Month: December 2013

Minute Musings: Big City Dreams, A Finale

Four years ago, I had fantasized about a life in the big city — a life filled with black thigh high boots and late nights at the club and a Vespa. One year ago, I had grumbled about how my post-grad life in the city was not as I had anticipated it. I didn’t have my own star in the San Francisco skyline; instead, I had a lengthy commute and a seemingly thankless job and a twin bed in my parents’ home. Like every other delusional millennial, I believed — no, knew in every fiber of my being — that a grander, big city life was my destiny and that the powers that be were just preventing me from attaining what was rightfully mine. Now, with 2013 coming to a close, I am at a juncture in my life. A slew of change is on the horizon, and — after a lot of daydreaming and grumbling and (I admit) a great deal of self-reflection and maturing — I will finally have my big city dreams actualized. Well, at …

The Truth About Photography

“Photography is getting as close as you can to real life, showing us things we don’t normally see. These are people’s most intimate moments, and sometimes intimacy is sad.” – Corinne Day, British fashion photographer, documentary photographer, and fashion model (1962-2010)