Hear ye, hear ye. I have an announcement to make:
Despite my online persona that implies I’m a camera-shy, lowlife loser, I am here to discredit those implications by finally stepping in front of a camera, thus making me a camera-shy, non-photogenic, lowlife loser. It’s a pretty big deal, I know.
As I’ve said previously, I want to branch out into photography to bring to light the talented photographers I’ve come across, but more so to add pretty pictures to my struggle blog. Since I spent all my money on tuition, food, comic books, and questionable articles of clothing, I can’t really afford models so I was left with no choice but to use myself. This marks the first of the editorials I have planned for the future, so enjoy my first instalment which is bound to be a brick. Shot with my good friend, Jason Azanza, while sporting an Attachments bag, created by Patrick Cheung, we set out to make the most of our time, which was roughly an hour or so in between classes. That, added with the fact that my thumb was gushing out blood made for a pretty interesting photoshoot. I also ended up finding out that one of the Alexander Wang x Evian water bottles I got (shoutout to Alex) ended up being broken (shoutout to Alex… again), SMFH. Fucking teenagers, am I right? He does take some cool pictures though, so follow the dude on the ‘gram or whatever,@fearofalex.
Huh? What’s that? You don’t recognize the photographer or brand mentioned above? Don’t worry, I’ll introduce you to them soon, maybe even tomorrow if you behave.
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Once we’ve become DETACHED from reality, the solitude that follows is quite therapeutic. When the weight of the world becomes too much for you to handle, it’s helpful to forget that it even exists. So what does that make you? Selfish? Lonely? The answer is, well, yes. And that’s not always a bad thing. Sometimes, you have to embrace the darkness, danger, and silence that, more often than not, feel daunting. A never-ending taunt until its bluff is called out. What follows afterwards is your accession of peace. Maybe that’s why I’ve grown so ATTACHED to a world of fantasy, the perfect hideaway for a nomadic soul.
Archival post, originally posted on my old blog. I genuinely loved working on this and the outcome so I decided to bring it over.