Thursday, 28 April 2011
Monday, 25 April 2011
|The giraffe XD|
|Everybody wants to pose with the chocolate giraffe!|
Saturday, 23 April 2011
If you have any affection for them, how could you consciously choose a place that would force you to get rid of them? I understand that in some cases, there were no other choices, but I'm one hundred percent sure that more than half of these ads were posted by people that did not try to avoid the situation. I have even seen some outrageous ads of pet owners menacing that if no one took the animal they would have them put down within the week!
What kind of person does that? How could you be so un-compationate that you would have your innocent pet killed so that you could move into another apartment? How could you decide over the life and death of this animal in the first place? I think it's unfair that so many pet owners treat their animals this way and disregard their right to live and be loved and cared for.
Those ads, as terrible as they are, still remain a LOT better than many pet owners who do not even take the time to try and find a family to their pet. After seeing the report on the Berger Blanc, it is clear that many simply choose to get rid of the pet, without even trying to find a family first. I've also heard stories of people wanting to have their pets put down for reasons as trivial as the fact that they did not want to pay for fleas treatments. I think it is unbelievable and highly hypocritical that someone who likes animals enough in the first place (or at least pretends to) to want to own them would treat them like they are disposable. They are living creatures! They are not just another possession your capitalist and consumerist lifestyle can purchase! People that think they can treat their pets this way should not be allowed to have pets.
I simply cannot believe this, I'm outraged and saddened by this situation, by the ignorance and carelesness of so many pet owners. When you adopt a pet, you take the responsibility to care for it. You can't just toss it once it doesn't suit you anymore! I know that it is definitely not impossible to find apartments that will allow pets, even in Montreal. Most landlords who say they do not want pets will allow cats at the very least! And if you look carefully enough, there are other pet lovers out there who will gladly rent to pet owners. I would never rent a place that I knew I couldn't keep my pets in, it's just common sense. I have managed really well with three cats, it musn't be that hard!
Anyway, I don't mean to offend anyone but I'm very saddened by this behaviour. I know that everyone's situation is different and I'm not saying that it is always wrong to give up an animal. Some reasons are genuinely good (as long as you find a family for your pet, if the reason is legitimate it's alright) like because of allergies or not having enough time to actually take care of your animal properly. I just needed to say this, I think awareness needs to grow for this cause.
This brings me to another topic that has been on my mind a lot lately. The recent accusations against the Berger Blanc here in Montreal and other regions of the province of Quebec. This situation has been brought to my attention by my close friend and long time animal rights defendant, Frederika Wellett (http://www.frederikaphotography.com) and has deeply affected me. There are no words that can express how soul-crushing the images that were shown on this shock documentary were (available in french here : http://www.tou.tv/enquete/S04E24) which aired recently.
I doubt that by raising the obligations towards the Berger Blanc the city of Montreal will help with this horrible problem, it's an issue of respect and these people clearly do not care about the well being of animals. There is really nothing else I can say other than I'm truly saddened by this.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
I will definitely work on improving this look and I'm might reupload it if I can make it look better. In the mean time, here's what I came up with!
- L'Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara in very black
One of my favorite things to have for breakfast is a mixed berries smoothie so I was inspired to make a look out of it. The pink represents strawberries and raspberries, the blue is for blueberries and the purple for blackberries!
- BH Cosmetics 120 palette 1st edition
This is the first one, inspired by the ocean's turquoise shades :)
- L'Oréal Voluminous carbon black mascara in very black
- BH Cosmetics 120 palette 1st edition
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Here are the shots that came out decent! Hope you enjoyed your birthday party bro =p
Friday, 15 April 2011
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Friday, 8 April 2011
Monday, 4 April 2011
I've tried photographing this particular looks at least three times now. For some reason, every single time I made it, the lighting was no good and the colors ended up not showing true to life. Also, since my camera isn't exactly high quality, whenever I take pictures without flash, I need to be absolutely still in order to get a crisp capture. It really isn't that easy not to move at all while trying to take a close up of my eye =p
I decided to take the plunge and purchase a mini tripod the other day. It was super cheap and it's not very versatile (I can't adjust the height or take pictures that are not in the landscape format), but it's just what I needed to take good makeup pictures.
This makeup look is inspired by the fiery sunrises of summer time! Since it's been getting warmer over here (and by that, I mean about 5-10 degrees Celsius), I've been longing for summer time! This look is fun, vibrant and warm, just like summer!
I've, of course, used my trusty CS 88 Warm palette for this look using a bright glittery orange in the crease, a golden shade for the lid and a burgundy for the outer corner. I've lined my eyes with a brown gel liner to keep the look soft and added a bunch of black mascara.
What do you think?