About Me

I’m Tassem and I like to think I’m a photographer.

The idea of freezing time has always amused me. I guess it has to do with my intense love of all things sci fi. Remember the ray guns and self tying shoes from Back to the Future? Yeah, I love that stuff! But alas, the DeLoreans didn’t fly. The evil scientists are still far away fromΒ bending time. So I decided I’ll stick to a camera to freeze time.

But I hate ‘About Me’ columns. Everytime I have to write an ‘About Me’, I’m inexplicably stumped. It makes me wonder and ponder over who I am, what I do and why I do it. Then it invariably goes on to show how unsatisfied I am. And that just bums me out completely. For starters, you could say I’m confused. But that’s a word thrown around these days with complete disdain that its almost clichΓ©d. But then it makes me wonder. What about those of us who are really confused? We don’t want to get lost amongst the myriad of clichΓ©s. I guess that leaves us pondering over what we are and who we are. And perhaps why?

People should be able to enjoy each other’s company and creativity without being bound by the unspoken etiquettes of society. It doesn’t matter what I do or who I am. What matters is I am here to share what I have and experience a new day with perhaps a new friend. Isn’t that how we grew up? Why should it be any different now?

I told you, I hate these ‘About Me’ columns!

140 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Haha, what a great way to introduce yourself. And implicitly you’ve told us quite a bit about yourself too πŸ˜‰ Creative, a thinker, philosopher, and seemingly honest too (based on how and what you write).

    I really enjoy your writing style πŸ™‚

    Have a great day!

    Kind regards,
    Tieme – another bloke who’d like to think he is somewhat a tiny little bit of a photographer too πŸ™‚

    1. Haha Thanks Tieme! I enjoyed your work and look forward to more! And I think you’re more than a tiny bit of a photographer πŸ™‚

      I will be dropping by your site often.

      Have a good one man,


      1. Thank you very much Mo, far too kind! Your photos are wonderful. I hope you have a great week ahead!

        And I make sure to stop by your site often too πŸ™‚

        Cheers, Tieme

  2. Cool, I love that analogy about photography, ‘freezing time’. I’d not really thought of it that way before. I was just telling another blogger that I wished I’d taken more photo’s on a recent trip to DC. I tend to get lost in the moments. It takes discipline to enjoy the moments freely and capture interesting photo’s of those moments….I need to work on that. Thanks for visiting and following at Boomdeeadda. It’s really just a bit of silliness and stuff, but we have fun there.

    1. Did you know that up until photography was invented, people had no idea what they looked like with their eyes closed? That pretty much sums up how much it has added to our lives. Photography to me, is like having a second set of eyes. One that never forgets and helps you recollect experiences in vivid detail forever.. I just don’t know what could be cooler than that! I used to hate taking my camera on holidays because I was worried I’d end up breaking it or getting it wet etc. Plus I didn’t want to take care of an expensive camera. But ever since I got a waterproof action camera, I’ve enjoyed vacation so much more! Finally I can capture moments just the way I wanted!!

      I’m really enjoying your blog. The world is too serious these days. We could all use some silliness πŸ™‚

      1. Can you even imagine what still comes next as far as photography? I mean, we can instantly add photo’s to the net from our phone, that’s pretty sci-fi. It’s changing so fast. Hey?
        Did you know in Victorian times, before embalming was done, families who had no photo’s of their loved ones would get the undertaker to paint eyes on the eyelids of the deceased so that they could pose with them for a photo. Eeeek! But in that day and age, not everyone could afford photography. We’re so lucky.

      2. I completely agree! Half the time we don’t realise how lucky we are to live in a era where everything and everyone is connected. Look at us, there’s next to no chance that we’d have met if not for photography and the internet!

  3. Hi Tassem,
    Thanks for following my blog. I’m glad you liked it and I do appreciate it.
    I’m glad you did write your About me post even tho you didn’t really want to. It does help us all get to know each other. Thanks.
    Your photography is beautiful, I REALLY like your macros. I am trying to get better with those myself, but I have a hard time getting focused and probably not enough patience. πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks Capt! I’m glad you had a good time at my blog. I enjoyed yours too!

      Macro can be a pain at times. Going manual, locking focus and then moving the camera closer/away from the subject is usually the best way to stay in focus..

  4. Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that I have changed to a self-hosted site and will be deleting wordpress.com soon. So, if you still wish to follow me (please do πŸ˜‰ ), you will need to do so through bloglovin’ or an email subscription on my blog. Both follow options can be found here: http://simplydavelyn.com. Thanks for your original follow and support! Hope to see you on my blog still! Have a great day!

  5. Hey there Newbie Spikey!
    (for your info, a Spikey is the term for folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike πŸ™‚

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my β€˜point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations, opinions and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.

