Portia Placino

Repository of my thoughts and images of art, literature, travel, and life.

Sendong Tragedies, Power of Images and Aestheticizing Suffering

A picture paints a thousand words. We heard that phrase numerous times in our lifetime. True to a certain extent. Yet, a thousand words may still remain silent on certain … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

Flaneur Going Down the Rabbit Hole

Playing the flaneur. I put on my Alice in Wonderland shoes to go down the rabbit hole. And for this, I receive a gift. A reward of Russian cookies. I … Continue reading

December 7, 2011 · 9 Comments

Domesticity

looking at my reflection wondering what comes next? at home. my home.

July 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

am i beautiful?

will i be loved? or am i destined to be alone… never to be in a cluster. will i always be a marred beauty?

March 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

when you look to the sky…

do you see angels? who do you look up to? who do you see? is it true?

March 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

upcoming book report

December 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

contemplating angel

December 11, 2010 · 1 Comment

first photo from point and shoot sony cybershot

December 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

police photography lectures

lens sensitized material and developing process police photography

May 13, 2010 · 1 Comment

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