Nature is one of my favorite things. Its everlasting, ever changing, and just so beautiful that one can't do it justice. These were all taken at a local mountain, and to my knowledge they were all taken and kept in their natural color and effect, except perhaps the second image of the sunset down the highway.
So I thought I'd give you guys a peak at my favorite things, the things that made October really special for me. Now these are all actual possessions, not sentimental things that make me love October, that just made last month so much better. We all have those things, right? I certainly do!
This was a part of my Halloween Costume, my police cap, which I have wore all month long. Ever since I picked it up at Target, I've been obsessed with it! I wear it all the time in my room, even still in November. I don't know what it is about it, but it makes me feel incredibly sexy.
This is the W magazine from September, with Kristen Stewart on the cover. I looked for it for two weeks, couldn't find it any of the local stores, then found it at a small little side store and picked it up. Its a beautiful issue, even if the woman is wearing so much makeup and is photo shopped beyond belief.
This is the antique sun mirror that I picked up for Three dollars at a thrift store down the street. I lay it flat on my vanity and put fake candles in the center and keep them on all night. It casts a beautiful glow all around the room, and sometimes I place a few crystals or pretty trinkets there too.
Some scented oil that I picked up in Salem, MA. Its called Scarlet Letter and you put on only one drop at your wrists, and it warms up as you rub them together. It is supposed to last two years, and I definitely believe that. It's a heavy, spicy scent that certainly attracts the attention that it is supposed to grab: Men's Attention. Every day I've worn it men seem to come running to my side, and I've been wearing it all month! Obsessed!
A crystal that I picked up in Salem as well, I put it on a necklace and it dangles next to my tanzanite. Its a carnelian crystal, its good for blood flow and desire, and a healthy fertile body. Unfortunately it fell off my chain when I was sleeping, and now I keep it next to my bed.
So, here you are, my most precious items of the month. I hope you enjoy the pictures! Let me know in the comments if you have any items that have ever really ' symbolized' what you did or what you have done with your month.
Do you ever just have one of those day's when you are just not inspired to do anything? Yeah, that's one of those days today, for myself. But I decided to take a walk, and play around a little bit, because photography is that one thing that can break me out of any mood! So, these shots are deemed my " 1st of the month shots" because it's usually the one day I am not so good at expressing myself. I would love to know what you guys think!
Got outside for one of the shots at least! The scarf you see is a beautiful gift I received from a friend who is traveling through Asia at the moment. She sent me two: One in the yellow seen, and the other in red. I'm drawn to the yellow because it's unique script show up beautifully and people always complement me on it. For some reason I always feel like I'm from a far away place when I wear it, like Egypt or India, and it feels so special and sacred.
Let me know what you guys think! Leave me a comment, trust me I read them!
I'm sure that anyone who has noticed my pictures can see that I have a love for Rise. I don't really know what it is about it, but I think it may have something to do with making an image very glowy and ethereal. It's a beautiful effect, and I will never tire of it, and can only hope Instagram will keep making it better. But then again, I do show love to other effects as well.
Inkwell, my black and white and Old Hollywood all over effect, always makes me smile. Sometimes I have to take double the images because it's so nice to have at least one copy in black and white. I think Instagram does an even better black and white then my computer generated effects.
Brannan is becoming a quick favorite now a day's. There's something about how it makes certain parts really dark and other's an almost yellow shade. It looks antique, but not in a super obvious way like Early Bird. It makes things look spooky, like X-Pro II which is also climbing up on my list of favorites.
Now, I could go into an even longer discussion about these effects, but I don't want to write a novel for you guys here. I'll just let the pictures do the talking for me.
Do you guys have any favorite Instagram effects? Share in the comment section!
" Halloween is the one day of the year you can dress as a slut and no one cares," - Everyone I Know
Does anyone else out there cringe when you read that sentence? Yes? No? Just a little? I don't know why, but I just hate the fact that anyone feels the need to dress inappropriately on any occasion. Today I witnessed as three girls paraded down the streets in " Jungle Soldier" costumes that consisted of little more then green bras covered in fake vines, and booty shorts that don't even deserve that name. This is after a snow storm and a twenty degree temperate drop, mind you.
This year I dressed as a physco cop with my friends, with the " sluttiest" part of the costume being our makeup, and later the naughty photos shot using the Instagram App. We put on some overly exaggerated black eye liner, coral lips, blush and spilled some lip stain on our fingers. Our homemade costumes consisted of a blue button down, our skinniest black jeans, our cop hats, and a pair of boots to tread through some slush. I was complemented by most everyone, all wondering If I could arrest them, and yet not one bit of skin was flashing provocatively. Hmmm, so curious!
But anyways, I would love to hear some thoughts from others on what they wore, and what you guy's think about the whole " slutty" Halloween costumes! Did anyone go as something sexy that you want to share, or did you break into other genre's as well? Let me know in the Comments!
So, a couple weekends ago I went on a trip to Salem, MA for an early Halloween trip. Such a beautiful, old world place, no? My favorite time of the year is October, because it just gets so spooky and one seems to be transported back into the days that we believed that there were demons lurking behind the corners, and ghosts in our rooms. Hopefully, you can see what I do when you look at these pictures.
Hope you guy's enjoyed the pictures. Hopefully I will be returning to Salem soon and will think to take many more pictures with my Instagram feature. Unfortunatly, I did not go too many places, and the places I mainly went, I used my normal camera because I wanted my Ipod to listen to on the train ride home. But, does anyone have any good places for me to visit when I do go back? Any suggestions from townies or travel enthusiasts? Tell me in the comment section!
We went as police officer's this year, crazy killer cops to be exact. These are some photo's of us getting ready for a party on Saturday Night. There's a lot of Elizabeth Taylor inspiration going on, alot of diffrent lighting techniques and effects with the Instagram.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures! Such a fun night of playing dress up and taking pictures with the Instagram. Unfortunatly after loading the pictures, they became rectangular and not the perfect squares like Instagram makes them. :(
Using Brannan for the top two and InkWell for the bottom, I took these images in a room in front of an open bay window. With natural light pouring in on a beautiful, sunny, fall day and a regular vanity light on in the back, I sought to capture a unique look with my model. Instagram is amazing at close-up shots, and these were no exception to that.
The first picture was captured in a moment of rest, when my model had just put her hand threw her hair, and was massaging the back of her neck. With her made up cat eyes closed, and her mouth slightly slack, she came out looking like a portrait like beauty. The orangey light on in the background gave it just enough of a fashion-like vibe that I found beautiful.
The second picture is one of my favorites. For certain projects I prefer working in my rooms, and since the day was sunny, but just a little too chilly for us, we used what we could to try and make it unique looking. When I look at this photograph I image she's at a movie theater, watching the images play across the screen, enthralled yet just slightly over it.
The final shot came out looking slightly like Edie Sedgwick, no? Both the model and the deceased star share the same love for decorated eyes, and the short gamine look, with flawless skin and just enough of teeth in this shot to spark more interest.
A great thanks for any viewer of these pictures, as they are some of my absolute favorites.
As an aspiring Fashion Photographer/Journalist, I have enabled myself with many cameras and tools only to find myself stuck on Instagram. Suddenly, my whole world is turned upside down and shaken up by this app so easily available on my Ipod Touch. As a free product, I expected this thing to suck, and yet it has yet to fail me at all in all the time that I have used it. So, I hope that any reader I am lucky enough to entertain may be able to appreciate the images I create with a 100% promise that the only editing done on these images is the work of the Instagram Filters and by no other means of photoshoping.