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a photo a day. blue.

I’ve been extraordinarily bad at posting that photo a day. Ha. But I believe in redemption, so here we go again.

I love how the blue of the sky plays against the blue door.

Maame x

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A Photo A Day

I recently celebrated my 25th birthday and my present to myself was a Canon 7D camera – it is now my most prized possession. I’ve been out of practice with my photography for a good long while, but I’m very excited about taking it up again and brushing up on my skills. Also considering I get to have a lot of adventures around Southern Africa and elsewhere – I thought it would be a great opportunity to show my friends and family images of my life.

I aim to post a photo a day. But given that I may not always have a reliable or fast enough internet connection – it may not always work out that way. So I’m going to see how it goes for the next month and if I can manage will continue for the next three.

Please feel free to comment or critique my photography. I’ll had planned to start posting from April 1st, but apparently the jokes on me as it’s April 15th.

So this first picture in my photo a day series is one I took in Windhoek, Namibia of a young Namibia dancer. I was in Namibia for a conference organized by the UN and the Namibian government. The Namibia government organized some entertainment for us and he was one of the many dancers. He was great and so animated. I thought the picture would work really well in black and white.

Maame x

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Runaway

Think about him what you will, but Kanye always brings something new and interesting to the table. There are things about the Runaway mini-movie that I really like and things that I don’t like so much. But staying on a positive note, the art direction is really great especially in the banquet scene – the look of the party goers, the table, the ballerinas and Phoenix are all artfully executed. Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Maame x

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Castles In The Air

A favourite quote with a dreamy picture. Let’s build castles in the air.

Maame x

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Rockaway Taco

A short film by The Selby. So fun. It makes me want to watch sunrises, go to the beach and eat tacos all day every day.

Maame x

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Cover To Cover: You’ve Got The Love

I love Florence + The Machine in a big way. I also happen to love the song she covered called ‘You’ve Got The Love’. I remember it from when I was younger – I loved it then and I love it now. Recently I have be stumbling across a lot of cover songs that I’m feeling just as much as the originals, simply because they bring something new to the table and allow me get a new perspective on a beloved song. So I’m going to introduce a section in the blog called Cover To Cover and just talk a bit about why I love a particular song (cover & original). ‘

You’ve Got The Love’ seems like the perfect song to start with. It’s a song that resonates with me completely. The lyrics talk about God’s love and faith and the track just makes me want to sing and dance everytime. It was originally this 80′s soul and gospel song with Candi Staton. Then it was covered in the 90s into an electronic driven track by The Source, which the version that I grew up with and loved. And now the song has be coverd by Florence + The Machine giving it an indie rock and alternative edge. What a versatile song! Just goes to show that great music is not defined by particular a time, artist or arrangement.

Enjoy.

Maame x

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Soul Mate

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so out of control that you have to transform your life…”

- Elizabeth Gilbert

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Wanderlust = Me

This is me. x

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The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

- Robert Frost

Mountain Interval, 1916

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A favourite poem of mine. x

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