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“Fitness Spirit” photo shoot with Nadine Groat

Here is the first part of the “Fitness spirit” photo shoot. The theme is holistic training, where cross-fitness meets spiritual development. This segment shows the scenes of stillness, serenity, joy, inner reflection and soft exercise.

The model for this shoot was the lovely Nadine Groat. She radiates inner and outer beauty and also trains holistically.

The resulting shoot was at Cronulla Beach in south-east Sydney on a quiet Saturday. What started off as a nice sunny day became over cast with the sun behind the clouds. We were hoping to have a golden sun-set but the weather didn’t hold up and it got dark quickly. I added abit of warmth on the images to fake some sun light and pushed the editing abit extreme to experiment with how far I can push an image to suit my original vision. Anyways, its just abit of muckin around in the early days and still evolving my photography and editing tastes and practices.

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Transhuman Horrors

H+ Horrors, transhumanist, mass control, cult, religion, unconscious, mindless,

I have always been fond of science, medical and technological advances, so long as it is used for ethical purposes to truly better humanity, the idea that a disabled person may become ‘able’ is great. But as we know, technology is a double-edged sword, and the trans-humanist movement is now going way too far with their visions of digital immortality. I won’t go into details here, just look it up if you’re interested. Ray Kurtzweil is the extremist front-man selling you on this vision and mission of which Google is involved too. Will this go mainstream? Can the majority keep this cult as a minority and let them experiment on themselves? Or will this just become another example of the hubris of man in a failed grand human experiment? We shall see after the year 2045!

We often fear what we do not understand, so I hope I can find some understanding to justify jumping on this bandwagon, because the merging of man and machine WILL happen, and when it does, you’re gonna have to pick a side.

For now, enjoy my scanogram which is made from mostly real-life items scanned by my scanner, mixed with stock images to add the finishing touches. The themes also touch upon the aspects of materialism, commercialism, kleptocracy, science, ego and evolution.


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