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B 32561 C 50 E May 7, 2014 F May 7, 2014
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17, 18, 19, 20
21 and today is 22.

This is a belated post, my birthday was April 29th but it was a very busy day full of packing and stress. I didn't want to remember 22 that way. Two days after my 22nd birthday I hopped into a car with one of my best friends (Lindseybop) and drove a twenty hour drive full of the typical road trip car trouble, rain, and tireless leg cramps. But we made it to Boston, my new home for who knows how long, and the newest leg of my life adventure. Last I posted I was moving to California, obviously circumstances have shifted a little bit. I am living in Boston (JP to be exact) with Emily Tebbetts, an awesome flickr friend, and her boyfriend Joe. My room has wood floors and windows full of light and I am so thankful for this new chapter in my life.

Life is strange, but leaning into the uncertainty and making it your own yields amazing results.

Oh yeah, I have a pixie cut again.

;)

more on my blog:

sealegslegssea.tumblr.com/post/85045158878/17-18-19-20-21...

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Today I went exploring with my friends Kelly & Katie in some abandoned places in the area.

Going into abandoned homes is a very strange experience for me, I always feel so intrusive, and also so sad. I had a moment in the house from 'The Piano' where I was standing in the upstairs kitchen and there was a photo of a sixth grade class on the table (a girl had her tongue sticking out, it was so silly, barely anyone was looking at the camera) and dishes in the dish drainer next to the sink that had been freshly washed so long ago and I was just struck with so much lonesomeness. I can't imagine the situation that would make a family leave their home so abruptly, with pictures and personal items still lingering in the drawers. I always like to leave places as I have found them. For me, being in an abandoned place feels as overwhelming as a big cathedral, museum, or library, with so many artifacts from the past and a big overwhelming silence that feels wrong to break with your footsteps as you crunch through broken glass.


So thankful that the homes we visited today were untouched by graffiti (and just a small amount of trash.) I wish all abandoned places could stay so preserved.

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This has been a recurring theme in my work this month, but I promise the two pianos are unrelated.

Today I went exploring with my friends Kelly & Katie in some abandoned places in the area. Going into abandoned homes is a very strange experience for me, I always feel so intrusive, and also so sad. I had a moment in this house where I was standing in the upstairs kitchen and there was a photo of a sixth grade class on the table (a girl had her tongue sticking out, it was so silly, barely anyone was looking at the camera) and dishes in the dish drainer next to the sink that had been freshly washed so long ago and I was just struck with so much lonesomeness. I can't imagine the situation that would make a family leave their home so abruptly, with pictures and personal items still lingering in the drawers. I always like to leave places as I have found them. For me, being in an abandoned place feels as overwhelming as a big cathedral, museum, or library, with so many artifacts from the past and a big overwhelming silence that feels wrong to break with your footsteps as you crunch through broken glass.

Big thank you to Katie for helping me create this image, she was my camera operator as I left my remote at home.

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Hi guys!

In this series, entitled ‘Madonnas,’ I have created self portraits in the poses and typical style of depictions of the Virgin Mary. I hand made my props out of household items from the dollar tree and have utilized Mary, ‘the mother of mankind,’ as a recognizable figure, in order to reflect the domestic expectations of motherhood and femininity for young women. While the series utilizes religious symbolism and references from art history, it is intended as a focus on womanhood rather than a commentary on religion.

Just released my Madonnas series on my blog, 10 photos

tinyurl.com/m4a6f2p

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Icarus inspired of course,

I kept thinking of this poem I wrote a few years ago,

click to read

hi guys,
sorry for the extreme absence, I have been working a lot on school projects and experimenting with new things. I am on a really big cyanotype kick right now and hope to release a new set on my website soon with my newest cyano work but if you can't hold in your excitement you can see some previews on instagram. That's really where I've been doing most of my internet interaction these days, I am losing touch with tumblr, but I am trying to get back into blogging because I miss feeling connected to so many people. I love sharing my life but sometimes I am too busy living it to remember to share :P Eventually I will have you all caught up. I have a video from my recent visit to Boston to assemble still. Soon, I swear ;) Other recent events in my little life include being president of my school's photo club, saving up for a move to California in May, and completing my senior year of college. I am curating a photo show locally for November, so that's really really awesome too. I hope you guys have been well, I miss flickr and I got so excited to have something to share with you guys today.

<3

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