📸 a love letter to photography

The truth is — photography is my form of gratitude. Every capture is a split second celebration.

  1. crips cut-outs of delicate foliate freshly imprinted on the concrete sidewalk, casted shadows as directed by harsh direct afternoon sunlight
  2. a catalog of unidentified plants from nature preserves, local parks, cracks in the sidewalk, etc.
  3. more selfies that I’d like to admit I’ve taken (but also plenty with friends)
  4. elaborate meals and simple desserts, both of which I could care less to consume but I still marvel at the visual appeal and delicacy of the culinary arts
  5. sublime panoramas of views from my travel adventures
  6. geometric shapes formed by urban architecture structures that made me smile
  7. clouds
  8. sunsets
  9. sunrises
  10. more clouds

Voice vlogs entry no. 14:

Today is Monday August 22, 2022, 2 weeks into Colombia and 3 weeks left until I return to Dallas after 4 months out of the country. I think the eminence of the end of this odyssey makes me cherish it even more. I think I’ve mentioned this before but I love having these distinct phases of my life by blocking them as per my stays in different cities and countries. In Colombia thus far, I had my hair professionally dyed for the first time in my life, I’m taking barista classes which has been such a blast, and I’m really digging into playing with fashion again.

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musings of a creative chimera + nowhere girl🌙🐉 ✨ illustrator, videographer, whatev-er. 📍 somewhere between knowing & searching (host of @dontbestrangers pod)