måndag 31 januari 2011

اتاق من

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That up-to-date TV is one of my favorite items in my room. With a few accurate hits here and there the picture is as good as any other TV-screen! Side note: it doesn't have any channels so it's usually used for video games/movies. Solid!

عکس : آراد حسینی

söndag 30 januari 2011

lördag 29 januari 2011

Dry Rose

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A close up of one of my Mom's dry roses. The white layer is dust, true story. Very glad with how this turned out, which is why I'm posting it everywhere (busted).

Soon heading out to town, watch out!

Photo: Arad Hosseini

fredag 28 januari 2011

onsdag 26 januari 2011

New perspective

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It's time to write about a serious topic, one that has been on my mind for some time now. I've been thinking about if for a few days, but last night...well last night everything got a little more intense than before.

Complaining. Easy, isn't it? Whining is the slightly more negative term. It seems to work like this: Step 1. Something bothers you. Step 2. You are tired of "it" bothering you. Step 3. Your mind separates things into the simple, yet apparently efficient, categorize of black/white. Everything is either this or that. It's all based on the same thing though - that we/you/me aren't content with our everyday lives. And honestly, I don't see why people have such a hard time appreciating the small things. Why does everything have to be perfect? And if it isn't, why do we feel such an urge to focus on the first smallest thing that's negative, when we wouldn't do the same if it was something positive?

You know...the truth is that people never spend a second thinking: am I making a huge deal out of nothing, or is this aspect of life that I'm considering a problem really a problem? There are people that have to go through bigger obstacles everyday than we do, yet they focus on the positive side of life- which is what gives them energy to move on.

If you've ever gone through a difficult event, e.g the loss of someone close to you, you'll know that one of the post-traumatic experiences you gain is a new way of seeing & appreciating things. You'll realize the value of being able to walk down the stairs and grab a glass of water when you feel thirsty. You'll realize the value of being able to scratch your head when it itches, or the value of just being able to walk to the bus station, even though the bus might be a few minutes late. Basically, realizing the value of that which we have around us.

However, the most important question we have to ask ourselves is: why do we have to go through a horrible event in order to truly understand what we have? The answer? Well it's beyond me. Knowledge, maybe? Personal experience? I'm not sure...

To round things up, it's always easy to find things to complain about but it doesn't justify doing it. It's equally easy to see the world in black/white, but keep in mind that there are often more than two sides to life. For instance, there is gray...

Going to end this on a serious note though. Remember that everything comes to and end. So I don't see why we can't make the best out of the time we have and stop focusing on the seemingly insignificant negative things.

That last part sounded like it was taken directly out of a Hollywood-movie.

Photo: Arad Hosseini

tisdag 25 januari 2011

"Ser du på solsidan?"

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Ibland behöver man lite tid att tänka igenom saker, äta lite blåbärspaj med cola (jag vet, vilken kombo right?) och låta sig absorberas av diverse artiklar som handlar om galna personer med vapen och konsekvenserna av deras handlingar.

Skrev ett inlägg för ett tag sen som jag aldrig publicerade...titeln blev Hit the "Restart game"-button och handlade inte om ett tv-spel utan om alla "fel" vi gör som människor. Skrev halva inlägget och insåg att det blev för mycket (men påmindes också om diskussionen "vad är rätt/fel?"), så jag tryckte på "Spara nu" och stängde sidan.

Jaja, kanske skriver om inlägget senare - men känner ibland att det finns så mycket att säga, speciellt när så många händelser inträffar där folk skadas som beror på oss människor. Eller?

Tänk på det.

Foto: Arad Hosseini

måndag 24 januari 2011

Ready, set, skate

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Took these pictures on Saturday. Erik and Anders needed them for their project! I'm really glad with how they turned out, and it was one of the funniest photo-seshz I've been to so far. Worked together with Oskar, another photographer with a D700 *drools* and we managed to take some sick pix.

Photo: Arad Hosseini

söndag 23 januari 2011

Non-Afro me

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"Haha Arad tar fjortis-bild på sig själv på Stadium!"

Måste också skriva ner ett internskämt som vi skrattade ganska mycket åt fredagkväll:
Hur man skaffar vänner: man rebootar sin dator tills de dyker upp! Upprepa tills det funkar.

Foto: Arad Hosseini

fredag 21 januari 2011

Mind if I...?

