I have been making sure to announce this. This year I will be working towards a photo book which I named as “Solitary Walk”, focusing on my random walks around the beaches of New York City. This will be the first ever photo book of my photography career and hopefully, by the end of the year, I will have enough pictures to complete this.
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I have been spending my time a lot on beaches all summer long for this project and thinks it reaches to a point I am comfortable enough to publish.
So, here is my newest personal project “The Frail Second”, the first personal project I have reached that far since my “Emotion/Untold Stories” in 2010.
I remembered the day that this concept struck my mind. I couldn’t sleep.
See the whole project here at http://www.htettsan.com/the-frail-second/
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Blue City, Orange Smoke _Htet T San
I have seen it. I have been blind to all else since.
– Memories of Winter 2014-15
“Some people think they can find satisfaction in good food, fine clothes, lively music, and sexual pleasure. However, when they have all these things, they are not satisfied. They realize happiness is not simply having their material needs met. Thus, society has set up a system of rewards that go beyond material goods. These include titles, social recognition, status, and political power, all wrapped up in a package called self-fulfillment. Attracted by these prizes and goaded on by social pressure, people spend their short lives tiring body and mind to chase after these goals. Perhaps this gives them the feeling that they have achieved something in their lives, but in reality they have sacrificed a lot in life. They can no longer see, hear, act, feel, or think from their hearts. Everything they do is dictated by whether it can get them social gains. In the end, they’ve spent their lives following other people’s demands and never lived a life of their own. How different is this from the life of a slave or a prisoner?” _-Liezi, Lieh-tzu
– Growing some interest in Daoism/Taoism these days. Living in harmony with Universe’s natural flaw, Yin and Yang. Just because we all are made up of these two.
Winter 2014-2015_Htet T San, From upcoming “Solitary Walk” photo book.
“Life among Death, Inspiration among Decay and Erosion. I wish my eyes could always see the beauty”.
- I meant it. Actually, it has always been my lifelong quest. Submitted photograph for our collective This is No Accident’s Finders Keepers Exhibition .
“Sonder” is the thought that repeatedly comes up to my mind these days in my city life. In Buddhism, we have a word named “Droplet”- a certain fate we shared in our past lives so that we meet each other again in this life. I have often imagined about that. If we did have past lives, how did we meet? did we recognize each other? Were we friends? foes? family? lovers? or
Are we just merely passer-bys?
– the last time I went up to the Brooklyn bridge, it was under a snow storm blizzard. Not many people were there and I was one of those very few people who witnessed this beauty.
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Change_Htet T San 2015
In two weeks, I will be moving from here. Like all changes, it would be challenging to me.
But, I will remember the essence of this place, the winter, summer, spring and autumn, and the familiar faces in the past 3 years. Signed in my memory.
Anybody doing anything exciting for the weekend while I am playing with the moon?
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Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. _Charlie Chaplin
Lunch Break Project_Htet T San 2015
A while ago, I started a street photography project named Lunch Break Project and is currently published first and foremost in Hninn Si Phyu (White Rose) Journal in my native country,Myanmar. This is one of my newest projects and haven’t even uploaded on my website yet.
P.S: For those of you who dropped by, here is some Burmese Lesson today; Rose in Burmese is termed as “Hninn Si”.
“We all have strength enough to bear the misfortunes of others.” _ La Rochefoucauld
– The question arises what if when the misfortune fell on you?