In less than 48 hours, I will be at the capital of the world, the Big Apple, the Concrete Jungle where dreams are made of where there's nothing you can't do. As a spontaneous decision, my friend and I decided we wanted to go to New York this summer. Neither of us had any internships, … Continue reading Nervous excitement
Nothing looks better on photos than colored powder and happy people. Last October I volunteered to photograph the annual JB5K, raising awareness for the disappearance and murder of Jill Behrman 13 years ago.
I was doing some spring cleaning of the virtual world before a new semester begins when I stumbled upon some old photography I did for my photojournalism class back in the fall of 2011. The Nikon D3100 malfunctioned while I was there, so I was unable to submit these photographs to my class as it … Continue reading Dancing in the dark
I've always had this weird, slightly perverted, attraction toward vacant buildings and abandoned remains of the past. In the cold of winter, with all the trees wilted and bare, I couldn’t help but glimpse at the limestone blocks that have become exposed by the highway. With most of the buildings constructed by limestone, and the end … Continue reading The Quarries
Monday is at my doorstep. Time to finally put on some pants. Twas the pleasant and much needed Thanksgiving break this week. We drove up our usual route to Chicagoland to visit my family, accompanied by the usual crop of windmills that we always pass by. It feels like it was yesterday when I saw … Continue reading Families and Fat Cats
Something about the leaves falling and the temperature decreasing, there's a sudden feeling of gloom that I'm constantly overcome with. Maybe I still miss the warmth of Taiwan, maybe it's the lack of sleep, maybe it's vitamin D deprivation, the season of S.A.D has once again begun. Something about trees has always intrigued me. It's … Continue reading Isolation
Some describe the Homecoming weekend to be just as disastrously fun and wild as the Little 500 weekend. If you don't know about lil five or homecoming, let's just say the IU Police Department gets themselves ready in full force. Every rent-a-cop and even shopping mall security are called to roam around the city, making sure … Continue reading Halloweekend (and things much scarier than ghosts)
Suffering from the wrath of J344 and at my desperate attempt to find a subject to produce 50 pictures by Monday, I'd spent my entire Saturday morning (waking up early, by the way, a great sacrifice for a college student) scrounging stories in Bloomington. I'd attempted a pumpkin patch at a church, a little league's … Continue reading Occupy Bloomington
I never knew one could get so busy. There's more obligations than the physics of time. My stress is mainly coming from J344, my first Photojournalism class. Every Monday, a new set of 50 pictures fitting my professor's specific theme are due. With my wedding catering job occupying most of my weekends, only a small … Continue reading Photojournalism
My cat serves few purposes in the world - she sleeps, she poops, and she's my essential daily fix of adorableness. *Yawn* OK. Sleep now.
I've never really been able to fall asleep in public. During 12 hour flights, I'm usually able to survive through 4 or 5 awful movies. Perhaps it was the breeze, the trees' calming rustle, or the fact that college has completely deprived me of sleep, I'd fallen asleep in a pretty odd and public place … Continue reading Nap Time with Nature