Sunday, July 1, 2012


I wanted to take photos with sparklers but the lighter ran out of fluid in the middle of it so yeeeah

rolling with the punches ya'll, I just played around in the front of our apartment until I got something I liked

question: are you the type of photographer who, when you see your neighbors, will take your camera/tripod aside and pretend to look at photos or who keeps on taking photos like there's no tomorrow?

I'd like to admit that I am the former, I just step out of the way and try to avoid eye contact, especially in the middle of the night in the back of an apartment complex haha

I always forget that people don't think this is normal, but when they are staring I try to avoid confrontation because when people ask if I am taking pictures of birds or cars or a building it's weird to admit that I am just taking photos of myself, that's not something you see everyday (unless of course, you live in my building)

I will try to get better at it though, it's not something to be ashamed of, it's a nice conversation starter at least

next time maybe I'll be braver

have a good one!

I like this one , it reminds me of the constantly burning house in Synecdoche, New York.

and this is okay


  1. when i see my neighbors i pretend i'm taking pictures of trees or i slowly slink away.

    but when i'm with other people i'm like: LET THEM STARE.

  2. I wait until I am the only human being for miles and if I hear an airplane I run inside.

    ... it's not quite that bad, but nearly.

  3. FORMER. Not just my neighbours, ANYONE AT ALL. I scramble and pretend to pick at other things not camera related, then slink away silently praying fervently "don't look at me don't look at me..."

  4. I've never found myself in the situation of taking pictures of myself but if I did I would probably be self conscious about it. But any other time I don't have a problem.

  5. When people run into me taking self portraits (and when they stop and STARE), I'll usually flash them a smile and wait for the last of the shots on timer to take. Then I'll just go back to my camera and look like I'm busy. If they want to talk, I'll talk, if not, I'll wait for their curiosity to ebb and continue once they leave. If they stare but keep moving, then I'll just carry on. I figure they've seen stranger things in California :P

    I love the lighting in these two, btw :)