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Still on Tongariro

Still on Tongariro

Ok. So here it is. Maybe some of you can relate, maybe not. No matter what, we're always going through transitions, life is flowing constantly, a perpetual movement, and for me this is how I've been feeling everyday.

It's so beautiful outside now as spring flowers continue to bloom but I still feel like this photo I took on one of my hiking trips in NZ. It's nice to relate to my past in this way because when I travel it takes all the experiences of your daily life at home and metaphorically lets you experience it while you travel. In those moments of travel you are experiencing your world, your past, present and future all at once and that parallel reflection lets you learn about yourself as it signifies your innermost feelings, thoughts, and worries. For me it helps me learn how to embrace, accept and adapt in a very healing manner. This photo speaks to me now.

How I felt in that mysterious unknown space is what I feel right now; scared yet there is a strong inviting pull as I become curious to what's beyond the next mystery. However, what I do know is that another whole new life to be experienced is already in motion and will set soon. Like a marker of a big change.  On the edge of transformation. For the most part,

                                                             All I can do is

                    

                    

                                                                             

                                                                             

that I will be taken HERE.  

You feel it? Have a good one.

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Just Breathe

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             above three pictures from tongariro crossing, NZ

             above three pictures from tongariro crossing, NZ

Click on this classic song by Telepopmusik and just breathe. Imagine yourself trekking and flowing through beauty from the left to the right, either in the wild or in a car ride as you notice how any little moment, thing or experience has so much life to it as the next. and breathe through it. whether it be a beautiful cloud or a purple flower that sparks a feeling of delight. Just the joys of being alive and breathing. taking it all in is all you need to do sometimes. keep it simple. you are surrounded by beauty. we are lucky to have moments where we can travel and see beauty. But even in our daily routine of where we are, whether we're at school or at work, it's all just equally as beautiful when we notice those small moments. Float on.          NOMADICS

Click on this classic song by Telepopmusik and just breathe. Imagine yourself trekking and flowing through beauty from the left to the right, either in the wild or in a car ride as you notice how any little moment, thing or experience has so much life to it as the next. and breathe through it. whether it be a beautiful cloud or a purple flower that sparks a feeling of delight. Just the joys of being alive and breathing. taking it all in is all you need to do sometimes. keep it simple. you are surrounded by beauty. we are lucky to have moments where we can travel and see beauty. But even in our daily routine of where we are, whether we're at school or at work, it's all just equally as beautiful when we notice those small moments. Float on.         

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  from a road trip across the states, somewhere between Idaho and Wyoming

 

from a road trip across the states, somewhere between Idaho and Wyoming

Box Artificial

Though it is Earth day, a happy happy day indeed, I decided to share my black and white prints (just click on the photo for more) from the last few months. They were printed on fiber paper so in real life they glisten. It took awhile to figure out where I was with myself until one day I rode my bike past a green house. There, two reefs appeared to be implanted against the glass gasping for air. That was it.

After traveling abroad in heavenly New Zealand where I had space to engulf the outdoors backpacking and breathing in the subtropical air, I was back at my home university in California where I felt boxed in. There was a strange displacement with my inner and outer world where I felt forced back into an environment I didn't necessarily want to be in. I felt like I did not have the control to choose where my fate lay. It was very hard to adjust but through this film project I was able to find an outlet and express the current feelings of that time. I went to the countryside and collected different plants and brought them in a studio enhancing the feeling of attempting to find the natural in an artificial space. Oddity, strangeness, disconnection, and displacement are emotions that are exemplified in these photos. I was, just like plants in a greenhouse that are forced and put there to thrive in an environment where they might not naturally belong, are forced to thrive.

Maybe you can identify with these feelings of strangeness, where you don't feel aligned with the environment around you. Sometimes you feel that how life is structured is out of our control yet we have to find a way to adapt and still experience these feelings until we adjust and find what personal freedom means to us once again no matter where we are.  

trek on.

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EIKOH HOSOE.

EIKOH HOSOE. This guy is a BOSS.  He is a renowned Japanese photographer who is able to capture surreal experiences that feel and translate to some unexplainable personal moments that we here at Nomadics can identify with. We love the way he uses abstract images to express very personal feelings of mystery, fantasy, and oddity. 

