Thursday, May 27, 2010


Outfit details
Shirt: A Lykke Li concert
Skirt: Shop Ruche
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Necklace: Made by me from old jewelry charms, this was my attempt to recycle
Bracelet: Gift from my aunt from India!

My high school's art show is coming up on tuesday and I've been franticly trying to get everything together. So i did a self portrait (the first one) to possibly use in the show because I wanted a fashionish kind of picture because I want to get more into that type of photography and yea. Later tonight I'll be printing and framing some of my digital pictures. Since I'm a senior and this is the last of my art shows at West and I get my own wall I want all my work to reflect my four years of being in the art program and what my interests are.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Senior prommmm

So that was the 1940's antique dress I've been blogging about. Although it was from the 40's I was trying to go for a more early 1900's kind of look. After my mom and I bought the dress we though we should go with a titanic theme and I should play up looking like Rose. We wanted to get a top hat for my boyfriend but that ended up not working out. Any way I'll go on with the outfit details...
Dress: Pure Couture thrift and consignment shop (in Haddonfield behind Jay West)
Vintage gloves: Etsy
Necklace and Earings: 2028 from Macy's
Shoes: Me Too from DSW

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Clothes and stuff

Outfit details:
top: free people from macy's, a gift from brian
shorts: urban outfitters for $5, best buy almost ever
tights: modcloth
shoes: steve madden, birthday gift from brian
sweater: christmas gift from stepdad

I learned how to fly today, clearly.

Any way, I just wanted to share some items I'm desiring for summer that I could never have because I have no money:

Thats all I have to say about that.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

another self portrait: week three, yayyyy

Im glad I've been actually keeping up with this commitment i made. It's been about three weeks since I've made this blog, and I've been doing a self portrait each weeeeekkk =] They've been unorganized and not really thought out or planned before i did them, but I don't have enough time for that.

looks better here

Ya, so thats it. There's not much i feel that I can say about this. I just wanted to get a kind of crazed kind of look at first, i teased my hair and stuff. I chose this expression out of all the shots because i thought it seemed more than kind of like I'm crazy but like I'm searching for something more. I dont know...
I've been working on this research paper and it's on post avatar depression and all the articles said that the people ho have it were looking for something more and all so i guess this is for those people. I guess that was subconsiously my inspiration.

Monday, May 17, 2010

studio lights, once again.

I shot again with the 120 film.
These were the digital shots I took. I was a tad careless and impateint when doing these. I was hot and frustrated with myself. I'm not very good at communicating with people that I'm shooting. I need more practice.

I wish i had changed the background back to white for these. I mean i like the lace but i dont know. I've been really indecisive and unorganized and just in a daze lately. So I'm just going to be done talking about this.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


So Brian wassss going to help me with a photoshoot today but we were too lazy. Then i felt bad that i didnt do it so i tried on my own and i came up with this:
I dont really like how i pieced it together but ill fix it later. I was messing with it for a while and i was getting frustrated. I wanted to get a clean kind of look for this. I scrubbed off all my make-up and pulled my hair back and tried to get as much lighting as possible, which was hard in my fairly dark room. I originally wanted to do a shoot outside and hang up sheets on clothes lines and go from there. Today would have been a perfect day, the whether was beautiful, BUT i ended up taking a two hour nap (by accident)... o wvelllll.

Monday I'm going to re-do the 120 film studio light thing project. Ill deffendly get a clean look with that photoshoot because ill have lighting and a model. It;s always hard to be aware of lighting when your modeling and taking the picture so I always prefer using models. So im quite excited.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


, originally uploaded by theviewfromtheafternoon.

Iv'e been following this girls flikr for a while now and her style of photography is amazing. Her photos are so clean and birght and the lighting is always incredible. For my next shoot I'm going to make things a little simpler and focus on the lighting. I want to do a really bright and just airy kind of feel. I tried doing this for my photo class for school when we worked with studio lights and 120 film BUT MY FILM GOT ALL MESSED UP! The developer was exhausted and i used a broken thermoniter and i nder developed it. It sucks because i never messed up a roll of film till this one and i deffenly jinxed myself because a few days before i developed i said i never messed up developing before. GAHhhhhh. But I'll shoot again monday. Untill then I'm going to get my boyfriend help me do some self portraits outside.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

help pleasesesesss.

Soooo, I'm a big free people fan. I've been wanting this particular top for a while hoping it'll eventually go on super sale. The best i found it was at Loehmans (spelling?) for forty dollars. This is a little more than i wanted to spend. I was think maybe I'd buy it for thirty, cause i mean, it's only a tank top, although it is hand embroirdered (GAH sorry, i reallllyyy cant spell, im not stupid i promise). So, I'm debating whether or not to keep it. Keep or no? Help?

Please excuse my demonic look. I get quite excited around my cat salem. She hates me for giving her too much love, so when i actually get to hold her with out her attempting to claw me, its always a good day. But i just dont get why she cant except my love....
stupid cat.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Self portraits

Since I'm trying to motivate myself to find more time to shoot, I'll be doing more self portraits just because it's difficult and takes a lot of planning to get a shoot with a model together. Soooo I'm going to try to do one shoot a week. Here is my week one i guess... view larger

My intentions for this didn't quiet follow through as much as I hoped. This is mostly because I am not the greatest model and I was really grossed out with standing in this puddle of dirty warm water and mud. I was planning on getting all muddy and doing some head shots and stuff. I wanted to do like a doll kind of little girl type thing. I don't know. I can't describe what I was going for.... I'm not the greatest with translating my thoughts into words. Over all, and even though it didn't come out how I intended, I kinda like this photo.