Segunda temporada de WE SHOULD TALK.

Hola, queridos amigos y lectores. Hoy, quiero compartir con ustedes mi segunda temporada de WE SHOULD TALK.

“We Should Talk”  Series of Bilingual (Spanish -English) Conversation Hosted and Produced   By  Yannis Lobaina. 

We should talk about Life,  Motherhood,  Dreams, Art, & Success. 

Cover artwork  “There Are Those Who See” by Joyce Aldrich. 

I am very grateful to have as a guest my new friend Jasmine, whom I met during the creative writing workshop organized by Muse Art.

And it took only a couple of hours to feel the empathy that would unite us until now. It is that sometimes, the physical distance does not matter to feel connection with the other person.

“Jasmine Delaviz. is an Iranian educator, writer, and poet who currently resides in Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature.

Jasmine is the founder of Life Abroad Cultural Community (LACC), an organisation of literature, arts, and philanthropy enthusiasts that aims to connect, unite, and support  like-minded individuals in promoting the welfare of those in need, especially in the education sector.

Jasmine has a perpetually growing passion for Literature and Arts and has been sharing her love of writing with her pupils for over a decade now. Aquí pueden escuchar la convesación completa. Gracias. Bendiciones!

Jasmine recommendation:

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

Spring 21 Award by ViewBug Community

Hola, buen día,

Quiero comentarles que me he unido a esta comunidad de amantes de la fotografía. Me encanta como la comunidad es super interactiva, y sobretodo nos damos feedback en nuestros procesos creativos.

Aquí, pueden ver más sobre mi página. Y un poquito sobre esta foto, la cuàl quedo seleccionada para el Spring 21 Award. Estoy muy honrada, y feliz ya que INNER PEACE Self Portrait es una serie en la que vengo trabajando hace un tiempo. Muchas gracias, por leerme, y por sus buenas vibras!Feliz semana a Todos/ as.

INNER PEACE Self Portrait Yannis Lobaina
I NNER PEACE Self Portrait Yannis Lobaina

INNER PEACE Self Portrait Yannis Lobaina

Series of Self-portrait and Self- reflection photography

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Behind The Lens Edit


I took this photo in one of my favourite hotels in the province of Ontario. In-room 333 at the Horseshoe Resort. During our weekend off. Inner peace arose from that moment in which my body, mind and spirit aligned while I meditated, in that place surrounded by the smell of the Pines.


This photo I took on April 21, 2019, Sunday at 10:10 am. At the same time, my husband and daughter bathed in the pool. I knew it would take an hour, so that morning, I woke up with the idea of writing a story set in that place. As I meditated by the window, I discovered that the light was perfect for documenting the room and working on some self-portraits.


This photo specifically was one of those photos that are not repeated anymore—a magical moment. I used the natural light from the window, although it was raining and cloudy, the hotel’s small table lamp and the portrait setting on the Smartphone HUAWEI CLT-L04.


This was shot with my smartphone of the moment, HUAWEI CLT-L04. F2 1/56. 3-36mm ISO 50. I used the Neewer ck30 tabletop Tripod. I tried several repeating shots with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and could not achieve this result. I have them saved for other times.


What inspired me the most to take this photo was the location and the moment of peace I had to experience different shots with various cameras. This photo is part of a series of conceptual photographic self-portrait that I started working on four years ago. My references for this still unpublished series are the artists Remedio Varo, Cindy Sherman and Krishna VR.


In this particular photo, I hardly did post-processing since I like to work with natural light and capture the magic of that moment without editing much. I just adjusted the light a little bit on the final edit.

In my camera bag

As I am a mother, I must walk lightly. So in my camera bag is a small backpack with the essentials. First, I always carry two Lens, 50mm and 75-300mm, both canon. My APUTURE AMARAN LED VIDEO LIGHT AL-F7 is super lightweight and Portable. I also always carry Pocket Box Speedlite Softbox Kit. Some Hoya pro UV filters. And, of course, a tripod, extra batteries, and cards. In Gears issues, I am still trying to learn to buy the necessary and most beneficial type of photography I want to take.


I recommend first be patient, take many shots from different angles, with other cameras and lighting. And the main thing that they have fun taking the photo, that they are relaxed and energetically connected with what they want to have in their photography. For me, a self-portrait is our true face to the world. It is genuine and captures the essence with which you vibrate at that moment.

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