Volunteering in Bangladesh

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Journal, Travel, Uncategorized | One Comment
Volunteering in Bangladesh

When people travel abroad for missions or volunteer work, there’s this assumed expectation that the experience will be “life changing” and “transformative”. It’s almost become a cliche and, sadly, a negative side effect of my generation’s inclination towards social activism. If I’m being honest, avoiding that stereotype has been one of reasons this blog post is so overdue. I don’t want what I […]

Confronting Envy

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Journal, Uncategorized | No Comments
Confronting Envy

I harbor a lot of envy for my peers who have already started their own families. I’m talking hardcore Instagram and Facebook stalking of wedding and pregnancy photo shoots. It would sound so creepy if I didn’t know so many people do something similar. Like looking at your ex’s social media account to check out his/her new girlfriend/boyfriend […]

A Manifesto of Fear

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
A Manifesto of Fear

I ask myself this a lot lately. For some time now, I’ve been wanting to expand this little blog from my photography and travel adventures to include my thoughts, frustrations, struggles, and observations. I began to jot down ideas throughout the day. It was going well. I had a small but growing list. But I wouldn’t expand […]

SF Street Photography Workshop

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 9 Comments
SF Street Photography Workshop

I recently spent 5 days in an intensive street photography workshop led by international street photographer Eric Kim. I signed up for the workshop with a goal to overcome my fear of photographing strangers. Prior to the workshop, I wasn’t very good about getting close to people, and I never asked permission. I tried to shoot incognito without being noticed. […]

portrait session: Segun Odedele

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments
portrait session: Segun Odedele

Segun Odedele is a fellow Northeastern alum, but we randomly met outside of MOSAIC in Hollywood several months ago. He and I were both awkwardly standing alone before service, and I had noticed that he was wearing a t-shirt that said Boston. (Should have said hi, but I was too shy.) He must have seen me […]

Iceland

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Travel, Uncategorized | 4 Comments
Iceland

I recently spent a week in Iceland with my parents (who are also photographers). We spent 2 days in Reykjavik, 3 days in Stykkisholmur on the Snaefellsnes peninsula (where parts of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was filmed although they pretended Iceland was Greenland), and the black sand beaches of Reynsfijara Beach, on the southern […]

portrait session: Khalilha Haynes

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
portrait session: Khalilha Haynes

I had the pleasure of working with Khalilha Haynes, a Columbia grad working in LA as an environmental engineer at a green building company. Khalilha is pursing a modeling career, and it’s pretty obvious she’s been blessed with natural beauty. I love the photos where she’s cheesin’ really hard. I didn’t even have to ask […]

portrait session: phil woods

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
portrait session: phil woods

I always love opportunities to shoot portraits. Bonus if it’s of a close friend and you both feel relaxed around each other, because let’s face it, having your photo taken can be awkward. Half the battle of being a good photographer is being able to make people comfortable. Phil Woods has been a close friend of mine for years. […]

Los Angeles City Payroll Data Infographic

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | One Comment

As a part of my application for the Los Angeles Civic Innovation Fellowship, I created an infographic depicting data from Los Angeles city payroll.