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365 Photos – 45/52

It’s cold out, which means I’ve been staying inside. And since it’s almost a full year (!) that means I’ve already taken all of my inside pictures in the apartment. Such challenges.

On a more serious note, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to turn the camera on yourself and self-portraits/selfies/etc. I follow a fair amount of fashion bloggers, particularly those who focus on body positivity and diversity and I seeing all different types of people in my feed makes me feel good.  Continue reading 365 Photos – 45/52

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Scraps

I must have still been in high school when I found this piggy bank in a thrift store way out in Berlin, NJ — a city not nearly as exciting as its name would suggest. For some reason, I’ve been oddly attached to it for as long as I could remember, even making some efforts to “restore” it way back when I wanted to go into art restoration as a career path. Continue reading Scraps

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365 Photos – 42/52

Last week, I was in Utah for the Automattic Grand Meetup. The meetup was, as usual, amazing. There were so many times when I’d be walking down the hall wishing we always lived in this crazy hotel — as if I could somehow curate my own world and community with these Automatticians that I adore and admire so much.  Continue reading 365 Photos – 42/52

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365 Photos – 41/52

I skipped a week. After I noticed I’d forgotten to take a picture for days in a row, I took it to mean that I really needed the break from doing something every day, even if it only takes a few seconds. As someone who likes to respect those instincts, I gave myself the week off, so to speak.

This week I’m in Park City, UT for the Automattic Grand Meetup. I love the Southwest – the mountains, the colors of the changing leaves, the different climate, etc. So looking out my window and seeing this gorgeous view has been fantastic already, not to mention seeing all of my coworkers. There’s so many of us, it’s amazing.  Continue reading 365 Photos – 41/52

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365 Photos – 39/52

I woke up early this morning to walk the dog and pack. My only fear or phobia is natural disaster, like flooding or tsunamis. These are, I’d argue, pretty useful instinctual fears, but any mention of a hurricane and references to Hurricane Sandy set off all my alarms. So I packed up a bunch of stuff so I can head out later today and hopefully feel a little more secure.

I need to reevaluate always wanting to live on the coast, I think.  Continue reading 365 Photos – 39/52

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365 Photos – 38/52

I know I’m obsessed with sunflowers, but I’m a little bit in love with this old man sunflower I found in Belmar, NJ on Saturday. I was walking to my car when I passed it and needed to stop to grab a picture. There’s something so frail and delicate about a dying sunflower.

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365 Photos – 37/52

My photo-editing-fatigue may be lasting more than a week. Most of these pictures were taken on my phone, but I did try out an animated GIF which is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. Photography is what it is and in both writing and images, the struggle is typically in capturing the moment. I’ve been growing increasingly curious of what that desire means in the context of an moving image, without it being film. Continue reading 365 Photos – 37/52