Photography

Pondering in Patterns

Pondering in Patterns

I believe that most men’s fashion is tame. Therefore, I’ve always enjoyed colorful patterns on clothing for their vibrancy and repetition. Among the many disciplines that take inspiration from nature, animal skins have found their way into fashion. Patterns like cheetah, leopard, or snake skin seem to always be in demand. What if we went beyond these to discover other treasures in the animal kingdom?

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Under the Weather

Under the Weather

Have you ever made art out of something that caused you pain? After being on the receiving end of a medicated needle, a bandage-and-cotton-ball combo covered my pierced arm. To represent the week I was under the weather, I photographed this combo against a white poster board to give it a lightweight appearance. It looks like a cloud being taped down.

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Jordanian Sweets

Jordanian Sweets

One of my friends called me the Sultan of Sugar because I take my sweet tooth seriously. When it comes to photographing dessert that isn’t exclusive to the photographer (and meant for the family), there probably won’t be much left if you don’t get to it in time. Still, I managed to snatch away some dessert that I ate after putting down my camera.

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Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

For someone who drives on one of three predetermined routes to and from work, biking is refreshing because the journey is the destination. Curiosity and intuition guide me instead of a GPS.

Last November, I pedaled past the usual scene of houses and detoured to the neighborhood park. The parking lot’s pavement, uneven with sound, was still the same. The tennis court was still cracked and missing its net. A suburban dog barked from across the street, but I parked and got off my bike anyway.

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Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography Pt. 2

Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography Pt. 2

In the Netflix documentary, The B-SIDE: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography, Dorfman describes her photography style being influenced by “Allen Ginsberg’s poetry in the acceptance of detail and everydayness.” She explains that, “What you’re wearing is okay, and who you are is okay, and you don’t have to be cosmeticized.”

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