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Painting with Light at Walden Pond

22 Oct 2011 / 1 Comment / in Photography, Travel

Long Exposure Light Painting. + Trip to see Fall Foliage.

You can learn to paint using longer exposures such as 1/4 second and try to move the camera why it is exposing. Doing so allows you to paint with whatever object that is lite on the viewfinder. Granted that you choose a good setting and you can get long exposure, its quite fun. 🙂

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Getting to Tibet 2011

08 Sep 2011 / 0 Comments / in Photography, Travel

Recently, I went on a trip in which I had wanted to go for years.  Tibet was not a place that was easily accessible. While planning was fairly complicated due to inconsistencies of ticket prices and scarcity of transportation in and out of the region, the trip itself was fairly smooth. However, Tibet is a plateau region in southwest china and well above the sea level with an average elevation of 4,900 meters (16,000 ft). It is easy for first time travelers to such altitudes to get high-altitude sickness. Climbing 2 flight of stairs feels like climbing 10 as air is thinner and your heart has to work harder to provide more oxygen to the brain. In short, if you ever lived through college, you know how hangovers and shortness of breath feel like. It’s on par with the worst one you’ve ever experienced, but you learn to deal with things like this.

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Tibet Photos 2011

07 Sep 2011 / 0 Comments / in Photography, Pix a Day, Travel

Kimono Photoshoot at Fushimi Inari-taisha (伏見稲荷大社)

05 Jul 2011 / 0 Comments / in Photography, Portraiture, Travel

Fushimi Inari-taisha
伏見稲荷大社

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.

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Tama Art University Library by Toyo Ito

02 Jul 2011 / 0 Comments / in Architecture

Worst rain storm ever. Witness lots of lighting. So what I do on my day off? Travel somewhere 2 hrs away by train to see a rather famous building in the Architecture world. Did I mention it was raining hard the whole way there.  After I got to the building…. It stop raining. If I had only gone 40 minutes later, I wouldn’t be all wet….

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MIT Portraits 2011/ Juxtaposition:Faces of Architecture at MIT

24 May 2011 / 0 Comments / in Photography, Portraiture

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.

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MIT 150: aFloat

07 May 2011 / 0 Comments / in Architecture

MIT 150 Installation
During MIT’s 150 anniversary, our school hosted an open house even to the public. This gave opportunity to display the latest architectural innovations of our school, both for professors and students. I covered a few of the installations and documented so they could end up in the designers portfolio.

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MIT 150: Projects

06 May 2011 / 0 Comments / in Architecture

MIT 150 Installation
During MIT’s 150 anniversary, our school hosted an open house even to the public. This gave opportunity to display the latest architectural innovations of our school, both for professors and students. I covered a few of the installations and documented so they could end up in the designers portfolio.

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MIT 150: String Tunnel

04 Apr 2011 / 0 Comments / in Architecture

MIT 150 Installation
During MIT’s 150 anniversary, our school hosted an open house even to the public. This gave opportunity to display the latest architectural innovations of our school, both for professors and students. I covered a few of the installations and documented so they could end up in the designers portfolio.

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MIT 150: Ice Wall

04 Mar 2011 / 0 Comments / in Architecture

MIT 150 Installation
During MIT’s 150 anniversary, our school hosted an open house even to the public. This gave opportunity to display the latest architectural innovations of our school, both for professors and students. I covered a few of the installations and documented so they could end up in the designers portfolio.

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