A day trip to Niagara on the Lake back in February, when the wind was still chilly and mittens were absolutely essential for taking photos outdoors. Although I enjoy the snow covered winter scenes, I am so happy to see extended hours of daylight. Can't wait for spring outings.
The last time I posted Diana Mini photos was almost two years ago, but lately I've been carrying this tiny camera with me while traveling. This roll followed me to Beijing, Nantong, Toronto and Quebec City. It had stayed in my camera for so long and I've almost forgotten what I've taken, but all the good memories of my travels were brought back when I opened the envelope. I always find nice surprises going through these square prints.
I noticed that this blog is constantly evolving as different stages of my life take shape and unfolds. Since starting grad school, I've been involved in some really cool projects, and the posts here may be more school/architecture related than anything else from now on.
At the end of last year, I was invited to participate in an ice installation at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec. I was fortunate enough to be working close colleagues from Waterloo as well as some really amazing people from the Bartlett. Our design involved casted ice panels as structural modules to create a self-supporting ice sculpture. Because Quebec City warmed up so much a few days before our installation, we had to work in a freezer trailer truck in -20 temperature. It was quite the experience. Luckily temperature dropped to -15 the day we started piecing things together, and after a very frustrating night with very little sleep everything worked and the installation was magically standing on its own just like the way we had imagined.
We spent a week in Quebec City but I only managed to take a few lomo photos of the actual place, hopefully I will get those developed soon.
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p.p.s. Happy Year of the Snake!
Happy new year to all of you! I haven't been very diligent with blogging, something about winter just makes me really lazy..Over the holidays, I went on a trip to Beijing to attend my dearest friend Chelsea's wedding. I've known Chelsea since the first day of 10th grade, and Darren since 11th grade, so I ought to be the 3rd happiest person to see the two of them finally tying the knot after being together for 9 years!
Last year when I visited LA, I had the intention to take a few engagement photos for them. I wasn't the most comfortable under my skin with a camera at hand, since I had never done such thing on my own. We took photos in downtown LA with the warmest sunshine and shared a great time, but I decided I wasn't very happy with them when I returned home. I never took another look at them until I got back from their wedding. This time, I had realized maybe I was a little too judgmental of myself. Although they're not the best images out there, they're sincere representations of their relationship and love for each other.
I'm glad I decided to give this set of photos another chance, and after a few tweaks, I think I'm quite happy with the way they are.
This is my first attempt in making a video...for a studio assignment to explore the idea of creating a participatory play space at the heart of Toronto's financial district. The beginning is kind of boring but I promise it gets better at abour 2:40!