Its been such a long time since I last photographed for this blog and it feels great to be doing what I love. Half the reason why I stopped posting for an entire year was because of my forgetfulness (I literally forgot my blog's password) and the other was academic. It feels surreal to say that I am officially in my last year of schooling. Yep, thats right! If everything goes well I'll be graduating this time next year.
Its been a year of personal growth and I'm so thankful to have been given the opportunity to find a course I love and surround myself with like minded individuals. Speaking of which, I would like to introduce my latest model Lexi. I joined my school's radio organization and I am absolutely enamored by everyone in it. When I first met her I knew I had to say something about her hair which resulted in a bit of an awkward conversation that I remember quite well. This was shot a few hours ago in a park near her area and I am beyond ecstatic to tell you guys that I have more of these shoots lined up. :)
I arrived in San Francisco two weeks ago, and I had a great time experiencing the stark contrast it had with the east coast. The first few days were dedicated to seeing majority of the tourist attractions that interested me: Legion of Honor, Haight Street, Golden Gate bridge, China Town etc. I was able to fully immerse myself in the bay area culture by walking through the streets and taking public transportation (where I met a real gypsy soothsayer - or at least I would like to believe so). It was difficult to refrain from In-N-Out, Panda Express, Ghirardelli Square, and Safeway red velvet cookies - when travelling: don't think, just eat am I right? Haight Street reminded me of Soho's more relaxed, hippy cousin (albeit still as artsy). For me, the fog that shrouded the city each night only heightened the beauty of the city as I looked over my aunt's apartment window. It was my first visit to California and I don't regret choosing San Francisco as my last destination.
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P.S. Check out my San Francisco shoot with Sam Montinola here