Wednesday, November 14, 2012

FotoWeekDC





















Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall

Today was a beautiful day on campus and I took advantage of some free time with friends to snap some photos!





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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Back from my extended summer hiatus!

Back from my summer of traveling from D.C. to London to Cairo to Lusaka and back, senior year is already in full swing. Classes are busy but of course enjoyable and I'm loving my senior internship. So far being a senior is as awesome as everyone said it would be, and the first semester is unfortunately just as stressful as everyone warns you it will be. But as I'm always badgering my friends with my "the power of positive thinking" speech (thanks to Rhonda Byrne) I can tell this year is going to be great! We've already started off with a great opening convocation, senior retreat, several ring sister proposals, bush patrol, and senior dinner. I can't wait for the rest of this year with my amazing classmates by my side.


Class of 2013 Opening Convocation


Ring sister proposal 


Bush Patrol!


My mum and I spent this past long weekend in New York. On this trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I had a completely different experience and actually really enjoyed myself. The reason for this revelation and new experience I have now figured out is my art history class. The Met is no longer a building full of ancient artifacts, framed gelatin silver prints and brush strokes, it's now a collection of art pieces that tell stories, reveal the mind-frame of an artist, express their views and emotions, and give insight on the society and everyday going-ons of various time periods. 

Andy Warhol self portrait 1966



The current exhibit , Regarding Warhol Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, which features Warhol and various other artists inspired by him is great! It's an amazing testament to Warhol, his artistic talent and influence on art and society as a whole. Weaving through the exhibit which is broken up into different areas of Warhol's work with a variety of takes on those ideas by other artists, you can't help but be impressed with what a direct influence Warhol had and continues to have. This exhibit is an amazing indication of how art evolves and can be interpreted in so many different ways. One of my favorite pieces was the 1980 double self portrait by Richard Prince and Cindy Sherman. 

Sherman (left) and Prince's (right) "Untitled (Double Self Portrait)"

Sherman is known for her self portraits in which she takes on different personas. Both Sherman and Prince are appropriation artists. Appropriation in art is the borrowing of elements in one piece to create a new work of art.


As always I had a wonderful time in New York and can't wait until my next visit. Now it is time to head back to the books, college apps, and everyday craziness and fun of school.

WWTGD quotes: 
"Art is what you can get away with" Andy Warhol 
"Art is art. Fashion is fashion. However Andy Warhol proved that they can exist together." - Karl Lagerfeld 


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tumblr, tumblr, tumblr

Sorry I haven't been posting as often as I used to but I'm more up to date on my tumblr so check out some of my recent photos there.

My mum and I visited the pyramids over the weekend and rode some camels while we were out there (I think we are becoming experts now :p).









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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Travel time

London




Trafalgar Square


Ride in Style


London Eye



Parliament 


Thames





Cairo



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Artists Wanted

I've entered some of my work in two more Artist Wanted competitions.

The first, Self: A Creative Competition.
You can view my site here, and hit "collect me" to give my portfolio a better chance of being seen!



And the second, One Life: An International Photography Competition.
Click here to visit my page.



Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Jubilee!

This year HRM celebrated her Diamond Jubilee which marked 60 years of the Queen's reign. The four day celebration this past weekend started with the Epsom Derby, continued with the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant a flotilla from Battersea Bridge along the Thames, featured a concert at Buckingham Palace with performances by Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Kylie Minogue and others, and a carriage procession to St. Paul's Cathedral among various other events.

Of course the Brits did what they do best at the Epsom Derby and showed off a collection of various hats.




Princesses of York, Beatrice and Eugenie chose hats a little less extravagant than their royal wedding toppers.  


HRM all smiles!

At all of her events, the Queen looked elegant as ever, but it was the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, that caught the attention of le monde de la mode. Once again McQueen's Sarah Burton was the Duchess' go to courtier to dress her to the nines for the weekend's events.



The Duke and Duchess looking flawless on the day of the flotilla.



And for the finale of the Jubilee, Kate looked fabulous in a beige lace McQueen number, alongside HRM.


 

However, on the night of the concert, HRM stole the show in a gold and white outfit accessorized with gloves and pearls. 





Everything from cookies to Banksy street art in Bristol was in jubilee mode.