"For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. In order to “give a meaning” to the world, one has to feel involved in what one frames through the viewfinder. This attitude requires concentration, discipline of mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry. It is by economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression.

To take a photograph is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in a face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

To take a photograph means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second– both the fact itself and the rigorous organisation of visually perceived forms that give it meaning.

It is putting one’s head, one’s eye, and one’s heart on the same axis." -

- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Other than that, my stream is mainly full of rubbish and I need to get around to cleaning it one day.

Fact remains, All rights reserved © Mernas
My beautiful new camera :o)

Groups I've created:
Stop the WAR CRIMES against Lebanon and the OPTs: www.flickr.com/groups/48233088@N00/
The BEST OF LONDON: www.flickr.com/groups/78557771@N00/
Faces of London: www.flickr.com/groups/27321334@N00/
Brick Lane (London): www.flickr.com/groups/44989944@N00/
Graffiti portraits: www.flickr.com/groups/62378988@N00/pool/
Ethnic jewellery: www.flickr.com/groups/42074649@N00/pool/

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  • Naman-Panorama by ahmad khatiri
  • Let there be light by adewale_oshineye
  • Meriem aka @mernas by adewale_oshineye

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    ectomorfo says:

    "I'd wager that the name Mernas means natural, spontaneous talent in some mysterious forgotten language. In a matter of months, I have watched Mernas quickly find her feet – just a year ago, photography was essentially a new interest for her - and then blossom into a photographer whose work I make a special effort to view and which I greatly admire. Keep an eye on this stream because Mernas will only continue to surprise..."

    May 23rd, 2006

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    babasteve says:

    "I love the work of Menas. Creativity, imagination, expert use of light and color, all scream from her every image. She can take me to exotic places and make the familiar an adventure. Thanks for your fantastic work!"

    March 24th, 2006

August 2005
Home is where the heart is and when it comes to places, mine jumps around all the time..