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The Reason

Posted by Ann Janbay on March 20, 2012 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

There is always a reason for everything in life. It all happens for a reason.

We might be surprised with the way we analyze  things, or may wake up one day thinking how did I get here why do I feel the way I do, how did I become so numb. Looking back can help us visualize exactly how, when and where did it all start. 

When we are happy in love or have achieved a certain goal we surely have no problem of taking shots of ourselves being all happy and celebrating life, then we realize that it has been ages since we took or thought of taking a picture of ourselves with him or her.

At times taking shots of our surroundings and other people going through their daily routines doing what we all do or did. It seems way more interesting than visualizing what's going on with oneself.

It's been a while since we were interested in us. The reason is we don't want to freeze any of these moments as for us whenever  we do we don't see ourselves it's like looking at someone else, that is not me in the picture as simple as that.

And it does apply to everyone we all go through phases that may portray this other person that we are not familiar with or can't see through. That may frustrate us thinking we chose the wrong photographer or at that day we weren't looking as good and fresh as we always do. We tend to come up with so many excuses but ....

... these are all excuses to cover up what the REAL reason is. The reason is that it's really not you. You simply don't see this person when you look at yourself in the mirror. Your image is portraying your inner self, whom in reality feels a certain way. That is why you look like a totally  different person in your picture.

It is always good to take shots of ourselves and surroundings continously not once in a blue moon this helps us trace back how it all started, by understaning the reason we can find the best way for understaning ourselves.


Posted by Ann Janbay on November 7, 2011 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (1)

At times it seems that I'm losing me as crazy as it may sound but it's true, there are times when the real you is hard to follow, it's like a shadow that is on the verge of fading for good making you run after to catch up or maybe to have a closer look for a reminder.

What makes us unique is our idenitity, keeping it is a tough procedure, it may leed to disappointments, losses, and many more. It's a continous battle within. Many of us don't realize the major change in themselves throughout the years.

Looking at photos may bring that up, you'll be looking with a sigh...oh look at me there I was happy, I had plans, I was optimistic and so on. If asked what happened the reply would be; oh I was young and stupid back then.

No, that is not it, you lost the battle, or maybe haven't realized you were in one in the first place. You lived your life according to others and circumstances, you simply lost your identity.

When looking at photos from the past I do see changes in me look wise but I love it. Even images of my surrounding are different but that is only because of locations and emotional impacts.

When I'm in love I see lovers everywhere, when I'm discovering I end up with a portfolio af an archticture, images of alleys, streets, buildings etc.

Knowing how I was back then and how I am now,  I'm still the same person I act & react the same. I'm still in search for the perfect place, which I know that I might die before saying this is it. :) But that's what keeps me going.

Having the belief in oneself gives us the ability to maintain our precious identity which without we are no one unfortunately that's a fact. Images of ourselves and surroundings reminds us of who we really are helping us to guard our identity.

The battle should always be on whenever needed even if it seem that it's fading away at times.

New Look

Posted by Ann Janbay on May 2, 2011 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

A New Look for a new season filled with great moments. When it gets warm everything revives with beautiful colors and shadows. It's time for outdoor snap shots of the enviromental/ natural changes :)

Shutter Effect

Posted by Ann Janbay on January 24, 2011 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (1)

There are moments in life that you'd like to freeze till the end of time others you'd do anything to let go, both are precious, as you won't feel good if you haven't felt bad.

Some people's faces tend to portray their path through life, others may have the ability to wash off any expression of any experience, but when it comes to photography the seal is open, especially when caught at a random moment.

Places can bring back a great variety of mixed emotions, I think that everyone more or less has a pile of photos that can take him/her to a different place in time at least for second.

It's amazing how a click of a shutter has a

(mental / psychological ) effect that may occur in slip of a second.

New Season

Posted by Ann Janbay on December 2, 2010 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (1)

As they say there's a season for everyone I think everyone's season depends on his or her date of birth so since I was born in November winter is my season or not :-) honestly it all depends on the whole experience of the time you are in you could be feeling extremely down in your season and above the clouds in other seasons.

Eventually art in all it's forms depends on the creative moments, they come in a flash leaving you with great inspiration, thinking they're endless, unfortunately they may vanish with a blink of an eye.

I guess they vanish to give us some space for better outcome.

Well I was in my space and now i'm back with the new season filled with great ideas and high hopes as always.

To welcome MY SEASON (supposedly) I captured great shots of my magical surrounding to share it with everyone. :lol:

Gathering thoughts

Posted by Ann Janbay on October 14, 2010 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (1)

It's been a while since I posted a new image but that's not the point of my website just posting an image, every shot that I've managed to take and post has a real special time and place.

Shooting scenes, places, people and being creative requires a certain effort and enthusiasm.

At times you wonder why isn't there anything to shoot, that's not true there's beauty everywhere but the eye doesn't see sometimes because the mind is busy in other things.


Posted by Ann Janbay on September 23, 2010 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (1)

It's great to take time off from ALL it just gives us the energy to focus on ourselves as individuals and nothing else.

What's interesting is that while I was away I couldn't stop taking snap shots of everything and everyone, loved the place it was very warm and inviting.


Posted by Ann Janbay on August 27, 2010 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (2)

Change is essential in life it breaks the routine, which I believe everyone has even if they pretend that they don't follow a certain routine in their lives they surely do, routine is not a bad thing in fact it makes us unique as individuals. We might work in the same field but in a totally different manner. Mostly everyone likes coffee in the morning but not the same blend, so we all have our personal routines that may get boring at times and that's when we switch to a totally different interest or taste, black coffee instead of latte for example.

Routine can be in everything we do in life, so I try to make use of it by making minor changes every now and then to keep me interested in whatever I'm doing at the time, because honestly no matter how in love you are with something/someone or have a great passion about something/someone, the risk of losing that feeling is very high and extremly hurtful to ourselves more than anyone else.

Constant change reminds us of why we're in love or have a great passion for someone/something.

I did some minor changes on my website and added some pretty interesting shots to all the albums in my gallery and now I feel so artistic and philosophic which keeps me in great mood :)


Posted by Ann Janbay on August 13, 2010 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (2)

I believe in the saying " home is where the heart is" so true, I use to feel the need to go home but it seems that I already am home.

I'm grateful for every little thing in my life as I have been through hell to get where I am right now, still though at the back of my head I'm not there yet may never be but wanting to get there what keeps my optimism and ambition growing.

Having a reason for everything in life whether it's good or bad helps me carry on with life.

I can see clearly now how the choices I made turned my life around always to better never to worse even if it didn't seem so at the time.


Posted by Ann Janbay on July 3, 2010 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (1)

I love my surrounding that is where I live :) ofcourse there are some bad points but the good ones seem to overtake them, It's really all a matter of how we want to see things we can simply focus on the annoying bits and make our life hell or just focus on the good part and enjoy every moment.

It's absolutely true what we want is what we get and that's what makes us different in this world we have a brain that we can lead to wonderful thoughts and happy life.

As for me that's how I've been living my life lately and finally I am truly enjoying everything, I've reached an understanding within me that appreciation is the best key to success.

Ofcourse just like everyone else I do go through some terrible times but I try my best to keep my optimism as high as possible to look up to it, and that's when I start seeing how lucky I am to have many things that just became a habit or part of my life, I stop and appreciate and continue my journey with a big smile on my face :)