Monday, January 30, 2012


This photo was featured on Vogue Italia's website.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Week Four: 01/22 - 01/28

On Monday I took pictures of Caitlin. Because of the rain the night before, there was a lot of fog and I never took pictures in this kind of weather. Monday was the last day in New York until May. The next day I had a flight to Chicago. I met these two cute old ladies from Kansas City, they were very nice to talk to. Once I got back to Chicago I went to the dorms and got myself situated before I went to see friends.

It's so nice to be back at college with the friends I made in a few months. The people I've met at college are truly amazing and creative, I'm glad that I decided to go to art school and not an ordinary university. I think it's important to be surrounded by people who are driven by creativity.

I also love living by myself again, it gives me a sense of independence, something I didn't have back home while living with my parents. It's great now because my parents won't worry about me when I'm doing something really late. I know my parents care about me but sometimes it's just overbearing, I wish they could understand.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Brittany C.

These are the photos from when I went to visit Brittany in the city one day, she's so beautiful. I wish it wasn't windy when I took pictures of her. It's crazy how I became friends with after one small lucky encounter.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Week Three: 01/15 - 01/21

On Sunday I went to the city and spent the day with my mom and brother. We went to the Met, I haven't been there since July and it was great to wonder the great halls again. The rest of my week was pretty boring. I went to the airport to pick up my grandma. She spent a few months in Taiwan and brought back delicious treats. I took pictures of Olivia on Thursday night, I wanted to experiment with these and I really like the photographs. I wish we shot more but it started snowing and I didn't want my dad's camera to get wet.

Nothing really exciting happened this week. I'm going back to Chicago next Tuesday so I wanted to clean my room before I leave. I tried to pack all of my clothes into one carry on luggage and I was successful. Next winter break I'm not going to bring so much clothes. I'm really glad to be going back to school.

I went to Chinatown on Saturday because it's Chinese New Year soon and my mom needed to buy some food and incense. Caitlin came with us, it was her first time going to Chinatown. Oh, and it snowed a lot today. I'll be taking pictures tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fairies' Pasture


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Week Two: 01/08 - 01/14

Sunday, I was finally able to go to the city. I drove in the morning and met with Brianna, Shannon, and Becky in the afternoon. We went to American Apparel's warehouse sale, for me it was disappointing. The highlight of the trip was the long line for the restroom at Starbucks on Broadway.

I shot Caitlin on Tuesday, we just went to this field that is just behind the neighborhood that we live in. The field wasn't as open as it was last time I went but it was fine. It wasn't that cold but the wind made things so difficult.

I went back to my high school on Wednesday, I shot two rolls of 35mm black and white and one roll of 120 film so I decided that it would be smart to use my school's chemicals and darkroom. I haven't been in a darkroom in awhile, SAIC didn't allow us to use the darkrooms. I finally developed the photographs that I took of Meaghan and Laura for a new series. I absolutely love them and I can't wait to release them.

After I finished developing film I went to Panera with Brianna & Jenn. On the way to Panera I tried to finish up a roll of film. After Panera I met up with Meaghan & Holly and we went to Starbucks, I also took pictures of them.

On Friday, I went to the city to meet with my friend Brittany. I met her about a year and a half ago during the School of Visual Arts open house. We ate at Shake Shack but since it was Friday the thirteenth, we had bad luck. Squirrels kept attacking us and stealing our food, literally. They climbed onto our tables and would grab the fries right in front of us. Afterwards we went to her dorm and we watched Portlandia. I was really skeptical about that show but it was so good. Afterwards I went to take pictures of Brittany, I wish the weather was better.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Just some various photos I took with black and white film. 35mm & medium format.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Yorktown Bike Trail

I met up with Holly and her friend Taylor one day and we shot some pictures on some bike trail in our town. I had a lovely time shooting both of these girls, it was my first time for both. I was especially excited to take pictures of Holly.