Lazers and Blazers party

This post easily could have been titled "Photos from an introvert at a dance party as she challenges herself to make the most out of an on camera flash" but I thought the better of it.

While I was at my first ever/ their last ever Yeah Field Trip, I took some breaks during Michael Antonias Lazers and Blazers DJ set to drink water from a box and play around with my estranged speedlight! 

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 Shortly after putting my camera away, I reverted back to being a true fly on the wall...or I guess I should call it  "a balloon in the photobooth". That'll catch on right?

Shortly after putting my camera away, I reverted back to being a true fly on the wall...or I guess I should call it  "a balloon in the photobooth". That'll catch on right?

Working with Vans for art!

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I'm so glad to say that I've teamed up with Vans to support art education. I designed these shoes to let everyone know about their high
school art program VansCustomCulture. One US high school will take home $75k for their art program!

I wish I had a good arts program and a supportive community growing up, but because I didn't I spent a lot of time making due with what I had, and testing ideas with no clue what I was doing. I used to put cheese cloth over a tee shirt and draw on the cloth with puff paint, letting it bleed through to the shirt. Later in life, I realized that I was essentially screen printing but not efficiently. 

Much like most trial and error things I do, I tried needle pointing straight into these canvas Vans and let me tell ya, these shoes are built to last! I ended up with bloody fingers trying to pierce through them! Yet, after watching every episode of The Crown and patching up my scabbed nailbeds, I ended up with this unlikely pair that I'm SO happy with.

With funding for arts programs in high school, kids would be able to experiment more and sooner allowing them to find their path at a young age so that by the time they're my age they could be inspiring and teaching people new methods and ideas. 

I love being part of this project and can't wait to see what these students create with their blank vans.

 Registration & more info at vans.com/customculture 

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Long Body in a Short Stop

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I LOVE photobooths! I love finding creative ways to work with such an archaic process. I wait for each flash and move ever so slightly or abruptly 4 times as I guesstimate if what I'm thinking up is going to work. Then I hover the booth as the anticipation builds and the strip develops. 75% of the time, my idea is a bust but sometimes SOMETIMES it works out juuuust right. This long body photo (featuring Alex's legs) ended up coming out perfect on the first try! Best feeling I could ever get out of 4 bucks and a little bit of wait time!