Sofia & Shawna: April 2018

april , april 2018 , deansvillage , edinburgh , individuals , lifestyle , photoshoot , portraits , scotland

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In April 2018, I did two test shoots with two friends:

The first with Sofia, an exchange student studying in Edinburgh from Chicago. I had some portrait ideas I wanted to explore in the New Town of Edinburgh and Dean’s Village.

The second set of images features my close friend Shawna who runs the lovely photography blog documenting her adventures in Edinburgh and beyond. We visited the beautiful cherry blossoms that grew in The Meadows.

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Holding On

Lifestyle, Philosophy

Puking Rainbows

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I have a habit of holding onto things. Be it a trinket from my pristine toys, or a fresh yet old cardigan that, doesn’t really matter, still fits me or not.
I go to streets and often stare blankly at the spots that once had my impression there with other people.

I take screenshots of (sometimes sparkling, sometimes saddening) quotes on life and like to keep them with me. Not that I’ve the idea of reposting them, but to again feel the energy they radiate.

I hold onto books, pages, their words. Hence, I keep folding the corners of their pages and underlining sentences whenever I find something beautiful.

Sadly, I hold onto people as well. Everytime I meet someone new, my conscience books them a different place into my cerebral remembrance and sometimes in my heart; In all those untraveled paths for everyone to walk all over and leave…

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Meet Andrea

Andrea Gainous Design

Hello, I’m Andrea. Welcome to my blog for MKTG 3080.

I am from Cairo, Georgia and am currently a senior at Valdosta State University. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Cody. We have two dogs Kat & Knox and are expecting our first child in early July 2019. I am also the Co-Youth Director at Camilla United Methodist Church.

I graduated from Cairo High School in 2011 and have lived in Georgia for most of my life. After attending community college, my husband and I spent a few years at a school of ministry called The Ramp in Hamilton, Alabama. Once we were done with ministry school, we decided to move back to Georgia so that I could finish up my degree and he could work with his family’s well drilling business. He is the other Co-Youth Director at Camilla United Methodist Church.

Some of the things I…

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Old Stone Wall

architecture , black and white , construction , fine art america , photography , retaining wall , rocks , stone wall , stones , wall

Perkins Designs

This black and white photograph of an old stone wall in a state of semi-disrepair might be the perfect compliment to new construction, or a freshly painted wall in your home. See more in my gallery at Fine Art America.

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Mirage: Doug Aitken’s Mirrored House Creates a Kaleidoscopic View of the Surrounding Swiss Mountains

art , construction , creatives , nature

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For this year’s Elevation 1049, a series of site-specific installations dotting the mountain town of Gstaad, Switzerland, the chosen theme is “Frequencies.” In response, Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken (previously) installed a house-shaped structure made almost entirely of mirrored surfaces that reflect the mountains, skies, and trees. Aptly named Mirage Gstaad after the region and its optical effect, the ranch-style structure echoes the snow-covered landscape while also disappearing into the surrounding environment. The structure’s angled walls and ceiling easily bounce light, which creates a kaleidoscopic view of the area’s mountain peaks when seen from within.

The materials for the structure were sourced locally and transported by truck to the site back in November before the snow season began. Aitken and his team tell Colossal that the location and materials were chosen in collaboration with local authorities to “be conscious of environmental issues, such as the fritting (the aluminium…

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