Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Preview: Savannah


 The first look at my shoot with Savannah from Stars Model Management on Sunday. Makeup by Inna Mathews, Styling by Paula Renee, and photography/concept by me. Stay tuned.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Featured on Street Peeper

A former co-worker texted me late on Sunday night to ask me, "Is this you?" I was extremely flattered that Street Peeper snapped my photo on the first day of fashion week. Another co-worker sent it to me the next day, and it's been neat to see it turn up on Pinterest and what not. I have to admit I'm a little shocked that people are so into this ensemble. I'm a very agressive dresser and an even more aggressive pattern mixer. I honestly didn't think anyone besides me would be into this. So basically, thank you, to all of you!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The World's Best Unknown Artists

There was a time where I was really, really, really into Flickr. I might go so far as to say that I even spent more time on the photo sharing website than I did on Facebook. It was a time in my life when photography was really new and exciting...and unfortunately I was living in a country where taking photos in public was sort of asking to make a spectacle of yourself. So I did a lot more photo viewing than photo taking, save for self-portraits.

What I discovered was amazing untapped talent. Some of those people have made it by now, some of them may have left photography altogether, and some of them, like me, are probably still trucking along, improving their craft all the time but not with much recognition. The world's best unknown artists reside on Flickr.
Cliff flip by Harley Haskett Untitled by AllieMalley Pope on Bike by viettalibre The Apology by Lisse Elle Graslei Gent by Michael Stoop Crystal Castles Crowd by Jack Jeffries  
Waterfront Mosque by Oberazzi
the skater by pschmutz Dream team by Hani Amir 050325, San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines by ewah

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Flashback: Self-Portraits

There was a time when I was really into doing self-portraits. Some of my biggest inspirations, like photographers Lara Jade and Zhang Jingna, who were not only amazing fashion photographers, but also seasoned self-portrait artists. A lot of Instagram "self-portraits+ really vex me. I suppose a self-portrait can be any photo you take of yourself, but I love people who put some serious effort into it, such as this lady and Diana Pinto. It really is an art.

 But I never set out to be a self-portrait artist. The biggest push to start was my year in Egypt, where I had no subjects, no makeup artists, no stylists, and no locations to do fashion photo shoots. I wanted to keep shooting, so I had to became my own model, my own makeup artist (and I'm horrible with makeup), my own stylist. My only location was my apartment.

I kept it up a little bit when I got home. Sometimes it would just be a moment where I had an extreme urge to shoot something. Sometimes I would just be trying to test out new equipment, or a new method. But I think a lot of them were subconscious attempts to document milestones in my life or feelings.

Anyway, starting with the more recent to the oldest, here's a little collection of some of my self-portraits over the last five or so years.

Not quite a self-portrait, but in case you're wondering, here's what I look like these days. This is my favorite dress and my favorite lipstick. And pretty much my favorite hair-do ever...for now.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012