Exciting times! I went to see Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them two days ago and I was sooo excited to go because... well because I'm a Harry Potter fan. When I was growing up, during one of my Christmas Holidays I have spent two weeks reading one of Harry Potter books, and I finished it (the fattest one too)! For a moment my dad started to get worried that I'm not hanging out with my friends. And recently, I found out that I wasn't the only one stuck home reading HP!
It's a wonderfully written series, with a witty plot and an impressive wizarding world. I was eager to be engulfed by it once more!
I don't want to spoil your weekend movie night so I'm only going to say that it is set in New York, with British humour and US cheesiness. The special effects are spectacular and I sort of grew attached to the little beasts by the end of the movie.
In my opinion the movie was a tad unfinished and rushed... I was left with a querulous feeling, but that's just me... It's hard to compare anything to that teenage feeling of Harry Potter awesomeness.
After watching Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, I realised that looking scary and angry on the outside doesn't give us permission to judge someone as being only that! What I'm trying to say is that there is a lot of goodness and kindness in each and everyone of us, despite of how we look like on the outside. It's always about making our OWN world a better place!
The first most frequent question I get asked by people is 'Where is the accent from?'. I've a Canadian twist with a little bit of Meath (Irish) in it. The answer to that question is usually shocking because my native language is Russian. Now that it's out of the way lets talk about the second most frequent question which is 'How long have you been doing photography?'.
Hey there, what do you think about these dark and cold winter days? I think they can be lonely and even quite hard to endure. Imagine this, if a cup of tea or coffee could save someone's life would you want them to reach out? I feel that the need for raising more awareness around loneliness and depression is getting bigger. Read about my thoughts on why I think it's okay to reach out.
When the reality around you is changing it is more than likely that it wants you to notice why. Why were people dramatically changing their passion and their professional direction? Why was I holding on to my passion as tight as I was and was I doing it any good? Insecurity, fear and stubbornness isn't a good way to create art. I went on quite a journey to answer a few soul tormenting questions and here's what I came up with!
It's my birthday week. Yes I am indeed one year older. This past year has been a journey of self awareness and a path to accepting myself with love and grace. It has sort of been a solo trip to getting to a happier and more fulfilled place so I decided to celebrate my new year accordingly.
This was a solo trip. Early on I figured out I was pronouncing Alnwick all wrong (An-ik). I waited at the bus stop for what felt like an eternity. I also figured it will be an all day journey as soon as I got off the train in the middle of absolutely nowhere.
Newcastle is quite a small city. The more central you go the more traditional it becomes. Wide streets were highly unpopulated with morning traffic and made me feel like a Sunday morning rather than a mid-week chaos!
Welcome, welcome, welcome! This was my most anticipated part of the trip to Manchester. I behaved, I promise. That's only because my favourite cat was sitting as close to the ceiling as he possibly could throughout the whole visit.
What I'm really trying to say in this title is that Manchester is a city that is confusing, compelling and full of contradictions. The architecture reminds me of the 80s and yet again I can see glimpses of modern ideas shining through. Efforts to build the city can be seen everywhere.
I get it. Ireland's weather is like a woman picking an outfit for a night out. She finds it hard to decide what dress to wear, she's moody and impatient.
The sun came out at the most unexpected moment. It happened when I just entered into a warm greenhouse from the cold outside. My lens got foggy and instead of wiping it off.....