My parents’ home is not child-friendly. Except for the fake flowers above and the Russian dolls below, almost everything is fragile, do-not-touch-or-else type. Not everything is on display, but it’s not difficult to find them either. I remember, as a young girl, climbing up a chair or table to reach my grandmother’s precious chinaware, kept carefully aside for special occasions. It’s fun to play with those things that elders ask us not to touch, more so if it’s followed by the “or else” threat.
Notice that generous layer of desert sand on the leaves? That’s what happens when someone keeps the balcony door open for too long to let in some natural light so that the pictures come out nice and sharp.
All photographs were taken with the subjects sitting on a chair and light coming in from the left side. That was the only available natural light source at that time of the day. Since the glass is tinted, I had to keep the door to the balcony open to let in a good amount of light. I tried to take the pictures outdoors, but the wind was strong and it was too dusty.
The picture below is of a wedding favor/giveaway/token/souvenir that my mom received from a wedding that she attended in the Philippines last year.
And by the way, all these pictures were taken with my sister, Sophia’s, shiny, new Nikon D3000. And she’s not even interested in photography! She just bought it because “owning an SLR is the in thing.” MashaAllah.
More pictures here.