Mom looking for something to eat for breakfast.
So I’ve packed my bags for my next move and am currently in Atlanta, GA for a few days. If you’re in the area, please say hello!
Here’s a preview of my collaboration with jewelry and accessories designer Jane Xiang. I’m glad I could release this a little sooner than everything else, so there’s something to look forward to next week!
model: Janna Horton
makeup: Zak Momo Schiller
hair / styling: Jane Xiang
assistant: Serena Harriman
photo equipment: Jodi Bowman
Shot at Jane’s Garden, Savannah, GA.
A lot of the times, I fear that I don’t have a consistent style.
I think everybody experiences this.
It’s when you get inspired by so many different places that your work starts to look like a mash up of contrasting images, and it makes it look like you have absolutely no focus. I get scared of that way too often, and it gets frustrating to the point that I feel like I shouldn’t even put out (on this blog) at all.
It’s actually been a good year since i’ve formally kept a blog. It’s making me a little sad, especially when you realize that you’re not creating work in fear that it doesn’t line up with your previous work.
However, as I’ve taken quite a long break from physically shooting personal work, I find that the pressure to have a consistent style shouldn’t be something repressive.
Despite being taught to choose a path now, it’s also good to acknowledge that i’m young; that I’m still a student, and that i’m learning. And that’s okay. In fact; for me to stick to an aesthetic that I no longer identify with simply because it is convenient, or that it sells, will only make me lazy and eventually irrelevant.
So if you see me jumping from one style to another, that’s just me trying to figure myself out and enjoy the process simultaneously. I also miss documenting my life, so here’s to reviving this little page.
Hope you all are on board with me too.
art school x camp = where I am right now
Kitschy portrait time with Jessica Imhoff.
Kung Hei Fat Choi! Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year, everyone!
Danielle, January 2013.
This was from our controlled lighting set. I still do portraits from time to time, especially since I haven’t quite figured out what I want to do as a photographer yet.
I still find myself trying to catch up with myself from last year, so the idea of doing short updates on a blog is a little strange thing to get used to. But i’ll try, anyway.
New Year, New…
- Country. Well, sort of. I’ve reluctantly left Manila last January 1 and I won’t be back for a while. I really don’t know when, and i’m going to miss it very very much, but this year is all about focusing on my work and making things happen, so here I am, back in Sunny Savannah, Georgia for my winter quarter. This will be my most hectic quarter yet but I think it’s going to be great! A number of my friends from Hong Kong and Lacoste have moved to the Savannah campus so it shouldn’t be as lonely. But this will be great.
- Apartment. If there’s one thing that I discovered through studying abroad, it’s how your living situation affects the way you study and enjoy your overall experience. I’ve been relatively fortunate with my dorm life but i’ve had my fair share of awkward to psychotic roommate experiences as well (they really exist.) However, the one thing I haven’t done yet was live alone. By that, I don’t mean having your own bedroom in a sublet house; I mean the whole clean-your-apartment and pay-your-bills-through-the-mail in a non-student building kind of living alone. It’s supposed to be liberating, but i’m just worried about being able to maintain things well on my own. I’ll keep you updated.
- Outlook. New hair (dark!) new clothes (light!) new exercise regimen (that exists!) that should follow the big change in 2013. And many more, but—
That’s it for now. I need to get back to unpacking my tiny apartment.
So i’ve been on a hiatus for the past few months.
Last September I began my journey to a part of the world I never thought i’d be able to visit until I was a) married or b) highly successful, and yet here I am, hungover from three months of an absolutely amazing experience.
It really was overwhelming—never would I have thought to see the same trees that Van Gogh painted, shower in an exhibitionist-style bathroom in Spain, down grappas with an 85-year old Italian noble, or walk through the streets of Paris at 5am with a high school friend just to get back in time for a roll call. I still can’t believe I was able to make lifelong friends on top of a tiny 17th century medieval village and feel absolutely at peace with the world, and so much more.
I’ve amassed thousands of memories and photographs from different mediums from a span of three months and to be frank, it’s overwhelming! but otherwise exciting to have these with me. I still want to share these but realistically, it won’t happen any time soon. Now that i’m back in Manila, I want to be able to spend as little time as possible on my computer because I want to make the most out of it by spending time with family and friends. It’s been amazing, but home is home and I don’t get too many chances to spend time with them in person—and despite every place i’ve visited, Manila still makes my heart beat like crazy. My love for this place is incomparable.
Maybe at the start of next year i’ll be able to make this blog a weekly thing, who knows. Fingers crossed. Hopefully you’ll all still be on board. For now, i’ve got to go. Will be spending time with family!
Absolutely excited for our exhibition tomorrow.
Photographies de Regine David
Some of the images I am exhibiting this saturday are featured on SCAD Lacoste’s exhibition page! Only two more days to go!
Bonjour à tous,
Je suis heureux de vous faire savoir que mes photographies feront partie de l’exposition Lacoste se passe ce samedi à 14 heures le 17 Novembre 2012. Plusieurs de mes photos de voyage seront mis en vente, alors aidez un artiste affamé sur!
A number of my photographs got accepted into the exhibition at Lacoste happening this saturday, November 17! An exhibition in the south of France! What a ridiculously amazing experience. All my original work will be up for sale (from postcards to large 70x100cm archival prints) so help a starving artist out!
more exhibit details are available here.