
Hopefully soonish I will have some great images of Thailand to share with you … meanwhile I have about 20 rolls of film that I scanned before I left home – some over two years old – so I should have plenty of fodder for the blog until I develop and edit any current images!