I'd have to say that Bruny Island is one of my favorite places in all of Tasmania. From the picturesque beaches to the most tranquil rainforests, it is a place I will never forget.
Color is a visual phenomenon, and color preference among people can follow common trends, however, personal color and style inclinations are often acutely individualized. This project investigates the color trends found in different people’s closets. I believe clothes and the colors we wear are a form of self expression. To explore this notion further, I asked five models, including myself, to choose three outfits from their closet, thinking about shoes and jewelry as well.
MONA: The Museum of New and Old Art is a bizarre spectacle well worth the visit. Greeted by strings of mama chickens and toddling chicks, a vineyard, and strange birds I'd never seen before (which I now know are called Guinea Folws), I was delighted. Only five minutes and without even entering the museum, and MONA had already confounded my expectations of museums. But that was only the beginning.
Let me just start by saying... Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is a kangaroo wonderland! There were kangaroos everywhere. It was amazing! There were, of course, other animals - including but not limited to: emu, Tasmanian devils, and koalas. But the kangaroos... it felt like a kangaroo portrait session.
A brisk wind whips my hair into a frenzy and the chill eats at my bones. But its all worth it for the sky. Because the sky is singing a glorious symphony of color, flooding my brain with a kaleidoscope of pinks, reds, and blues. I cant feel my fingers, but they still work - at least enough to click the shutter. I smile as the wind returns for another pass at my hair, throwing it in my face. Time to pop back inside and warm up for the next verse in the sky’s morning symphony.
Day one in Tokyo was awesome! My dad took me to an interactive art exhibition all about color and flowers. We even had flower drinks: he had a lemonade with a species of purple flower and I had sakura (cherry blossom) soda. It was delicious!
I woke up early this morning, my first morning since I left home. And, instead of curling up in my blankets and reading a my book, I decided that I should take the opportunity to take some photos uninhibited by people.
When I first planned out this client shoot I was nervous and honestly a little reluctant. My previous shoot had been stressful, but successful. Even so, I wanted this shoot to be smooth and effortless on top of being successful. I do not believe that work has to be hard or strenuous. In pursuit of my goal, I went out early one morning to scout my location, make sure the light was workable and the space was photo friendly. While I was in the canyon, a sense of pure peace and vibrant life over took me. The quiet of the space, the golden ocean of grass, the sentry mountains watching over me; it all washed over me and swept away my worries.
Mrs. Pinzon: Man, you guys are wearing me out.
Neighbor Girl: Why? We’re just taking pictures.
What do you say to a seven-year-old who has more energy than your new puppy? You can imagine how mom and dad might be worn out after being dragged around by three kidlets, two dogs, and a toddler for an hour. But you know she won't get it. After all, kids will be kids.
I breathe in laughter as it infuses my soul with joy. Squeals and monster voices permeate the chlorinated pool water, transforming the liquid into a world of little-girl-chasing-aquatic-beasts. Water splashes my feet and I can’t stop smiling. Dogs bark wait for me! I wanna play too! Giggles and sheiks erupt as a beast captures the little girl and proceeds to tickle her to death. Older, wiser chuckles cherry top the commotion.
There is nothing like the anticipation of pregnancy. It can make us anxious, excited, and maybe a little overbearing. But it also brings us together.
It is estimated that over one trillion photographs will be taken this year alone. 75% of those photos will be taken with cell phones. They are the coffee, pet, and selfie shots that we all have on our phones. But what happens after that. Those millions of photos mostly just sit in our phones or computers waiting for whatever comes next. Today, what comes next is a response.
Art is often accompanied by feelings. As viewers we interpret art with feelings, senses, words and ideas that come to mind as we experience art. As creators we often have a feeling or idea or message that we create art around. As individuals we all interpret the feelings, ideas, words, and senses that accompany art differently. Despite that, we often recognize, understand, and sometimes agree with others' opinions and interpretations of art. But all of our experiences of art will always be different and that difference is beautiful.
This concept of unique interpretation was the jumping off point for the Ideas Project.
Sometimes, in moments when something super ordinary occurs in my day to day life (like you can't get any more normal than that kind of ordinary), I feel like nothing could be more important. It's as if those little moments in life, reading a book on the couch, sipping a cup of tea in a cafe, chatting with family around the table, are the building blocks to my world. Those snippets of everyday life, where I'm laughing, determined, loving, and maybe a little grossed out, are some of my most favorite parts of my day, week, month, year, life.
As I prepared for A. Pinzon's family shoot a couple of weeks ago, all worries and stress vanished from my system. Even without previously meeting this family, I knew that this shoot would go smoothly and create beautiful photographs.
Up the world
A portrait is a story. A story of who we were in that moment, of who we are now, of who we were before.
As we pass through our everyday lives we make a mark on the world, whether we do it consciously or not, large or small. So when we think of landscape, why do we typically think of the beautiful, wild outdoors like those found in Ansel Adams' photographs? What about the landscape that we interact with everyday? The landscape that consists of roads and commonplace buildings.
When a photograph tells a story it becomes a powerful force that can touch the heart and soul. We all have stories to tell. And today I will tell you my stories with my photographs.
Marriage is a special bond that can hold you together through thick and thin, sadness and joy. May you stay strong together and support each other. Wishing this beautiful couple a happily ever after!