1. Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade. He was defeated in every public office role he ran for. Then he became the British prime minister at the age of 62.
2. Thomas Edison’s teachers told him he was “too stupid to learn anything.” Edison also famously invented 1,000 light…
Look who Samuel and I snagged for our pre-prom photographer!
For those of you who don’t go to school with me, this is the work of Jason, a very talented and award-winning junior who’s been doing photography for a long time. (He is also a young man of great integrity and next year’s student council vice president!)
This photo, “Shadowflower”, was taken when I was in tenth grade (meaning Jason was fourteen when he took it! fourteen!!!). He collaborated with a friend and I, and we came up with the location, theme, backstory, costumes, etc. for the entire shoot. It was the first (but by far not the last) photo he had ‘explored’ on Flickr! This was the apex of my modelling career…
Needless to say this is super duper exciting and I have a million ideas running through my head. Thank you Jason!
Thank you so much and I am very excited to see what we will come up with! :D
Just released my whole plexi glass series
the whole thing can be seen on my blog
This was for an assignment in my color photography class and this was my choppy and poorly put together artist statement
this is my home series aka the plexi glass series
“The word home is so malleable to me. It can change shape, morph into different places and states of mind. It’s too vulnerable to tack onto one single location. It’s too valuable to limit to a plot of land. Home isn’t a single space, because if it were I would be hard pressed to keep it occupied. I am sporadic, impulsive and spontaneous; I am always in motion and I need a compact home that can keep up with me, that goes through life with me. I need an idea, not a physical location. I need something impenetrable, stronger than any structure can be.
Therefore, I took “home is where the heart is” and created a visual metaphor using a sheet of Plexiglas lined with a wooden frame. The small frame represented the small space I keep around myself that I call home. More figurative than literal, it can withstand any storm or swell. The glass creates a barrier between the world and myself but still allows an audience to peer into my world. It represents safety with a dose of freedom. My home keeps me protected, it’s where I rest, where I love others and also miss them. I photographed my frame in different locations to show that I take home with me wherever I go, during positive and negative times. For me, home is everywhere at any time because home is buried deep inside me.”
Ryan built this beautiful frame for me and I carried it around in my car for weeks, I know this isn’t quite done yet, I’d like to continue to pursue it when I have more time (shooting while in school full time and working part time can be difficult) and more of an idea of what I want
but for now the finale is my favorite and I’d like to let it rest for a little while
lexi is so inspirational.
Photographer James Appleton, 23, from Cambridge, risked his life trekking solo to the area and captured these incredible shots. The Cambridge University graduate spent five days observing the first phase of the eruption from a shack in nearby Fimmvorouhals mountain pass. He spent seven hours battling biting wind and freezing temperatures to get as close to the eruption as possible, against the advice of local guides. Despite being trapped inside a shack there for 48 hours, Mr Appleton managed to trek within 100ft of the volcano.
I love my family. I love music. I love food. I love snow. I love a lot of things I guess. But this year I really want to learn to love myself. Because when I can love myself, I can give more love as well.
Life is absolutely incredible and sometimes I forget that.