mimelashiry:

FILM PHOTOGRAPHY
It is finally my pleasure to share with everyone something so deeply precious to me. My wish is to inspire everyone to lead a happy life, filled with colour, smiles, creativity, expression, freedom, nature and most importantly health. 
Something i haven’t been able to express through my imagery and short captions on the demented and swiftly flourishingworld of Instagram - is my love for photography and my love for writing. When i say this i mean me, myself- Mimi Elashiry actually getting behind a camera and taking photos. However, not just any photos, 35mm film photos. 
Since year 8, when i was 13 or 14, i have loved taking photos on a little Holga or Lomo Fisheye camera. Gotta love those fun plastic gadgets that you end up loosing at some festival after you’ve taken 20 odd photos on them. 
I finally want to be able to express my love for film photography. On a rainy day i love to scroll through Henrik Purienne’s Instagram and marvel at his unpretentious, raw, stunning imagery. Looking at all those gorgeous south-african beach babes also motivates to move my butt and do some exercise.
 
The reason i love film so, so much is because no matter what you take a photo of, it serves as an untouched story teller, in its natural state - just like the organic, raw foods we love to eat. Film photos possess a certain energy, a vibration higher than a digital edited image- because your film camera has captured the truth- 100% raw, organic truth. 
This is my blog, this blog is film photos, and film photos only- whether they are festival photos, behind the scenes, photos of food, cafes, an actual photo shoot or a blurry colourful pile of nothingness - like that funny bumpy organic carrot you were scared to eat. Mistakes happen… and film captures them in the most interesting ways. When you finally took a bite of that lumpy organic carrot, it tasted so sweet -  i want my images to do that to you, not be a bumpy carrot, but make you feel. Make you imagine a story, an unedited story, before the editor comes along to do all the smoothing out. Enjoy.

mimelashiry:

FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

It is finally my pleasure to share with everyone something so deeply precious to me. My wish is to inspire everyone to lead a happy life, filled with colour, smiles, creativity, expression, freedom, nature and most importantly health. 

Something i haven’t been able to express through my imagery and short captions on the demented and swiftly flourishingworld of Instagram - is my love for photography and my love for writing. When i say this i mean me, myself- Mimi Elashiry actually getting behind a camera and taking photos. However, not just any photos, 35mm film photos. 

Since year 8, when i was 13 or 14, i have loved taking photos on a little Holga or Lomo Fisheye camera. Gotta love those fun plastic gadgets that you end up loosing at some festival after you’ve taken 20 odd photos on them. 

I finally want to be able to express my love for film photography. On a rainy day i love to scroll through Henrik Purienne’s Instagram and marvel at his unpretentious, raw, stunning imagery. Looking at all those gorgeous south-african beach babes also motivates to move my butt and do some exercise.

 

The reason i love film so, so much is because no matter what you take a photo of, it serves as an untouched story teller, in its natural state - just like the organic, raw foods we love to eat. Film photos possess a certain energy, a vibration higher than a digital edited image- because your film camera has captured the truth- 100% raw, organic truth. 

This is my blog, this blog is film photos, and film photos only- whether they are festival photos, behind the scenes, photos of food, cafes, an actual photo shoot or a blurry colourful pile of nothingness - like that funny bumpy organic carrot you were scared to eat. Mistakes happen… and film captures them in the most interesting ways. When you finally took a bite of that lumpy organic carrot, it tasted so sweet -  i want my images to do that to you, not be a bumpy carrot, but make you feel. Make you imagine a story, an unedited story, before the editor comes along to do all the smoothing out. Enjoy.

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September

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LUKE SCHEUTRUMPF

I have a true infatuation with 35mm film. It is a true love affair- where no matter how amazing that digital, edited photo looks, ill never find that deeper meaning, organic story, narrative and completely natural vibe that film photography produces. This blog is entirely 35mm film photos… the whole damn thing! i promise you never in its existence will you find a digital picture. Luke is a clever little monkey, he captures just about anything bland on his little film camera and turns it into a work of art. Over the last year i have enjoyed shooting a wide variety of styles on film, from the jingles of Gypsy River, tangles of crochet by She Made Me to the lacey bits and bobs by Gooseberry Intimates.

 

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September

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So i entered the monkey forest with a bunch of bananas in one hand and a smile on my dial ready to play with these mischievous menaces … and i left never wanting to see a monkey again. The cunning little critters chased me, one giant one distracted me and climbed on my head while the other jumped up and stole all my bananas which i just paid $5 for. I also had this overpowering feeling when i looked closely at their little creepy hands and mannerisms…humans are just so monkey that its crazy.Wearing Liberated Heart skirt & She Made Me Halter

mimelashiry:

So i entered the monkey forest with a bunch of bananas in one hand and a smile on my dial ready to play with these mischievous menaces … and i left never wanting to see a monkey again. The cunning little critters chased me, one giant one distracted me and climbed on my head while the other jumped up and stole all my bananas which i just paid $5 for. I also had this overpowering feeling when i looked closely at their little creepy hands and mannerisms…humans are just so monkey that its crazy.

