Wednesday, September 23, 2009

day five

moi, on a shoot this weekend

quote of the day:
"we should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it."
-abraham lincoln

had some extreme moments of inspiration yesterday. always an intense, amazing experience. needless to say, i'm so excited to get shooting this weekend. my professor encouraged me to first try some photographic experiments: shooting without looking through the viewfinder, and shooting self-portraits whilst blindfolded. don't know how that's going to go, but it sounds like fun. basically, i'll be reacting to a space without relying on my eyes.
more on that later.

i have THE most incredible boyfriend in the world. i was so happy that he came to visit me saturday and sunday. he surprised me and came two hours earlier than he told me he was going to, brought me a dozen roses, and continually swept me off my feet all weekend. he continually encourages me with my work, supports me in everything, and makes me smile whenever im upset. i am 100% head-over-heels in love.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

day four


first day of classes was yesterday and i've got homework already. bummer. not too bad though, just some reading for my world history class.

and just for fun, after poking around in the library for a while i finally found the photography section. i was like a kid in a candy store for about a half hour. i ended up with "photobooth," a compilation of old old photobooth pictures, "in/sights," self-portraits by women, and a huge book on the early years of edward steichen. i'm not too familiar with his work (hence the book) but i believe he used a collodial camera, which produces a beautiful, dreamlike image. i can't wait to read them.

lately i've been really smitten with my boyfriend. we've only been dating a month and change, but he's amazing. the cheese to my macaroni. the only problem is, he's four hours away now that i'm at school. absence makes the heart fonder? i can't stop thinking about him.

i wish i could write love songs.

Monday, September 7, 2009

day three

my friends' house, oak street

completely lethargic today. i slept in until 11 am, and didn't leave the apartment until 4pm. my roommate and i walked all the way to the student ghetto to our friends' house. we walked around in the mall for a while, and then came home. this whole day i've felt like i wasn't completely conscious. the weather was a little hazy today; maybe that's why. i'm sure sitting around for hours on end doesn't help.

classes start tomorrow. i think i'm looking forward to it, actually. to get back into what i'm hopefully going to be doing for the rest of my life. and really, i like being busy and having things to do.

in the meantime, my ass is getting sore from sitting on the couch so much.