Do you ever just get obnoxiously close to take pictures of random objects?


… me too.

Also, let’s just ignore that the last one is out of focus.




Weekend Flowers

Finally, I’ve had a weekend day outside with my camera (definitely my fault that I haven’t yet, but that’s whatever)—the subjects? My mom’s flowers.

It’s a lot of fun to get super close and disguise where you’re actually taking the photo. Unfortunately, I need to get better with manual focus. Practice makes perfect!

I’ve posted a video to IGTV (instagram’s new vertical video/vlogging app) with a behind-the-scenes look at where I took these photos. To see the transformation—click here! Or wait until after the photos and click down there. 🙂

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Baby rose is my favorite. Click here to see her in her natural habitat. 😉

Thanks for checking out my photos!



The Bigger Picture: Day 2

Mondays are hard, but here’s some cool looking photos to get you through… maybe?


Top picture: two really old, really lovely books I found at a vintage/secondhand shop.

Bottom picture: my plant that I’ve had for three years and haven’t killed yet! 🙂

The Bigger Picture series is set to make us appreciate small works of art and challenge us to turn ordinary objects into masterpieces. 

The Bigger Picture: Day 1

Finding things to zoom in on and try to make mysterious and interesting is quite hard in a small apartment in the middle of winter, but I got a handful a shots (mostly my little plants and home decor). Here is two to start off the series!


Top picture: not a super close up, but an absolutely adorable little succulent from my friend, Kayla.

Bottom picture: one of my favorite wall decor pieces, a white wooden canvas type thing with text.

The Bigger Picture series is set to make us appreciate small works of art and challenge us to turn ordinary objects into masterpieces. 

Sun & Shadows

Surprise! More nature, woodsy photos!

There’s a lot of light in these. It’s fun to have stereotypical harsh light that no one really wants to work with and see how you can manipulate the scene in front of you to make it work. Fortunately, there were many angles of shaded relief.


The Bigger Picture: A Photo Series

More or less, these two pictures created my love of zooming in as far as I can and using manual focus because I’m too close for auto to work. There’s something about making normal things look a lot cooler.

Don’t be surprised if I start photo series of ordinary objects transformed into something else because I just decided to that as I wrote this.

You know what? Yeah, this is the first installment of A Bigger Picture: A Photo Series.


Top picture: My friend Emily dropped a rock in a puddle in a dirty downtown alley.

Bottom picture: A plant on the roof of Emily’s parents apartment downtown.