Tuesday, November 29, 2011

impromptu test shoot ~

I'm finally getting back into the swing of shooting photographs and I'm beginning to carry my film camera with me more and more.

This shoot was very spur-of-moment, but I really like the results. I'm so inspired to start planning more shoots for the future; I'll be shooting in the city more often when I come back next semester, fingers crossed.

In the meantime, I'm finishing up final projects for my classes and planning quite a few shoots for when I go home to California in a few weeks for winter break!

model: loli @wilhelmina

Thursday, November 17, 2011

occupy wall street, 2 month anniversary

I promise I'm going to be better about posting about my daily bits and pieces..! The semester is winding down and I'm learn how to manage my time more efficiently.

This evening I decided to walk with Occupy as they marched down Sixth Avenue. This is my third or fourth time experiencing a march with Occupy...it's almost become commonplace.

Nonetheless, it's always an exciting adventure; I enjoy listening to people's stories and just being around so much energy. Everyone is passionate about something, not even just the movement necessarily.

I wouldn't say I'm a protester myself, I'm an observer,  with my camera as my eyes....

P.S. Just came across this song on my Pandora station, take a listen, it's somewhat relevant to "Occupy Wall Street" and it's got a great beat.

assorted updates

I have officially been living in New York City for close to 2 months now. Strangely enough, it feels like home as of the past week or so.

Life here is so incredibly fast-paced and sometimes it's hard just to find time to sit and reflect. I'm enjoying the craziness but I am so appreciative for any and all of the downtime I have.

This Saturday morning I finally have some time to organize and recount some of the last few weeks in pictures + captions.

Protests are plentiful here.

As are rainy days:

And here are some random snapshots ~

My lovely friend Eve has incredibly beautiful eyes

Always interesting street style in Union Square.

First photo assignment for the Washington Square News was to photograph Dylan Sprouse, he was really down-to-earth.