- Member Since: 2007-10-28
- Relationship Status: single
- Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Agnostic
- Drink: Yes
- Smoke: No
- Children: Love Kids, But Not For Me
- Education: College Graduate
- Occupation: Photography Student/Music fan/Amateur gig photographer/amateur a
I never really know how to start describing myself, but...
Amateur artist, amateur photographer, photography student, music fan and, basically, a person who wants to make some friends and share her interests with the rest of the world.
I use a Nikon D3100, which I call Nikki, to take my personal photos and since I'm not professional yet, I attend the gigs of my favorite bands using my father's Nikon S3100 and recently I bought an Olympus SZ-11. I personally chose Nikon over Canon, but I'd love to photograph with a professional Canon.
My aim is to become a professional photographer and my main goal is concert photography, not because of the silly thought of 'I'll se my favorite bands live', but because music and photography always walk together. You don't watch a music video just because of the song, you watch it because you want the images to capture your attention. Some good examples are The Vaccines music video for "All In White" and The Maccabees music video for "Ayla" and some music videos by Muse. I also chose concert photography because I think it's an amazing thing to portray a person's (musician/fan) feelings during this or that song or to just capture the essence of the song through an image.
Other places where you can find me:
Flickr was a recomendation by a friend of my parents. I usually go there to stay in touch with photos from my favorite bands - studio/gig/etc - and I love how each photographer has a different way of portraying a gig or an specific moment of that gig. It's also where I share most of my gig related photos.
Tumblr is where I upload band related photos (with the right credit to the owner when I can find the said credit), no personal ones. Usually I upload a link that will lead this person to my Flickr page.
Halcyon comes from "under halcyon skies", which is from The Maccabees' beautiful track "Ayla". I usually change my name when I realise that it suits my current mood better. I started as Hilena6584 then passed by many other until I met "Prague" and now I'm "Halcyon". But you can call me Mari, after all my name is Mariana. :)
I use the following:
Nikon S3100 (compact camera)
Olympus SZ-11 (compact camera)
Art, Gigs, Muse, Photography, The Maccabees, The Vaccines
30 Seconds To Mars, Adele, Arcade Fire, Ben Howard, Best Coast, Cee Lo Green, Chris Cornell, Deap Vally, Demi Lovato, Django Django, Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sandé, Florence + the Machine, Friendly Fires, I Blame Coco, Jay Jay Pistolet, Jessie J, Jessie Ware, Kaiser Chiefs, Kings Of Leon, Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Linkin Park, Lykke Li, Michael Kiwanuka, Mumford & Sons, Muse, Norah Jones, Oasis, PJ Harvey, Paramore, Pink, Pretty Reckless, Queen, Queens of The Stone Age, Santana, Taylor Swift, The Black Keys, The Killers, The Kills, The Maccabees, The Vaccines, Travis, U2, Velvet Revolver, WIM, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
(500) Days Of Summer, 300, 50/50, A Haunted House, Angels & Demons, Avatar, Batman - The Dark Knight, Batman - The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Beginners, Captain America, Catching Fire, Clash Of The Titans, Contagion, Crazy Stupid Love, Django Unchained, Drive, Ghost Rider, Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters, Haywire, II, Inception, Inglorious Basterds, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, Kill Bill, Kill Bill Vol, Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 2, La Vie En Rose, Les Misérables, Machete, Machete 2, Machine Gun Preacher, Never Let Me Go, New Years Eve, Nine, One Day, Paranormal Activity, Paranormal Activity 2, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Pocahontas, Sacry Movie 1, Saint Seiya Evil Goddess Eris, Saint Seiya Heated Battle Of The Gods, Saint Seiya Heaven Chapter Overture, Saint Seiya Legend Of Crimson Youth, Saint Seiya Warriors Of The Final Holy Battle, Salt, Scary Movie 2, Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4, Shame, Silver Linings Playbook, The Adjustment Bureau, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, The Box, The Cabin In The Woods, The Da Vinci Code, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Help, The Hunger Games, The Hurt Locker, The Ides Of March, The Little Mermaid, The Next Three Days, The Social Network, The Three Of Life, The Tree Of Life, Thor, Twelve And Holding, Unknown, Watchmen, Wrath Of The Titans, X-Men First Class, Zero Dark Thirty, Zodiac
Favorite TV Shows:
Beyblade G Revolution, Destination Truth, Fact or Faked, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, Kaleido Star, Rurouni Kenshin, Sailor Moon, Saint Seiya, Sakura Card Captor, Saturday Night Live, Sponge Bob Square Pants
Saint Seiya, Saint Seiya Next Dimension, Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Saint Seiya Episode G