Trying out the Nikkor 28MM lens…
Seeing myself through the 28MM lens -as opposed to the Pentax 50MM I used to use- made feel a like a giant. Surreal amongst my surroundings, the city landscape at my feet, the tall buildings at my fingertips. The result of these test pictures immediately made me think of one of my favourite PJ Harvey songs:
”Hey I’m one big queen
No one can stop me
Red light, red green
Sat back, I’m watchin’
I’m number one
Second to no one
No sweat I’m clean
Nothin’ can touch me
I’ll tell you my name
Fifty foot queenie
Force ten hurricane
I could have ten sons
Ten foot and risin'”
The song 50 FT Queenie was inspired by the b-film Attack of the 50 FT Woman. I have yet to see it, though it’s definitely on my list. I’ve linked the YouTube video, and for the sake of pure 90ies nostalgia you should watch it before continuing reading this blogpost <3
I’m really happy with this ‘new’ old lens. You can really tell it’s superior quality to most of the production of this day. Unlike I would have thought I also really like the fact that it’s a manual focus lens. This forces me to trust my own judgement and not take the easy route aka auto focus. What do you guys think of the results?
Health & Blogger Issues
On a different note I’d like to explain why it’s been so quiet on Everyday Escapism… As some of you may have guessed my Lyme’s disease is acting up again. Even though I’m in treatment and I do think there’s on overall -though very slight- improvement regarding my health I still get extremely tired from the most unexpected things. This makes it especially difficult to, for instance, write structured and comprehensible texts. Something that’s -I’d say- pretty vital for a good blogposts.
I would’ve loved to written more in depth about the #6monthsnonewclothes challenge for instance. This is actually going really well and I thoroughly enjoy this route to fair fashion I’ve taken. But the promised tips, tricks & hotspots articles prove to be too much given my current health situation… The energy it costs to write those articles currently would leave me with no energy to go groceries shopping, clean my home or meet up with friends once in a while. In other words, it would leave me with no energy to live a normal life. This really sucks as at the end of 2016 I thought things were looking up, but it seems I’ve somewhat overestimated my health.
Being creative visually -through photography but also drawing and painting- works a lot better for me during these low-energy times than writing blogposts. That’s why I’ll be doing more of these things in the upcoming period. Of course I hope my health will improve quickly, but lately I’m thinking about maybe focussing on these other creative outlets more in general. Which would mean quitting the blog and focussing on ‘art pour l’art’. But we’re not there yet. In the meantime I’ll keep posting results of photoshoots etc here! Expect some nice Fashion Fanatics articles ;)