Wearing Liberated Heart skirt & She Made Me Halter

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September

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 Okay so … Anyone that is in Bali needs to commute to Ubud on a Friday night for Ecstatic Dance at Yoga Barn… Where 200 SOBER people/yogis with a whole lot of good vibes and dreadlocks stomp around a tree house timber hut while a Dj blasts anything and EVERYTHING from  Disclosure, to psytrance, glitch, Chet Faker, Willow Beats, Flume, Opiou, Wobble, anything with Heavy bass and about 5 or 6 tracks from Dj Dakini’s mixes….. Just to name a few. I don’t think I’ve ever stomped, gypsy giggled or jellyfished so hard in my life. Not even under the influence of … So many good vibes.

I tried to vary the classes i chose even though Vinyasa Flow is my favourite, because i find it much easier to meditate within myself as i perform exercises as apposed to sitting still - plus i love a good challenge and a sweaty work out. I loved every class i attended, the magical calming vibe of the whole place made every moment one of purity and pleasure for my busy monkey mind. However, If you ever wish to try Laya yoga… i suggest you go with an open heart, mind… and with a friend. My friend Leah and i visited Laya Yoga at 7am on a friday morning, being a level 2 class at that time we thought it would be a good workout… but nooo.. that was just something else! As we left the room we noticed the WARNING sings at the door.. learnt my lesson there! Look it up - Crazy stuff.

Riding a push bike around ubud was awe inspiring, through the pink-tipped vine arch, rice fields, waterfalls and moss-covered temples. I just cant even explain it in plain words… so i wrote a little something to express my absolute unadulterated infatuation with Ubud. But at the same time i am ever so torn. I need my salt water therapy…sand…waves…dearly departed ocean.

Santuary…a place I want to travel deeper & deeper into. Into the dark lands… Into the silence, the forests, the soft thud of footsteps on moss & damp the clear air that smells of life and decay. Plunge under icy waters, where sounds is muffled except for breathing in pure white sand made of countless broken pieces. 

There I will find what is waiting, changing, growing, morphing for Me, by Me - A Home.

  Entwined in mystery. From vines that cling, strangle and climb from the thick, dark, damp to the bright clear sky, emerges the black lace silhouettes of leaves & branches.

  I am lost & found. Searching & content. Yet footsteps are washed away. Ripples become still. Branches snap back. Even the most exquisite, perfect Dream is blemished like a leaf nibbled, like a broken shell, a crack in a powerful bough. The Dream’s flaw is that it is not reality.

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September

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Sunday nights at Deus were very fun. Despite my absolute detest for alcohol i managed to get a groove on and have a laugh with everyone … or at everyone. It is certainly the place to be. In a month of being in bali not once did i visit Kuta, and i had no interest in it. Hanging out in Canggu was all we needed. Good times at Old mans and Deus. Actually on that note- one friday night we went on an adventure to Straw Hut in Seminyak - if your into live music, reggae, surf rock and then a bunch of oldies but goodies head there for a boogie with some beautiful faces.

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September

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mimelashiry:

BALI

to be totally honest, unfortunately i had totally forgotten about these images, and am writing my Bali story a little bit late… 3 months late infact. So excuse my short, sweet stories and lack of conent- i promise next visit i will give you all the details- every experience, shop, cafe, beach, lookout and adventure.

 

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September

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September

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September

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mimelashiry:

SLEEP NO MORE

If you go to New York… you HAVE TO, HAVE TO, HAVE TO go to Sleep no more!

I don’t want to give it all away, because I’ve found when i tell my friends about it, i give away all the good bits! Basically it is a 5 story Hotel which they have turned into an interactive play of Macbeth… yes, i said interactive. 

The trick is everyone is in commedia dell’arte style masks so no one can connect, interact or recognise anyone - except the actors, who are not masked!

Everyone enters a dimly lit, chilly, hotel… collects their creepy playing card ticket. We enter through a maze like corridor, all clinging to each other because it was so pitch-black that i couldn’t see my hand in front of my face. Suddenly popped out in a very proper 50sstyle bar- with actors, music, red velvet curtains, feather boas… you name it. you enter the play in groups, and you get separated from all your friends… but it is just unreal i cannot even explain. There are no rules other than keeping your mask on and not talking. 