    I normally keep to a couple of posts a day, maybe 3-4 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…


  6. Hey Tassem, thanks for following us at Raxa Collective! We look forward to exploring your site (we like macro shots!) and if you’re on Facebook, hope to find you there πŸ™‚

  7. Tassem, thanks for stopping by and thanks for following. What an interesting introduction of yourself. I always thought I was the only “confused” person in this world. Hmm… now I have to share that title with you πŸ˜‰
    I see beauty in your photos. I would love to see more!! So…I am following you now πŸ˜‰

  8. Excellent About page! I like to think I can write haiku but I know I am just puttering about with it. I guess it is my form of photography. Thank you for findng my blog and for following. It is a bit of a mishmash, but I and others seem to have fun with it. I hope you will visit often and feel welcomed!

  9. I love your blog! I love the combination of beautiful (but not predictable) photography, accompanied by the positive (and again, not predictable) thoughts, and the concise inclusion of the camera information.
    I have been getting hit with a lot of spam followers lately, so I was a little apprehensive about returning your “follow” with a visit – but I am so glad I did.

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed the blog. And I’m happy you did not dismiss the follow as a spambot cause I truly enjoyed being at your blog! Will surely be dropping by often πŸ™‚

    1. I really appreciate the gesture! Especially since I know that it was not a random reblog. Your blog is truly inspiring and I’m proud I found a place there!

  10. thanks for stopping by and the ‘like’. I enjoyed reading your post about a Saturday.. something boring about the day..might have to do with me avoiding the busyiness that goes on outside my walls when everyone in the world is out doing their catch up errands for the week.. keep up your 365 days work.. I’m on that roll too πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Linda! It’s a novel feeling to relax and introspect when the world outside is bustling. Gives new meaning to the oft discussed ‘Inner Peace’.

      My 365 has been shelved for the moment. I’m still looking for something that truly deserves to be documented every day for a year! I wish you luck with your project!

      1. Thank you. HDR is just one more tool. Mostly I just sort of mimic it. Contrary to the way many people use HDR, I don’t think the human eye balances out shadows and highlights… at least I don’t see that way. πŸ™‚

  11. I like your first line….I like to think I’m a photographer..
    Your photo’s are really nice.
    What a great idea to let people use your photo’s as wallpaper!

  12. Easier to say it with pictures and you seem to do that really well….Have enjoyed my first quick look at some of your pictures…..will have to definitely come back to look some more! cheers L πŸ™‚

  13. Hi Tassem and thanks for dropping into my tiny part of the wordpress world. Glad to have found yours and look forward to exploring your work. I totally agree with your sentiments here! If you are directed to my food blog in error I hope you are too confused 😦

  14. Thank you so much for following my blog thus leading me to yours – I’m so enjoying your macros and am looking forward to seeing many more! πŸ™‚

  15. Hello Tassem-
    Thank you for the inspiring “About Me” reflection. There is something about that part of blog authorship that is stifling and stressful to write. I like the flow and genuine quality of your thoughts… makes me think it’s time to re-evaluate how I handled that aspect of my blog πŸ˜‰

    Thanks so much for stopping by Just Another Nature Enthusiast, I appreciate your followership!

    1. Thank you Jane! And I believe your ‘About Me’ is perfect! In a way, we say the same thing almost – Get rid of facades and connect with people and things around you!

  16. Hi Tassem,
    Thank you for the follow. Your photographs are very very beautiful. I will be visiting often (I know you happen to like visitors) πŸ™‚

  17. Thank you Tassem so much for the follow at Move the Chair-I appreciate it very much-I love your work-whether b/w or the lovely warm colors you favor, your images are distinct and lovely to look at-

  18. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your footprints, Tassem. Taking my time to look around πŸ™‚ you site and found remarkable images. Will be back for more.

    1. I completely agree! Is there something as a photographer’s block? I really enjoyed your blog. You must make more pictures to go with your writing!

  19. Hey Tassem! Thanks for visiting my blog and liking several posts. I appreciate it much and hope you’ll visit again soon!
    You not only have fabulous images posted on your blog but also offer great insight. Thanks! Blessings, Robyn

    1. Hey Robyn! I really enjoyed your work! Escpecially because you always put a quote to add more meaning to the photograph. This is something I do too! Looking forward to more of your posts. Thanks for stopping by.

  20. You seems to be damn professional….so, you don’t need to write in About me column!!! Well said. & Thanks for following, after gone through your blogs one thing is clear…you are a thorough professional photographer. Love your pics. πŸ˜‰

    1. You’re too kind πŸ™‚ I enjoyed your blog a lot. Looking forward to more of your work! I think its the name that drew me to your blog. I thought it was Gopalan misspelt. lol..

  21. What struck me first about your blog was your writing style. It is personal yet distinct in a very appealing way. πŸ™‚ Great work!

  22. Well said. Anyone who takes pictures like yours doesn’t need an “about me” column. Your photos speak for you. LOVE IT!

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