Embracing the Thai Attitude

by brokenrecordbaby

I’m not really planning my trip much at all. I’ve got a couch for 2-3 nights when I arrive in Tokyo but after that who knows? It’s a combination of being super busy with my London life, a tad bit lazy but more than that it is the carefree attitude I’ve got towards my trip and I really hope it won’t bite me in the butt. I’ll get there and it’ll all work out I’m sure. I read about about this Thai saying “Mai Pen Rye” which pretty much translates into “no worries” “it’s all good”. (Kinda hakuna matata style just in real life with no talking lions) Apparently it’s the attitude they have over there so by not planning and stressing I’m already embracing the culture of one of the places I will be visiting. Awesome.

Floating Market (National Geographic)


Hard Up, Hungover and The Bastard Landlord

by brokenrecordbaby

I met this awesome dude Joey Dean at my first week of University more than 3 years ago (yikes!). A creative little chap with rosy, round cheeks and plenty of talent. I will be interviewing him for Flamingo Magazine shortly but thought I would mention him on my own blog as well. He runs the film, photography, culture blog Hard Up, Hungover and The Bastard Landlord. It’s become a lot more wordy lately with more contributors and I really think it’s a space to watch. So, check it out!


I Don't Need It But I Want It…

by brokenrecordbaby

Holga D…a digital camera inspired from the extremely popular cult of Holga and other toy cameras of its kind.

Even though it’s a digital camera, it retains the qualities and simplicity of the original Holga camera and brings back the joy and delayed gratification associated with good old analog photography.

For those who are not aware of Holga,
it is an inexpensive, medium format 120 film toy camera, known for its whimsical and surreal images.

It’s low-cost construction and simple meniscus plastic lens often crates vignetting, blur, light leaks, and other ‘qualities’ that’s unacceptable in the mainstream photography. But the quality problems have obtained a major cult following among some photographers, and has become really popular in recent years. (http://www.saikatbiswas.com/blog/)


But seeing as I don’t have any spare money to spend and I have an perfectly amazing digital camera already I think I will just buy a black and white disposable camera when I’m in the need for some photography thrills.