Tuesday, March 8

Today marked the first day of an ongoing project with my brother: photographing 15-20 models for his online portfolio. Who better to have than Jenn to be our first model. She's awesome in front of the camera and was a good sport throughout the long, six-hour shoot.

Visit her tumblr and youtube for her project, Clothes Encounters.

I'm very pleased with all the photos. There were just way too many and I couldn't choose JUST one. You can find some more on my tumblr.

Saturday, March 5

Rodarte + Autolux

Tonight was amazing! Jenn and I met up with Tarek and Aasim at the Pacific Design Center to see Rodarte: States of Matter. I'm a huge fan of Rodarte, and tonight's event showcased the original pieces that the Rodarte sisters designed for Black Swan. Unfortunately, the line to get into the exhibit was too long, and Jenn and I had to leave early to make it to the Autolux concert at the Echo. However, we did get to meet one half of the designer duo, Kate. Here are photos from the night (excuse the blurriness!)

Jenn and I were being interviewed by the man who runs lookbookla.com
I honestly haven't checked out his website yet, but hopefully it's as cool as it sounds. I've met him in my previous life, so it was funny running into him again.

Thursday, March 3

I've been working 40 hours a week and spending 14-hour days at school (trying to add classes). It was time for me to take a break and have some fun, so I went with Tarek to Disneyland for dinner yesterday. He bought me my favorite bowl of vegetarian chili! And since I'm such a fattie, we got churros and coffee for dessert. We sat on a bench alongside Main Street and watched people as they were exiting. When the park was nearly empty, we went on a photo adventure with our iphones and compared pictures. Here are some of my favorites:

He doesn't know it yet, but spending time with him is one of the few rarities that I get to enjoy. Yesterday, he took my mind off of all the things I've been stressing about, and made me realize that there's always room for fun in any bad situation. 

Eric sent me this message on Tuesday and I've been re-reading it over and over again. I can't help but smile and appreciate my friends for their positive support and constant feedback. I never imagined my work being published, but it would mean the world to me. I want to continue to inspire people through my work, if at all possible. I'm excited to start collaborating with Eric, and I'm even more thrilled about what's to come in the future.

Enough said! I'm keeping this on the DL for now : )

As I was sitting in traffic on the 101, everyone around me noticed me crying my eyes out. It's been a frustrating week so far. My older sister was rushed to the hospital on Sunday night (she's okay now thankfully), I haven't been getting any classes at school for the past 4 days, and my lack of focus and concentration at work have almost cost me my job.
School has proven to be a lost cause. I've only managed to add Photography and Major World Religions, leaving me with only 2/5 classes that I need in order to stay a full time student and remain on my parent's insurance. On top of that, it's going to take me longer to finish my GE's and I'll be at SAC for even longer.

But alas, I'm very fortunate to have a supportive family/friends who've given me words of wisdom. Time for me to re-evaluate my life and consider the bright side of every misfortune. I have to take advantage of every opportunity that comes my way.