Archive for the month 'October, 2008'

happy halloween

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Hopefully this is a scary enough picture. It’s sometimes hard for me to overcome my cute, and sometimes sweet sensibilities.



something seasonal

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living history

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Yesterday I went to the Museum of the City of New York to fulfill another artist date. With my growing fascination of New York’s history (also in the midst of reading The Fountainhead) I am much more aware of the buildings that surround me on my daily walks through the city.



to Manhattan, head east

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From the photo archives.



schooling

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After a day of classes and trade show gawking at this year’s PhotoPlus Expo I became a bit bleary-eyed. The shiniest part of the day was having dinner with my favorite college professor, Sue Bloom, whom I hadn’t seen in like, a lot of years.



a prettier section of the east village

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Except for the leaves on the ground, it almost looks spring-like.



high light of my day

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When times are tough, go and support your local salon.



part of a non-nutritious lunch

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I have started the Artist Way, which includes a series of exercises that will hopefully make me more creative. One of the lessons is to have an artist date with yourself once a week. It can be anything that you want but it should have a very personal meaning. This past week, I went to 7-Eleven for a Slurpee and and ice cream sandwich (I had to make due with a Pop Tart in lieu of the ice cream). When I was growing up, it was a weekly ritual for me to walk to the local 7-Eleven with my hard-earned allowance. I was hoping to recapture those days and to some extent I did but I also took home a slightly upset stomach. All very worth it, upset tummy and all.



so close, yet so far

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somewhere else

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Colder weather and shorter days make me feel a little bit sleepy.



i got nothin’



ring envy

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hear me roar

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Yes, I’m still experiencing some weird computer problems which is most annoying. Fortunately, I was able to walk away from them and observe a bunch of photography at the Art Director’s Club’s annual show. I’m all photo’d out now, so I thought I’d post an illustration on my blog instead of a photo. But now that I look back on this pic I drew a long, long time ago, it is fairly photo-real. Probably a sign of my future in photography.



remnants of a good time

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A last minute trip came together perfectly. Yesterday a group of us waited in long lines to ride some of the most exciting roller coasters I’ve ever been on. I almost lost my glasses on more than one occasion and can barely comb thru my wind-blown hair, but what a blast. No pictures to show, unfortunately, just remnants of memories.



lift off

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fractured meanings

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So, blogs. About a year and a half ago, I was encouraged to design a website to showcase my portfolio. A blog soon followed, but it was for me, family and friends — a tool to keep my photography fresh. As the world of blogs evolve, they are becoming a greater selling tool for photographers (I highly recommend this interview with Ryan Schick, as it further illuminates the influence of blogs in the photo editing world, plus I want to kiss some ass). Will this change the way I view my own blog? Well, I do want to earn a living. But, while a lot of people could care less about my cats and what I think of the weather, I hope that my work still stands out as unique and can be enjoyed by all. Very tricky thing to do.



easy on the eyes

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While I experience frustrating technical difficulties with my workflow, I need something soothing to look at.



human love

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puppy love

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ah, the life

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Until they become a gourmet dinner at Blue Hill.



a rare giant squirrel

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