Event: Around The World Party

Two of my best friends, who are more like sisters, graduated from college. Brooke graduated from Law School and Bianca with a Marketing degree. To celebrate they threw a costume party. My first reaction was not to dress up but Anabel talked me in to it, “You traveled all around the world, be one of the culture you saw.” I’ve always wanted to pretend to be french.. 🙂
When I arrived the girls all thought my fake cigarette was real, I then pretend to not care. I smiled when I saw everyone’s outfit and broke character. It was nice to see the world getting along.

I later grabbed my SLR. I wanted to test out my fisheye lens with my new flash. A social event is the best place to practice, making mistakes are forgivable, making mistakes are encouraged. For some reason the fisheye lens capture the party perfectly.

It was nice to see world peace, even if it was for a night. 🙂


Event: Collector Car Auction

When Gus told me he was on the production team for a collector car auction I insisted he get me a ticket.  Seeing classic cars is like traveling back in time. I picture the families that use to own it, the conversations that took place, the adventures, the everyday moments like going to the grocery store. It takes me back to a time I only see in movies, a time when life was simple.

All the cars were so unique from each other with amazing details. I decided to photograph what makes each car special.

Decades later we call these cars a work of art.

When I saw this black Chevy I was taken back to my childhood. My dad use to have one and he loved it. I remember when a random man came to our door and offered him cash for it. I can recall the look of sadness on my dad’s face, it was hard for him to let it go but finally did.

When I went inside for the auction it was amazing how much these cars were going for. Each one was going for no less than 40, 000. A black mustang went for 100, 000.

This 1960’s Porsche was my favorite!!!

Each car held its own beauty. The closer I looked the more elegant it became.

The Time Machine was even there! But not for sale 😦

Being at the auction I understood the heart of the buyer. My emotions would take over and I would pay anything. I pictured myself ridding the car in the sunset, cruising. Yes, if I had that much money I would say, “I worked hard for my dollars, why not.” haha..