Random Glimpses

Random Thoughts or Letting your eye lead the way.

Recently I was running down the street, trying to get into an alley as the soldiers were arriving to break up a group of protesters. I was not in that group but people with cameras, especially people who look like media are frequently targeted, I thought it best to make myself scarce. So as I’m running down the street my eye did what it always does and got me to stop and craft an image. As is the case for all the images in this post, what you see here are not necessarily thematically linked but just moments where my eye led the way.

It has been a while since my last blog post and many of you have asked if I am ok or “what is going on?”. The reason for my absence here has only been because I have crazy busy with my ‘day job’ as a commercial photographer. Of course the global pandemic has changed certain dynamics for most. In the world of visual communications the need for meaningful impactive images has become even more important than ever.

Also the recent coup here in Myanmar has radically changed life on a fundamental level for everyone. This change has upended what and how people, brands, and companies communicate.

This post is a brief look at what my eye has been unto in the last few months. I hope you enjoy and please comment, like and share.

A face mask on a wall
I found this mask on top of a wall as I was returning home from shopping at my local marked. It was just sitting there, nothing else around. The story of why or who put it there was intriguing.

Entese eyes of a painter
Covering an event for a client had me doing the usual necessary images but as is my way I always try to find ways to tell the stories in unique and personal ways. This guy was putting paint onto a canvas and was so engrossed that he did not notice me on the other side watching him. I love the utter concentration.

A young woman's eyes and face mask
One thing about masks is that it totally forces one to look into people's eyes. This brings an element of challenge and reward to photography. Here I love the way her eyes and her eyebrows have the same curve and intensity.

Red locker doors
During a break in another event I worked last year I was wandering around and these lines and shadow grabbed me.

A young girl's face painted with thanaka
From time to time I cover events for the INGO Days For Girls, An organization that works to provide menstrual education and products in developing countries. This intense face was one of the girls at this event and her eyes totally had me.

A security guars wearing a face mask
The stress of doing his job while dealing with all the precautions of the pandemic are reflected in his eyes.

Yellow flowers on a tin corrugated tin roof
A flower blossom storm on a corrugated tin roof.

A young girl with flowers in her hair
The colours grabbed my eye just as firmly as she was holder her farther's hand.

A stuppa reflected in a pool of water
Some water and a Pagoda. Always fun to see what gems are lurking in a temple.

Nurses with face masks
Three masks cannot hide the smile on this ER nurses face.

Pink and white moldy wall
You just cannot make stuff like this up! A wall in a Hindu temple.

Two young monks arm and arm infront of a pagoda
Brothers, both figuratively and actually.

A young man with a face mask
His calm and intense gaze grabbed me.

Wate fountaing as seen from above
On another architectural project I was exploring ways to ad interest to an ordinary water feature is such a way that it made people want to know more.

Two people sleeping
My team after a long intense day of crafting food images for a restaurant chain client of mine.

I hope you enjoyed some of these images. If you did please comment, like and share.

Julian Ray


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