North Star Academy

I had an incredible opportunity to become a mentor to talented students of North Star Academy.

imageAs much as I tried to share everything I know about photography with them…  they have rewarded me with so much more light, warmth and love, that I can’t even describe in words.  The whole experience was so special - to see the students discover photography (and some for the very first time), complete a project and compete for the title of “Best Photo” at the end of semester has proven  that  photography is the outlet that anyone can use to speak their mind, tell their story and make an impact. I was inspired by student’s passion… I still am.

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'Dancing The Grimm'

Few weeks ago, I had a great opportunity to photograph a beautiful program rehearsal “Dancing the Grimm” (highlighting the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm through dance) choreographed by Donald Borror for the Lincoln Center Education.

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The Darshan Project - Gallery Opening

Manjari has always been one of my favorite photographers, I met her during SVA when she reviewed my work, and immediately connected with her vision and passion for what she does. Yesterday my friends and I attended her The Darshan Project gallery show opening in NYC (go see it if you can), packed house and so much energy. The artwork looked incredible. Congrats, Manjari!

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - PARKCHOONMOO

I had a great opportunity to visit New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - the show of a very talented Korean Fashion designer PARKCHOONMOO. Here is how things looked from the front row seat :-) 

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Of course I couldn’t help but admire all the photographers …. :-)

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And here’s the designer behind the brand, with my fabulous friend-model Yen Kim.

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See more photos from PARKCHOONMOO’s beautiful collection below.

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"In the memory of"

A year ago I lost my uncle to cancer. You think you know how to deal with loss, until loss actually happens. There it is - strong, powerful, aggressive and ruthless. Selfish. Cold. Sad. Fast. Slow. A year ago. A month ago. Yesterday. 10 years ago. No matter when loss happens, it hurts the same. No matter how you lost someone you love, it hurts the same.  All you can do is remember. Truth. That moment. And this IS my dedication.

I could have lost myself so many times, but you didn’t ask me to be weak, you asked me to be me. If only I could say ‘Thank you’ again, I would. “

- Maryana

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"In the memory of" is not really a project yet, nor it is an assignment or a quest for beauty or perfection. I don’t know what it is yet. I’m photographing people who look for ways to devote a moment in time to someone they lost…I watch them honor, remember, look back… just like I do. More coming soon….

Maternity photo sessions have a special place in my heart because they are allowing me to connect on a totally different level with the person I photograph. So emotional. So special. So pure. It was such an honor to do this shoot for a very talented photographer and incredible mama-to-be Mariana Becker.  Lots of love to you Mariana :)

Maternity photo sessions have a special place in my heart because they are allowing me to connect on a totally different level with the person I photograph. So emotional. So special. So pure. It was such an honor to do this shoot for a very talented photographer and incredible mama-to-be Mariana Becker.  Lots of love to you Mariana :)

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