This summer I fell in love with photography more than I ever have before. It’s funny how our passions, hobbies, or whatever you want to call it, accidentally end up in our lives. I began my Instagram account, which I’d call my main photography platform, in my freshman year of high school. I really started the account because I found a girl on Instagram that took beautiful shots in her very rural looking town. I loved her ideas and thought, hey I could start something like that too. This girl has since deleted her account, to my knowledge, and I can’t remember her name, but wherever she is I’d like to thank her. I almost gave up on photography many times, I’m somewhat of a perfectionist and if i can’t do something well the first time, then I can kiss it goodbye. I’m not sure if I ever wanted anything to come out of photography at first, but it has become such a part of me I don’t know what I’d do without it. I still use the same camera from freshman year, just with a different lens. Although I lean towards editorial and studio shots, these pictures remind me of new beginnings or something cliche like that. I think the most important thing you can do in life is remind yourself everyday that you have the capability to do anything in the world you want to do, just go for it.
There’s nothing like capturing new memories in the same, old places. Since this night was shockingly cold for August, I threw on a jacket. For some reason I have the hardest time finding jackets with hoods, why would anyone need a rain resistant jacket without a hood? I recently bought this off the shoulder, striped shirt from Brandy Melville. I can never decide how I feel about the store, honestly the quality’s not to die for, but I can never seem to find their staple pieces anywhere else, despite my constant attempt to prove that statement wrong. I bought this skirt a couple of years ago in California. Do you ever go into a store and feel like you HAVE to buy something, well that was me that day. I ended up grabbing this skirt off the clearance rack and it’s been in the back of my closet ever since. Recently I’ve been pairing it with printed tops and I can’t stop wearing it. Lastly I picked up these shoes for 1 or 2 dollars at the Garment District in Cambridge Mass. I’m not sure of the original brand, but I could easily see these in the display window of Zara.