To put a very long, breathtaking, perplexing and confronting experience in short - we all ran around the 4 levels which were the play chasing after actors, searching through drawers, walking through cupboards into other rooms, trying to break doors open, being pulled into rave/dance/murder scenes in weird little side rooms… at one point i even started throwing cards at one of the actors.

I loved more than anything that the actors never spoke, and they were all amazing contemporary dancers. It was such a unique theatrical experience. 

The thing that amazed me was to contemplate what else might be going on - when I’m downstairs in the grim and freezing cold graveyard - whats going on in the bedroom? When we were tip-toeing around the mental asylum on level 2 … what was happening in the boiling hot ballroom in the basement? Two of my friends got what we call “the treatment” where one of the actresses dressed as a maid took them up to the attic alone, strapped them to a wheelchair and apparently whispered weird things about the moon to them… Freaking unbelievable. Must see.

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September

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mimelashiry:

I DANCE
I am not sure how many people know this, but i have been a dancer for 13 years. When i was 6 years old in Pre school there was a girl called Tatiana who i thought was so cool, i wanted to be just like her, so i made my mum send me to dancing like her. I ended up being close friends with her though highschool- she never continued the dancing though.
 I attended The ballet Class Rose Bay where no matter what, the Principle Christine Atkinson made sure my every need was nurtured throughout my little dance career. I love how hard she pushed me sometimes, along with Kim Traynor - now looking back on it i feel like they truly believed in me. Contemporary was always my favourite because my feet were never super flexible, and despite being extremely strong, they never looked amazing on Pointe. Melissa Gowen was my Contemporary teacher and  choreographed me some amazing solos for competitions. She also really inspired me to choreograph my own pieces which i did throughout my HSC at Reddam House. In 2011 i was accepted into Joffrey Ballet School NYC, however i deferred in order to complete my HSC. I have always loved Dancing and i still do, the freedom it gives me both physically and emotionally and without that creative expression through dance i do begin to feel emotionally blocked. I have finished my Advanced 2 Ballet and i still teach Hip Hop at The Ballet Class Rose Bay. 
If you’re wondering (probably not) I injured myself jumping off the highest cliff at the Quarry in Byron bay - 22 meters. My boyfriend took me Sky diving the week before for my birthday. So i thought “pfft, if i jumped out of a plane, i can jump off anything” I did it a few times and it was very fun but mostly painful, although we continued to do it…the last jump i landed a little funny and slightly slipped a disc in my spine - and was completely unable to dance for 7 months. With heaps of yoga and a lot of determination i am now getting back into it! FINALLY!

mimelashiry:

I DANCE

I am not sure how many people know this, but i have been a dancer for 13 years. When i was 6 years old in Pre school there was a girl called Tatiana who i thought was so cool, i wanted to be just like her, so i made my mum send me to dancing like her. I ended up being close friends with her though highschool- she never continued the dancing though.

 I attended The ballet Class Rose Bay where no matter what, the Principle Christine Atkinson made sure my every need was nurtured throughout my little dance career. I love how hard she pushed me sometimes, along with Kim Traynor - now looking back on it i feel like they truly believed in me. Contemporary was always my favourite because my feet were never super flexible, and despite being extremely strong, they never looked amazing on Pointe. Melissa Gowen was my Contemporary teacher and  choreographed me some amazing solos for competitions. She also really inspired me to choreograph my own pieces which i did throughout my HSC at Reddam House. In 2011 i was accepted into Joffrey Ballet School NYC, however i deferred in order to complete my HSC. I have always loved Dancing and i still do, the freedom it gives me both physically and emotionally and without that creative expression through dance i do begin to feel emotionally blocked. I have finished my Advanced 2 Ballet and i still teach Hip Hop at The Ballet Class Rose Bay. 

If you’re wondering (probably not) I injured myself jumping off the highest cliff at the Quarry in Byron bay - 22 meters. My boyfriend took me Sky diving the week before for my birthday. So i thought “pfft, if i jumped out of a plane, i can jump off anything” I did it a few times and it was very fun but mostly painful, although we continued to do it…the last jump i landed a little funny and slightly slipped a disc in my spine - and was completely unable to dance for 7 months. With heaps of yoga and a lot of determination i am now getting back into it! FINALLY!

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September

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Love Food? This blog is for you.

Love Food? This blog is for you.

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September

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Love Food? This blog is for you.

Love Food? This blog is for you.

25

September

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jetmissesnevertell:

Ok.

jetmissesnevertell:

Ok.

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September

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September

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naughtykittenxoxoxo:

I want to be woken up like this

I wish I could do this to my girlfriend but I don’t have one lmao

^^^

t-rust-nobod-y:

naughtykittenxoxoxo:

I want to be woken up like this

I wish I could do this to my girlfriend but I don’t have one lmao

^^^

25

September

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