Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Monday morning in Montreal

A Monday Morning in Montréal from CloudRaker on Vimeo.

One of my friends shared this video on her Facebook page and I thought it was brilliant, as it TRULY reflects daily life in the kind of Montreal I been living in in the last stormy days. The beginning of the video, I'm pretty sure, was filmed around my neighborhood! so when watching the video, you can place my face on any of those persons as I probably walked around those areas, getting my feet stuck in the same messy snow and slipped on the same sidewalks ;D

This is what the realisateurs say about the video:

"This winter we were chatting casually with Bruno about how gorgeous Montreal looks under heavy snowfall. While this conversation may seem mundane to people who grew up here, it was enchanting to listen to a Parisian’s take on the phenomenon. So Bruno set out one morning, camera in hand, to capture the magic of our city being blanketed in the white stuff. What he came back with took our breath away, it wasn’t the snow he was watching, it was us. "

I hope you enjoy the angry weather of beautiful Montreal ;)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

From my heart to you :)

The shop is open, yay!! I'm back to business!!

And look at these little cuties I just listed on the shop! They are super cute, tiny hearts for your ears ;) just a touch of loveliness.

I made them last December but with the holiday gift rush and the vacations, I didn't had time to photograph them until today :) Actually, I have a BUNCH of new things ready to be photograph, yay!! expect new things coming up soon ;)

As valentine's day is coming up, I decided to make the photography Valentine-day-ish and as I'm not very into valentine's day to tell you the truth (:s), I was afraid I wouldn't like it but no, I love it :) I think the color and mood goes pretty good with my tiny hearts :) I hope you like it too!

For more about my jewelry, please visit my shop, thanks!

All images taken by me for The Angry Weather jewelry.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Vivid images from a Lost Empire

Bellow, you'll find the work of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944), Russian photographer. In the early 1900's he began an ambitious project supported by Tsar Nicholas II where he traveled around Russian taking photographs and documenting the empire: from architecture, to landscape, advances in technology, to ethnicity, daily living and everything in between.

he was an amazing photographer, capturing the essence of the simplest moments. One of the things that makes his work most peculiar though, is that he was a pioneer in color photography and he developed a technique that consisted in taken three photographs in a rapid sequence using different filters for each image (red, green and blue) then layer the negatives to obtain a color photography. This technique allows us to enjoy his photographs of a Russia on the verge of revolution in full color.

I go head over heels for photography and nostalgia, so you can imagine my awe when I saw this images for the first time (got there thanks to Fine Little Day blog). I still spend time during the day just wandering on those images, I swear. These may be some of the most inspiring photos I've seen in my life and the fact that they are in color and were taken 100 years ago has a lot to do with me falling in love with them. There is something so nostalgic about looking into the technicolor life of someone who lived 100 years ago in a world that was about to change dramatically.

All images from The Empire That Was Russia a collection from the (US) Library of Congress.

There are a bunch of beautiful cropped images of this collection around the web, but when I got to the source in the library of congress web site, I fell in love with this un-cropped, original versions from the negative; the little defects and the way you can see the filters it's amazing. I amply recommend you to visit the entire collection and read the titles of the photos you like the most, the stories of the people/places in the photos are as compelling as the images themselves.