Monday, September 29, 2014

Just A Little Update

I just wanted everyone to know I haven't abandoned this blog. You can consider this a little hiatus until mid October. I hate going over a month without blogging, but right now I am preoccupied with school work and all my other free time is dedicated to NYCC prep.

Monday, September 8, 2014

I've Been a Riverbed

Sunday morning we crawled out of bed feeling super motivated to just go do something. After some pumpkin spice coffee, pink donuts, and failed attempts at some local thrifting, we headed to Paterson Great Falls. I had never been there before, so I was pretty disappointed to find that there is no surrounding forest, just a small chunk of nature in an otherwise ugly town. So with trusty Google maps I randomly picked another state park for us to go to. What we found was a gorgeous stretch of forest on the NJ/NY border. I felt so inspired by all the beautiful nature around us that I ended up taking hundreds of photos, which will probably make an appearance here in their own respective post.

I normally try to refrain from photo heavy outfit posts so people don't get sick of my face, but this location was just too beautiful and I've become attached to many of these images.

Monday, September 1, 2014

In Flux

We ventured out through the countryside again this past weekend, which did well to clear my head. This summer has been particularly stressful and I've been feeling like the weight of the world has been pressing down upon me. Today marks the end of my summer vacation and with it I have been mulling over the past few months. Although I didn't get out much or accomplish as much as I wanted, I feel like I took some necessary steps and I'm on the right path.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Such Great Heights

Ever since getting re-situated back here in NJ I have been finding it hard to get good outfit photos. New Jersey, like most of you know, is home to suburbs after suburbs where the occasional parks are packed with children, people exercising, etc. As someone who didn't grow up in "Suburbia," its definitely an adjustment to the whole packed-like-sardines type of life. Although I don't mind hearing my neighbors outside playing with their kids while I type this, I definitely find it harder for me to go outside and shoot. I always feel like people will be looking at me strangely or judging me, in which case I freeze up and all the images come out terribly anyway. Its not just outfit photos either. When I was still shooting out in the world I would let the most perfect of pictures pass by if I knew a stranger was within viewing range. Even though its tempting to just take indoor outfit photos because of the ease of it all, going outside is an excuse for an adventure and definitely makes me happier with the photos in the end.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wynwood Walls

Although this summer in Miami may not have been the most exciting couple of months, I was glad to just be back home. Even though I didn't do all that I had originally wanted to, I'm just happy that I had a chance to be back in a place so familiar and comfortable. However, I did get the chance to spend some time in some new places as well. Frequenting the art district of Wynwood for backgrounds in photos was an interesting experience, as I always felt like with each visit I was just seeing more and more.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Cosplay: Eternal Scout (WTNV)

Whats challenging and fun about cosplaying a character from "Welcome to Night Vale" is there is no predetermined look. In many cases, cosplayers research and stare at source images trying to get their costumes as close as possible or purposely altering the design to fit their own vision. But with Night Vale there is much more left to your imagination. "Welcome to Night Vale" is a podcast series told from the perspective of a radio host named Cecil Palmer. Cecil reports on the goings-ons of "a friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep." If you haven't listened to this podcast, you really should. It has great POC characters, a canon homosexual relationship, music played as weather segments, and tons of dark humor.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Earn Your Stripes

Life these past couple weeks has been extremely hectic. Packing up everything I would need or had newly bought over the summer in Miami, while working out those last minute moving preparations was just the tip of the iceberg. Although I was feeling stressed and like I hadn't fully spent my summer back home properly, I was able to visit Wynwood a last time to get some more outfit photos.