Thursday, May 31, 2012

Memories

Good morning everyone! Here is a little update on my life right now: I am taking two summer classes in 2 and a half weeks...ya I know what a way to start out your summer, right? Despite that it feels like finals week all over again, where we have to crank out 6 page papers in one day and do photo assignments in overnight, I actually love both my classes. I am taking a summer narrative Photo class and a Biblical Interpretation class... lots and lots of work. These following photos are from the first "mini-assignment" in the summer narrative class. This class we are focusing on finding narratives through photographic art. We will look deeper into the realms of memories and storytelling with ourselves as well as others in the community. The second half of this class we get to do a collaborative and interactive project with the Salvation Army Alegria Center in Los Angeles (that is next week). But this first week, we had to do these exercises where we had to write down all of the memories we had associated with a certain photograph. So often times if I don't write down or photograph my thoughts or experiences and due to this, occasionally, I forget the memory...it is as if it had never happened. So because of this I encourage you all to start journaling! Since I have started to journal, some of my greatest joys is to look back on old memories and see how far I've grown and all of the memories I've had. This project is turning the camera back on ourselves. I am always taking photos of others, so it is only fair that I turn it back on myself to be vulnerable and open. So for this series, which I want to continue, I found objects (the rings) that symbolized something or someone that was important to me. I then made my journal entry reminiscing about the memory I had associated with that memory. With this, I attached a photo of someone that I had experienced the memory with. So it was a culmination of all of these items and joyous times. 







Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Jessie Girl


This is Jessie. Isn't she adorable? What a little model, right?!  I got the privilege to hang out with her all afternoon. We had a lot of fun spending time together. We drove all around San Clemente taking these, looking for fun textures and colors. Speaking of colors, as you can maybe point out, Jessie's favorite color is pink. She love love loves pink! Some of her other favorite things are, flowers, cupcakes, glitter, owls, art, the Food Network, American girl dolls, Justice, her friends, her family, her dog, Angie, curly hair, and lipgloss :). I love knowing peoples favorite things; it is so interesting to me how these things change over time. So I have gotten in the habit of journaling and writing down my favorite things. I smile looking back on those old entries, because I have changed my favorite things so much! I remember when I was eleven, like Jessie is here, and I was, no joke, "the tomboy of life". I never wanted to wear makeup, no glitter nor glam. Now, thankfully I have embraced my girl-hood :) and I have a hygiene. Some are very thankful for that :) haha.  














Sunday, May 27, 2012

Chloe

This is Chloe. This shoot was so fun for me! She was so energetic and easy to take photos of. Right after I took them, I couldn't help myself. I had to start editing them. And seriously I edited around 50 photos in an hour (that's fast...at least for me!) Right after I finished editing, I was walking back to my dorm and right when I walked in, the fire alarm went off :/. It was around 1am. It was so annoying, but I thought, what a great opportunity to back to lab to continue editing. So I walked back to the art lab to edit more... so I guess the fire alarm worked out for my benefit :). Here are some of the best shots, it was hard for me to narrow down to just these!





































Thursday, May 17, 2012

Film

Hi there! So these are a few shots from a shoot I did a while ago and never printed. They are film, then I scanned them in. Sometimes I get frustrated with the outcome of the photos and I never get around to printing them or uploading them. But then when I go back and see them, I actually kind of like some of them. These are of my boyfriend Brennan. Isn't he great? ;). Whenever I am in need of a model, or when I have a crazy idea, he always is so willing and never complains :).