This was taken on Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. I moved to New Orleans a few months ago, and there are definitely a lot of photo opportunities in this city. Even the street signs (as seen above) are made in tile and placed into the concrete on the sidewalks. I particularly like the light in this photo where you can see the streaks of sunlight.
Happy Food Day!
Today I’m doing my part in Food Day by volunteering at a Farmer’s Market and distributing free recipes to the market goers made with ingredients from the market! Take a look at these recipe cards that I designed for the Marketplace at Armstrong Park!
Here is a quick flyer I designed for a local farmer’s market in New Orleans. At the moment, I’m interning with the market to help with outreach and marketing efforts. Our main goal is to spread the word to the local community and to get market-goers to regularly attend our Thursday market hours. In addition to supporting our local farmers, shopping at farmer’s market encourages eating fresh and healthy foods. I love learning about different vegetables from the farmers, and the various ways you can prepare them.
I made an adoption flyer to advertise the cat I was fostering for a local animal shelter in Virginia Beach, VA. He finally got adopted! He is such a great cat, I really hope he’s enjoying his new home.
Last month, a friend who works for a non-profit in New York, asked me to revamp their farmers’ market flyer. She gave me some photos of the farmers’ market and the text. This is what I came up with. It’s a pretty simple design, with a lot of information on it, tied together with clean lines and attractive fonts. There is a color version and a black and white version that I adjusted to make it read better in black and white print.
I’ve been away for a while, but that’s because Wedding Planning really is a second job. I’ve been busy learning more and more about design programs, and here is one of my first ‘design projects’ that went to great use! The pink line is just to indicate the edge of the invitation (with rounded corners).
I spent an afternoon meeting a photographer in Portsmouth, Va. We walked around and took some photos, and talked about the lack of inspiration around the Hampton Roads area in general In the end, we did find some things to photograph. I think sometimes I just forget to just get out of the house and look at the small things around me. Having enthusiastic company is always a plus though. Thank you Troy for inspiring me! I must say that all these photos are mine except the ‘Chai’ one and the one of me. Those were test shots that Troy took when he was teaching me a few things.
After we parted, I went on to take the ferry over the Elizabeth River to Norfolk, and was delighted to find some nice flowers in ‘The Plot’ which is a park that is made up of recycled materials.
East Meets West: HK Meets NYC
In this photo, Hong Kong meets New York City, where the original color of HK taxis are bright red. I was inspired to do this while learning some more Photoshop techniques, and found this photo of mine to work with. This photo represents my love for city life, both in the USA and HK.
This is the third installment in my “Cheung Chau: Hong Kong” series. There were many bright colors by the beach that caught my eye. I loved going back to Cheung Chau because it was such a nice break from the busy city, and it was nice to see locals touristing the island, and being enthralled with the island life. I had many fond memories of ‘Cheung Chau Camp’ as a 12 year old where the entire P. 6 (6th grade) class would go to camp for a week. Lots of life lessons were learnt, especially the one where when you don’t use sufficient sunblock, your back will burn and peel for days afterwards.
As you can see from my other photos, I love zooming up to objects and seeing things that you can’t necessarily see from eye level. This is the second group of photos in my Cheung Chau, HK series.