Have you ever noticed how men ask women to smile? Not even ask…TELL them to smile. It’s a pet peeve of mine. In a way, that’s a form of controlling. I could go way deeper into this subject but I’d probably get heated and this is more about photography.
Meet Camille. She is a Coconut custom with a SUPER soft alpaca reroot. I bought her for myself as a 30th birthday present. Despite her painted on permanent frown, she really is sweet. An instant fave.
Photos were taken with an Olympus Digital Camera. A point and shoot as I do not have the funds for a DSLR. Maybe someday….
I adopted this lovely Minifee ShuShu from a friend a while ago. She has a Viridian House face up! I named her Mina Plath. I wanted to name her Sylvia but I think Mina suits her better.
Photos were taken with an Olympus point and shoot with a pinhole setting.
This is Tookie. I recently “adopted” her from a lovely lady in the UK. She is a Tokissi Rabbit.
Tokissi rabbits are made in South Korea. They come in various colors and their eyes can be changed, similar to ball jointed dolls. They are made of PVC. The cool thing about the brand Tokissi is the translation of their name. “Tokissi” is a combination of the word “rabbit” and “miss” or “mister.” So, this doll could be a boy. Normally, they wear dresses but I still thought it was worth noting that they are gender neutral.
This photo was taken around 6:30 or 7 am here in Ohio. (The best time for sunny shots.) I used a regular point and shoot camera with a pop art setting.
My 2014 self portrait. I did some tiny photoshop editing for the smoke effect.
I know it’s about a week into the new year, but I would like to share my resolution. In this new year, I’d love to learn and grow. Recently, I heard this pairing of words: “childlike tenacity.” I love that. I want to go through this year with the tenacity of a child. Pure passion, uncorrupted by other’s opinions.
May 2015 be the year of growth.
In 2004, I took this photo for extra credit in art class. My intent (then) was focussed on this young girl, mourning the loss of parents.
10 years later, I found this photo in a box. Of course, my instinct was to roll my eyes at my past teenage angst. After that reaction, I kinda just stared at it. Something was off.
Upon reviewing the photograph, my eyes were drawn to the dates on the joined headstone. This couple died 9 days apart from each other. Nine days isn’t enough to mourn. It’s as if they promised they would be together always.
Call me sentimental, but I hope someday I will find my til’ death partner.
Meet Lumen. She is a custom doll by the amazing ShePuppy.
This photograph was taken indoors with a little help from a black light.
She is laying on a mirror to reflect the glowing effect.
I just want a vacation from life. Anywhere but here would be nice.
Have you ever had a secret that you just wanted to scream out? You just want to confess to someone-anyone, a random person on the street that wouldn’t have any idea what you are talking about…
Secrets are like shadows. They engulf the day into night only to have the sun rise again to procure more shadows. All I want is a flashlight right now. Something to scope out and peer into the shadow that is keeping me from the light.
I wish you all have a happy day. If you need me, I’ll be looking for that flashlight.
Ever feel like there’s something lingering about? Not necessarily a ghost or a paranormal being…more like an emotion.
Sometimes I have a sense of dread. A feeling of oppression. It’s a frightening feeling! There’s a darkness in my soul and I just want it to go away.
This photo was taken a while ago in color but I decided to edit in in Photoshop to play with the levels and, of course, change it to black and white.
I wish you all the best and have a good weekend.
I took this photo senior year of high school with a black and white disposable camera. Before digital cameras were super affordable.
The assignment was to show loneliness but what I really found was that I was harboring a lot of demons in my life. Even though the photograph has someone walking through it, it’s too dark and the focal point is, well not focal…I still have a strange connection to this shot.
High school is a dividing point for people. Either you sail above and want to remember it as the best years of your life, or you hide it away in the back of your mind.
I was one of those people who just barely made a blip on the radar. It’s okay with me though, I’ve accepted that I’m a special case. Mind you, it took 10 years to get here but I’ve accepted myself.
So on this lovely Throwback Thursday, I hope you all enjoy the best memories and accept the past for what it is (the past).