Explore (by Xin Lí)

White mountains and endless roads.

Explore (by Xin Lí)

White mountains and endless roads.

dawnawakened asked: hey, I recently found you on flickr, and I definitely love your work, they have a story to them. my photos and just, meh. I recently got a 6D and I guess I'm struggling with my creativity. I'm lacking models, and my area feels dull and depressing. I'd like to create photos like yours. Do you have any tips, photoshop? models? scenery?

Hi ! I struggle with my creativity and creating frequently from time to time too. There are days where I feel like I totally suck at what I’m doing and I’m hating every single photo I take. Trust me, everyone feel that way sometimes even though it feels like everyone but you are doing something productive and great (well, that’s what social media is telling us.) When I first started photography many years ago, I felt like my area was the most boring place on earth. I felt so limited by that. But then I started taking walks with my camera and took pictures anywhere, in all kinds of weather and of anything. Your job is to make a dull place look good and to work with what you have. A friend of mine told me a long time ago that you should learn that first, and then seek for other locations that you want to shoot at. It was an important lesson for me. 

When it comes to models, I really am the worst person to ask. I’m struggling with the same thing myself. I really have to pick myself up to find models soon. Photoshop is a great tool to work with, I personally love working the colors with curves ! You can find tutorials on the internet about how to achieve different looks, but the best thing is to try it out yourself and experiment a lot. You’ll learn a lot more that way. Other than that, just shoot as often as you can. Don’t let your camera collect dust in that corner. I’ve felt unmotivated recently too and everything feels quite empty, but that’s normal. We need to pick ourselves up. 

definitelydope:

Brauneck, near Lenggries, Toelzer Land, looking East. February 2011. (by Henri-Antoine)

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Bloom - 28,000 Potted Flowers Installed at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center by Anna Schuleit 

(Source: showslow)

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zeroing:

Guy Denning

zeroing:

Guy Denning

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magic-spelldust:

Dina (by Sergey Filimonov)

magic-spelldust:

Dina (by Sergey Filimonov)

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Conquer (by Korinne Bisig)

Conquer (by Korinne Bisig)

Anonymous asked: hey girl,are the lamps in your photo 'for all the faults you've left behind' stock photo? sorry for my english :/ how did make lamps?

Hi ! Don’t be sorry for your english. The lightbulbs are real, not a stock photo. I hung them by some threads one by one !

randoandrando asked: Hi! I think your photos are absolutely stunning. Do you sell prints or digital downloads to print on canvas? I would love to purchase one or more to hang in my home.

Thank you so much ! Currently I only sell a small collection of prints via My Modern Shop here (Unfortunately MMS is only shipping to the US at the moment) : https://www.mymodernshop.com/artist/portfolio/1991

I’m going to start selling prints personally sometime in the future though :)


Julie (by Xin Lí)

From yesterday. Some people from my class and I went out to film for a small project we’re having and at the very end of the day we were standing on the top of this hill. And for the first time in what feels like forever the sun actually felt warm against my skin. I often forget that such things are important too. Ever since I moved to this city I’m constantly amazed by how some people here always seem so calm and relaxed. Sometimes I feel like I’m a character in a movie I’m not supposed to be in.

Julie (by Xin Lí)

From yesterday. Some people from my class and I went out to film for a small project we’re having and at the very end of the day we were standing on the top of this hill. And for the first time in what feels like forever the sun actually felt warm against my skin. I often forget that such things are important too. Ever since I moved to this city I’m constantly amazed by how some people here always seem so calm and relaxed. Sometimes I feel like I’m a character in a movie I’m not supposed to be in.

swamped:

David Catá

swamped:

David Catá

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de-preciated:

Water, snow and ice at Sólheimajökull glacier by LimeWave Photo on Flickr.

de-preciated:

Water, snow and ice at Sólheimajökull glacier by LimeWave Photo on Flickr.

wintersl0ve:

A. Northcraft by Parker Fitzgerald on Flickr.

wintersl0ve:

A. Northcraft by Parker Fitzgerald on Flickr.

17 Mar 2014 / Reblogged from confetti-heart with 41 notes

Anonymous asked: What does your voice sound like?

After hearing my voice so many times on tape, I’m not quite sure anymore. I’ve been told that I have a very girly voice, but when I talk it sounds much deeper than it actually is. I sound pretty normal I think !

Inspired by the idea of letting something beautiful grow from our bruises and wounds. Like finding the good in the middle of bad things, learning from our mistakes and to see perfection in imperfections. By Xin Li