The view

… between two buildings in Stockholm

The Window

Once I visited a town, a northern town, where old brick houses could tell many horror stories of desperation.

One of them caught my eye. By the window I saw a figure through the white curtains. She was staring out, completely frozen, her gaze fixed on the children playing with a football in the street. I stopped looking for a fragment of a second as the football almost hit me, and when I stared back, the window was empty, just the white curtains retaining the smallest of movement as the figure left.

My job kept me occupied most of the time, but I tried to visit that window a few times a week, then everyday, and as I grew obsessed with the figure I couldn’t help to scape work to visit The Window. I was supposed to stay in that northern city for a couple of weeks, but I kept postponing my return, I just wanted to see the figure, the mysterious woman I saw everyday, always staring out The Window, inexpressive, through the curtains, hoping she would look at me at last.

Finally she looked back. She looked back!!! Her dark eyes focused on me as a smile run through her face, I felt a shiver as she smiled more and more, her pale hand touching the glass of The Window, her gaze upon me kept me frozen at the other side of the street. I even remember hearing an eerie piano music coming out of that brick house before it turned into a whistle, a high pitch that finally made me collapsed.

The next thing I remember is the bright light of what seemed a hospital, and me asking as from the most remote of places where was the woman I saw. “No one has lived there in the last century” I heard. But I knew I saw her, I saw her by The Window.

Chinatown

In the autumn of 2016 I went to Liverpool, it sounded like a nice destination, although I didn’t know anything of it (just a few guys that made quite good music… )

But in the end I loved the city, its industrial feeling with brick buildings, small museums and its port. Even though I almost had a heart attack when I dropped my camera (and it even bounced!!)

Anyway, it was a trip that I took on the spur of the moment, thinking of it with no special meaning … but it was outstanding, a city I recommend without doubt.

Liverpool has a lot to offer, with different faces, like this one of Chinatown, with the iconic brick houses mixed with the Chinese writing.

By the way, revising the photographs I took (here a few), I just remembered how much I miss my Polaroid Impulse Portrait, maybe it’s time to take her out to (and) have fun.

Phoneography??

I have to confess I’d never thought of posting photos taken with my phone here… First of all, because when I started this blog my phone had the worst of cameras, second… well because I never thought about it.

Whoever follows me on Instagram knows that I post a lot of pictures, or at least more than I do here, that’s because they’re easier to edit {in general I use the VSCO app} and to post {I don’t need to think about a text to go with the photographs, or maybe because I don’t feel as ‘attached’ to that photographs as I do with the ones I post here. Whatever}  I’m not going to start a debate about digital / analogue photography, mostly because I like both for very different reasons. Ok, yeah, I love analogue more, but digital is creaper for me. That’s it.

But a couple of days ago I thought, what the hell, they’re photographs as well, and I love them! {some more than others}  And I decided, now that I have a phone with a better camera, why not make a post from time to time with some of them? So, here it is. I hope you like them.

** Of course, you can follow me on Instagram too! -> @yumegraphic  You can find pretty much all my obsessions: tea, old stuff, books, cameras, film …

These are my favourites from the past months!!

He de confesar que nunca había pensado en colgar aquí fotos tomadas con mi móvil… Primero, porque cuando empecé este blog, mi teléfono tenía la peor de las cámaras, y en segundo lugar… porque nunca se me había ocurrido.

Quien me sigue en Instagram sabe que subo bastantes fotos, o al menos más de las que subo aquí, precisamente porque me resultan más fácil de editar {en general uso la app de VSCO} y de subir {no necesito pensar tanto el texto que acompaña a las fotos, o quizá porque no me siento tan “unida” a ellas como con las fotos que aparecen aquí. Como sea}  No voy a iniciar un debate sobre la fotografía digital / analógica, principalmente porque me gustan las dos por muy distintas razones. Vale, la analógica me gusta más, pero la digital es más barata para mí ahora. Fin del tema.

En fin, hace unos días pensé, psee, son también fotos y ¡me encantan! {algunas más que otras}  Y decidí que ahora que tengo un móvil con una cámara decente, por qué no hacer un post de vez en cuando con algunas de esas fotos. Así que aquí está. Espero que os gusten.

** Por supuesto, podéis seguirme en Instagram -> @yumegraphic  Podéis encontrar casi todas mis obsesiones: té, cosas antiguas, libros, cámaras, film …

¡¡Éstas son mis favoritas de los últimos meses!!