I don’t like attributing a specific goal to an arbitrary year—and I dislike using the word “goal,” for a goal denotes working towards something but then not continuing once you achieve it, like running a marathon or visiting a city—but one of my aspirations is to take more photos. I’ve said this before, but the first medium of art I fell in love with was fashion photography and filmmaking. The second was filmmaking. Then, graphic design. After that, I became inthralled with the world of holistic health and wellness due to my own dietary issues. Somewhere in my loves are also illustration and writing.
I’ve had my head buried in so many graphic design/illustration/hand lettering projects (for school and for Drifter Organics) that I’m really missing photography—namely fashion photography. Other creative people will understand me when I say there’s this gnawing hunger to create that wears on you if you ignore the passion long enough. I need to take more photos. Not photos for Drifter Organics or for school, but for me.
I shot a personal fashion editorial last week (waiting to get the developed film back from that one!), I have one planned for this month, and I have two fashion editorials I want to shoot over the summer.
This past week, I shot a personal series about what wintertime—or lack thereof—looks like in the Bay Area. I’m an East Coast native (New York and then Connecticut!). At a very young age, I remember learning that there are places where it doesn’t snow and kids don’t get snow days or build igloos or make snow angels or sled. I was incredulous. There’s something about winter without the snow just doesn’t seem right. Here’s a series of wintertime photos that is almost perfect: All it needs is snow.
That last shot is my absolute favorite. Shout-out to my wonderful neighbors who let me borrow their kids for a few minutes! You can view the photos larger on my portfolio here.