Monday, 4 April 2011

[Update] A Tale of Love



When Melly sent me those photos, she put a huge smile upon my face. And then I thought: "Some people won't see the magic." and I started thinking of this post...

There are different ways to react at these photos depending on what you focus on. Melly is a skilled photographer but I appreciate above all her sense for details and her sense of humour, I can imagine her smiling like a child right after doing something silly. 

Take this snapshot on the bus. Don't think about it as a photo but as a piece of a puzzle, as an experiment: imagine Melly or even better imagine yourself taking Ada out of your bag and switching your camera on... You may feel a bit silly at first or slightly embarrassed, there may be people looking at you, wondering what the heck you're doing. Or it may go completely unnoticed. Anyhow, I can guarantee that you'll have a rush of adrenaline and I can guarantee you'll have a crush on Ada - even though she's made of plastic. And I do hope you'll be proud about being part of this collective experiment. 

When I tell people about this project, it's always interesting to see their reactions: some smile and tell me how much they love the idea and I'm thrive on their enthusiasm; some don't really see the point and look at it as a waste of time. I don't blame them, we're all different and I don't expect everyone to like every single of my projects. But I can't help to wonder why they don't understand the magic in a globetrotting doll or in trusting people you've actually never met. How often do you trust strangers these days? Ada is my daily dose of magic. 

Thank you for making the magic happen.


Photos by Melly
Words by Adeline




10 comments:

  1. I so know what you mean! I can completely relate to your words about shooting Ada on a bus as I did the same on a ferry in Hong Kong and it was awesome to see the expressions of the other passengers. Because I was with Mili (my daughter) who treated Ada like her sister, it came out quite normal for me to sit her down and take her photos. I found it great but don't know if other people can see what I saw at these moments.

    I'm loving the upper right photo here. So beautiful in its childish, naive expressions. It made me smile.

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  2. You're right about people having different reactions! But I'm definitely on the side of the sillier photos the better :) If people don't understand then they've lost that magical childlike view of the world, which is a real shame!

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  3. ha ha her photos are great! i love the previous ones as well. and it's good that the shortness of us asians is now properly captured (:

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  4. Oh my goodness. Just found your fabulous blog. What a sweet globetrotting doll:-) xoxo

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  5. This is such an amazing blog! I love the idea behind it. The last picture is simply breathtaking!!

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  6. I love this post so much. Those pictures of Ada are so magical. I've said this before & I'll say it again: you exude magic out of every pour. You're aura is probably a rainbow & you most likely smell of a sweet field of wildflowers. =)

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  7. These totally put a smile on my face. I love the one of her with the band....i'm making up lil stories in my head.

    I'd hate to be one of those ppl they don't see the magic in things. Without moments like these i don't see a reason to life.

    Rx

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  8. ♥nice post.)) love your blog♥

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  9. This might a bit silly, but I saw a link from Greenlaundry blog & the words Ada & Disneyland caught my attention. My daughter's name is Ada & she's heading to Disneyland in a couple of weeks. I'm getting her things together, so it's a coincidence. I'm going to show her this blog. I know she'll loved the pix. <3 I like these kind of life moments! :)

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  10. I want to receive to Ada in my city :D I sent you an email

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