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Mean Gurlz: I'm sixteen and until today I lived in Asia and then it was goodbye Korea and hello Compton.
By now you’ve surely seen the viral video #fitchthehomeless. It’s all over the web, media outlets, radio and possibly news station. And you’ve seen the backlash from it-the details and well thought out points for the reasons it won’t work. But I’m going to play devil’s advocate here for a second, and give my insight on working with the homeless of San Francisco, knowledge of business and business ethics, and how it just might, might work.
This is in no way saying the homeless people are less than people. It’s very easy to get caught up in the whirl-wind of reblogging because we all want to be socially aware. But remove yourself from the situation (if you can) for a moment. Here’s an example. You’re in the coldest place you can think of, without any clothes. You don’t have access to the internet, tumblr, Facebook, media outlets-you’re trying to survive. Someone offers you an article of clothing that is warm. You’re going to take. Simple as that. You need it to stay alive. Stay warm. You don’t care if it’s controversial, so long as you don’t freeze to death that night.
And if you don’t feel comfortable giving them directly away to homeless people on the street, give them to your shelter, or goodwill. Someone will appreciate more than the back of your closet. So don’t just sit around and reblog this, I’ve already boxed up my abercrombie things and am going to hand them to my local homeless shelter, they’ll take the donation. They really don’t care. I advise you to do the same. Don’t just reblog or argue my points (you’re free to, if you keep it intelligent and mature, please) get out there and do something. Internet activism is great, but that’s really just it, internet activism. You’re not really making a difference until you step outside.
So do it :)
I found the inspiration for this image from the song “Wing$” by Macklemore, which if you have the time is a really good song. Talks about consumerism and other political things but I didn’t exactly what that to be translated into this photo. The concept that “we are what we wear” and “Tongue tied” is what I was more going for. I took to photos, one of a tongue one of a shoe and compositited them together into this.
Title: Objective, Subjective, Surprise!
Brainstorm words: simple, clean, sophisticated, art, classy, gown, dress, glamour, sparkles, tiara, modern, beautiful
My Concept: I wanted to really bring in something unexpected, something new and different. I wanted to really bring in the unexpected. My first concept was to use a male model, to really bring out the unexpected, but when that fell through a female worked just fine.
Compositional Approach: I wanted to give it an eerie feeling, with fog and mystery. I put her in a dress and the put the horse in the photo to give it a real fashiony approach. For the second photo i gave it a very princess feel to it, really accentuating the crown and the curves and romantic way it swirls around.
My Inspiration: I love love love big gowns, big beautiful long dresses and lavish ornate art. Downton Abbey style, very period pieces like Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Marie Anionette, Anna Karenina.
Behind the scenes
Title: Rush Hour
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My concept: My concept was to highlight the grain in the wood. The solid oak table is very old and is used as a formal dining table. I wanted to highlight the unique patterns that the wood is laid into in the top. Rhinestones are a representation of who I am, so I put those in the center.
My inspiration: I love games, and one of my favorite games on my phone is rush hour, a game I played when i was younger. It’s all about moving cars around to get the red car out. The way the wood circles in lines reminds me of the game.
Compositional Approach: I approached it on the table, shooting from overhead and down. I framed it with a slow shutter speed and tried my best to get no shake. I really wanted all the detail I could get in it.