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Light, Light , Light !

Pictures & Thoughts Posted on Sat, September 27, 2014 19:27:51

Something that you don’t see too often here in Manchester in the United Kingdom … which is in Europe – a beautiful evening light . Well ! ok ! It happens quite often but I felt extra happy with it yesterday. Although, because of such a long period of not taking pictures I was too excited and confused with what kind of style I should shoot in as I wanted to do so much and messed up few shots. Nothing award winning anyway as I only do it to experience the moment and hopefully see something that might inspire me to create something from it.

Something I’m happy to see in January

Pictures & Thoughts Posted on Tue, January 28, 2014 19:14:28

Even though it’s rather cold and dark the nature wants to wake up !

The untaken pictures.

Pictures & Thoughts Posted on Tue, January 28, 2014 19:11:11

Usually I add pictures that are taken the same day. This one was taken Sunday so now it feels like I have fallen out of the rhythm. One experience from last week will remain with me forever though. It’s when you see a moment unfold with-out being able to capture it with any kind of equipment but your own eyes. So – sometimes a picture not taken is more important and valuable then an attempt to take one. I have more certainly thought more about it what I saw then if I had it in my camera and computer.

19/01/2014 – time flies !

Pictures & Thoughts Posted on Sun, January 19, 2014 20:37:31

It feels like the year has only just started ! But in reality – 19 days have already passed ! and that is a lot ! So – don’t waste your time doing something you don’t like or you think needs doing because the society said so. Listen to your heart and return to your true self, you know you want to ! The Gentleman in one of the pictures, after loosing his job, realized that all he ever wanted to do is play saxophone. He says he’s never been happier !


hello 2014 !

Pictures & Thoughts Posted on Sat, January 11, 2014 20:32:54

Finally the weather has obliged us mere occupants of United Kingdom with some much awaited sun – although partial. Therefore with some time in my hands I was able to yet again walk the streets of Manchester which culminated with one of the inhabitants publicly announce to “Fuck off with the camera”. Without loosing any time trying to inform her of my civil duties as a human being to capture and record the life of now and here I returned to my deeds to yet again assure you that the city is alive even in these dreadful January winter days !

Yours truly,
D Starastin


Pictures & Thoughts Posted on Wed, December 25, 2013 20:30:18

Oh ! And just for the record – Merry Christmas and New Year !
Celebrate every day and take time to be grateful for what you have !


Christmas in Manchester

Pictures & Thoughts Posted on Wed, December 25, 2013 19:50:16

As you may know – maybe 0.05% of businesses are working during Christmas. So today – the 25th of December I decided to go for a walk in town. First it was the supposedly always busy Curry Mile. From there I had a slight suspicion that the centre was going to be empty. And so it was. Very eerie. I usually enjoy shooting street pics when it’s busy and has certain energy. Today, Manchester only played a single layer of sound track once in a while from the usual multiple one all at once. silence, absolute silence and then a homeless guy shouts – “Spare some change please !” out of nowhere with a very distinct and soul-crashing voice.

(p.s. pigeons are great models when people are not around)