Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"........ Albert Einstein

My new dance photography blog, DanceTog is here

My formal G20Voice blog is here

"When you're standing on a comfortable rug, you have to expect it to be pulled from under your feet sometimes"
........ Ben Moor
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This is my personal blog, not a venue for saleable images. In fact, because it's here that I share things that are important to me with the members of the moblog community, photo quality's not my priority. Events, occasions, achievements, thoughts, trips and experiments - you'll find them all here. Contact me for the development version of my photo portfolio, for a selection of saleable images or visit my dance photography blog or my website for cuttings. And remember that all photos remain my copyright unless I've specifically said otherwise.

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"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race"
........ H G Wells

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better"
........ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Luck favours the prepared mind"
........ Louis Pasteur

"Never to get lost is not to live, not to know how to get lost brings you to destruction, and somewhere in the terra incognita in between lies a life of discovery."
........ Rebecca Solnit

"Give, give, give -- what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don't give it away? Of having stories if I don't tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don't share it? I don't intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine."
........ Isabel Allende

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
........ Harold Thurman Whitman

"The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes...."
........ Marcel Proust

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.. you have no such accurate remembrance of a country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle...."
........ Ernest Hemingway

"Ambition leads me not only father than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it is possible for man to go."
........ James Cook

"The grand show is enternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapour is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls."
........ John Muir

"The bicycle is the most civilised conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart."
........ Iris Murdoch

"Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your picture...."
........ Don McCullin

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Hussein Chalayan - from fashion and back

beth says:


24th Feb 2009, 23:02

nige says:

Always loved Chalayan, though he's never sold too well. I think his shapes are beyond reproach. These are great pics.

25th Feb 2009, 00:04

shitake says:

I must to write again today, Admirable set!! And last shot is simply perfect!

25th Feb 2009, 00:06

Aaaahhh....I get sewing envy...

25th Feb 2009, 01:25

Viv says:

I just love the top one

25th Feb 2009, 10:26

Wendle says:

I love number 3!! Mmm, warm. I think my neck would get tired, though.

25th Feb 2009, 15:48

Dhamaka says:

beth, nige, shitake, tiliaAmericana, Viv, George and Wendle - thank you!

George - not yet but I think I'm getting there

A great exhibition - film shorts too. Hemlines that go up and down, clothes that change shape while being worn, a properly plunging neckline (ie it starts high and plunges in front of your eyes with no help from the model), a dress to have tea off.... and the form, shape and textures are wonderful. If you're near the Design Museum I really recommend it

and :) thanks for the HL

25th Feb 2009, 15:58

Toddy says:

Well deserved HL,

I must say I love the second though.......

25th Feb 2009, 16:12

mara says:

fabulous top one

25th Feb 2009, 22:26

midlife says:

congrats on the HL

26th Feb 2009, 00:16

MaggieD says:

Went on a school trip to this exhibition ... love your pics :) ... we were not allowed to take photos :(

26th Feb 2009, 18:30

Dhamaka says:

Thank you Mara, Midlife and Maggie

sorry to hear about your not being able to take photos Maggie - maybe it was because they didn't want flashes to be used

26th Feb 2009, 20:14

taniwha says:

I think I need to visit teh Design Museum on my next trip toLondon. Number five there is pretty groovy.

26th Feb 2009, 20:21

Jesson says:

I am if only I could find my missing sewing machines and a decent fabric shop. :-)

Beautiful photos, D.

26th Feb 2009, 21:56

Dhamaka says:

taniwha - you should

Jesson - thank you and... the internet?

26th Feb 2009, 22:43

SLG says:

not the sort of attire for the school run!!!!!!

28th Feb 2009, 13:00

Dhamaka says:

indeed not

28th Feb 2009, 15:31