old photographs

Sorry this is a bit late but thank you for tagging me @wecantloseher

Rules: Tag 9 people you want to get to know better.

1. How old are you?

2. What’s your current job?
Student and retail associate.

3. What are you talented at?
I paint, write, sketch (mostly), and sleep for long periods of time.

4. What is a big goal your working towards (or have already achieved)?
My associate degree in paralegal studies. Another goal of mine is to travel next year.

5. What’s your aesthetic?
Probably sitting by a big window in the winter reading a book and drinking a hot cup of tea.

6. Do you collect anything?
Old photographs. Anytime I go into an antique store I buy the ones that are under two dollars. I’ve loved old photography ever since I was a kid so I guess that’s carried over into adulthood.

7. What’s a topic you can always talk about?
Music, TV shows, books, Beth Greene and her idiotic demise, and Westworld.

8. What’s a pet peeve of yours?
People who don’t use a turn signal tbh.

9. Good advice to give?
Live for yourself not for others. Even now I still struggle with that.

10. What three songs would you recommend?
Still Your Girl by Fleurie, Stargirl Interlude by The Weeknd ft. Lana Del Rey, and Storm by Ruelle.

Ok I’m tagging @emily-kinney, @flomation, @happycookiie, @oflanagans, @onlyforbeth, @violets-and-cupcakes, @weloveperioddrama, @wellsjahasghost, and @zubzub

agentjxreau  asked:

— ( KARLA SOUZA ) meet LENA REYES, the TWENTY SEVEN year old PHOTOGRAPHER, who has been in Vancouver for ALL HER LIFE, she’s/he’s/they’re currently residing in APARTMENT #505. she can be CRITICAL & UNFORGIVING but also be LOYAL & GENUINE! People have said her favorite song is ALIVE by SIA, let’s just hope we don’t hear it blasting from her/his/their apartment! ( mandy, 23, she/her, & est )

Welcome to Rosemont Towers LENA REYES ( KARLA SOUZA ) send in your account within the next TWELVE hours!!

Pictured above are brothers Lewis and Nelson Winslow, just 3 years of age and 18 months old respectively in this photograph. When Lewis was 12 years old, and Nelson 10, they disappeared from their home in Pomona, Los Angeles. Soon after, poultry ranch owner Gordon Northcott was implicated in their murder, despite an absence of bodies. It was alleged that he had hacked the older brother to death with an axe, and his guilt was somewhat confirmed after he began speaking freely of the killings committed. At one point, he even told authorities: “I felt sorry for Nelson after I killed Lewie, the little one was so distressed and wept so.” Northcott claimed it was this sympathy for Nelson which led his nephew, teenager Sanford Clark, to murder Nelson single-handedly. However, Clark always maintained that he was forced to participate after being frequently beaten and abused by Northcott.

After different fragments of human skeletons were unearthed at his farm, it became apparent to police that there were other unidentified victims killed and concealed by Gordon Northcott on the premises. It is estimated that he may have taken the lives of up to 20 people. His own mother, Sarah Northcott, willingly claimed the guilt for one of these murders but was able to avoid execution and instead died in prison of old age. Gordon was hanged for his crimes in 1930. Despite an almost nonchalant facade throughout court proceedings, he conceded to fear after being led to the gallows. Moments before he plunged to his death, he was heard to desperately plead: “A prayer! Please, say a prayer for me!”

An Angel’s Death

I think I’m afraid to tell it
because it’s merely boredom,
but in the afternoon he picked
me up on his bike again
and we went for sandwiches,
but ended up at the bar
drinking bourbon presses.
I heard about his Hell’s Angels days –
the death of romance
and decided my old
affair with the photographer
was exactly what
I needed to keep breathing.
I drank another
and we went around about trust
like a tennis match,
which led us to use a condom
and skip breakfast in the morning.

Works: The Cost of Living
Martin Parr's The Cost of Living at ROSEGALLERY.

Photographs from Martin Parr from the series ‘The Cost of Living’, 1988
My street photography project does not aim at showing richness rather at documenting that elegance still exists. Nowadays people confuse class with purchasing luxury accessories and expensive garments, my intent is to give instances of discrete ways of being elegant without standing in the spotlight. 

I don’t personally like Parr’s flashy techniques and neither do I like some of his work but the way he’s thinking and the way he’s capable of making satire out of wealthy folks got me attracted to his books.  
My project’s subjects are women over their 70s so I looked up at ‘The Cost of Living’ as it provides photographs of old ladies. 
The research helped me with thinking on how to photograph women of that age and gave me ideas for my shots.

I don’t know if I will have the time to write any more letters, because I might be too busy trying to participate. So, if this does end up being the last letter, I just want you to know that I was in a bad place before I started high school, and you helped me. Even if you didn’t know what I was talking about, or know someone who’s gone through it, you made me not feel alone. Because I know there are people who say all these things don’t happen. And there are people who forget what it’s like to be sixteen when they turn seventeen. I know these will all be stories some day, and our pictures will become old photographs. We all become somebody’s mom or dad. But right now, these moments are not stories. This is happening. I am here, and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song, and that drive with the people who you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite.
—  Stephen Chbosky

CONTEST: A potential Confessional.

I need to find my school photo when I visit my parents this winter. The problem is that they moved homes so many times that a lot of our memory objects such as old photographs got damaged or lost.

The school portrait image can be used within its original classic navy blue cardboard framing embossed with a gold ribbon design. This will indicate that it was a portrait made as part of an institution rather than an independent photo gallery. 


I am Sandy.

I live for cold mornings, sweet coffee, and sweaters, for sunsets and heart to heart talks, for positive vibrations and happy thoughts, for green tea and books, for peaceful nights and the stars, for long road trips and nice songs, for love and happiness.

My ultimate goal is to grow, see places, meet people and continuously learn. I wanna be loved not by having a beautiful face, but for having a beautiful heart. I wanna leave marks on people’s lives. I want them to remember me for how I made them laugh, cry, love and for how I touched their lives. 

I wanna be an inspiration. I wanna be the reason for somebody to not give up. Because, I, too, is also on a journey of not giving up - on my dreams and on everything that I wanna be in the future.

I love sunflowers, photographs, old movies, museums, old houses, nice strangers, movie dates, nice walks at night, bonfire, the moon and people who plays with my hair voluntarily. 


Sixth piece for Word, Image, Sequence
My sixth piece was based on a memory back to the birth of my nannan and grandads two children, Shaun and Andrew. With the use of photoshop I created a collage which suggested that each image was a memory back to their childhood days. Shaun is the oldest, born in 1967 with Andrew two years younger born in 1969.
Thinking about the different effects I could make when creating a collage; I used photoshop to burn the edges of each photograph which gave each image its own meaning and individuality. As the photographs fade out, it gives the collage an effect as if each image is a different memory.
I decided to print my collage onto clear acetate as I wanted the viewer to see through my work. Printing the image in black and white allowed me to add my own colour. I liked the idea of recreating old photographs when figures and clothes would be coloured in due to the black and white print.


old photographs of painting and dirtAY Picasso postcards. HARDDRIVE CLEANIN’ (at Business Premium Jazz Festival Carnival City)

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Danny Roche

26 yr old self taught photographer based in New York City. Danny has worked with ELLE, Vogue.it, OUT, Life+Times, REVS, and Fucking Young! Magazine.

Love how he merges street culture and high-end studio looks.