Abstract Not really sure what counts as abstract art, because I could never pay enough attention when it came to art history. It’s been a while since I’ve written here, and I’m really hoping to keep this blog going. Just came back from the Grand Canyon– I’ll be parsing through pictures for the next few…

Enthusiasm… 50 years later

Enthusiasm I have a friend who loves history; she’s the kind of person who just knows what’s going on in APUSH and can argue with a teacher, while I feel like I’m floating in and out of consciousness when we’re talking about Alexander Hamilton. I love history, but it just doesn’t come easily to me. Despite…

manipulation creates martyrs

Martyr I love my subscription to Time like any other person, but there’s something about getting the 100 Most Influential Images of All Time edition that fascinated me. It’s old yet high-quality photos with context and photographers’ statements. What interested me most was probably Saigon Execution, because it made Nguyễn Văn Lém (right) a martyr when I saw it, even…

homebase

Base This picture had me thinking about home a lot. Yes, because the player’s standing on home base, but also how this was one of my last photo assignments for my school paper (I’m now the editor), and how much time I’ve spent at school. Everything is coming in waves and I’m just glad to have…

its fox mulder’s world we’re just living in it

Artificial My latest project involved setting up a scene in a box and photographing it, blurring the line between real and surreal. It wasn’t as successful as I would have liked, but considering my lack of interior design and construction skills, I’ll take it. I chose Mulder’s apartment from The X Files because I recognized…

Graphic design- a passion, or a burden?

Passionate Honestly, the title of this post is from that meme, which my friends and I reference from time. I’ve been doing graphic design for over 3 years now, but I still love it. I’ve changed my style-  I began with Illustrator but focus mainly on Photoshop now- but it has stuck with me. I’m…

Stage fright

I’m going to a concert tonight, and I’m, per usual, nervous. I’m not sure why I’m like this, because I’m never as excited for the actual singing as I’d like to be. This is such a weird problem, and I wonder if this happens to anyone else. But as I’m hyping myself up for the…

The Possibility of Pets

My aunt is on her way back to Canada, and on her way to the airport, she stopped by my house and handed me a mason jar of water. I didn’t think much of it, as my family often drinks from glass bottles to avoid the chemicals in plastic, but then I saw a burst…