Hello, Nature

Today, I had the privilege of visiting the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. The venue was adorned in nature and appreciation for the arts. Offering contemporary Japanese gardening and architecture, it is a playground for photographers like myself. I arrived there and avoided all maps possible- my goal was to get lost in the vast land of posed nature. Not having a guide or knowledge of where I was going enabled me to observe and concept my surroundings in a more analytical and documental manner; thus imploring me to capture certain aspects of the environment in a more authentic manner. I tried my best to avoid the pictures that were “given” to you, otherwise where the tourists and their point-and-shoot cameras went to take a mediocre picture of some cherry blossoms. In order to counteract the encouraged pictures the architects and planners designed for amateurs; I looked up a lot, got down on the floor, and distorted my body in awkward positions to get unique perspectives. I will say, I managed well to capture some authentic moments in spite of a communal encouragement to capture cliché moments. So, without further a due, here is my documentation of my day at Huntington Library through my lens.

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