Saturday, May 14, 2011

brand spankin' new

starting a new blog soon.

i'm going to make a photography book out of the same concept.
enter it in a competition.
probably lose.
oh well.

stay tuned.
i'll create it when i actually have spare time.


Monday, May 2, 2011

I wrote this on the train, it was all my thoughts, and the music I was listening to.

Central station.

You feel like the beginning of your day was a waste of your time.

Redfern.

You feel un-easy; maybe it’s the stomach bug?

Newtown.

It’s the lifestyle you want.

Stanmore.

Lewisham.

David Bowie comes on, Lady grinning soul, you smile.

You think even though the morning sucked, Bowie is here.

Ashfield.

The Cure, Lullaby.

You feel like you’ve lost your quirkiness.

Croydon.

You suddenly remember the friends you lost, but didn’t really ‘loose’

Burwood.

Spider man is having me for dinner tonight.

You feel like you’re loosing faith.

You start to see the difference in surroundings.

Strathfield.

You see a sign you’ve never noticed before

“Smart critiques, stupid creates” you wonder why it’s there.

You start to question the direction of your own life.

Nirvana, Lithium.

You start remembering that you are cool.

Homebush.

Bending railroad, a magnetic strip that keeps us upright.

Always makes you feel anxious.

There’s always that moment when everything feels like it stops in the world

Just for a second

Just like the train, then it continues on like nothing.

Arrive Flemington.

No Doubt, Are you happy?

You pass a familiar cemetery; you look away. You’re overwhelmed.

Lidcombe.

Jefferson Airplane, High Flying Bird.

You feel as high as that bird.

Auburn.

“The only way to fly is to die”

You suddenly get the “oh lord I’m going to die blues”

You pass Clyde.

Bowie, Fame

Your mind clears, only cause you’re now singing on the train.

You’re now at Granville.

Doors closing please stand clear.

Parramatta.

The Cure, The Walk

Seems relevant at the time.

Waking up in the rain, perhaps it means something. It is raining.

“Visiting time is over…. So we both play dead”

One lady is coughing; you get paranoid.

She looks like death, you feel like death.

Flock of Seagulls, I ran.

Seven Hills.

You’re getting closer.

Things get weirder.

People start to stare.

You wonder what the rest of your day will be like.

Blacktown.

You realize these animals are your fellow men.

It saddens you.

Rooty Hill.

You were educated there.

Seems like a decade ago.

Again, you feel sad.

But there’s a feeling of enlightenment when you reach

Mt Druitt.

Odd, but it’s home.

Your ride comes, takes you home.

It’s warmer in the car.

Music changes, feels right.

Welcome to the Jungle, Guns n Roses.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

wrote this about 2 years ago. inspiration Roxanne and Marek.

speaking of..

live and learn.
lesbians.
jack daniels.
psych ward.
rehab.
bra and knickers.
perfume.
grow apart.
oxymoron.
80 year olds.
sms culture.
coffee.
cross dressing.
night rider.
he was so daft.
beauty fades.
dumb is forever.
no sex.
marriage is the longest conversation.
whores.
7 years.
only child.
douche bag.
conversations that go nowhere.
top 5 songs to..
going to venus.
bisexual.
double your chances.
art school.
melting pot of ideas.
blender.
mouse scum.
gigabite.
wire frame glasses.
ski goggles.
off the hizzay.
pusherman.
curtis mayfield.
drug movies.
exploitation.
altered states.
mexican tribe.
everyone's trip is the same.
isolation chamber.
shapeshifter.
dumpster.
nina simone.
drop of fresh water in an ocean of noise.
lilac and wine.
flock of seagulls.
red red wine.
prince.
gett off.
offensive.
dynamite.
german.
good times.
jeff buckley.
grace.
rolling stones.
no structure.
good night out.
cashews.
vegan.
darling nikki.
let's go crazy.
the backbone of..
chocolate and cheese.
sea creatures.
humour.
talking book.
i believe.
tarnish.
blue vinyl.
nirvana.
red vinyl.
nepal.
didn't take much.
Rasberry Beret.



i had the strangest dream last night..



Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ideas, ideas, ideas


Ah Lady Gaga and Terry Richardson.

So, i'm thinking of things to do with my photography. i'm thinking photo-zines. except i'm a little unsure as to how to go about that. If anyone has any idea, let me know!

Since project one for The Dice Group, SOOOOO many people want me to photograph them. it's awesome! so many different people, so many styles. should be really exciting!!

short blog this time. but next post should have more exciting stuff to say. :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Project One


So, The Dice Group did its first project last wednesday with Kara Palmieri. We did 6 shoots in the time span of about 5 hours. It was crazy. Our videographer wasn't able to attend these shoots unfortunately other wise we would have gotten some fabulous footage as well as amazing photos. Here are some photos from last week..


All photos were taken by myself. The studio in which i took three of the shots were at Natural Lights Photography. Danielle was kind enough to let me use her studio for those shots. :) Styling was done by Roxanne Groebel.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ga ga oh la la


Okay, soo I lied. I said I would update you in the first few weeks of January and I didn't. I'm sorry. I looked at my blog several times and then had to go do something else. Very distracted.

So anyway, things are still in the planning process . But pretty much what is happening is Obscur Photography is going to have a different look to it, thats still a secret. The other thing is OP is branching out... Expanding... It's this thing called 'The Dice Group' it's going to be a collaborative of artists banning together to make art. As mentioned in my last post I need a whole range of people for this particular project. More will be told on The Dice Group soon. we all need to come together and discuss some stuff in more detail. Then I will let you all know the goss. If anyone is interested in being apart of The Dice Group contact me! You can be from anywhere around the world, as long as you're creative, we want you!

