Apr 29, 2015

shirlington bleachers

When I can't focus at work and need to let off some creative steam, make something, and just be out there doing something, I (apparently) force my friends (who all happen to be such babes) to model for me. Hehe. Also needed a reason to try out the 35mm lens. Never worked with this focal length before, especially with a full frame camera, and I gotta say I'm sort of obsessed with it already. It's in that snug zone between the 28mm and 50mm, absolutely perfect for portraits and getting wide shots with lots of details. We'll see how I feel about it after next week's assignment.

Anyway, here is Leah, always chic & stylish, even when I caught her casually strolling to CVS the other night in ripped boyfriend jeans I would never be able to pull off, like ever.

Apr 26, 2015

Light leaks.

I usually end up waiting for about 5-6 months before deciding to get exposed rolls of film to a processor because let's face it, it costs a lot of time and money. Especially in this country. So when my cousin in Korea told me how cheap film processing/scanning was in her hood, I saved up a bunch of rolls from last year and made them travel thousands of miles across the Pacific with me only to end up with these lovely, unexpected light leaks on all of my photos. At first, I thought it was my camera but the film lab actually ended up apologizing for their mistake. Womp. Oh well. Still not the worst film disaster in my film photography career. Anyway, here's New York and Denver from autumn 2014.

Apr 14, 2015

Seoul on my mind

No words or pictures will sufficiently capture the majesty of centuries-old beauty of traditional Korean architecture. In the few days I spent in Seoul, I visited Gyeongbokgung -- one of the oldest royal palaces sitting there since the 1300's -- and a traditional village adjacent to the palace where all the servants apparently used to live. I got to visit my mom's alma mater (aka every Korean mom's alma mater) -- Ehwa Women's University -- and spend time with my cousins who are now 10 years older than last time I saw them.