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by Dhamaka

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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"........ Albert Einstein


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"When you're standing on a comfortable rug, you have to expect it to be pulled from under your feet sometimes"
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This is my personal blog, not a venue for saleable images. In fact, because it's here that I share things that are important to me with the members of the moblog community, photo quality's not my priority. Events, occasions, achievements, thoughts, trips and experiments - you'll find them all here. Contact me for the development version of my photo portfolio, for a selection of saleable images or visit my dance photography blog or my website for cuttings. And remember that all photos remain my copyright unless I've specifically said otherwise.

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"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race"
........ H G Wells

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better"
........ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Luck favours the prepared mind"
........ Louis Pasteur

"Never to get lost is not to live, not to know how to get lost brings you to destruction, and somewhere in the terra incognita in between lies a life of discovery."
........ Rebecca Solnit

"Give, give, give -- what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don't give it away? Of having stories if I don't tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don't share it? I don't intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine."
........ Isabel Allende

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
........ Harold Thurman Whitman

"The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes...."
........ Marcel Proust

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.. you have no such accurate remembrance of a country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle...."
........ Ernest Hemingway

"Ambition leads me not only father than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it is possible for man to go."
........ James Cook

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........ John Muir

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........ Iris Murdoch

"Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your picture...."
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don't know why

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they bothered to interview me, because they've made
the whole piece up and it makes me sound like an idiot

:(
but they did pay me...

daz says:

and, well, the pics are stunning!

EDIT: Oh god, they misspelled your name, too. :(

3rd May 2006, 15:02

beth says:

you do look lovely though

3rd May 2006, 15:30

nige says:

hey cutie ;)

3rd May 2006, 15:36

paintist says:

rushes out to buy the stuff, if its recommended by Dhamaka its allright with me.....I'm a sucker for personal recommendation...and it was only four products.... (isnt there a group of pics in your blog somewhere of you having it all applied etc?)

3rd May 2006, 15:50

Dhamaka says:

Daz - thanks the compliment and for noticing. One good friend just told me it reflects the overall standard of their journalism (edit) however, since I want to write for them I couldn't possibly comment..

Thanks Beth and Nige *grins hugely*

paintist - it is NOT recommended by me. I didn't say ANY of that, and if you want personal recommendations I'll have to see your skin tone etc. The make-up artist was brilliant but she didn't use the cosmetics advertised.. (at least if she did I must have blinked or something). (too wound up about those words I'm supposed to have said to understand sarcasm today)

yes there are shots in my blog. Give me a few minutes and I'll give you a linkie.

3rd May 2006, 15:53

Dhamaka says:

thank you mfp. Believe me, there were better shots..

and the perspective is strange because of the shape the page took

3rd May 2006, 17:45

JokerXL says:

Money in the bank?
Pics look stunning!
What's to worry?
;-)

3rd May 2006, 18:15

Dhamaka says:

rep

but thanks

3rd May 2006, 18:16

Dhamaka says:

Finally.. paintist, they're here and before

and this is where it started linkie

3rd May 2006, 18:28

Twiglet says:

I agree with Joker. You look great, you got paid....and you really do look GREAT!

3rd May 2006, 18:36

Dhamaka says:

:-)
And believe me, I'm thrilled that they want me back. But.

(and if they had asked me to write the copy it would have been much more convincing)

3rd May 2006, 18:38

Gael says:

Very impressive! I re-joined my gym today, thanks for the inspiration : )
On the down-side, I have my assessment tomorrow at 8.15, which will be incredibly depressing

3rd May 2006, 19:25

Izadora (NLI) says:

I have the best looking mother in the world!!

:D

awesome pictures!

xxxx

3rd May 2006, 19:51

Dhamaka says:

Izadora - You're rather nice yourself..
Love you lots
xxx

Gael - wtg! On the up side, once it's done you're even nearer to that meal we're going out for..

3rd May 2006, 20:08

kostika says:

I look great and I love your hair!

3rd May 2006, 20:13

Dhamaka says:

thanks Kostika - it's the only bit of the photos that looks like that in RL!

3rd May 2006, 20:15

kostika says:

Make-up artists are amazing, but I'm sure I've seen lovely pictures of you before.

3rd May 2006, 20:17

Dhamaka says:

thanks - and some of them even look like me, but seriously, if you have never seen me before and then only see these ones I'd be amazed if you didn't walk past me in the street

3rd May 2006, 20:20

kostika says:

That's what photoshoots with make-up artists are for I guess.

Might have to test this street walking theory :o)

3rd May 2006, 20:27

Dhamaka says:

be happy to oblige - provided we can share some sushi afterwards

3rd May 2006, 20:28

kostika says:

YAY!! Sushi for sure!

3rd May 2006, 20:30

Euphro says:

I understand the kind of post-analysis you are doing, but you do look wonderful in these shots and it's great that they want you back :)

3rd May 2006, 20:35

Dhamaka says:

It is, isn't it.

I'm really interested to see what prints they send me as that was also part of the agreement.

3rd May 2006, 20:38

kostika says:

Did they use Rimmel stuff at all?

3rd May 2006, 20:42

FilbertFox says:

cor blimey ducks. I think i fancy you

3rd May 2006, 20:57

CHESO says:

Ña, Ña, I have a famous friend!!! You look great!!
but you are more beautiful in flesh and blood!!

3rd May 2006, 21:49

Dhamaka says:

aww... thank you Cheso *blushes* and *blush

Kostika - some, but not most of the colours or the make-up that is talked about. But some of the stuff they gave me is really nice...

careful FF, you never know who'se watching ;-)

3rd May 2006, 22:25

kostika says:

I heart Rimmel nail polish. Great colors they have.

4th May 2006, 01:30

Dhamaka NLI says:

I only have blue & natural

OK, 3 different blues & 5 different naturals...

4th May 2006, 02:26

kostika says:

My favourite purple and my favourite blue are both Rimmel.

Hmm..I should aint my nails again.

4th May 2006, 02:50

daz says:

I heart the Rimmel liquid black eye-liner. The little brush is perfect - I haven't found one like it in any other brand.

4th May 2006, 16:58

Dhamaka says:

will remember that Daz - your eyes always look so gorgeous (although it is with or without eye liner)

4th May 2006, 21:05

Izadora (NLI) says:

Now that you are good friends with Rimmel, ask them what the hell happened to my lipstick, number 581... they cancelled it, without notice :(((

6th May 2006, 18:17

Dhamaka says:

:(
I'm sorry - remind me before the next one in June and I'll have a go at them for you

6th May 2006, 18:33

phoenix says:

he he - knowing you and seeing that - hmmm well it's just soooo funny

12th May 2006, 11:33

Dhamaka says:

I'm beginning to come to terms with it Phoenix - and it's good to see you back.

They've asked for me to go back in the 3rd week of June and I've asked for a few guarantees (and the stills from the last one, which *still* haven't arrived) by email. Waiting to see what happens next...

12th May 2006, 14:30

Dhamaka says:

I think it's going to happen again. Did a questionnaire in Islington today about Germany. Could only answer 6 or 7 of the 10 or 12 questions (one doesn't matter because I don't care how many times Germany has won the world cup at football) but the journalist's face at the end of the questionnaire made me wonder ...

hopefully I'm wrong

17th May 2006, 00:48