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It has been approximately six billion years since I last uploaded anything here - my previous journal was from Christmas last year, for crying out loud! Unfortunately I have nothing to offer except the usual (but nevertheless true) excuses - work and university have consumed my life. Honours coursework is hard. The thesis is even harder, but I generally try to pretend that doesn't exist. .___.

I miss art. I miss creating, whether that involves flailing and failing in photoshop, or seeing the world through a lens. Although, to be honest, I think I miss photography more. Taking photos usually means I am out and about, seeing new sights and experiencing new things, as opposed to being cloistered in front of my laptop and surrounded by depressing academic texts for hours on end. I updated my much-neglected stock account earlier tonight with a few shots from the time I was fortunate enough to travel around Yunnan with my family. They are all hand-held shots, and mostly also taken whilst moving - either from horseback, out the window of a cable car, or aboard a rowing boat in terribly low (but beautiful) light. That's my disclaimer for the noise and occasionally questionable sharpness involved in said photos. Nevertheless, they testify to some of the amazing things I got to do and see on that trip, and I hope some of you will find them useful. 

On a different but related note; if you get the chance, seriously, visit Yunnan. It is an absolutely remarkable province with beautiful sights, and is home to twenty-five of China's fifty-six recognised ethnic minorities, each of which have an amazing and distinct culture and language. 

Anyway, this is just me checking in. I'm very active on Instagram for anyone who is interested in seeing more of my recent (iphone)ography. Well, I say 'recent'. I post a lot of photos from my trip to England and Paris (which I'm still not over, despite it having been almost two years since), China and pretty things I encounter in my daily life.

I hope you are all well. x

Yunnan03 by alais-stockYunnan07 by alais-stockYunnan08 by alais-stockYunnan04 by alais-stock

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impassioned-dreams Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god
why was i not watching you
impassioned-dreams Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so so much for the watch love!
Cadavroux Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Thank you very much for the watch! :love: :blackrose:
Poisons-Kiss Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for the watch! It really means such a huge amount to me that you like my work !! ♥
alais-photography Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is absolutely beautiful, how could I not? :heart:
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