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  • Life Through My Lens

    Hi, I'm Angela. I started this blog as a friendly place to explore photography, my thoughts, and how to write about them. I’ve been shooting on and off for the last 10 years, but only recently started practicing street and portrait photography. It's about time, right? Come along for the ride!

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Jenn and I went to a new coffee shop called Krungthep Tea Time in Winter Park. I thought it was some sort of European joint but we quickly realized that it’s very Thai! The barista told us that “Krungthep” is Thai for “Bangkok”. We checked out the expansive menu and finally settled on a couple of teas. They were pretty sweet, but very good. I just figured it was part of the whole Thai experience.

My final verdict: I’ll be back for sure.

 

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. -Lao Tzu

Today was my first attempt at street photography. Overall, I’d say I’m pretty pleased with my results. I started my journey with Jenn, my patient and lovely friend who let me take as many pictures of her as I wanted. We went from the Thornton Park to Park Ave and finally had lunch. I found that street photography is a great way to process the details of my surroundings and even catch quirks that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. Here are some of my favorite shots from our outing.

Thanks for stopping by!

In the words of Garance Doré,

“…the idea of success has tainted the fun naivety of the beginnings.”

It seems to be a big challenge to put yourself out there these days. There’s a vulnerability in revealing your thoughts, and an even bigger one in receiving feedback. Though I am only lately becoming just daring enough to point a camera in someone’s face, I still walk a line between finding my personal style and gleaning from those whom I admire. The fun perk (if that’s what you call it) that Garance eluded to is the discovery of one’s personal voice…

Meanwhile, I like to keep many journals at one time. Most of them are grossly neglected and rarely updated, but the “ugliest” ones of them receive the most honest thoughts. The logic is simple really: the pretty journals are reserved for pretty thoughts; ready to be on display at any given moment. The unfortunate truth is that the journals that tell the real story of growth are the ones tucked away. So in this blogging journey, I resolve to approach it like an ugly journal. Having the courage to write and photograph honestly seems like the only way to go.

More to come,

Angela