Archive | January, 2012

I may be upgrading

21 Jan

Wassup world?

i may be upgrading to my personal site soon. it’s slightly just a bit of something that I have been wanting to do for a while, so yeah, I guess I am excited for it. the reason why? well, alot really, I have previously started some really cool projects that in the near future may go into my CV or my BIO. I am looking to get a personal site/blog kind of thing where I can post random information about myself and what I am doing. I am a firm believer of Bio being stronger than  a CV. Okay, look at it this way, right, if say someone like larry King was fired from CNN for whatever reason may be, when he applies for a new job, what are the chances that most people will more willing to hire his services than not? Why? because he has a much stronger bio and his life work speaks volume.

Well, the Internet sort of gives us the opportunity to create something close to that but on an online sphere. Look at how web 2.0 has gone to personalize the web, with the rise of many social networks and the advantages that have come along with it, which includes doing business, and doing it good.(making profit and marketing, not necessarily in that order)

So as much as I am doing a project 365 on my flickr, check out here, I am also doing school stuff that I am hoping will be of tremendous advantages to me and my career in future. yeah, also the coillusion project that took off is amazing. I talked about coillusion in this post here. I am also dancing, travelling, and a whole bunch of other stuff that I have not yet talked about.

What I’m looking to upgrade to is a very simple and basic site. Most preferably wordpress blog. I am in LOVE with the robustness of wordpress blogs, I do run a tumblr too, starting the beginning of this year that really just focuses on African stuff and all.

Aaaanywho, I hope to keep you updated.

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When Do you STOP?

11 Jan

Today I have been hit by a perfect, ‘when do you stop?’ scenario.

Mostly when in post processing, we usually aim for a specific look and touch to your photo. Well, at times that might not necessarily be the case, sometimes you may just be playing around waiting to see what really gives. In my today situation, I was looking to hit that  magenta/purplish I smile kind of backdrop color in “I smile” video by Kirk franklin. I know I have a long way to go.

Well, I almost hacked it, I think, But I did not, I kept going through these processes that I felt like they were pulling me back, and as I continued, I wasn’t just really feeling my outcome anymore. I decided to wing it anyway, and come with an interesting result regardless. That was not going to be such a hard task, I thought to myself. Believe me though, it was such hard work. Excruciatingly hard work (okay, I’m being dramatic)

The main reason however why I got what I got, is that I did not exactly fuse my vision with what I had at hand and thought carefully about what I was to do. Vision is key, and there is pre shoot vision, shooting-time vision and post process vision. Mine were kind of the same, that is why I got what I got.

So, when do you stop? You stop when you think you’ve achieved the closest thing to what you had in mind. It is very possible to keep going and going and never really hitting. When you get to that point when you feel like you should really stop because you are almost there, STOP. That is what I did today.

I plan to lean a process, a creative process over this period, and most likely share it with you guys in the near future. Here’s the video of what I was hoping to get, with a little more textured back drop. Hope to get it much better for a children’s home project I have in mind..

 

 

here’s my post. 6/365

 

 

ciao, see you tomorrow!! follow me on twitter.. @_krox

Living The ‘Dream’

11 Jan

I have randomly thought about this subject for a while now without actually coming up with a definite answer to this. I mean, dreams, isn’t it just about the widest topic out there?. What is a dream really, why do we have them, what if we did not dream, what if we lived our dreams, would we still have other dreams, are dreams  aligned with someone’s purpose in life?, and how can you have a purpose in life when the sole intention should be to remain alive?

Well, I probably do not know the answer to most of those questions, I probably do, or just not care that much. What stays on my mind however, is why a specific subject can consume you wholly, make you go sleepless just thinking about something. We might have been there, wanted something so badly you’d feel it in your bones.  I am an ashamed dreamer. Most people do not like admitting that. I enjoy dreaming randomly of what may happen to what or when or where. Most of the times I know my limits. I know when to stop, when to snap back to reality, when its all said and done.

I took time out basically to evaluate mine, to laugh at myself for a little while, pat myself in the back, feel good, feel bad, you know, just basically all the emotions that are involved. It’s been such a mind opening session for me as I even do that to myself. Now, I agree that it is possible to live a dream, but mostly what we ignore is the hardwork that goes into making, or trying to make a dream a reality.

There is too much that meets the eye than just living a dream, than just dreaming, think about it though, the only way we can is through hard work..

What did I just tell you?… think about it..

Here’s my 5th image of a 365 project..

 

Painting With Digital Light

9 Jan

Remember the post where I told you about painting with Digital Light by Live Rasoloarison ?? ( worry not, it’s just a few posts below) well, I went ahead and gave it a shot some time back. Just this instant I thought to myself that it might make a good blog post. Well, how wouldn’t it?

Anywho, it was epic giving it a trial. I took a rather boring image and post processed it, kinda looking to give it that amazing light streaks that the other photographer had blown me away with.

Here it is,

 

Incase you are wondering, those are my pals. I am/ was involved in a dance group in school last year (this year too, God willing) An amazing bunch of dancers these guys are.  Okay, so yeah, I accredit all the inspiration behind this from that other post I told you guys about. What do you think, is it a type of processing I should explore??

peace

9 Jan

So I told ya’ll I started my 365 project. Mine is a random one, where I get to create mini challenges for myself and  make sure that I complete them in the best way possible, for the next 3 hundred and 60 something (I think 1) days.

So today’s post was as random as any photo could be. I’ve always wanted to do a street shot. Which I think I will do many of them this year. Especially night shots, when I’m out of school. (Watch out for that) . So I was chilling outside a store in Bungoma. There is something about this town that is just so magical to me. I love how small and bursting with life this small town is.

I did not really plan this, that is why I’m saying that it was random, but I absolutely fell in love with the shot afterwards, I decided to do some cinematic with a greenish tint to it.

Here was the result.

 

So any way, my prayer is that my images grow even stronger this year. That I take time to strengthen my vision and my artistic abilities. I hope to make more friends, learn more, grow more…and also maybe, do a blog post more frequently.

I suggest viewing my flickr to see more of my images and comment on them.

 

Happy New year Folks

9 Jan

Happy new year folks,.. really, that is actually all I mean to say. I was hoping to have a bit quite few of some things going on this year, but well, that might wait. thekrox dot com was/is in the pipe line.

Any who, lots of new stuff happening this year. Lots of good stuff that I pray and hope that I will not be too bored to do. Or lazy for that matter. For one, I started a project 365. Which means that I get to post an image a day for 365 days on my flickr and G + , if possible, I might start doing DA (deviant art) also, then maybe facebook, who knows??.. but I’m into flickr and G + momentarily,.. waiting to grow.

The magazine, well that is another thing that I am hoping to work on this year, amidst numerous projects that I have suddenly found myself involved in. I usually like it when I am busy with creative and related matters.

Any way, I’ll keep you updated. Another resolution is to update my blog frequently and have people enjoy my content this year.

Stick around… oh and follow me on twitter already, that is if you don’t @_krox