Magida & Samira
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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.

MagidaElk

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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.

Vilhelm Hammershoi

Vilhelm Hammershoi

Came across this beauty today. MagidaElk

Came across this beauty today. MagidaElk

MagidaElk
2014

MagidaElk

2014

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I had an epiphany yesterday. I don’t think I ever fully understood the true idea of being in control. I have been stressing over other people and things I can’t control.

 I can choose what I want to laugh at, or what I want to be angry about. What and who I want to fill my day with. What types of things I choose to be interested in. Whether I want to get up at 2am or 3 pm. If I want to eat a bowl of rice or a salad. If I want to spend two hours watching reality t.v or a documentary on giraffes. I can choose if I want to spend 10 mins writing  this or 5 hrs. That I am in complete control over nobody but myself.

-Samira elk

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Giorgos rorris

This

Customer at the antiques ago. 2014
MagidaElk
Customer at the antiques ago.

2014

MagidaElk

First portrait ever! I still have lots to do on this one, but I’m happy with the way its turning out so far!
-samiraelk

First portrait ever! I still have lots to do on this one, but I’m happy with the way its turning out so far!
-samiraelk

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