Summer Project- Photography

Our summer project was to take photographs of our Summer adventure, I spent most of my summer in the Co-op but I did get to go to Edinburgh for a week during the Fringe Festival. Edinburgh is one of the nicest places I have been, the city is beautiful and its surrounded by hills. I took my mini Diana camera that Josh got me for my birthday. I have only used it once and I dropped the camera as I was taking the film to b e developed so I never got to see the images. So I knew using the Diana would be hit or miss. These are the photo’s I used:

St Johns Church, Edinbugh

Giraffe statue, Omni Centre, Edinburgh

North Bridge, Edinburgh

Scott’s Monument, Princess Street, Edinburgh

The Images came out quite blurry, but I think it gives them quite a nice effect. Clear photographs came sometimes all look the same. I added quotes from the book ‘One Day’ to most of them. 

Too many feelings...

        Yesterday was a giant, crazy party in my head. I don’t even know where to begin. Well…I went on a summer project this past summer in Vail, CO. It was absolutely INCREDIBLE! God taught me so much and changed my heart in a million ways for His Glory. Ahh I can’t even think about it without my heart fluttering… :) So logically, at TCX this past week, when they brought up project, I was super excited yet I definitely did not surrender this coming summer to the Lord. In the moment I guess I was thinking that I had already done that… that I gave Him this past summer (that sounds horrible, for every day of my life is rightfully His) , and He rocked my world. Why would He ask me to surrender a summer in this way again? I had already felt His leading for my future over the course of TCX. My heart for missions was expanded, my love for God’s people was enlarged, and I could easily say that I felt the Lord was calling me into the field of international missions at some point in my life. Ha surprise, surprise…
       So there I sat yesterday morning…completely confused as to why I felt the way I did. The only way I can describe this feeling is by saying that I felt it the night the Lord called me to lay down my relationship with my boyfriend at the time, and I felt it after deciding that I was NOT going to go on project last year even after being accepted to Vail. (Needless to say… that feeling led to a breakdown of my own will and surrendering to what the Lord was calling me to). This absolutely terrifies me in a million different ways. I just want to cry and cry and cry. I have no idea what any of these fleeting ‘feelings’ mean, but I do know that I need to be seeking my Lord and Savior in this area especially right now. Who knows what He has for me. A summer project this year might not be it. Lalalalalala. Your will be done.

Summer Project
Went to the mall for like six hours to escape the heat. I remember my feet hurting. Should’ve asked for the number of the cute boy who was working at Subway. Bought Rita’s for my grandparents. Worried about them more than ever. Came home to eat our salads. Watched an awesome sunset with Anne’s mom and brother, Ted (along with my mom and dad). My dad admitted to being embarrassed about falling off a chair in front of Ted.


Summer Project
Really great day. Finally gave my dad his finished Father’s Day present. He seemed to like the shirts I designed for the boat.
Then I went to Buffalo Wild Wings with Anne and Darian. Anne gave her number to a boy named Corey who ended up having a girlfriend and being douchey. “Stalked” this guy in my grade who I think is interesting and insanely cute. Sat in St. Martha’s parking lot. Sat in Dairy Queen parking lot. Sat in Caln Roller Rink parking lot. Why? I don’t know. Finally went to get sodas at the Downingtown Diner (Darian was dying of thirst). Played with straws. Anne gave her number to another boy (technically his mother). Pat ended up being much nicer than Corey.

This summer I learned what it means to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit and that there’s nothing I can do to make God love me more. He loves me fully because of what Christ did for me on the cross. I have never felt so loved and free in my life. Because of that, I am overjoyed and unbelievably excited to share the Gospel with people I meet everywhere I go.
—  student on the 2013 Ocean City, MD project 

Experiment 1-Strike a pose test shoot-Un-Edited.

In true test shoot style, I used myself as the subject for the test images. What do you think they say about me? That I’m carefree, that I like to have fun, that I’m silly, that I don’t care what people think about me and the way I look? To be completely honest you would be both right and wrong. I am silly if you get to know me, I’m not carefree at all and I really do tend to care what people would think of these images regardless of whether I would have an issue with it. I think these images make me look like a nice person but they don’t give you an insight to my personality just my character…if that makes sense. Now to the aesthetics. I have taken 8 photographs myself, but I can’t help but feel like there needs to be more but then I think 16 like Yu Tsai may be a few too many so I think finding a happy medium will be the job maybe 9 images so it is 3x3 which might look more balanced. So what do you think these images say about me? I would really appreciate it.