If you have any online presence, more specifically, if you are a Twitter user, you are likely to be familiar with the subcommunity of “Stan” Twitter. “Stans” or users that categorize themselves in this cult-like subculture often run fan accounts for specific franchises of entertainment. Popular “stan” groups include Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Korean Pop or “K-Pop,” anime, and Ariana Grande’s fanbase. Thought these are … Continue reading The Problem with “Stan” Twitter
Visiting other countries is always an amazing experience and something that a traveler will remember for the rest of their life. I discovered this summer that learning more about other cultures helps a person to expand their thinking and become more global. Traveling to Taipei, Taiwan was something that I never thought that a homebody like me would do, but after staying for a couple … Continue reading GLUETRAVELS: Taiwan
Juneteenth, a holiday on the 19th of June, celebrates the end of slavery and the newfound freedom. It’s mainly observed in the United States and not very well known among races outside of African Americans. Also known as Freedom day and Emancipation day, it honors the day that Major General Gordon Granger, who was part of the Union, announced to Texas the abolishment of slavery. … Continue reading Why We Should Celebrate Juneteenth
On May 25th, I finally saw Vance Joy live and it truly was a joyous night (pun intended). I have been a massive fan of his since 2013, aka when he first released his album titled God Loves You When You’re Dancing. His music fits under the indie folk genre and he’s the main reason I fell in love with indie musicians. That album contained … Continue reading Joyous Night
After two long weeks of finals and AP test, I am more than ready for summer vacation. My summers mostly consist of eating as much ice cream as possible, hanging outside in the 115 degree Arizona heat, and watching new summer blockbusters. I’m especially excited for Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom and Ocean’s 8. The end of the year cannot come quick enough! Continue reading Waiting for Summer
This month, I was lucky enough to visit the City of Cambridge with my school. As well as being home to the 31 colleges of Cambridge University, one of the most renowned and prestigious universities in the world, the town is steeped in centuries of rich history and famous figures, from Stephen Hawking to Lord Byron. If you are lucky enough to join the tourists, … Continue reading Cambridge- A City of Aspiration
For the past week, the dog from across the street has been coming over to my house to play with my three dogs. I’ve seen this dog before, and I haven’t had an issue with him, because my dogs love him and are glad to have another friend to play with. But I go out and meet this dog, and even though I’ve seen him … Continue reading the neighbor’s dog
These photos were taken in Vancouver, BC. Continue reading Dreamy Night
For four and a half years, I’ve gone without a phone. This isn’t because my mother suddenly decided I didn’t need one, rather, I dropped the last one down a drain and never asked for a new one. But finally, my mum decided that it was enough. She’d gotten bored of not being able to stay in contact with me. Therefore, I felt it fitting … Continue reading Trying it Out
This past Spring break I stayed in Newport Beach, California for the first time. My family and I visited Inspiration Point and I took some photos on the beach. Continue reading Inspiration Point
My heart is so full for so many things. I love the sunset, I love my dogs and cat, I enjoy looking at the sunset, and more. I feel like I never talk about these things enough because I would literally die to keep these things alive, well, and for these things to be thriving. (Let’s be real though, I would die for any dog and … Continue reading things i adore
I took these photos at a local vinyl shop. Continue reading Vinyl
I took these photos while I was out with a friend discovering the life of our city. Continue reading Intertwined friendship
Langston Hughes was a writer, playwright, activist, and poet during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. The Harlem Renaissance is described as being a period in which African Americans expressed their pride for their culture and life through different forms of art. Hughes wrote many poems about black struggles during his time and many of his poems had a jazz or black folk rhythm to … Continue reading Dream Variations by Langston Hughes
February 4th, 2018 I turned 17 years old. I guess you can say i’m officially a dancing queen (brownie points if you got the ABBA reference). In order to celebrate my birthday, my wonderful sister made reservations at The Allis. The Allis is a part of the prestigious Soho House located in the West Loop of Chicago. The space itself was very inviting and comfortable while … Continue reading The Allis
These three pictures were taken at an intersection in the famous ByWard market in Ottowa. It only portrays three corners of the four-way intersection. If these photographs are looked at closely, it becomes clear that I was standing at the remaining corner and the picture of where I am standing is missing in this collection. I captured these three photos and posted them in this … Continue reading Inspiring Memories
I went away pretty recently which is where I found a man selling some of these for 10p. Obviously felt like it was a good deal. We are simply captured in snapshots of what the media tells us is happening in the world. But mediation is happening everyday, and an artificially constructed society makes one wonder what is real or isn’t. A lot of the … Continue reading Snapshots
Yesterday I attended the 2nd Annual Women’s March in Phoenix, Arizona. I got there around 9 a.m. so there were plenty of people there already. Everywhere I looked someone was holding an awesome sign displaying a creative call-to-action. Before the march began, my mom, aunt, sister and I walked around to the different booths with signs and buttons. I bought a couple of buttons and … Continue reading 2018 Phoenix Women’s March
