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DSM I - Infinite Sythesis: Dawn

DSM I: Infinite Synthesis: Dawn

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This is a little flash back project post from 2006. Back in 2006, I developed my 1st digital abstract book containing numerous photographs I have taken myself as well as some of my attempts for typographic experimentation. The typography and photography relationship started to take form, and I still vividly remember how much I enjoyed expressing my psychological thoughts in those days.

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DSM IV: Dolorem

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“Dolorem”, an abstract digital design book representing the awareness of anxiety and depression is out now. This 4th book within my personal release, is called the “DSM” (dream synthesis manual), which are collection of digital books that attributes to psychology in one way or another.

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Latest digital design book titled “Dolorem” is a book about depression awareness and my personal experience with the disease. My last digital book, “Hana”, was released on November of 2010, and I am ready to make a whole new kind of noise with typography and photographic abstracts.

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Beauty in decay

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It’s always the most unexpected places where you find beauty and the urge to snap that picture arises. One day I took a short trip up to Big Bear, California, where I found a field of dying flowers and branches that lead me to take out my smartphone and take a picture. Excuse the dirty effects I used on some of them to apply a macro shot effect. Those hardly ever look legitimate. I am still happy with how it turned out.

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It was a quiet sunny morning on July, a Saturday that was supposed to be filled with bliss and excitement, a Saturday that was supposed to be the day where I get to actually see the heartbeat of my unborn baby. My fiancée and I were more than just ready, we were looking forward to this day to be the revealing moment that we created another life together out of love and dedication. Unfortunately that day was far from what we expected…

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