Sunday, September 30, 2012
The month of September has been a long one. I started school so all my free time has been spent studying and doing homework. I really have no time to take pictures, which upsets me. But I'll have plenty of time as the weeks go by. Shooting a little by little on the weekends. I've been planning to start doing bigger shoots in the near future. The month of October is always my favorite and I always get so inspired with the Halloween things. I have a bunch of things in store so stick with me!
I'm also planning on working on my website more and getting that up and more usable. Also I need to start posting more on here. Just to throw up a small little shoots I do here and there. The only stable thing I use is instagram and twitter. Follow me on there @ unicorngrease to stay updated!
I hope you are all doing fine and enjoying the fall season! Talk to you soon!
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Saturday, July 28, 2012
Last night I went to the Nicki Minaj concert! It was so much fun. I've been a Nicki fan ever since she first started making her mix tapes, and to watch her evolve into the biggest female rapper in the world is unbelievable. This was the first time I've seen her live, and she didn't disappoint. 2 Chainz opened and then she came on with Romans Revenge. The best part was that she didn't just play songs of her album, but also some of the songs she's featured in. And a little surprise by performing her mix tape "itty bitty piggy". After the concert we all went out for coffee and beignets :)
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Friday, July 6, 2012
A quick little update on what's going on in my life. So I'm currently taking a break from packing to do this post. Tomorrow morning I'm leaving to go back to the beach! I'm going to turn into a beach bum by the end of the summer. Before I left I wanted to share with you all some pictures I took the other day.
I made another newspaper dress. I always find them really fun to make, because I construct them on the model at the location of the shoot. So it's a one of a kind piece that is literally ripped off after the pictures. So it's almost as if the dress is only alive and real within the picture and within the work. So I'll go ahead and show you all the pictures!
Special thanks to my friend Lauren for enduring the heat and letting me tape newspaper all over her! Also, I haven't been posting that many recent pictures from my shoots because I am saving them for my book. But I will be slowly releasing them soon, promise.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I've been in Destin, Florida for the week with my cousins as a small getaway vacation. My birthday was yesterday and I spent the day at the beach. Thank you for all the birthday wishes! Every night Emma, who is always in my pictures, and I sit here and talk. Tonight we were discussing some of the places we wanted to visit. This conversation led me to create a bucket list. There are so many beautiful places and things to see in the world and to travel and experience them all would be a dream come true. One day I hope to have visited all these places and events.
Being a photographer it would be amazing to be able to take pictures of all these events and possibly put together a book with all the pictures and pages describing each event (writing the book on my bucket list is on my bucket list). I think traveling and exploring the world is the best way to truly understand and appreciate life. I'll only list the top 10 places, because this blog post will already be too long..
Holi Festival - India
Holi is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. Holi festival may be celebrated with various names and people of different states might be following different traditions. But, what makes Holi so unique and special is the spirit of it which remains the same throughout the country and even across the globe, wherever it is celebrated. Bright colours of gulal and abeer fill the air and people take turns in pouring colour water over each other.
The Running of the Bulls - Spain
The Running of the Bulls is a practice that involves running in front of a small group of bulls that have been let loose, on a course of a sectioned-off subset of a town's streets. The most famous running of the bulls is that of the seven-day festival of Sanfermines in honour of San Fermín in Pamplona.
Venice Carnival - Italy
The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival starts forty days before Easter and ends on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.
Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival - Taipei
During the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, stalls selling paper lanterns, miniature toy lanterns, food and fireworks line the streets. At night, hundreds of lanterns are simultaneously launched from a school field and visitors can buy their own lanterns. Before launching the lanterns, people can pick the lantern color and write their wishes on the lantern. Sparklers are an option add-on. It is believed the wishes are sent to heaven and bring luck in the New Year.
St. Patricks Day - Dublin Ireland
As the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish.
La Tomantina - Italy
La Tomatina is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Buñol, in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in this tomato fight purely for fun. It is held on the last Wednesday of August, during the week of festivities of Buñol.
Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip hop bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. It has also provided a platform for non-profit and political groups.
Halloween Festival - Salem Massachusetts
Halloween is the time of year when the shades of the dead whisper from forgotten places and spirits walk among us. The Witches of Salem honor this time with Festival of the Dead, an annual event series that explores death’s macabre customs, heretical histories, and strange rituals.
Day of the Dead - Mexico
Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.
The Olympic Opening Ceremony
The Olympic Games is a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered to be the world’s foremost sports competition and more than 200 nations participate.
Hope you find these places and events as inspiring as I do.
Comment and let me know some of the places on YOUR bucket list!
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