Seven Portraits

My grandma and her sister at midnight 2017

My grandma and her sister at midnight 2017

I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by some really incredible people in my life. This year, I'm determined to capture the and fit them in my pocket forever! (or at least until my phone photo memory fills up) I've started taking portraits of people I get to hang out with from day to day. 

Heres some of my favorite portraits from my recent trip to New York.

Lili Hayes waiting for a ride to the airport ;  Val & Liz in accidental prom mode

Lili Hayes waiting for a ride to the airport ;  Val & Liz in accidental prom mode

AJ the unsuccessful lion tamer

AJ the unsuccessful lion tamer

From where my grandma rests

From where my grandma rests

Smo at the newest subway station; Alex and Harvey picking me up from my trip on our anniversary

Smo at the newest subway station; Alex and Harvey picking me up from my trip on our anniversary

Making a Ghost and a Mess!

I'm lucky to live with someone who is so inspiring and talented. I'm also lucky to live with such a cute pup that follows him around, endlessly. 

Alex is preparing for his new show, alongside Matt Ritchie, at Gallery 1988!
I asked him if I could hang around and film him from start to finish as he made a new piece for it!

The video and info on the show got a post on Juxtapoz!

Hong Kong

Getting ready to head out to China. I'm interested to see what Shanghai is like. All I have to compare it to is the time I spent in Hong Kong which was under British rule for so long, that I wonder is it very different? Is trying to make this comparison similar to trying to find the similarities between New York and Los Angeles, just because they're cities in the same country? WHO KNOWS!!

What the excitment for this trip HAS gotten me to do was revisit some shots I took from Hong Kong. It was such a vibrant and unique place, that I can't wait to go back to the waaay East Coast!

 

 

A birthday well documented

For my birthday, I treated myself to a Fuji Instax mini camera! Since I shoot so many crisp, well planed advertisement shots all day, having a such a lo-fi point-n-shoot no-retouching-anything is like a breath of fresh air. 

When my friends sang me happy birthday this year, I was so giddy that I couldn't stop smiling. Not to mention the added humor of them waiting for the moment that I would try to blow out the assorted mix mash of candles. My wish to always find something to laugh about happened before  I could even blow out the candles!