In spite of me

For a very long time I’ve been a voluntarily sidelined opponent to the instagram movement, purely because I believe in notions relating to presentation and the presentation of Instagram, in both format and medium, is shithouse in every aspect other than the fact that IG has made people more attuned to photography, their environment, good photos and visual splendour, which is great, even if the pictures are 600px on an at most 4″ monitor…   For a few years i’ve maintained a camera-phone journal within the app but my need to expend quality imagery can no longer be ignored and i’m never particularly pleased by phone-caf and inconsistency..  

the most shocking thing, and perhaps why i’m only just this month i’ve began fully fledging my way into IG, is that photos look really fkn pretty on there, albeit small but my average phone [htc one-mini2] makes photos look epic!!  plus i can look at them on the toilet and everything is great!  i heard in 2011 there were more photos taken than in the 180 years of photography leading up to that year…. which i do believe! but only because of the camera phone, what a glorious invention!    Oscar Barnack [Ernest Leitz] invented the first compact cameras [the Lieca 1] because up until that point there were no small cameras, let alone 35mm cameras, only massive rigs that you needed donkeys to lug around, hence the reduction in camera size, which is still ever present in the digital age but very much so in photography considering camera phones and gopro etc.

@jacoblambertphoto  is my fancy new account where i post 2-6 pictures a day because i’ve failed for so long to blog that my need to expend images is at an all time high…  


Our final evening at Transalpina was a rolling deadline for the moment in which i’d have to hike in the evening to get a particular vantage of a certain section along the Kings Road.   It was cold and lonely but definitely worth it even for just this shot but the road photo was very much worth the close cliff calls and ever-chilling distant wolf howls, a difficult notion to calm except i was privy to knowledge relating to the Carpathian Mountain Dog…


say your chyee’s and hoo’s


Hout Bay sits along the Cape Peninsula in South Africa and my goodness this image does minimal justice to the generaly glory of the place.  To this day i regularly attest to Cape Town as the sickest city i’ve sampled and it’s surrounds are equally rad.   Just off the headland is Dungeons D: 


Llandudno beach sits between Cape Town and Hout Bay, where this was shot, is also incredibly ideal.


Maroochydore, stomping ground.


Swan of Beaver Lake, Vancouver.


whata fountain, Waikiki 


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the espresso paradox considers the point where the espresso’s speed benefits result in a longer completion time than if one had not spent time acquiring and consuming the espresso in the first place.  this point is mostly controlled by one’s desire to consume the espresso, not the resulting time gains.  

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