M.E.

Life of Phi is still alive. Lately, I’ve played with the thought of folding it, since I’ve moved on to Instagram as my main platform for sharing all things photography + lifestyle related (and sometimes personal). But this blog is where I started experimenting and sharing online, which gave me great pleasure and excitement. Years ago … Continue reading

the twenty-four seventy

A little side note… I’ve been wanting the 24-70 mm lens for a few years now. Retailed at quite a hefty price, and me being a prime girl (24, 50, 85, 105), I kept putting it off, planning to get it once I’ve “made it”. But I knew it was a staple lens to have in one’s … Continue reading

countdown is on

Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a CHA-CHA. – unknown In 20 days, I’m going to adopt a nomadic lifestyle. My day-to-day life will be indefinite and the world will be truly be my oyster… I have a list of things I want to … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Links

Good morning readers! I come across so many interesting photographers and links online that I thought I would share a couple of them with you every weekend. Among all the chaos going on the world right now, sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the news and twitter feeds and set your eyes on … Continue reading

robert doisneau

Today marks Robert Doisneau‘s 100th year birth anniversary. He has to be one of my favorite street photographers of that by-gone era. His photographs are so playful and almost dream-like… Merci Robert pour avoir laissés ces belles photos enjoués de Paris! xo, Dina Here are my favorites…you should read the story behind his most famous … Continue reading

say hello to my little friend!

Yep, the G-Man himself! So crunchy delicious with a latte. As I’m trying to practice my food photography whenever I can (it’s a snail-like slow progress…), I would like to show you my simple set-up for taking these photos. It doesn’t get any simpler than this: natural light coming from a side window, and a … Continue reading