I Was Born On A Wednesday

Hello friends and family, 

Today marks the day of my 27th birthday! 

It has been placed upon my heart to embark on a journey to Cuba this December. My university is offering a study abroad program to Havana for filmmakers; the thought of it all is exciting but I'll need a little help getting there. All of the details: the who, what, when, where and why, are located here.

I'm grateful for being born and living this life I've been given. Thank you to those who have been pillars of strength and support for me throughout the years (you know who you are), I wouldn't be here without you.

Ardently,
A.A.A.

 

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A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life], But the Lord directs his steps and establishes them.
— Proverbs 16:9

Fashion Timeline

I worked on this project with three different photographers over the course of one week in the DFW area. This project was inspired by my love of history and fashion; it begins with the 1920s, carries on to the 1960s and tops off with my modern persona in 2018.

Everything: the outfits, accessories, shoes, makeup, hair, location, were all all planned. It was intended for a project at UTA for my Intermediate Photo class, a 35MM project, which I shot on a Minolta x-700 and a Canon AE1. Unfortunately, all except one of these shots was destroyed due to my inexperience and freak accidents, so I had to improvise.

Fortunately, a digital camera (DSLR) was used as a light meter for the SLR cameras, which is why I have all these lovely photos to show you today! Otherwise, they would have been lost forever. A lot of preparation, thought, energy and effort went into this project. I am pleased with the final outcome in having accomplished what I set out to do, despite the curveballs thrown my way.

Xoxo,

A.A.A.

Light Painting

My favorite time of day to shoot is during "the golden hour"; this project truly took me out of my comfort zone by placing me in complete darkness. Light painting, also known as night photography, is a trend I had noticed over the years but never observed. I had a blast making these lit photos and dancing to Crystal Castles in the process.