Kat

“am I more than you bargained for yet?”

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Chopsticks

So yesterday I ate my first bowl of noodles with chopsticks. And it was interesting.

But also shoutout to my best friend Camille for adventuring with me the entire day and chilling in the Isabella Stewart Gardener talking about study abroad and just life in general ❤

Have loads of fun in France ima miss you lots

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A moment
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Study abroad got me like
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the vouge
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Memories

Ah, the aquarium.

So, today, me and Juliette went to the New England Aquarium, and I’m confident in saying that it was one of the best adventures I’ve had in such a long time. I set a mental challenge to photograph the aquarium entirely in black and white, and I am quite happy that I did.

Black and white photography is an art form that I am still getting the hang of, but in a place like the aquarium, where the entire aesthetic is defined by a cool (greens/blues) pallet, black and white seems like an odd way to cover such a defined space. In the beginning, I was very scared of black and white, for the main reason that it seemed so far from the current reality of any scene that I was photographing. Black and white was old, a reminder of a lost time, with color being current and trending.

However, as my photography evolved and my attitudes towards photographing a scene changed, I found myself going back to black and white, on the grounds that color was so subjective and it determined the mood of the photograph so much more than the subtle details that made a shot interesting. Black and white eliminated all of that, focusing on the scene as it really was, paying attention to the detail and the mood of an expression or moment with such crystal clear clarity.

So, with a change in attitude, I shot the aquarium in black and white, and I can confidently say that this has to be one of my favorite photo-sets that I have ever shot and edited. I took the time, constructed each shot, changed the aperture and focus as neccesarry, with really telling results.

Edited on Lightroom.

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Marlin
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Flashes in the dark
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Sunny side up
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Pushing Through
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Sticking Together
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Reflection
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Freya
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Gliding
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Juliette
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Bubbles
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Strength
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Playful

Lightroom!

*before the actual post, I do want to say that im going to be off social media for a couple of months (I havent finalized a date yet) just like last semester to focus and push myself academically as well as to narrow down my photography style (even more so than last semester).

But as usual, this blog will be in full effect, so feel free to tune in 😉

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Ok humans.

Its 2018!

Finally got on the adobe train and subscribed to the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite on new years eve. And I have to say, this is a move that I think is going to enhance my photography, and is an extremely valuable learning experience for me as an artist and creative person.

So, as usual, I shot a couple of photographs of my family as well as my friends who came over for New Years and edited these photographs on lightroom using the VSCO film presets that I purchased.

Here we go.

#herestoanewyear

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10.11.2017: Flash!

I never thought shooting Quinn would lead to such a great friendship between us. I love her guys, shes just the best. We just sat there, on the grass infront of maywood, and then laying down just looking at the stars [its as amazing as it sounds, trust me].

But i messaged her yesterday, with literally one question: hey! wanna shoot tonight?”

Here are our results:

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10.03.2017: Sunshine

Watch me rant again: got the incredible opportunity to shoot with Fiona today, and these photos man — im so proud of how they turned out. Honestly, she is such a real person — her smiles give me life, and we played around with hammocks, and catching the sunshine, and sunset, a little bit around Florence St. and the pickle factory, fences, just pretty much everywhere.

We just talked — I think Fiona is one of those people where its just effortless the conversations we had — it just flowed so naturally and I think I needed that to get back into the right headspace.

It was just amazing.

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10.01.2017: Rooftops

Yet again, we have another installment of my photoshoot adventures, this time with Harris Eidelman 🙂 Honestly, such a fun shoot, we did on top of the parking garage on campus (unexpected location, but hey, you guys are used to that by now).

Literally, we talked about everything, from his new lead as Prince Eric to the semester, and by the end, I had caught Harris laughing so many times, it just made me smile 🙂

But enough of me rambling, here are my favorite shots ❤

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09.23.2017: Floofs and other animals

Portraits of the animals I met during my day in Boston yesterday. All these photos were taken with consent of their respective humans.

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09.23.2017: Chasing the Fog

So, yesterday, I went into Boston for the day to do some urban exploring. Little did I know, however, that as soon as night fell, I would take photographs that I would never forget.

It was around 6:00, I ran from Government Center to a floating deck near the Aquarium to eat my dinner (subway — eat fresh!). Literally ran to the other side, to find the entirety of the harbor shrouded in mist and fog — naturally as a person who turns into a complete child when she sees fog and mist, I screamed and walked straight into the unknown.

Sat on the floating deck, looking out into the harbor, which as of then, was completley covered. You couldnt even see 5 feet infront of you without being shrouded in mist. The only things you could see were the hazy lights of the dock and the red/green lights of the boats as they cruised by. Honestly, it was probably one of the most surreal experiences ive ever had, considering I absolutley love the rain.

These are the photos I took during dinner as well as when I walked around the financial district near the aquarium.

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12pm: Sharks
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As the Boats float by
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City Scape