The wildflowers around this time of year are my favorite. I see them all across the high way and i’ve always thought about stopping my car on the side of the road to get a good close look at them. A few weeks after graduation I received a gift of a new camera (Sony A 5100) and I decided to take some photos of the wild flowers i’ve been seeing. It turned out to be a great excuse to prance around in the sunshine and Florida flowers.
This weekend I had the pleasure of working with my long time buddy and photographer, Janavi Santana. I also experienced what it was like to work with professional lighting equipment for the first time. The results were exciting. Different. Dark. Slightly discomforting. Which is what I would consider a successful collaboration and a perfect blend of our two different styles. Not to mention that having a model that agrees to have her face painted blue only leads to limitless potential.
Deliciously, nutritiously photogenic foods. I went all out on food photography the other week in order to make a catalog for one of my final design projects. Needless to say I was excited about going back to photography. It’s been a while, and attempting to take on food photography wouldn’t be easy either.
So anyway, I’ll just rate my success on how hungry you feel after you see these photos. Enjoy!
Yesterday I finally found myself with a camera. I also found myself with face flat on the cold grass. The sun was starting to set, and it felt a little appropriate to just lay on the level of the grass. The days, weeks, and months have been rollings by. Exciting opportunities, challenges, and everything else in between has been coming so fast since August. That small moment to humble myself with the grass showed me that it at least makes a much better view when looking up to the sun.
A continuation of more brooding black and white photos for this week. I didn’t plan this, but clearly this is only an accurate representation of my own moods. Life throws itself at you, but never in a whole piece. It’s all about how you put those pieces together and see the whole picture.
I spent yesterday visiting different book stores in Brooklyn. I’ll admit that i’m not the biggest reading enthusiast. I prefer picture books. I pay attention to the way letters look, rather than read them. But still, books hold a wonderful charm to them, just as do book stores. Safe, cozy, and organized.
Then I got the chance to peek into the city’s Community BookStore. Different, chaotic, quirky. I may not read many books, but they sure are beautiful to take photos of.
I fell a little behind on the days, and my camera lens broke the other day, but i’ll upload what I can. New York is a wild experience of every flavor. There is diversity everywhere and even in the ugliest parts there’s an unexpected charm. But what I love most is when you blur the lights a little, everything starts looking the same.
I’m adjusting to a new setting: New York City. I took this classic sunset photo as I drove over here Sunday night, and i’m planning on shooting the rest of my 365s for this week here in this bustling city. I don’t even know where to start, but we’ll find out soon enough where I end up.