Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Polish immigrant. London

immigrant |ˈimigrənt| noun a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country. • Biology an animal or plant living or growing in a region to which it has migrated. ORIGIN late 18th cent.: from Latin immigrant- ‘immigrating,’ from the verb immigrare, on the pattern of emigrant.

immigrant noun they will convene to discuss the civil liberties of immigrants newcomer, settler, migrant, emigrant; nonnative, foreigner, alien, outsider; expatriate; informal expat. antonym native.

European Union continues to enlarge whilst a fortress is being bilt around Europe. Labour from rich Europe to poor Europe continues to flow.


gastronomy |gaˈstränəmē|
the practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food.
• the cooking of a particular area : traditional American gastronomy.
gastronomic |ˌgastrəˈnämik| adjective
gastronomical |ˌgastrəˈnämikəl| adjective
gastronomically |ˌgastrəˈnämik(ə)lē| adverb
ORIGIN early 19th cent.: from French gastronomie, from Greek gastronomia, alteration of gastrologia (see gastro- , -logy ).

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Monique. Great teacher. Great soul

I met Monique through Nilvala. She was Nilvala's first French teacher as I she started at CIMADE. CIMADE is no more. Now priorities are diffrent. When I went there this time I stayed at her place. Door were wide open. She was of the opinion that Sarkosy was a moden Napolean. Ever a left liberal ever a kind heart.

Alex, Leon, Laurence & Oliver

We met Laurence and Olivier in early 90s when we were living in Paris. She was working for an organisation, which provided apartments to immigrants at subsidized price. I too rented a studio from them, ASEFTA as Nilvala was coming to join me. Oliver was teaching computer science. ASEFTA is no more. They are four now. Great friends. Great souls.

Anna & Milan

Anna did her first documentray film on her roots, Travelling. She comes from former East Germany. Her family is scatered. She lives in Paris with her son Milan. I met her at CIMADE. Good friend. Great soul.

Monday, June 11, 2007

DancePort. Hilton. Colombo

I captured this when i was shooting at the backstage of DancePort, an international dancing competition. Photographing backstage / offstage is an experience by itself. Great fun.