Monday, May 31, 2010

An Empty House is Not a Home

Rediscovered love for Keane's Atlantic.

I hope all my days
Will be lit by your face
I hope all the years
Will hold tight our promises

I don't wanna be old and sleep alone
An empty house is not a home
I don't wanna be old and feel afraid

I don't wanna be old and sleep alone
An empty house is not a home
I don't wanna be old and feel afraid

And if I need anything at all

I need a place
That's hidden in the deep
Where lonely angels sing you to your sleep
Though all the world is broken

I need a place
Where I can make my bed
A lover's lap where I can lay my head
Cause now the room is spinning
The day's beginning

More interesting things having to do with my actual life later, sorry for the lack of interesting updates. The photo above is mine, and was taken in Chicago.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Are You Watching?

It is but a great wish of mine to feel at peace for longer than those occasional, wonderful moments.

Features from a lovely blog with collections of quiet and quirky moments.

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Play of Text and Imagery

Since I've been home, I realized it's been over a year since I've collaged. Such a sad fate! Picking up my collage book and piles of magaines and books again, I've been doing some really simple work with found phrases I like, and specific images I have found to go with them (or vise versa). Enjoy the simple shots (and sorry for the terrible scans), more to come later this summer, I'm sure. :]

Saturday, May 22, 2010


So, in light of exploring some new things, I have been scanning my face all afternoon.

Quite literally.

It's actually been fun, and I've come up with some eerie things. I wanted to share with you what this strange form of photography (kind of?) is - scannography - and all the things you could experiment with. Though I chose only to use a few props and some wigs, there are many possibilities!

More on my tumblr!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Who You Gonna Call?

Nothing to say but Fantastic!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fashion: 05.18

If this doesn't get the idea across, I don't know what will.

(I knew there would be a future for all those middle school punky clothes I couldn't part with. Making a sassy statement to show off my shirt!)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Things that Make Me Happy

Falling water in lego form!

From the MoMa gift shop.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Spring Cleaning

I am getting rid of a lot of my old clothes - my closet and drawer space is dwindling and I need room for everything new from this past year! Let me know if you're interested in buying any things like this at a low price, I'm willing to deal. I'm thinking of selling a few things, and giving away a lot of it as well to charity later.

A few things I already happen to have shots of are these two oversized plaid shirts and this striped shirt:

If you are a size small, I have lots of tees, long sleeved shirts, tanks, belts, tights, leggings, and some dresses. My oversized plaid button downs will fit size small to large, they're all men's shirts. I also have shoes sizes 7.5-8, including converse, sneakers, clogs, and soon other shoes. Let me know if you're looking for things and I'll take pictures, I have piles!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thoughts on Keane's New Album

Yesterday, Keane came out with their new awaited album. I am already reading mixed reviews on Night Train, and I think frankly, I have mixed feelings about it myself.

Anyone who knows them knows they started out with Hopes and Fears in 04. Their bittersweet love songs were cast as ballads, and iTunes compared them to being known as similar to Coldplay. I didn't catch wind of their music until a few years later, but I loved that album and I still do - something about it made me learn all the words to those songs and sing my heart out to it in the car on long road trips. I love every single song, and as a whole, that doesn't happen often anymore. But back then, something struck a chord.

Under the Iron Sea was different, but still fairly awesome. With my recent gift card, I was finally able to purchase the album in it's entirety and listen to it a few times over. It's also quite good. But when things got down to Perfect Symmetry, and now Night Train, I am going to argue things have since gone downhill.

I know that artists change. Being held under one cast would be boring, it would suck for them, and only a few people would be happy in the end. I'm sure they didn't want to be seen as mush either - and I can understand that. But with the timely release of Night Train, I feel as if they have gone pop - just because everyone else has. There's a certain catchy electronic sound in today's pop that plays on all those top 50 hits stations nation-wide, and I feel as if many have adapted to that sound because they know it will sell. I will never know the truth. I will never know if Keane changed because of that, or just because they didn't want to be that mushy ballad band forever. Though there is one song on the album that sounds like a good throwback, "My Shadow," one song is a lonely tribute to what they used to be.

I probably sound like I'm mourning the comparative "corniness" they used to be, but really, I just miss the sound and the connection I had to that music. They are not any more unique now that they have changed, and I feel as if the album would have benefited from several different types of songs. Maybe a few more bittersweet love songs like Hopes and Fears, something dark like from Under the Iron Sea, and if they really want to seem current - a taste of that pop they mixed in the current release, even with some of K'naan's sounds.

I'd give it 2.5, mayve 3 stars. It could be worse, but it could be a lot better.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Commercial Shoot for 46 Peaks Vodka

Today did indeed bring me a job - and I've already been put on a project! Though I am not officially working until mid to late June when I come back up to Lake Placid, I agreed to embark on one experimental project before I left.

My to-be employer Ann works mainly as an interior decorator, but also owns a local distillery with her boyfriend as one of her many ongoing projects. Her newest drink has yet to be put up on the website or advertised at all, and knowing my interest in photography, she put me on the job.

Here are my five bests to share, which I hope she likes. If she gives a thumbs up to any of my ideas, I'll be thrilled to continue working to make the best advertisement I can - I was very excited to embark on my first commercial shoot!

Tumblr - One Photo a Day

I'm challenging myself to one photo a day. Let's see how long I can keep this up.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fashion: 05.10

Will be uploading various fashion photos from now on of what I'm wearing on the current day. Not often, but you know, if I really have nothing better to post. We'll see.

For other shots, check my lookbook. :]


The other night from about 2:30 to 4:00 am, I decided it would be a great idea to go through old photos on my hard drive. Looking at some of them was a bit painful (it always is when you see yourself as some awkward middle schooler in braces still, etc), but some of it was rather nice. I re-discovered some gems:

Upon picking up my portfolio this morning, I had a nice and yes, nostalgic conversation about home in Lake Placid (as seen at dawn, above) with my photography professor from this past semester, Kyle. Having spent all of my summers and some winter weekends growing up here, it was good to see the smile of recognition on someone else's face when talking about cold lake water and hiking the 46. After discussing various sketchy bowling alleys, ice cream shops, and other local places, I truly feel at home here now after packing my car to the ceiling and driving up. There were still patches of snow, and white-capped mountains, but I sang the entire way up and hope tomorrow will bring me a summer job.

New Blog

I decided that I got sick of my old blog. Well not the content itself (yeah so that's still fabulous), but rather my name. It wasn't terribly old but for now, I'm starting a new one. My actual name looks a lot "better", I guess.

Because it's summer, I'm going to keep better tabs on this blog, too. Maybe try and keep up with one image a day, but we'll see how that goes. I am forgetful. And now that I'm home, what am I still doing anyways? Still eating college food.


If you have any interest in my old entries, which includes all of my internship work and other various class work from this past year, please check here. :]