on Saturday, July 13, 2013
on Saturday, May 11, 2013
Who are you?
My name is Lisa Smit. I am twenty and two years old, born and raised in the Netherlands and currently residing in Melbourne.
What do you love about Melbourne? What do you miss about home (the Netherlands)?
The thing I love most about Melbourne is its inhabitants. All the people I've met during my 11 days here are beautiful. They are one by one lovely, friendly, genuine and extremely open-minded human beings. For example: today I went for my first bike-ride and my tire went flat, but other cyclists immediately came up to me if they could help me out. Who doesn't want such helpful people around? Speaking of bike-rides, I kind of miss the Dutch cycling lanes a tiny bit...
Your favourite book?
"On the Road" by Jack Kerouac. Or maybe "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger. It's a fifty-fifty.
What is your typical travel camera setup?
Depends where I'm travelling to. Preferably just one camera.
What makes a successful self-portrait?
"The" light. Always the light.
Have you got a blog, or any other websites you'd like to mention?
My portfolio, my flickr, my blog.
on Friday, May 3, 2013
tufts of hair lingered like
on Thursday, May 2, 2013
One of a number of impressions of Palermo briefly made intelligible while leaving on a bus.
the smoke of charred carcass rises from the alley in plumes;
the roller-door restaurant is open for business.
he deftly guts the octopi –
thick, worn fingers push into the orifices, tentacles draping
over the hairy wrist like lover’s legs,
eyeballs disappearing into the bucket
of miscellaneous sea-creature pieces.
he plunges it into a bucket of water,
first cold to rinse then
boiling, then dismembered and curled about spaghetti or
straight onto the plate like a puppet,
steam rising from the suckers.
sometimes, a paper plate.
sometimes a flag, beaten in the wind
sometimes the span of a pair of hands.
sometimes, a fly on its back. sometimes
the speckled exterior of an egg. some
times a barrel of wriggling minnow. sometimes
black protein spots, sliding
across the film of my eye
straining and reaching for the pallid sky.