That's all for now. Will update soon. I have some sites for you all to visit. :-)

www.obscurphotography.com
http://twitter.com/#!/its_loren
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Obscur-Photography/80439133239
http://www.flickr.com/people/its_loren/
http://flavors.me/its_loren

Friday, December 10, 2010

changes

2011 is going to be very different for Obscur Photography.
It's changing.
Something big is happening.
first few weeks of January there will be a blog post explaining it all.

List of things i need:
- Creative talents willing to devot their time, sweat and blood.
Whether you be a .....
- Graphic designer
- Painter
- Illustrator
- Sculptor
- Writer
- Photographer
- Film director
- Script writer
- Musician
- Model
etc etc

What do you think it could be?



Monday, November 29, 2010

I can never think of creative titles to write

Well, i've got a little apple crazy. Bought my self and iPhone, then got myself an iMac (which i'm on right now) my mum got her self an iPad, and i'm now eating peanut butter on toast.

Today has been my only day off in like...nearly 10 days. I have another i think 7 more working days ahead of me, it's horrid. Being a slave to the corporate world.
I did go to kinukoniya the other day and bought my self two books; cause i think i deserve something. One was 'I lick my cheese' and the other 'How to be an explorer of the world' - I love them both. That book has actually inspired me, i've felt a little dead lately with my creativity, and inspiration. On a scale of one to ten i feel like i'm around the 2 possibly 3 mark. it's irritating. So if any of you know how to re-inspire me and get my creativity back to where it should be (1o) then i will be forever grateful. :D

Anyway, that was a little catch up on Loren's world. Photo shoots are coming soon. In the new year i'm going to be photographing through the ass! Everyone is just so busy lately, it's hard :(
But never fear, early, early, next year my website/blog/facebook/twitter AND the newly created ObscurTV will be going through a MAJOR re-invent and will tickle all of your fancies.
so, stay tuned. :)

- L

Friday, November 19, 2010

Yes! I write as well.

Don't get too excited I'm not some epic writer like my amazing friend Roxanne Groebel.
I just write to make myself feel better. Tell me what you all think please. I haven't written in SOO long. But here it is.

Untitled.

she was sitting in her warm room that was lit only by the computer screen.
her boyfriend was lying on the bed half asleep ignoring the fact the love of his life is by the comfy chair sitting in nothing but her damp towel with tears running down her face.
he had made her feel unappreciated, and not worthy of his time. probably unintentional.
she was contemplating what life would be like if it were a movie. romantic comedy. only because her life doesn't contain action, fantasy, or horror. appropriate music would play on cue in the background, and there would be voice overs of what she really thought of a situation after she had just lied to somebody's face.
It would be a film that only ended when she had closed her eyes one last time, the last time she had smelt something sweet, heard her favourite song, and saw her wonderful man. The film would be entitled her name, in subtle letters nothing too bold, she wasn't anybody important. Just a person.
By this time her boyfriend is fully asleep, deep in some place that i guarantee is better than this place.
He snores pretty loud, but she doesn't mind. She kind of likes it, lets her know hes still here.
Sometimes she thinks she doesn't even need to hear his words to know what hes thinking about, or dreaming about.
He always looks so peaceful, it's nice. She feels that hes happier there than he is here. with her.
she wouldn't want to know what he's dreaming about. it would hurt to much.
She's probably overreacting. She does that a lot. She keep repeating over and over "no more fear, no more fear
i'm in love" Oh! Black Rebel Motorcycle Gang. You make her happy.
She always thinks shes dreamed him into life. But sometimes she thinks she forgot to fine tune the details.
She feels like she loved him before she met him, but that impossible.
she was very cynical about love before him, sometimes she admits; she still is. Maybe love really doesn't exist. Maybe she is tricked into believing it does. Maybe what she is feeling towards him is a very strong sense of desire and lust and some unknown connection. A force so strong it was given the word 'love'.
Ignore her. She believes in love. She tries to convince herself it doesn't exist, so she doesn't get hurt. Being with someone that a bond forms so strong that if she were to jump, he would be there to break her fall.
There's your movie. A movie about love, not some cheesy love story. Just love. What it means, and how people fall into it's beautiful, welcoming, desirable, sneaky trap.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

In the spirit of halloween

Well, for the southern hemisphere Halloween is in April rather than October.. According to my sister. However, this year i've decided to be kind and actually answer the door when little children came knocking for candy. It's rather Ironic. "Don't take anything from strangers" my mother always taught me, however halloween and christmas is the only time we can take candy from strangers, whether it be someone dressed as a ghost, a pumpkin or santa on Christmas.

Anyway, even though this has nothing to do with halloween (i tricked you) updates about Obscur Photography. We've gone all high-tech! We have created a YouTube channel.
Find it here: www.youtube.com/obscurTV

I've also decided to put a raincheck on my 70s theme inspired photo-shoot as everyone is working on that day, which is a bit of a bummer. I'm trying to get to the sunday.. 7th November. (which reminds me, i must text people!) This photoshoot will be my first 'behind-the-scenes.' on ObscurTV which is pretty exciting. April is going to be editing these short clips, as she is a film student and volunteered anyway :) So that's all happening very, very soon! Stay tuned peeps!


- L