Mardi Gras is crazy. I’ve seen things I would prefer I didn’t…. I recommend everyone to go at least one….. but I prefer not to show that through these photos 🙂
Archive for category: Portraiture
Portraits around Boston, Beacon Hill and North End for Maira
On this occasion, I had the opportunity to teach a friend of mine how to use a strobe off camera. He had a really nice flash but had not realized it full potentials yet. Not to say i am an expert at flash (afterall, I shoot buildings) I do know enough to do weddings and engagement sessions. But I would have to work with people to get the right shots. I am after all the democratic type that like to help clients design a shot that’s meaningful to them. Joanie’s (Nathan’s Sister) wedding will be in a few months and Nathan would like to be able to shoot some nice photos of them. They have a wedding photographer so im not too worried. They’ve requested trying out some graffiti. And here is my attempt.
Located North of the city of San Francisco is a treasure known as Muir Woods.Here’s the little history from Wiki…..
“One hundred fifty million years ago ancestors of redwood and sequoia trees grew throughout the United States. Today, the Sequoia sempervirens can be found only in a narrow, cool coastal belt from Monterey, California, in the south to Oregon in the north.
For our Professional Practice Class, we had to come up with a plan on how to become successful architecture offices.
However, we all know that we all need a plan to get things done, I feel this exercise did not paint a realistic scenario. Never the less, we made profile portraits for our website to show we are up and coming architectural designers that teach at various institutions in the World and are based in Boston.
On 4th of July weekend, the American/Canadian interns of Kengo Kuma went with me to Kyoto by bus from Tokyo for some weekend fun. I had also promised them that I would help them take some photos of their Kimono.
When thinking about architecture schools, one may think of the head that runs the department. First there was Yung Ho, now its Nader. Both I’ve come to know because I had to research them to find out if MIT was the right school for me. While their faces are clear to me, Architecture students have long been hidden away in their studio slaving away for their next studio review right behind the most social center of the campus; Steam Cafe. While we associated the school with Nader, I find that there are much to say about how much the school depends on students as well. In a way, architecture school uses student work as much as faculty or chair to draw in future students. In a way, the increasingly business-like structure of university makes me question the roles, priories, and dreams of students and Nader. This project seeks to uncover the struggle between running an architecture school and being in architecture school through portrait style photography.
updated. Portraits of Classmates in 2010. As a premise, I asked them to hold something that would represent themselves and better show the world who they are. While most of them picked their architectural models, most revealed their personalities quite well through what they were holding. Also I shot this entire set using Kodachrome because Dwayne photo was going to stop doing slides. So no more development of the film…………….