Summer has passed so quickly, I still can't get my grasp on it. I spent much time working on my final thesis and tweaking all the little details and tomorrow I'll have my thesis defense and hopefully that'll be the end of my thesis-related bad dreams (really.).
Flowers, flowers, flowers
Roses, sunflowers, flowers whose names I don't even know: they were all very inspirational for me throughout the entire year! I think that part of the reason lies in rereading textile designer Tricia Guild's book Inspiration, given to me for my birthday by a friend years ago (thanx!).
Shooting on the beach
I mostly go to the beach in the evenings: I'm not a fan of sunbathing and in the evenings there are less people as well so I can have my peace. The sea is a fundamental part of my life and I always eagerly wait for summertime to take photos on the beach!
Meeting with friends and nice new people & travelling
Everyone comes to their hometown during summer (having beaches at hand doesn't hurt!) and it's always nice meeting old friends! I've travelled to Perugia in August to visit fellow photographer Alessio Albi, and dear Adi Dekel joined us a few days later: shooting with Rebecca Rocchi, patting horses, watching grumpy llamas (and learning the llama song moves!), playing Playstation (no more P.E.!), meeting Rafael Xypsilon, eating good food prepared by Alessio's mum and listening to his dad's history lessons about the area.
What's better than reading a good book? Or two? Or five?
I liked The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (I do a better job at dividing J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series from her other works now that she writes under a pseudonym), Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl had its funny moments and I'm currently in the middle of reading Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar and Marina Fiorato's The Botticelli Secret.
The Royal Tenenbaums can finally be removed from my watchlist - I loved the movie!
On the Pula Film Festival was an amazing Serbian movie entitled Next to Me that we couldn't stop talking about!