Someone Has Hit The Pause Button
These are really testing times at the moment in Sydney, NSW, not only with your mental health but also physically. Being in lock down is no fun especially when you don’t know when you are going to come out of it.
So, LaMode magazine would take some time to post its next culture editorial. It is a reflection of where we are and maybe where we are going with the rest of the year.
The video and the photograph’s show a certain emptiness, which is no surprise really considering that the greater Sydney area is in lock down. And as 5pm Saturday the 14th of August the whole of NSW.
Choosing how you spend your time in lock down is something not everyone would sit back and think about, would they? How offend do you get to press the pause button on your life?? It was going to be for 2 weeks, but two weeks has turned into seven weeks, with at least another four capped on top of that, at the time of writing this.
So to walk away from a lock down no matter how long it is, the goal should be that you achieve something from it? Apart from cribbing the virus. One of our personal goals here at LaMode is to walk away from lockdown as a better version of yourself, I know that everyone can improve something about them self’s. Skilling up on something that you have been meaning to get better at or reading a collection of books, not just seating in front of the TV and watching, movies or some meaningless show.
It’s all about mind set, having the right mind set when you are presented with something like a long lock down is not easy, but with the right mind set you can achieve so much, in a short space of time. Goal setting, writing a list and making sure that you can cross one of the tasks you wanted to accomplish is satisfying, no matter how big or small it was. And to stay focused is, in the upmost of importance to tick off each one of those goals.
Till next time, which we are not too sure when that will be.
The mind boggles with how this pandemic is playing out isn’t it? It feels like we are running
around chasing our tails trying to eliminate this virus. And at one stage we did do this and
did in a way that we were able to re-adjust back to the way we use too live and that was to
do what we wanted, were we wanted, when we wanted.
So how did we end up moving backward in time? With this time, I think it is even worse than
last time. In a way it feels like we are fighting an invisible ghost, that is a bit of an odd
statement isn’t it, but that statement is, well, true, in the fact that it disappears then
reappears, from out of know where.
But Covid is something that we going to have to live with, and hopefully we can eradicate
It again, and when we do. Let’s hope that it stays that way.
So after all of that, Sydney is now experiencing lock down 2.0 and I have to admit this time
around it is a little bit easier but not by much. My personal, to do list is long, but I am hoping
that it will get done, by the time we come out of lock down.
I know all successful people plan, what they do, on a daily, weekly and
monthly bases, which meant when I went into lock down it give us an opportunity to
press pause on our lives, and take some time out to look at our life plan, and make sure that
it is working, and if it isn’t, then to reemployment a new plan so that we can reach our goals
Finally, the thought process behind this video, editorial and the stills, is that I wanted to capture a of part, Sydney whilst it is in lock down.
Enjoy “Capture Me”
Videography and Photography by Geoffrey Chuah
The Finer Side of the South
So here we are nearing the end of another lock down for the folk of Melbourne. This is not fun for anyone especially the ones who must work their way through it. So, one must think what the government are doing to get the vaccine roll out moving faster than it is now? If they the Australian government had moved their asses and implemented a plan once they had secured the vaccines, then would Melbourne be in the place they are in now? Maybe, maybe not. I think it has more to do with the quarantine, but we can leave that for another blurb.
I would like to think that the whole country wouldn’t be in this spot of bother if they, the Australian government had rolled out the vaccine faster and more efficiently than the way their have done so far.
The more you travel the more experiences you collect, and in turn the more you grow as a person. If, Covid hadn’t stuck us in 2019, I would have travelled more than what I had done so or should I say, I would have jumped on a plane and showed the readers of LaMode more than just Australian towns for my selected LaMode, Culture editorials. So, to tie this up in a bow and tie, my Wollongong editorial is not so much about show casing this city but to show case my photographic point of view in stills and motion. So please enjoy this collection of fine art pictures and short video showing you the finer side of things in Wollongong.
The Art of Travel
The Art of Travel, LaMode Magazine, editorial blurb
Hands up who misses boarding a flight bound for warmer weather and sunnier skies? I know I do at the moment. When the season starts to really turn into what it is supposed to be I always get the urge to want to jump on a plane and elope somewhere 10-15 degrees hotter than where I base myself, that base is Sydney, which isn’t all that bad by the way, but just like every creative the key to being creative is to continue to change your environment and move forward with fresh ideas and to try and push the barriers that you may come up against.
So that is why I love to get away when I can, where I can, to exactly to do that. So, to be a successful creative. In my eyes, I feel that. You always. Must look to evolve as a person. Which will in turn. Make your art. More interesting. It doesn’t matter if you are a visual, literal, or verbal person the key to any eye-catching piece is to have a point of view.
So, when I made the effort to drive all the way up to The Entrance, NSW which by the way is about 100km’s north of Sydney, I chose somewhere that I haven’t been before and wanted to explore for the first time with fresh eyes to capture something new and bold. I would like to think that I have done that with my video that I have shot and the stills that I have created.
Enjoy, the Art of Travel.
LaMode is a global online magazine in a blog-style format, or what I would like to call a onlineZine. With a focus on Fashion, Swimwear and Culture editorials. LaMode Magazine is not seasonal with its editorials because we like to shoot imagery that is on point to what we think will entertain you as the reader from our point of view.