Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Past Trip // Chicago 2013

This past March a few photography classmates and I ventured off to the SPE National Conference in Chicago. After the conference came to an end, the four of us had the honor of getting together with artists Kenneth Josephson and Marilyn Zimmerwoman for a homemade Moroccan brunch at Ken's place in Chicago. Shown above were some of my favorite shots from the trip: a few from the Art Institute of Chicago, brunch at Kens, and the last two were taken outside of the hotel I was staying at.

Once I got home from the trip I created a SPE pinboard so that I could easily reference back to some of the photographers whose work caught my eye. All in all it was a memorable trip, and I would highly recommend the conference to anyone with a passion for photography!

a few link suggestions:

+ for great food and a cozy spot, Farmhouse was on point (the cheese curds especially!).
+ check out this  artist statement by photographer / designer, Micah Wallace.
+ Intelligentsia Coffee was a great little coffee shop I came across while solo-exploring.
+ revisit a past post on Kenneth Josephson, one of the original founders of SPE.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Movie Night Favorite's

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
1 / 2

A newer movie I picked up from the library yesterday. 
My sister and I are looking forward to watching this tonight accompanied by a freshly popped bag of popcorn topped with sriracha + parmesan :).

Roman Holiday (1953)
1 / 2

An old time favorite.
I remember watching this at my grandparents house when I was a little girl, and it always brings back those fond memories of summers spent in Florida with the whole family. 

You've Got Mail (1998)
1 / 2

I can't help but fall in love with nyc all over again every time I watch this movie. 
Autumn in New York is my absolute favorite, which is why I'm already planning on spending Thanksgiving break over there with my cousin Niki. 
Fingers crossed!

a few more links:
-a few past film posts
-joanna goddard's summer movie pick
-this film still from theotherway's tumblr

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

On Gratitude

I wrote this about a month ago, but it was something I've been meaning to post on here for a while now:
For the first time since I was a young girl I checked out a library book because of how broke I was, and it kind of felt good. 
Surprisingly enough, being broke feels much better than I had anticipated it would ever feel. I challenged myself because I wanted to know what being truly grateful for things felt like.
Not long ago, I came across on an online journal that used to be known as andrewandcarissa.com (currently, seachant). The stories they shared of adopting their daughter from Uganda was what got me thinking about my life, and the way I was living it vs. the way they lived theirs, full of meaning and love. I thought this blogpost was an inspiring one as well.
I originally found out about Andrew & Carissa after seeing their contributions to Kinfolk magazine, and reading one of her passages in a past volume that really meant something to me. As someone whose going to school for graphic design, I’d been collecting magazines for a while, but never had I been prompted to keep spending $18 for magazine until Kinfolk. I then began following A + C on instagram, but hadn’t taken a closer look into her photography + his film until reading this article. Reading that article was a reminder that genuinely good people did still exist. In part, each of the people and blogs mentioned above are responsible for helping me find my way in becoming an emerging artist with strong community ties.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Feast & Philos / Offerings

Through artisanal food and conversation we connect Detroiters to the resources of Eastern Market. Artists, educators, farmers and merchants share insights into their work with emerging citizens. We used locally sourced ingredients and offer our guests the opportunity to engage creatively in community.

Originally assigned as a community based project to WSU students Tom Culver and Renee Sandoval, it was their passion for wholesome food, community engagement and grassroots activism that drove them to go beyond classroom expectations and bring something unique to Detroit's historic Eastern Market. 

Feast & Philos was built upon the foundations of their integral counterparts, Market Studio Kitchen / Salt & Cedar. Throughout their time spent working alongside artists and educators Leon Johnson and Megan O'Connell, Tom and Renee's views on community engagement as a fundamental principle evolved significantly, leading to the development of F&P.

Our intentions are to help rebuild Detroit one brunch at a time through connecting, but not limited to, "Detroiters, art enthusiasts and passionate foodies". We offer a unique and intimate setting while providing a warm community feel. Each participant will indulge in a thoughtfully crafted artisanal brunch while given the opportunity to engage in an open conversation led by select Detroit based speakers.

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i n q u i r i e s

Monday, March 18, 2013

Windows of New York

A digitally illustrated series entitled: Windows of New York by graphic designer Jose Guizar. I adore the minimalist qualities + choice of color.

When I saw this graphic series, I was reminded of this Borges Doors photo project my friend Claire + I had put together last year.