Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Serendipity...

That's exactly how the dress and its maker came to me. Eugene is going back to Korea and with me she left a dress and some images on a Spring afternoon... Not certain if I will ever see her again I celebrate serendipity. 

Coincidences and chances are surrounding me... On the night of the blood moon I decided to just let it all be and allow for whichever satellites that needed to cross paths come together. If only for a brief moment we allow ourselves to be open... Moments that like stars burn up the skies fast until nothingness... Maybe then we might begin  to understand the cosmos.

Serendipity... 
Photography: Adriana Iris
Model:  Morgan
Dress & Styling: Eugene Goh
BTS&PA: JWaitsPhoto











Thanks Eugene, Morgan and Jon.

Shots by dude with camera..

Happy Midweek!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

La Dulce Vida...

At the moment my favorite things are...
Running through fields untamed...
The coolest welder since Alex in the movie Flashdance...
Thinking I can create the cover of Vogue for a free newspaper...

My favorite way of conveying what I am saying is with pictures. 
So here they go...







Instagram Freak...



last 2 taken by dude with camera



Happy Midweek...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Song to the Siren...

From my About Page
I was born on an enchanted island at the shores of the Caribbean Sea. 
Where I weaved seashells and starfish into my hair.
Dreaming of mermaids, pirates and Undines. 
I played under the hot sun close to the equator and underneath 
many waterfalls for most of my childhood... 
I danced to African drumbeats underneath the moonlit skies... 
Under the rain forest canopy I fell in love for the first time.
Now, I live where the sun rises on the coast of Georgia.
Because the ocean is a part of me and who I am... 
Close to the horizon I wish to be. 


My interconnection with the ocean is organic neither trite or cynical. There are days when I crave the salty taste on my lips like some crave a piece of cake. As a child, I swore I could hear Yemaya calling me from the inside of the many seashells and waves that I played in. I ate sea grapes under many palm groves pretending to be the queen of it all. There... on the groves... the pirates would try to take my land which I would defend fiercely with the same machete that would help me drink my coconut water. 

When I became a women my walk would try to mimic the sway and way of the palm trees on a windy afternoon. Those same palm trees would serve as my bed while I would read poetry to my beloveds. I drank many bottles of Lambrusco underneath them and  received many kisses. The ocean is part of me and who I am...


Song to the Siren...

Photography:  Adriana Iris

Model:  Amy H.
MUA:   Maia Luna
Location:  Ocean











Thanks Amy H. You are magic...



Happy Tuesday!





Saturday, March 29, 2014

About Brigid...

I am moving through life inspired by everything and anything. There is a lack of arrogance on the things that will move and inspire me. My work continues to use the trees as the platform and frame to so many images that I dream up in my head.  They stand like soldiers and as the perfect props for my creations.  As a child I would climb an acerola tree and nap. From there I would also spy on my childhood crush when he would visit his grandmother in the summertime. Growing up on an island with a tropical rain forest will do things to you and your imagination. 

So I continue tip-toeing to edge of this page just to show you the latest images I created with some good friends. Inspired by fairies, Ireland, Brigid of the Celts, the woodland and the baptismal powers of a river and in search of atonement.


Brighid of Gael

Photography- Adriana Iris
Model, MUAH- Jacqueline H.
PA's - Cathy Lou, Anita N.
Location- Gael









Thanks again Jacqueline for being an amazing muse and inspiration.



In the meantime you can also find me at Do Savannah this week with a piece for a column I just started writing and contributing named Homegrown Savannah. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and please... Stay Sweet!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Where is my mind...

I thought about a beautiful and empowering post this morning as I was driving for a lunch-date. 
Then my GPS decided to stop working and with it went out all the ideas. 
So I find myself speechless... 

So here are the ceilings that somehow had something to do with a great idea I had this morning...






Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

About Green...

I woke up before the sunrise on a rainy morning to take pictures of the St. Patrick's Day celebration in Savannah. As I made my way through Forsyth Park to where the floats were being assembled a man walking his dog said to me " Enjoying the Irish sunshine?!" - to which I just smiled. Growing up the only things I knew about Ireland were a place called Shannan's Pub which is located on the island of Puerto Rico and where many live rock bands from stateside play. The second is Guinness which I really dislike the taste of. 

Savannah, GA has been my teacher and guide. Among the many lessons she has taught me, Ireland, oddly enough is one of them as well as all things Irish. The Irish presence is palpable in Savannah and we are in the top 5 as one the biggest St. Patrick's day celebrations in the country. To follow my very first St. Patrick's Day parade and the largest party in our city.










Now, do not be upset if your Monday did not look like ours... 
Next year y'all should come down and celebrate with us. 
In the meantime...

“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,

May good luck pursue you each morning and night."






Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sands of Time...

Trying my hardest to grab onto this thing called time. I try to hold it between my hands, to make it stand and stop and be still. Wishing it wasn't ruthless and would just wait for me. Time, continues to betray me. The other night at the very last minute I remembered I had scheduled a conceptual shoot for the following day. The music festival left me flying so high it slipped my mind and with no location or wardrobe planned... I decided to go ahead and do the shoot. The images reflect that I,  in fact, am struggling with time but not with ideas. As props we used things I found in the trunk of my car.  As a backdrop we used the skies and the sand. So here it goes... 



Sand Clock...

Model: Blair W.
Photographer: Adriana Iris
PA: Ms. M
Location: The Desert











Thanks Blair you were the perfect muse...




Enjoy the weekend next post will be all about St. Patrick's and the celebration in Savannah, GA. For now... Erin Go Bragh! 





Monday, March 10, 2014

Music heals my soul...

In my mind I can write songs and symphonies. At times I can hear unknown melodies, which later become full pieces of music. Which in turn makes me think I have just created a symphony even though I can't play an instrument... 

This past weekend I indulged on the Savannah Stopover Music Festival in Savannah, GA. The Savannah Stopover Music Festival capitalizes on the fortune of Savannah, Georgia’s proximity to interstates 95 and 10. By default presenting traveling musicians with a welcoming place to play en route to Austin’s SXSW Music Festival. The event gave me a huge window of three days and over one hundred performances to document. I ended up documenting 30 shows, meeting too many people and having way too much fun. My partner in crime Heather (editor of Savannah magazine Do Savannah) and I kept telling ourselves all this fun should be illegal.  

My illegally fun weekend...


Instagram



Those Darlings and Future Islands.


1.Audience2.Pass3.WyeOak4.TheSweetLife


This post is my personal invitation to you for Savannah Stopover 2015. If you ever wanted to experience SXSW this is your chance to get all the music in a smaller, historic and beautiful setting.

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sister...

Because for as long as I can remember I question it all. 
Because as a woman I have always wondered what it would be like. 
Because the time was right...


Sister...
Model: Cara D.
Photography: Moi
Location: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist 








Thanks Cara for posing and being my muse...






Saturday, March 1, 2014

Atlas...

I've had some trying times as of lately but I continue crashing the walls of these cages.  Riding this constant ebb and flow provides me with an innate balance. I hang ten and surf these waves. Inspired by the weight we carry in our shoulders as well as the ideas of my subject and breaking out of my comfort zone we created Atlas. 



Atlas...
Model: Chris R.
Photography: Moi
Location:  Troup Square Savannah, GA and  Outer Space.







Instagram Freak....


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Hope you are enjoying the weekend and please stay sweet.