I got invited to the “Geek The Artist” Event by the Lebanese designer Vick Vanlian.The event took place at Vick vanlian’s boutique in Saifi village. The shop, presenting the full collection of Vick Vanlian furniture and lifestyle collection.
Nice funky and eclectic furniture, you feel like you are living in a new world, nothing in the boutique is a déjà vue for example: furniture using bike tires, pipes and pedals….
The purpose of the event was to discover Vik’s world and to brainstorm with the artist on one new item design direction for 2013.
The “Geek” with the best idea will have the chance to work hand in hand with the artist on developing the 2013 identity.
“Fifteen years ago today, the term ‘weblog’ was created by Jorn Barger to describe the way he logged web articles on his Robot Wisdom web page. The term "blog" was later coined by Peter Merholz, who cleverly split the word into the phrase “we blog” in the sidebar of his own blog in 1999.”
Some people think that blogging is dead, because most of the conversation is moving to the social media platforms, but as I said before, twitter and facebook are cool but blog is home…
Here some reasons why blogging is still important in 2012
1- It spread ideas to the public
2- Ability to share more information
3- Help to find new business opportunities
4- Speak your mind
5- Helps to be more creative
6- A great opportunity to interact with your readers
7- Blogging can boost your creativity
Here why I love blogging
The violinist Joshua Bell normally plays to packed houses of patrons who pay hundreds of dollars to see him perform. In 2007, Washington post colonist Gene Weingarten asked bell to play in the metro subway station in Washington DC , to see how people would respond to him in a different context. He was dressed casually while he played a magnificent piece of music on his Stradivarius violin. Weingarten placed a hidden camera in the station to watch the response of those who pass by. Among the 1.097 people who saw bell that day, only 7 stopped to listen, despite the fact that he was playing the same music he plays on stage. For his forty-five minute performance, Bell earned only $32.17 in tips, including 20$ from someone who recognized him . When he performed in this unconventional context, and the audience was not seated in an auditorium, despite the beauty of his music, listeners barely notices his existence. In the new frames, passerby didn’t see bell in the same light that they saw him when illuminated on stage.
Street photography is my favorite, in my opinion street photography is all about photography and it is the hardest one.
You can’t control anything when you are down the street: the light, the scene, the frame or the models, you have a few seconds to decide when you click cause everything can change in a blink of an eye.
I guess street photographers have this special connections with people, that’s why we feel that there is a story behind every picture..
Unfortunately I don’t have time to practice this hobby, but I follow a lot of street photographers all over the world, and a great Lebanese one "le Coeur a droite" Elias a Lebanese photographer taking pictures from Lebanon and all over the world.
Must follow if you are into Street Photography...