Sunday, November 21, 2010


Why? Why am I fascinated and utterly obsessed with the iconic artist?
I guess I could say it's because he revolutionized art and society in general. Or I could say it's because he completely changed our interpretation of commercial art. Or I guess I could use this reason (probably the most accurate): he's a genius. And seriously, how could you not be intrigued by the man who coined the phrase, "In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes"? And how true is it today?  Warhol was superficial, possibly mentally unhinged, but definitely a genius.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Love for Lomography

    I don't know if you've ever heard of it, but Lomography is currently one of the biggest obsessions in my life right now. It's this amazing company that makes analogue film cameras and turns photography into a lifestyle of sorts. Anyway, it completely changes the way that you take pictures and maybe even how you see the world.
   Upon discovering Lomography, I immediately set my sights on the Diana Mini. It's this fun little camera that takes gorgeous pictures that are the perfect combination of dreamy and romantic.  I highly suggest anybody who has known digital cameras their whole life should experiment with film at least once. It will completely change how you interpret the world.

    And here's the part where I shamelessly promote myself and my photography.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    First of all, if anyone hasn't read this book, I suggest they make a bookstore run right now.
    This book is definitely one of the best books I have ever read and it definitely makes you think about some things. Alas, I am not here to write a book review.
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a book about growing up. And since I am in that stage of my life, I can tell you that it captures adolescence perfectly.  But what exactly does adolescence entail? It is the stage of life where you doubt everything; you are completely unsure of yourself as a person. You have no idea of how to distinguish the line between right and wrong, individuality and going with the group, and your overall sense of self versus the person you think everyone else wants you to be. And to add to all of that, you have to deal with many other changes in your life, one example being puberty (so much fun-you should try it some time). 
    I'm nowhere near complaining. At this point in time I'm having lots of fun every day, and I definitely don't want to be an adult yet. Coming of age is just something that happens, I guess. But don't listen to me, listen to Charlie. 
"... And in that moment, I swear we were infinite." 
I promise that you will never find a better description of growing up anywhere else in your entire life.

    Incidentally, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is being made into a movie. It just happens to feature one of my favorite actresses, Emma Watson.