Friday, November 29, 2013

Needs.



Pictures taken by me

I am slowly getting over my fear of being photographed it such an extremely vulnerable state. Your captured to forever be immortalized behind a lens. I am at the point now where I am realizing that fear is the wall that is blocking me from what I want. I need to get to what I am I no longer have a choice in the matter.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

sex.



“We teach females that in relationships, compromise is what women do. We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or for accomplishments— which I think can be a good thing— but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. If we have sons, we don’t mind knowing about our sons’ girlfriends, but our daughters boyfriends? ‘God forbid!’ But of course when the time is right, we expect those girls to bring back the perfect man to be their husband. We police girls, we praise girls for virginity, but we don’t praise boys for virginity. And it’s always made me wonder how exactly this is supposed to work out because *laughs* the loss of virginity is usually a process that involves *laughs*…
We teach girls shame. ‘Close your legs!’ ‘Cover yourself!’ We make them feel as though by being born female, they are already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up—and this is the worst thing we do to girls—they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an artform.”

—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie //OROMASTHERAPY


Friday, June 7, 2013

In Search Of: Back by Ann Sophie Back


I'm realizing my dreams in the strangest of places. Seeing that if you ask for something you do receive it though it may not be the exact thing you thought it to be.


Monday, March 25, 2013

In(search): Scout




Based in La. Beautiful vintage clothing. Inspiration for what is to come. I think a road trip to LA is very much in order. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

in(search): MATIN ZAD

He is beautiful. His photography is breath taking. MATIN ZAD

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

H&M really had no respect for Margiela at the same time Margiela did not have any respect for themselves.

Charlie May A/W 12: LOST SOUL

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

To You.

Steven Alan Lily Bag

The holidays came so quickly this year christmas popped out of no where and now I find myself in a New Year. It is quite exciting to see how much has changed since last year and I look forward to experiencing more challenges and growth. I've gone through three jobs in the past year and have finally settled down with two that I really enjoy. I hope that I am able to knock out one job in the New Year. I've moved twice and find myself getting closer to my dream space in the mission. I've  met some beautiful individuals who have helped me believe in myself and taught me so much about perseverance and facing rejections. My photography has been shown in two art shows and I look forward to where my execution of ideas will take me next. I went on a cleaning rampage and got rid of most of my closet including all the floral prints, short skirts, and colored tights I found myself so hopelessly clinging too. My style has morphed into a sea of black, greys, and whites. I find myself going through the all to familiar process of becoming comfortable in my clothing again. I am really look forward to traveling to Europe this summer to see my grandparents, finding a new found patience, and just continuing to meet and enjoy new people. The one thing I realize I need to work on this year is learning to slow down and not feel that there is a time limit on the things I would like to accomplish. Things happen as they should and I just have to embrace opportunities as they are presented and not expect any outcome. I look forward to posting more personal parts of my life on here, the people that inspire me and my outfits. 

Best to you all in the new year I look forward to hearing about the opportunities and challenges that you meet on your road forward. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Men As Flowers.


I cried..I cried a lot and I wept as I hid under my covers early in the morning before anyone woke  I pretended to enjoy those shooting games my brothers played out in the yard. Whacking at each other with sticks until blood ran from their tender skin. I looked out the window from my room and shake my head. boy is that really what it means to be a boy? Sometimes I cried at how beautiful everything was flowers brought me the worst kind of tears the ones that lnged to be shared. Seen by others. the ones that didn't represent sadness no there was no sadness when I saw flowers. Just a peace. An understanding that I am just as delicate as the one thing that brought me so much pain. But I am a boy and feeling this way is wrong. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

I-Photo?

  Meet  Damon, he's kind of my love.  Good night may your evening be filled with plenty of drinks and good eats.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Film Studies: Oakland

Developing film is expensive I guess it helps that I have three jobs now. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Children of the Trees



There is this idea that we are taught from a very young age that becomes engrained in us as we grow. That once we get past a certain age we’re no longer children. With that it becomes forbidden to dream or believe as we did in our youth. We’re taught that in order to be successful we have to follow the paths that have already been created. Our hearts are rendered silent and making a living becomes a means of survival. Dreams are spun into fables and fear is bred. We slowly learn that we cannot sustain by creative means alone. Many know they reside in a false reality but find comfort in this idea and very few are able to free themselves. We were not created to merely survive we are meant to thrive.

These were displayed the the Case Study event a few weeks ago. 


Friday, October 12, 2012

Case Study.


Last night was wordless love. My family came up to see my work. I saw Them Hellas perform which was amazing. Not to mention just being in such a positive uplifting environment this is everything that I moved to San Francisco for. I was able to connect with individuals that I've been wanting to work with for such a long time. To think it all started with a bus ride.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Case Study: San Francisco

If your in San Francisco thrusday night you should make your way on down to 111 Minna. I will be showing some of the work I created for my photo series "Children of the Trees." Along with Ashleigh of Death and Palm Trees, there will be jewelry, a fully stock bar and a performance by Duckwrth.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

In Search (of): Death and Palm Trees


I've realized lately I've been hoarding ideas, old, new, concepts, clothing, food, all these things. Selfishly keeping them to myself and continuously depleting public sources in desperate need of inspiration. All so I could hide it from the eyes that I long to connect with and take along on my journey. I still plan on searching high and low for beauty that speaks to me. I am going to add to that reservoir of creations at some point it could run out and I don't want to be the sole cause of that catastrophe. So here's to sharing.

A little while ago I met up with my friend Ashleigh who created the lifestyle brand Death and Palms. We frolicked around Golden Gate Park soaking in the sun and shadows.