2017 was strange mix of freedom, commitment, and uncertainty. Never in med school have I had so much unscheduled time, during which I committed to and hacked away at several big projects. Meanwhile, I also made enormous binding decisions, the result of which still floats in a cloud of vague possible futures…
Autumn in Central Park is such an idyllic scene. Vibrant foliage, characteristic New York props, and convenient proximity makes it an ideal place for a magazine-style photoshoot, so my ridiculously photogenic friends (and also classmate) did just that! Continue reading Autumn in Central Park
This post was written in retrospectively in July 2017 about a wedding that happened in August 2013. One of my closest friends from high school was getting married, so I made a big drive from Santa Barbara where I was working up to the Bay Area where we’re from.
This was within a couple of months of me getting my camera and within a week of me getting my macro lens. Whoa. This probably explains my excess of shots of table ornaments and food. Continue reading Wedding guest with a camera
Thanks to studying for my Step 2 board exam in the middle of wedding season, I only scheduled myself 10 hours to explore London! 6 hours after landing the first day, and 4 hours the morning before the wedding ceremony.
I do seem to enjoy darting around excessively and unnecessarily before my friends’ weddings (I ran a quick half marathon before last September’s wedding), but the strangeness of this habit is not lost on me. How much can I really get to know a city if I’m mostly just moving around with my camera? And why did I choose to spend my valuable time abroad in such inauthentic fashion, working hard to misrepresent my trip through a few photos? Continue reading Dashing through London
My best friend got married! I’ve known him since, what, kindergarten? Maybe little girls fantasize about their friends’ weddings, but certainly not us. While we were sitting in math class or doing school projects or playing Super Smash Bros or rehearsing music duets together or just growing up side by side, I truly never about what this day would look like.
But here we are, 26 years later. He’s standing in City Hall with his wife, and I’m there alongside their families bearing witness with my camera to their ceremony.
Continue reading Weddings and Lions
During the weekend of July 4th, my friends Rachel and Winston were married in London! This is a little ironic given that both the bride and groom are American as were almost all of their guests, but all the same.
In what I assume is the most classy British way possible, they were married in the church where the groom was baptized and had the reception in an old temple.
For three weeks, Sing For Hope has scattered 60 pianos painted by local artists all around the five boroughs of New York City. After today, they will be transported to their final homes: NYC public schools.
I don’t know why I decided to challenge myself to visit as many of them as possible — especially during a pretty busy stretch in med school — but that’s what I did! Continue reading Finding the SFH Pianos
While in Pittsburgh, my parents and I visited the National Aviary, a rather impressive indoor zoo dedicated to birds. There were several exhibits that you could just walk into an enclosure and be inches away from exotic birds. I really wanted to share some more shots. Click to view in theater mode. Continue reading National Aviary