I ran some errands related to my return to the States today: I bought some Peruvian sauces to make some Peruvian food from time to time, bought a couple of colorful tablecloths, and printed some pictures out. Since tomorrow I’ll have a coffee with my closest Peruvian friends, I looked for portrait photos I took of them in the past and got them printed to give the portraits as a gift. Also, I got the picture of my parents laughing printed, like I mentioned yesterday, plus a photo of our lovely cat –Clovis– and finally a picture of the three of us together.
I was feeling like getting some of my pictures printed (20″ x 30″) to carry them to Durham, get them framed, and decorate my apartment walls to boost some happiness, satisfaction, and sense of accomplishment in my daily life. So I chose six photos and created two groups of three pictures each. Today I will share with you my ideas for the first group which could be called “Up in the Air” (have you noticed that I liked that movie a lot?) and tomorrow I’ll share what the second group -“Lima’s bay”- is about.
“Up in the air” is formed by three vertical photos conceived as a homage to one of my major passions: flying/traveling. The first picture shows two people beginning to do paragliding, one of the many human attempts to fly by our own means (you may remember I posted a gallery on paragliding in Lima some time ago):
The second photo shows an airplane up in the air (an edited version of a picture posted in The Sao Paulo Gallery). So if in the first photo we saw humans trying to fly, in the second one we see people actually flying:
The last picture was taken from inside an airplane. On the lower side we see a plane wing and on the upper side we see the sun (a picture belonging to one of the “Up in the air” galleries). The two previous pictures showed other people either trying to fly or flying; in contrast, by looking at the third photo, we assume that the passive observer of people flying finally becomes an active agent and reaches his desired goal: being in the sky… flying!
As can be seen, there’s an in crescendo in this sequence: from human attempts to fly, a plane in the sky, and finally being on an actual plane looking at the sun directly. Moreover, the color blue -my favorite color- is predominant in the sequence and hopefully will add some vividness to my pale pink walls.
Have you ever tried to decorate your home with your own photos, dear visitors and followers? Such a DIY decoration! If not, I really encourage you to give it a shot. Seeing your photos printed and imagining how they could become part of your home decoration represents such an exciting experience!…