Because black and white film printing is so hands on, any small manipulation to affect the gradient of tones, contrast, type of paper use to print with, etc,  is a reflection of the artist's perspective. There are so many different techniques that plays into the vision of a photographer. First is the subject your shooting after spending time creating your concept, or just shooting out of pure improvisation, whatever your process is, using artificial or natural lighting, picking the time of the day to shoot, etc, unfold the story you are trying to tell as it takes a life of its own.  I've played around in the dark room and you can spend all day in the cave for one print. 

Hosoe creates staged settings that reflect very real moments. His stories reflect personal experiences such as his evacuation to the countryside during WWII. To show this, he created a series called KamaItachi that utilized a Japanese mythical story of a weasel like demon that haunts villagers.  This improvisational performance creates a fantasy world mixed with the real everyday feelings of uncertainty during that time. 

Check out the video about his series below. Below are a mix from his Kamaitachi series and others that just appeal to us in general. Enjoy. 

     

 

 

 

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GOOEY

From the Glass Animals GOOEY EP 

I Can Go Somewhere Where I Can Get Some Space. 

This one hits it for me. There's some deep smooth weird twirly underlying beats that creates an awesome chill sensation that lets you flow on by yourself. Sometimes we all want that space for ourselves, to self reflect and take it all in yet we are still connected in this sensual experience. Here's one to just maybe get in the mood by yourself and dance it in and out.

As you get into the video, get into the instinctual vibes of that gooey connection but solo reflection. It's weird and good. After the make out sesh, the lady who dances it out pinpoints those moments of diva goddessness slash animal instincts that are on point. By the way, did you guys see that blood moon last night? 

Let it go, let it flow

That Nomadics 

Awake

She played. she dreamt. Unfolding in front of her wove a wondrous land of twirls, whirls, gangly, sharp, spiky shapes, warm, soft, oscillating, tessellating moments, textures and creatures that made up a connecting intricate web of life. She absorbed the warmth and pleasures as she played; floating as she swam within the colors of the ecstatic sensations of her glittering story. She glided and flew. All on her own.

A passerby rode nearby and felt a hopeful spark of wonder. As the moment passed, he forgot his mind  as his presence dispersed into the same land the girl was playing in. Entranced almost to the point of enchantment, he suddenly saw a sliver of the sun reflecting off his motorcycle. "That's what I wanted to do!" He remembered his bike and rode away, leaving the wondrous flicker of light behind him. 

The girl felt an essence diminished. Drops of water shimmered along the riverbank and she twirled on with it. 

Black and White Film Prints

by Shelly Woo 

 

And Reach

Sometimes you want it all in the moment. and the feeling makes you close, it encompasses all of it; your dreams, your present, your past, your future. And that there is what this past full moon evoked out of us. In it and on the edge of it all at the same time. Lets GET IT this week

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somewhere under the full moon in the countryside of Davis, California

YAK FILMS

For those of you who don't know YAK FIlms, they have globally reached the eyes and ears of all types of communities dedicated to the underground dance movement. As an international, multimedia production team, they have inspired the masses with their unique style of street based documentation.

Here is one of their most famous pieces entitled, "LES TWINS RUG DEALERS" that you don't want to miss. Stay in tune, as we will be coming out with a video with Kash Gaines, one of the founding crew members who began this journey witnessing the influential effect YAK Films has had connecting with people from all across the globe. 

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How Do You See

Here is a very captivating, heartfelt piece of art that simply radiates beauty. It has caught our eye with every visual choice and has won many short film awards. Check out this surfer and film artist's perspective. Very fresh.

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Winner - Best Cinematography, Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2011 Winner - Action Sports Category, Vimeo Awards 2012 Winner - G-Raid Driven Creativity award - Professional Category Winner - Best Cinematography, 5Point Film Festival 2011 Winner - Grand Prize - Chamonix Film Festival 2011 Winner - Best short - New York Surf Film Festival 2011 Winner - Digital short of the Year, Surfer Poll Winner - Relentless Short Stories 2011 Winner - Amstel Surf Film Festibal, Peoples Choice award Winner - Best short, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival Winner - Best International Short, Canadian Surf Film Festival Winner - Best Short, Waimea Ocean Film Festival

Hidden Discoveries Are Tight

Those random moments you decide to just wander and explore...

Discovering graffiti art, murals, or little visuals you find on the road is such a fun thing to stumble upon. It is another form of communication that can really speak when paid attention to. A light of excitement, joy and connection manifests in that awesome moment when you connect with an artwork that is publicly available for all. It is a statement of proclamation in its own way saying, "hey! We are all living it in this way together." This piece was found in an hidden alleyway during the last days of wandering Wellington's buzzy (kiwi slang for ya) hub. It was full of endless colorful, graffiti art. Within those wise lines and eyes of experience it can make you wonder...what is your vision?  

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unknown street artist in the cracks and crannies of Wellington, New Zealand

unknown street artist in the cracks and crannies of Wellington, New Zealand

Deep Breath

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Its going, your going, life's going.  Being still in the moments that make up a day while everything is happening is a skill. Stillness is ever present in nature and something we can learn from. The natural world just is. All around us, rivers flow, flowers effortlessly grow, mountains stay strong and stable, clouds continue to float and glide. As we attempt to make positive change and growth in our day to day "productive" lives, we can constantly be reminded that no matter what is happening, peace surrounds us. 

Taking a breath with you, 

Nomadics

 

 

Lets Chill in Mexico

How does nature make you feel? Dive in and experience the pure and beautiful essence of the natural world. If you are in the mood to get in the zone of enlightenment, connect yourself to this visually awe- inspiring and colorful piece that takes place in Mexico. Made by artists from MOR music, this gives us chills to the bone. We live in a beautiful natural world where there is freedom in the experience, creation everywhere that we can observe with fresh eyes and sensually experience the unexplainable. Tuning into our internal experience of what it feels to be alive, we don't need words for that. Lets experience it.

Nomadics 


 

A Sea Of Peace, A Pocket of Seafood

Good Afternoon Fellow Nomadics, 

I would like to give you a warm and happy hello with this photograph. This was taken in Kaikoura, New Zealand, a little peninsula on the east coast of the South Island where seafood is caught abundantly. A beautiful, peaceful pocket where you can go on awesome boat rides off the coast; where dolphins playfully surround your boat to keep you safe, and alabatross and petryl birds fight for your fresh catch of the day (typically orange perch fish in which I caught two that day!). Crayfish will also come crawling up the feeding cages that have been kept underwater for a couple days so fishermen will catch and feast on their succulent meat. It was a seafood filled day with a burst of inspiration and beauty all around. Life is pretty bright and good huh? Lets set the mood and take in this light, peaceful wave of enjoyment.

Nomadics 

 

Creation is Amazing

No words can describe the beauty of this world. Surely, this world is art; therefore, there is an artist behind it. Something as intricate and detailed as the world, from the small atoms that hold everything together to the whole outer appearance that we see with our eyes, could not have popped right into the universe all of a sudden. There is a purpose for everything.  Just saying. One love, truly!

Check out this breathtaking amazing video collaboration between Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. Yosemite in High Def.

I LOVE FOOD!!

Who doesn't love food? Here at Nomadics, we're always looking for that new spot to kick back and relax with some good IPA and delicious food. Our personal favorite food to eat...pho. Rice noodles cooked perfectly with heaping amounts of soft and tender meats and the rich broth to top it all off. But amongst the many other foods we enjoy, we like to treat ourselves to delicious Japanese food once in a while. Especially sushi!!

Watch this video about Yojisan Omakase, a modern Japanese sushi restaurant based in Beverly Hills. FIlmed and directed by Marat Shaya.

Hong Kong in 4 mins - a short film by Willis Lai

Here in Nomadics we strongly encourage traveling, especially traveling to other countries around the world. There is so much to explore in this world that the thought of staying in one place for too long sounds so...unimaginative. And as artisans of our craft, being imaginative is what makes us. We are called Nomadics for a reason, because not only do we love to travel but we imagine our arts to be nomadic in a sense. Ever changing, ever evolving. Check out this really cool experimental short film by Willis Lai when he was in Hong Kong. 

Follow Willis facebook.com/projectwproduction

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