I realized I spend too much time with my phone checking social media activity. It is very addictive. I would check whats new immediately after I wake up in the morning. And I would check what’s up before I go to bed…and countless times in between during the day. Instantly. Speaking about my phone I uninstalled Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr apps. I did that yesterday. I plan to keep it this way for a week or two. And see how this works. It will not be easy, but I think I will get used to it. And I am not abandoning these accounts. Will check them on desktop or laptop. But not instantly. I already feel disoriented after this step. Sign of heavy addiction…
Couple of months ago I abandoned Tumblr and 500px and I don’t feel any regrets. So this is it.
Yesterday, I went to public library. You know, classic paper books. I used to go there before my kids were born, but I stopped. So I registered in the library again. Paid 120 Czech crowns registration fee and become reader again. Well, I read somewhat, but I shared my wife’s library card, which isn’t ideal.
Life online and life offline.
In my offline life I will take a day-off tomorrow. I will drive my kids to school and kindergarten in the morning. Than I will grab my 42 prints (48 x 36 cm, matt paper, 300 gr.) and bring them to Ostrava to prepare exhibition. Meeting 8:30 AM with lady who is in charge of exhibitions in city library. I estimate I will need two hours to get it ready. To attach all photos to the panels. Maybe less. Meanwhile I will meet a guy who wants to buy my Vanguard bag that I used as a garage for my Olympus. So, as of tomorrow, Olympus will be without it’s shelter. Olympus is still looking for new home. Nobody wants him. Not for the price I ask for him. Than I will have some time to shoot in the streets. And than back home and pick up kids.
In Prerov city on a bus station just a couple of days before end of 2016.
|Prerov, December 2016|
I wanted to make a mood photos using camera movement. Actually, it is my first panning shot ever. I followed the movement of the woman.
|Ostrava, December 2016|
Since this photo was made in Ostrava (Czech) I found interesting to see names of Polish cities on the wall…Bytom and Sosnowiec. I think these are made by Polish football fans. Interestingly, this is under the bridge, which is next to the building where my exhibition “The Peripheries of Ostrava” will take place.