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A big hi and hello to all of you out there! Thank you for stopping by Jenny Sun Photography's blog! This is my brand new blog space! So please make yourself at home, and have a good browse around. There is plenty more to come so check back often :) Just in case any of you are wondering who on earth I am, my name is Jenny Sun. I own a photography company that spans across Australia and Malaysia, particularly in the Sydney and Kuala Lumpur regions respectively. Though I'm not restricted to those areas! :) I love photographing just about anything under the sun, but my particular passion is for weddings and portraits - I seriously LOVE people, their stories, the beautiful relationships formed, and the tales that are told when that shutter goes off!

This blog is my personal and visual journey along this path of photography. Please hop on board the ride, comment along the way (I shamelessly love comments!), and lets see where the wind takes us :)

Monday, January 5, 2009

I'm Still Alive (And youtube goodies!!)

Dear everyone! :)

I've been receiving tonnes of messages and emails asking where I have been, to please update, and if I am ok. Well, the good news is that I am still around. I've just been caught in the whirlwind that we photographers call 'peak season'. So much so, that I swear I've spent more time on planes and behind my camera, than I have at home. It was so busy, that I was telling one of my second shooters that I remember having this thought the other day "if I could get away with not eating, I could save myself the 1 hour every day, to get more work done". And this is coming from someone who loves food! I love eating, so when I start thinking thoughts like that, you KNOW the mr BUSY has been overflowing into all facets of my life.

On top of that, I've seen hints of plagiarism of my work which has made me very very sad indeed, and coupling it with the fact that I've been falling sick (VERY sick - the kind of sick where you need to be dragged to the clinic and receive injections to feel some sort of relief) quite a fair bit in the last month or so. This has meant that any spare time I have has been spent in bed, and sleeping. Because I can't really walk properly (the stomach muscles have been rendered so sore/tender that it can't support my movement while walking, laughing, or sneezing). Just the last 2 days, I slept almost 12 hours each night which proved to me that in combination with my frequent bouts of illness, my body is severely overworked and very tired.

So if you are wondering where I have been, that's where I have been. But I promise I will be updating sometime this week again :) Writings on life, love, music, and of course photos are all coming. I've been keeping a journal, listing out all the things I want to write about and this 'list' is already about 2 pages long :)

Get ready. In the meantime, wish me a speedy recovery. I'm still ill! :(

For now, here are some tracks which have kept my ears very very happy over the last few weeks. From these songs, you can tell I've been in much of a contemplative and reflective mood amidst all the work of late. I hope you love them as much as I do!

Too Far Gone (Never Think) By Sam Bradley & Robert Pattinson
I LOVE this song. Rob's version which you can find on the Twilight soundtrack was very pleasant (albeit a little hard to decipher), but I just adore his co-writer's version (Sam's version) so much more. While Rob's has an understated longing and sadness to it, Sam's version is just painted all over with an apparent cry of emotion.

Puddle of Grace - Amy Jo Johnson
I fell in love with this track when I was faithfully following the show "Felicity" (which I still love to this day) of which it was featured on the official soundtrack. The guitar work is just beautiful, and married to a very lovely melody.

Hurricane - By Mindy Smith
I've heard ALOT of breakup songs since I've developed my love for music, and most of them pass my ears with a simple 'meh' that I exhale. Mostly because they are cliched, and don't really wrench the heart as a break up song should. Anyhow, when I heard this one by Mindy Smith. I was enraptured. Her lyrics were different. They were lovely and subtle in a symbolic way. And the simplicity of the acoustics with her earthy melody was just perfect. I loved it :)

I'll Take You On - By Howie Day
Wow, have I just loved this song for years. Its just beautiful. I can't express in words how gorgeous this song is anymore. You just have to listen.

Okay, most of you know I LOVE finding unknown/underground artists. There is just some secret joy that revels inside of me knowing I have stumbled upon something that hasn't yet been plagued by the masses and spoiled by commercialism. Tracks that are either softly acoustic and reflective, or tunes that are laced with heavily bassy bass lines, additive drum rhythms, or married with a tonne of bluesy goodness are what really grab my ears. This one is no exception. I LOVE youtube! :)

Freeze My Senses - Lionel Neykov



Linda Truong said...

Ahh, plagiarism is out that and it's inevitable in this sort of industry. I guess the only thing you can do is humble yourself and know that there is more to life than worrying about photogs who lack inspiration and resort to stealing... Sigh, hard tho'.

Keep resting and stay strong!!

Nicholas Leong said...

Sad to hear about the plagiarism, but I guess if you look at in a weirdly positive way, its a compliment that you have done something right.

I watched a movie once where the singer was happy that his/her song was being sold on pirated CDs because apparently that is a mark of his/her popularity :P

Get well soon! And take it easy, take a break but you are still being hired by me!

Eva said...

Hi Jenny

Its a relieve to hear that your still around! Look forward to our next chat!

astherlauphotography said...

I feel your misery, totally! Was bed-ridden after catching the flu bug during Christmas. Since I'm pregnant, doc can't give me anything much except mild painkiller & lots of Vit C. :(

You get well soon! I'm still recovering. ;)