Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Wedding

I love the internet. It makes my world feel limitless.  I've learnt so much and met so many amazing people and ja...I just love the net :D  I've been debating how I'm going to go forward on this blog.  It was born to promote Fierce Fotography as a business but I'm finding more and more that the only way I can really share about my creativity and work is if i make it as personal as possible - so I won't be holding back.  I'll be sharing a great deal more here - it won't get as traumatising as my LJ lol! but it'll get pretty close.

Inspiration comes in the oddest form.  I spent a very large part of my early teen years utterly obsessed with Joseph Gordon Levitt from 3rd Rock from the Sun.  Then I watched Mysterious Skin and then the Lookout and 500 Days of Summer and then Inception.  The boy is back!! And all I can say is DAMN!! What an amazing talent - the energy, the creativity, the sheer love he has for life.  So I did some reading and found this place:  If you are a creative person interested in sharing your work, sharing ideas and just finding a new way of working and creating and loving your art this is the place for you.  Go check it out!!

And now for some Fierce Pics! *gleeeeeeeeeee*

These images are from my very first wedding shoot in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape.  It was glorious - like stepping back a century in time.  It was also icy cold, no running water, and pit latrines.  Deep man.  But glorious. Hope you enjoy the images as much as I did taking them.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Spirit Day

October 20th - wear purple to rememeber the lives and spirits of the boys who killed themselves because they were bullied for being gay. In South Africa I know of many gay men and women who have been harrassed, beaten, raped and murdered because of their sexuality. In my ...heart on the 20th I will be holding all of the people who have been so deeply hurt by intolerance, ignorance and hatred. I hope you'll join me.

Reposted from LJ:

"On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)

RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)

RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace."