Saturday, August 9, 2008


This is one of my favorite photos I took with my new camera! I'm still getting used to manual focus and learning a whole bunch of terms like aperture and ISO and other things. It's hard and a lot of my photos are totally out of focus.

I took this photo on my birthday. It was evening and we were about to start working, but then a friend called, she was really sad and so she came over. For a couple of hours she didn't talk and just set there, being sad and out of it.

Eventually she talked and cried and talk some more. Ned was shooting here in the studio apartment next door, it's being renovated and the workers left the door open. I left my camera in our apartment, and the moment was so intense I didn't want to break it by going out.

We went back to our studio and I did take some pictures. It was interesting and strange to try and preserve my photography style, which was highly effected by the limitations of my old camera.

This picture means a lot to me, it makes me think of how strong my friend is and how, though she doesn't have a lot of faith in herself, I believe that she can can overcome everything, even herself. We are all our worst enemies.

I submitted this photo to JPG magazine, please vote for it here


Alina Chau said...

beautiful, love the mysterious quality!

rainbowsophie said...

This is beautiful! I thought it was a painting at first. Great work!