Magida & Samira
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Anonymous : Your lives seem to be fully preoccupied, wish you both good luck in all your daily tasks. And again good luck for your trip to Lebanon.

Thank you!

It’s be a pretty crazy month, and things seem like they may just get busier!

We’ll try and blog if we can while away, please do check up!

August 24, 2014
MagidaElk

August 24, 2014

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The Beaches

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The Beaches

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Spent the morning by the water, I recorded this to go with this piece.

If you need to get away for four minutes.

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My friend Samuel in P-B-S-P sent me this drawing he did, it was included in the last letter I posted. Him and I have a collaborative project coming soon around winter.

My friend Samuel in P-B-S-P sent me this drawing he did, it was included in the last letter I posted. Him and I have a collaborative project coming soon around winter.

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I’ve been doing a whole lotta talking and thinking and not a whole lotta photo taking. I have this wild process of sorting through thoughts to turn into imagery, and I’m now realizing this is just the way I figure stuff out. I don’t think I noticed it until now.

It involves a lot of sitting alone in my room, pacing around, reading, laying on the floor, pacing around some more, writing a lot of non sensible things on paper. Staring at the ceiling, pacing some more. Waking up at weird hours to write stuff down. Turning the lights off to go to bed. Then on to write something down, on / off on/ off.

I hope no one from outside is looking into my window, they’d for sure think I’m nuts. Tomorrow I shall get curtains.

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Anonymous : Are you both excited for the futur trip to Lebanon?

I can only speak for myself, but I think it hasn’t quite hit me yet. I’m pretty nervous about it all, I feel this great amount of pressure to produce photographic masterpieces, which seems to be holding me back from being excited.
But I’m coming to realization that I can only do what I can do, and I shouldn’t try to fake anything else.

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Anonymous : What neighbourhood do you guys live in. I feel like I see you two everywhere.

I didnt know if anyone answered this, but we live in the junction! Who is this?

Magida here now adding to Samira’s comment!!! I didn’t see this til now! What the heck!? We have a Toronto follower!!
Almost done this one. Torso study
-Samira elk

Almost done this one. Torso study
-Samira elk

This construct stage use to take me 12 hrs to get to now its 3!

This construct stage use to take me 12 hrs to get to now its 3!

My freaky Lincoln painting. Never really thought I’d ever be able to paint

My freaky Lincoln painting. Never really thought I’d ever be able to paint

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Woah, it feels surreal that my Lebanon trip is literally around the corner, a month away. Time is going by way too fast now as I try and plan it.

September 15th we head to Beirut, and October 8th we head back to Toronto.

This will be a trip to remember forever.
I feel this great amount of pressure to produce master pieces. But I have decided to just do what I do best, And to not stress over the whole project. Worst comes to worst. The film turns out blank, and I come back with only memories and a handful of digital photographs.
Best case scenario, I get 100’s of photos and produce a pretty sweet show!

Current mission is to get my vaccines done, and wait patiently for 700$ worth of film to arrive at my work’s door step.

More updates coming soon.
Magida

Working on not trying to care as much when painting.

Working on not trying to care as much when painting.

I saw this photo at the end of a David Bowie exhibition a few months ago and thought it was a perfect shot. It definitely looks like this guy has done and seen some crazy stuff in his lifetime.

I saw this photo at the end of a David Bowie exhibition a few months ago and thought it was a perfect shot. It definitely looks like this guy has done and seen some crazy stuff in his lifetime.

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