I've never really been interested in photography. Even after blogging all this time, being photographed is probably still the only part I enjoy. The small person inside of me can't imagine myself carrying around a fancy camera and snapping shots of other people.
While gaining insights of the blogger community on Instagram, I'm exposed to some incredibly gorgeous content, some of which inspired me to maybe become an amateur photographer. Almost impulsively, I went to B&H and picked up a Fuji Film X100T. Though it costed me a fortune, I was convinced that this camera lets me take amazing photos with the least effort. You have to understand, before this I've really only used iPhones for photography, one of the world's most popular cameras for tech-tards. So when I got the Fuji Film X100T, I had no idea how to use it. The IOS, Shutter Speed, and aperture are like alien language to me. My photos were either out of focus or overly exposed. I went through a phase hating every single photo I took and became really frustrated with myself. This experience had made me respect photographers so much more than before. There's so much science behind photography and every successful photographer must have poured their hearts into studying and practicing.
The images below are a series of photos of me posing pretentiously with my new camera at the Whitney Museum, while having absolutely no clue on how to use it. This new year one of my resolutions is to get better at photography. I want to train my eyes to discover more beauty in New York City.
As a tradition, I can't leave this post without explaining at least a little bit about my outfit. This whole look right here has three very different layers. From the inside out, I first wore my cartoon Zara shirt, then my pink satin long blazer from Topshop, and last but not least, a 200-dollar fur coat that I picked out at a Manhattan indie market. I never thought these three things would go together but they somehow match perfectly. I think the whole look is dressy and chic, with a subtle hint of glam and crazy.
Before I go, I just want to say how blogging has inspired me as a person. Regardless what the outcome is I still cherish this incredibly rewarding experience. In this new year I aspire to be a better version of myself, living in a better version of the big apple. Changes come from within. When I adopt a positive mentality, my perception of the city will therefore become more beautiful.