Oct 3 2013

When you hide…

Posted by Knonie

When you hide
behind a cloud
I make love
to myself
imagining you with you

© Knonie


Aug 25 2013

All our tomorrows…

Posted by Knonie

All our tomorrows... ©knonie


Apr 8 2013

Up above the world so high

Posted by Knonie

Flying above the clouds was a wonderful experience for me, as I love watching them from below and always wanted to get closer. I was so amazed by seeing them so close that I felt like jumping off and floating among them, and I hardly held my tears of excitement and awe. Then I decided that if I ever gonna marry someone, that would be clouds.

I took these shots on 4th April 2013, during a flight from Islamabad, Pakistan to Doha, Qatar.

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Jan 8 2013

A Foggy Morning

Posted by Knonie

Almost caught cold that morning, but it was a unique experience strolling in the chilling fog.

Foggy Morning, ©Knonie

Foggy Morning, ©Knonie

Foggy Morning, ©Knonie

Foggy Morning, ©Knonie

Foggy Morning, ©Knonie

Foggy Morning, ©Knonie

Foggy Morning, ©Knonie


Sep 24 2012

Love, Pablo Neruda.

Posted by Knonie

Flower bud, Photo ©Knonie

Love.

Because of you, in gardens of blossoming
Flowers, I ache from the perfumes of spring.
I have forgotten your face, I no longer
Remember your hands; how did your lips
Feel on mine?

Because of you, I love the white statues
Drowsing in the parks, the white statues that
Have neither voice nor sight.

I have forgotten your voice, your happy voice;
I have forgotten your eyes.

Like a flower to its perfume, I am bound to
My vague memory of you. I live with pain
That is like a wound; if you touch me, you will
Make to me an irreperable harm.

Your caresses enfold me, like climbing
Vines on melancholy walls.

I have forgotten your love, yet I seem to
Glimpse you in every window.

Because of you, the heady perfumes of
Summer pain me; because of you, I again
Seek out the signs that precipitate desires:
Shooting stars, falling objects.

— Pablo Neruda.


From the book “Passions and Impressions”
© 1978 by the Estate of Pablo Neruda
Translation by Margaret Sayers Peden© Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Inc.


Sep 20 2012

Morning Dew photos

Posted by Knonie

This is the first time I tried taking photos of dew. It’s really good to see these tiny crystal spheres shining on the grass blades. I have tried to capture the freshness of morning and dew drops on the grass.
(Click for larger version)

Dew drops on Grass.

Dew drops on Grass.
Photo ©Knonie

Dew drops on Grass.

Dew drops on Grass.
Photo ©Knonie

Dew drops on Grass.

Dew drops on Grass.
Photo ©Knonie.

Dew drops on Grass.

Dew drops on Grass.
Photo ©Knonie.


Jul 3 2012

“You are what you look at” – Digital Art

Posted by Knonie

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bodyscape
bodyscape
bodyscape


Jun 24 2012

Saeen Tanveer: An energetic dhol performer (Live)

Posted by Knonie

Last night, I attended a musical event of brass band The Stooges from New Orleans, and that event also featured Saeen Tanveer, a dhol playing artist from Pakistan. Dressed in fancy clothes, Saeen and his 2 partners appeared on stage and started their beats. As they kept on playing their large dhols, the crowd become wild and everyone got involved in the music they were making. Saeen is an expert in playing, as well as in displaying some other acts during playing. First he twisted his body and made the dhol swing around his neck for some time. Then, there comes a helper to put another dhol around his neck, and then, Saeen is paying with two dhols hanging around his neck. To much of the surprise of the audience, Saeen performed with 4 dhols around his neck, continuously playing and revolving. He also surprised the audience by performing and revolving around by holding 2 dhols by their straps using his teeth. The beautifully arranged stage and lighting created a wonderful ambience that made that performance even more energetic.

I’m sharing some of the pictures I took during the performance. (Click for larger versions)

Saeen Tanveer and Party

Saeen Tanveer and Party
performing at The Rock Musicarium, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Saeen Tanveer and Party

Saeen Tanveer and Party
performing at The Rock Musicarium, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Saeen Tanveer and Party

Saeen Tanveer and Party
performing at The Rock Musicarium, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Saeen Tanveer and Party

Saeen Tanveer and Party
performing at The Rock Musicarium, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Saeen Tanveer and Party

Saeen Tanveer and Party
performing at The Rock Musicarium, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Saeen Tanveer and Party

Saeen Tanveer and Party
performing at The Rock Musicarium, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Saeen Tanveer and Party

Saeen Tanveer and Party
performing at The Rock Musicarium, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Saeen Tanveer and Party

Saeen Tanveer and Party
performing at The Rock Musicarium, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Saeen Tanveer and Party

Saeen Tanveer and Party
performing at The Rock Musicarium, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Saeen Tanveer and Party

Saeen Tanveer and Party
performing at The Rock Musicarium, Islamabad, Pakistan.

The performance of Saeen Tanvir was followed by The Stooges, and finally a local brass band Punjab Band, which I’ll cover in separate blogs later.

This event was organized by The American Embassy, and was held in The Rock Musicarium, Islamabad.


Apr 14 2012

A cute cat playing in the grass

Posted by Knonie

I found this very cute cat playing in the grass in the neighbourhood this evening. Here are few of the shots I took.

Cat, Photo ©Knonie
Cat, Photo ©Knonie
Cat, Photo ©Knonie
Cat, Photo ©Knonie
Cat, Photo ©Knonie


Apr 6 2012

Most people love you for who you pretend to be.

Posted by Knonie

Free yourself! © Knonie & Haby

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself- and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.

Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending – performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act – and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession.”

– Jim Morrison


Mar 27 2012

Wild Cannabis in pictures

Posted by Knonie

In the area I live, wild cannabis [Urdu: Bhang] is found in almost all of the abandoned land. Starting from spring, these plants last till entire summers, and usually reach up to 3-4 feet. This plant bears that iconic leaf, symbolized in hippie and pop culture related to weed/hash/dope, and often a sign of mental liberation, which is obtained from a similar species of this plant.

Here are few photos I took on a recent outdoor trip. Click photos to view larger and detailed versions.

Cannabis, Photo © Knonie
Cannabis, Photo © Knonie
Cannabis, Photo © Knonie
Cannabis, Photo © Knonie

Location: Rawalpindi, Pakistan.


Mar 2 2012

“We Want Change” – Butterflies and Lota

Posted by Knonie

My newest work, inspired by the smell of dirty politics…

"We Want Change" © Knonie
"We Want Change" © Knonie
"We Want Change" © Knonie
"We Want Change" © Knonie

“Yahan <inqalaab> karna manaa hai”

"We Want Change" © Knonie


Feb 23 2012

3D structure from peas and toothpicks

Posted by Knonie

I saw some fresh peas in the kitchen this evening and picked up a few to my room. I thought about making some 3D model using these peas and toothpicks. It reminds me of the same activity I used to do during childhood but that was restricted to making cube and simple shapes only. After much effort, I finally came to something that I was looking for. Then took and processed some photos and here they are, shared below. This polyhedron uses pentagonal-base and square-base pyramids.

Toothpicks and peas polyhedron. © Knonie
Toothpicks and peas polyhedron. © Knonie
Toothpicks and peas polyhedron. © Knonie

Please note that all photos feature the same structure from different perspectives.

Toothpicks and peas polyhedron. © Knonie


Jan 5 2012

Photo-shoot of a cute little stray kitten

Posted by Knonie

A stray kitten came to our home and that time my elder brother’s kids started playing with it. Although I assume it has never seen a camera but the shots I took are worth sharing.

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