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Pictures taken yesterday when we all met up at Lovisa's place. Last night with afro! A fun night with a lot of laughter & nostalgia-moments. The last picture is not staged at all...that's 100% normal.

Photo: Arad Hosseini & Niclas Rudolfson

A-log #10 - The Grand Finale

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Well, I did it. I'm not sure how many times people told me "You should definitely get an afro" but I did it and it was actually really fun.

You would normally think that growing an afro wouldn't teach you anything, I mean it's just hairstyle right? Well...YOU ARE WRONG. It's a way of living - ok?! But seriously I did learn a few lessons during the 6 month-long process, here are some of them:

- Hands down it is a RIDICULOUSLY effective ice-breaker.
- No matter where, no matter when, no matter...how..? The Afro ALWAYS does it's work. Even though I'm not sure what that exactly means after 6 months.
- Apparently it made me look more "hug-able" which is then a good thing.
- If you are out of jokes and in a tight spot, just turn to the afro for guidance!
- From day one I've been hearing things like "You are probably hiding something in there..." or "Hey, do you think we can put this *shows random object* in your hair and make it completely disappear?!" or "ZOMG IT'S A BLACK HOLE" or "I...you know what...I can't trust you anymore since I'm not sure what you are hiding in that afro of yours." And believe me, that's just a FRACTION of the quotes.
- It grows at an exponential rate. You bet it does.
- I was forced to buy a swimming cap because once my hair...sorry afro...got wet it became flat = fell down on my eyes and made me blind. After that I was considered "A danger/threat to yourself and everyone else in the same swimming pool" Fair enough, really.
- I became really easy to locate when in a big crowd.
- My afro reminded Mom of Dad's youth since apparently he had the same style (or at least after 3 months or so, don't think Dad ever managed to beat my 6 month-growth. HAH)
- IT COULD BE TURNED INTO A BACKSLICK *GASPS* Note: the effect only lasts temporary, after a few hours the afro's attempt to reorganize itself will greatly outweigh any resistance that any hair product can produce.

And that my friends is the end of the A-log series (tomorrow I'm getting rid of the afro). Hope you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed making them!
A voice pops up in my head:
"Really...as much as I enjoyed making them? You really couldn't find a bigger cliché to end with? Great way to end it all Arad, great way..."

Photo: Arad Hosseini

onsdag 19 januari 2011

China store

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Yes, it IS true. 2 entries - 1 day. GOING NUTS HERE.

Just uploaded this photo to Flickr, and I thought: why not put it here too? Some photos that I haven't published here are actually on Flickr, so if you are curious you can go check them out.

365 Project Note: Took this pic to remind myself that this store exists in Stockholm and that I should go there soon. Also took it because I've been really keen on going to either China or Japan for some time now.

Photo: Arad Hosseini

The future?

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Yesterday we got on the subway only to realize that we were standing in one of SL's "Future-subway-whatever-they-are-called-sections".
"There you go, now everyone knows what you are talking about." - Bardia
Took a few pictures from it, so check them out! Also took a few shots for my 365 Project, which you can see on my Flickr soon. Met Anna & Felix outside SF! And could have received a special permission to take photos at SF but for reasons I can't recall now I said no.

365 Project reminder: Linus & Jesper had no evidence to back up their arguments, I on the other hand did ergo I won.

Photo: Arad Hosseini

tisdag 18 januari 2011

365 (Photo) Project

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The 365 Project perhaps something everyone should try? It's easy, you take a picture (or more if you want!) every day for 365 days (1 year!) After that you'll be able to look back on an entire year of events and memories in ways you've never done before. Shortly after reading the article I realized that I've been doing this for what...4 years? More or less? The pictures in this entry are the first ones in my 365 Project, but they were taken yesterday so does that mean that I'm doing a 364 Project? 366? No? Wait...forget it.

So if you decide to do the same, break a leg and make sure to have a lot of fun.

Pictures in this entry: Something terrible has happened, but remember to look on the bright side of life. That sounded cheesy, but doesn't make it less important. Sorry for being so mysterious, but sharing it here would be wrong.

Photo: Arad Hosseini & Anna Jäfvert

måndag 17 januari 2011

Semlor NOM NOM NOM

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Hahaha, good times, good times...Minns bara inte HUR allt började?!

Foto: Arad Hosseini & Anna Jäfvert