At school one day I was hanging out with my friends and decided to take some pictures of them. I love these photos because it reminds me of all the great people I have around me that I’ve definitely made some amazing memories with! I am so glad to have all these people in my life! I’ll never forget the memories I have made with … Continue reading Friends With Memories I’ll Never Forget
I was able to spend New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with my best friends, Charli and Josie, and I loved every second of it. We made fun of the cheesy New Year’s shows that were on, we chugged two bottles of sparkling grape juice (we tried to let it last but that was impossible), and we also shot guns outside in celebration. I had … Continue reading A Special New Year’s
Recently I went to a festival exhibiting artworks depicting animals and motifs made in the style of traditional Chinese lanterns. While the craftsmanship and work that had gone into the lanterns was beautiful, I found myself drawn to how the colours reflected in the puddles and how the illuminated artworks bathed everything in rainbows. Continue reading Puddles of Rainbows
Jhené Aiko is back in Hawai’i performing her album Trip that was released back in September. The whole night she was my biggest mood. The way she was mellow and showed love for the audience with her voice and body language. I enjoyed her style of performance on how she knew how to keep a crowd hype yet, at the same time she knew how to tone … Continue reading Take Me On A Trip
I know in my last article I brought a friend of mine into my room to take photos of them. Which shows my utter repetitiveness because this time I am showcasing my room once again. Such a small room, practically crammed full of random items. (Let’s be honest, I am a hoarder.) Ultimately, this space allows me to continue feeling inspired. It’s not somewhere that … Continue reading Come into the Cave
Recently, I went to the Wonders of Wildlife museum and aquarium in Springfield, Missouri, my hometown. I really enjoyed the experience of seeing live animals from all over the world in the aquarium, including numerous clownfish, smaller sharks, and spider crabs, just to name a few. I also went to the wildlife museum part, which had taxidermied animals from places such as Africa or Antartica. … Continue reading Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium
Last year in my photography class, we learned a really cool technique for painting with light. I used a couple of sparklers, my tripod, and a long exposure setting on my camera. My first attempt did not turn out that well, but I eventually got the hang of it and was able to create these awesome photos. This technique has definitely become one of my … Continue reading Illuminated Night
I’ve never actually been downtown when all the beautiful Christmas decorations are up and festivities are occurring. Today, I decided to visit the Christkindlmarket for the first time. For those who don’t live in Illinois, Christkindlmarket is a Christmas market that is held annually in Chicago. The festival itself was way more individuals than I was expecting. There was a lot of vendors with foods … Continue reading christmas in chicago
Our society is defined by a rigid scaffold of ideas. From the roles and expectations forced upon us from birth, to the monochrome path of an ordinary life: Birth, school, marriage, work, death. Birth, school, marriage, work, death. Birth, school, marriage, work, death. Conformity. Uncompromising rigidity. But what if it wasn’t? What if life was defined by movement, dance, experimentation and freedom? What if we lived as … Continue reading fluidity.
There are many bad things about winter: grey skies, dark mornings, cold noses, short days, and seasonal depression, to name a few. But with this misery also comes great beauty that can make anywhere look beautiful, even the slightly dodgy part of my hometown. That is to say, even with the bad there will always be the good. Here are some photos from a sunny … Continue reading the most beautiful season
- With winter quickly approaching some people become ecstatic and are ready for the holidays…but some of us struggle to get into a good mood about the holidays! So here is a list of the 20 best things about this winter! •
- I know we are all thinking it so let’s just get it out of the way…FOOD! Wether it’s Christmas dinner or a pancake breakfast, food is a key part to some happy holidays.
- Decorations! No matter what you celebrate decorations are everywhere! All the lights add to the winter feel.
- Holiday music! There is a song for literally every mood over the holidays!
- Snow! Snow is one of the key parts to winter! In a way it ties together all the holiday vibes! (Tip: If you live somewhere where its to warm to snow they take a road trip somewhere cooler over break!)
- Ice skating! Outdoor or indoor ice skating can really make your day and put you in a good mood!
- Hot chocolate! The original winter drink! (Tip: a good substitute could be coffee with peppermint creamer!)
- Time with family and friends! Winter holidays can often be very stressful so it is important to relax a bit with people you hold close!
- Picking out a tree! Or picking out any other decorations at setting up your house!
- Suspense…… as a kid I can remeber the feeling of excitement while going to sleep hoping Santa would come in the night. It made Christmas so exciting for me! Try doing a gift exchange with family and friends to bring some suspense back!
- New music in 2018! Look for your favorite artists and bands who may be pushing out some new tunes for the new year!
- Giving! In the business off the holidays it’s easy to become greedy and want more than you give. We often forget how good it can feel to give to others, try giving an unexpected gift to someone.
