Last Easter Sunday the family celebrated with a simple brunch at a very interesting, and I must say photogenic, eating place here in Bangkok called Karma Kamet Diner. It was love at first sight for me when I met up for brunch with two friends. So I was excited to bring the family knowing that they too will love it. I was right! I knew too that they (my two older kids and my husband no less) would be snapping their shutters non-stop as soon as they step in because I was exactly the same the first time that my Instagram feed was bombarded with photos of adorable spaces and corners the diner had to offer. But what I didn’t expect was that The Spunky would be just as excited too. Being the wanderer that she is , the second we were shown to our table, she left and came back with excitement in her voice : Wow, this place is awesome! Mom, can i borrow your phone. I knew that moment she was thrilled to explore and take videos because that’s her thing. Fast forward two months later, forgetting all about that lunch, until last night as I downloaded the 1000++ images from my phone to iPhoto, I noticed about 20 images that looked familiar but never remembered snapping anything in B&W . Until I saw a quick video and heard The Spunky’s voice and realised the set of images were taken by , who else, her. Here they are — unedited and unprocessed… As a photographer , her point of view and the choice of subjects are very interesting and was tempted to ask her two things: why B&W and why those details. But I refrained . Why? Because for me photography is subjective. And I associate photography with emotion; all depends on your mood and feelings at that moment you capture a subject, which is more often hard to explain. And if (sometimes) adults can’t can’t put words much more a child, right? I just know that whatever she captured at that point in time was something that was meaningful to her…..
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ― Ansel Adams
(colored pics via 5DM2/b&w via iphone5)