fresh pastaaaaa

Let me start this post with what I look for when photographing food. I love the look of a messy kitchen- the flour, the knifes, utensils, etc. just all over the table. A truly natural look that would be in just about any kitchen when cooking or baking. I don’t believe those shoots where there isn’t a mess with flour or sugar all over the counter top. Now, earlier this week I put a post up about black and white cookies but those weren’t nearly as nice as the ones that you’ll see below. I think the lighting is better and my compositions are stronger. Again, these are not perfect or anywhere near it, but that’s all part of the process. This blog is used to document and continuously work on my photography. 

Here’s a story of our first time making pasta - enjoy!

Stieglitz inspired

It's never easy to get back into the swing of things after the holidays. This morning was one of those mornings when you think you have everything together until you realize you never even made your coffee. Now that I'm back to work, it's a bit harder to photograph, since 80% of the day I'm inside. So, that calls for shooting during my drive to work and home - and some spots in between. One of my favorite things in the morning is walking outside and looking up. It’s something that can be so easily ignored because these days everyone is so caught up in their phones that they’re constantly looking down. 

The sky was big and cloudy and full this morning. Something that has always inspired me is the beauty in cloud formations, the colors that weave themselves in and out of the clouds, and the simplicity of it all. One day, I’m going to do an entire series of clouds drawing inspiration from the collection of Alfred Stieglitz, Equivalent. 

…to show that my photographs were not due to subject matter… clouds were there for everyone—no tax as yet on them—free.
— Alfred Stieglitz



As the first day of 2016 is coming to an end, I'm finally sitting down to think about 2015 and what 2016 has in store for me. 2015 led to - my photography expanded, my boyfriend and I moved in together, I was inspired and tried new things in my work, I showed my work in a photography exhibition, and I ended the year selling my artwork among tons of talented artists and vendors at the SoWa Chrismukkah Market. I did things I never thought I would ever do - and that alone is enough encouragement to do even more in 2016.

Last May, I started this blog with the intentions to photograph and write everyday. As you can see, that didn't last long. I've never been one to commit myself to sitting down and doing something everyday. So, I'm starting the year off with this blog. Starting today, I'm going to photograph every day and write a blog post. As of right now, I'm hoping I can stick to this. I don't want to say there may be some days where I don't have the time because that will give me an excuse to not do this. 

I went out today and bought a new mirror less camera - a Fujifilm X-T10. It's a beauty and I cannot wait to become more accustomed to it. I did shoot with it and tested it out in different lighting situations, but I'll post those tomorrow. I look forward to what this blog will bring for me. I hope to grow as a photographer, a writer, and an artist. I hope to have the courage to apply to different exhibitions and vendor shows. I hope I will continue to be inspired every day by the little things.

Happy New Year!