- Take a care day! Holidays are stressful! In taking care of others you put stress on yourself! So try and take a day off from baking and wrapping and just relax!
a collection of photos on a night when everything was okay. Continue reading dandy
This past weekend, I’ve got to experience and listen to the classic rapper Ja Rule and R&B princess Ashanti. I couldn’t believe that I was given the chance to listen to such iconic songs that my 8-year-old self used to jam to. Till this day I love their songs such as Foolish, Always on Time, What’s Luv, Mesmerize, Put It On Me. No matter how many years … Continue reading Ja Rule & Ashanti Takes On Hawai’i
I’ve always found it somewhat difficult to take photos of people who are the same age as me. Perhaps it’s the ever present fact that I know a lot of people who don’t tend to have a camera generally pointed in their faces. But perhaps this was the best idea. Inviting someone into my comfort zone to indeed, get them comfortable. Between conversation … Continue reading Comfortable
Around the end of October I went to this really cool pumpkin art display in Carefree, Arizona called the Enchanted Pumpkin Garden. There were a lot of unique exhibits to view. Various artists contributed their work including Ray Villafane, the most prominent sculptor featured. Continue reading Enchanted Pumpkin Garden
My hometown is only a twenty minute drive from downtown Boston. That proximity has been one of the most vital features of the final years of my adolescence. As I’ve grown, i’ve graduated from asking for rides, to taking the train, to finally driving myself into the center of the city’s beating heart. I love the core energy I find every time I return there. … Continue reading Exploration
November /nə(ʊ)ˈvɛmbə/ noun The month when Halloween has finished but Christmas has not yet begun. A month of cloudy skies, dark nights, dreary days and bleak landscapes. Not the month you would expect a photography article to capture. Synonyms: Boring, cold, grey, desolate, harsh, biting. It’s rare you find a day in November so perfect it could have been from a storybook. Those days are reserved … Continue reading Blue Skies in November
Two weeks ago, on October 27, I went to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. I’ve never been to a museum this huge, or a museum so diverse, so you can say it was quite the experience. I loved how they had statues from different cultures and religions, like Buddhism, and I enjoyed seeing some classic art pieces. I miss this place so much and if … Continue reading My Trip to The Indianapolis Museum of Art
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Let’s start this off a little cliche And say that I live a lie Full of shortcuts and Stereotypes. Already making my words Sound like poetry. A sort of pretentious Word-itory. But maybe I needed A moment of self Reflection. Some time To take out my Anger on the fact That the things I like Or the life that I live Is brought into … Continue reading Short-handed
I got some donuts from Krispy Kreme the other day and really liked my selection, especially the Halloween ones, so I decided to share them with you guys! Continue reading Donuts for Days
Today, October 25, 2017, was the kickoff for the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. I was given the privilege to be chosen to go along with twelve other chapter members, and I have been forever grateful. Luckily, I got to be able to photograph parts of the Opening Session, which was a kickoff event with about 60,000 FFA members from all over the United … Continue reading National FFA Convention: My Experience
The newly announced Visual Novel Maker will be an easy to use, powerful tool designed to let creators of any expertise, whether they can program or not, to make simple or extremely detailed Visual Novels. “With Visual Novel Maker, anyone can be a developer.” I can already see online digital artists eager to convert their webcomic to this new medium. Using an effortless creating … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About The Visual Novel Maker
Every year during the month of October, the pumpkin patch comes to life! This was my first time ever to the pumpkin patch and I will forever cherish this moment. My favorite part of the whole pumpkin patch was the sunflower fields! It was such a beautiful view of these brightly blossomed yellow sunflowers. I didn’t want to leave such a gorgeous sight, I ended … Continue reading Blooming Beauty
Photos from a walk through a local park and deer reserve on a grey autumn afternoon. I had planned to use colour to show the reds, oranges and maroons of the trees’ leaves but in the end, black and white captured the mood of the place on a Friday afternoon the best. Continue reading After the Rain
You could consider my grandmother a florist, along with other things. At her house, the first thing I always see are plants all over her front balcony, and it’s absolutely stunning. Wild plants grow all over the place, along with other flowers she’s bought at floral shops. It kinda reminds me of my plant aesthetic, which is basically plants all over the place. I love … Continue reading plant aesthetics
I wanted to try something new, once again, and implement fashion photography. So I got $60 went thrifting and styled my friends as models. I want theses pictures to not only represent my style but others as well. Lately I’ve be been interested with street fashion and photography which lies parallel with my Obey series. Majority of these clothes I’ll be selling in depop. Enjoy … Continue reading 90’s CULTURE SHOCK
Film photography has always been around, however many individuals tend to prefer digital photos. Film takes a lot of time and effort to develop the photos and you cannot see the photo until it has been developed. The photographer will either get an incredible photo or an image with a finger on the lens. As technology advances, new apps are formed to help aid a … Continue reading Film Feelings