Smallest Giant: Life Lessons From Bo
1. Make Eye Contact
I cannot stress enough how important I feel it is to look someone in the eye. Everyone. From your loved ones to store clerks & bank tellers. Treat everyone like your equal. I also find eye contact immensely attractive. It shows you’re assured & open & I dig…
7:50 pm • 15 July 2014 • 1,458 notes
Last June 27, I celebrated my birthday; and unlike any other birthday, I kept things sweetly low-key—meaning I didn’t feel the need to throw a bash, expect presents, write a celebratory blog post, or drink with friends. ‘Twas a totally normal day (in a humbling and beautiful way). I’ve never been…
6:46 pm • 15 July 2014 • 19 notes
"The ocean is my cathedral." - Islay Aitchison.
"It’s nice to be reminded of how small we are, and how young. The forest provides a sense of infinite security, like a mother." - Emily Williams.
"There’s something purifying and liberating about being able to lay in a body of water and have that water wash over me." - Hannah Ng.
"Being surrounded by small animals makes me feel calm and safe, their cuteness mends my broken heart." - Phoebe Lee.
"Orange. It reminds me of my other half, my other home." - Natarsha Orsman.
The series is an exploration of contemporary religious-less self-baptism. Some photographed indoors and some photographed in nature, these photographs present the ritualistic and intrinsic quest for self-baptism in the contemporary age. The series can be seen as a portrait of the human condition, our primal search for meaning and self-discovery. Although these women do not necessarily identify with a religion, they feel a sense of renewal and reconciliation in certain places. I have photographed them carrying out their religious-less self-baptism with their eyes closed, in their private moment. Contrary to popular and historic representation of women in art, they have voices – a quote alongside their image concretes their intelligence and sense of spirituality and the honesty of the image. Also, they are named; they are real women with real thoughts on the world and their minds. They are not represented as fragile and small in their surroundings; rather, they appear empowered and in the process of renewal. Each photograph shows immersion, and through immersion these women find power and purpose.
1:39 pm • 29 June 2014 • 20 notes