DSLR Diaries: Artemis Lucille & the Birds

If you follow me on Instagram or watch my YouTube channel, you’ll know that I’m the proud owner of a new Canon EOS 4000D. It’s my first ever DSLR camera, and I’m so excited to be considered an amateur photographer.

As I practice taking photos, I figured it would be fun to start a new series called “DSLR Diaries” where I share some of my favorite shots for the month. My ultimate faves go on my Instagram stories immediately after I’ve taken them, so I’m not going to repost those here. Make sure to follow @thewhisperbox so you don’t miss them!

Enjoy my July 2019 in photos!

cat

This box remained in the living room for several weeks because Artemis Lucille the cat loved it so much.

flowers

Sidewalk floralia in Washington Heights, NYC.

citibike

A cool shot of docked CitiBikes in Chinatown/Little Italy.

sidewalk chalk art

Chalk art on the sidewalk on Grand Street of interlaced hearts <3.

chandelier close up

Okay, so I technically posted this one on my Instagram stories already but this chandelier close up is too cool!

genesee cream ale

My boyfriend’s favorite beer, Genesee, at the East Harlem Bottling Co.

Dinner at East Harlem Bottling Co.

yellow flower

I couldn’t resist taking a closeup of this yellow flower in Babylon, NY.

geese

A bird day afternoon in Argyle Park.

swan

A graceful swan in Argyle Lake.

Check out my Canon EOS 4000D unboxing video if you haven’t already!

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Gallery Mondays: “The Fall” by Anja Niemi

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The Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea is exhibiting some pretty intriguing art lately, so I could not resist stopping by to check out She Could Have Been A Cowboy by Norwegian photographer Anja Niemi.

The exhibit features several photos (among other cowboy-themed photographs) of a woman in a blonde wig that covers her face. In some of the photos, she’s pictured in cowboy getup. In others, she’s in a pink dress or other feminine garments. When she’s dressed as a cowboy, she looks alive, moving her body in different ways. However, when she’s dressed in feminine wear (or sitting in the bath unclothed) she appears sad and still. The exhibit reminded me of the unhappy and unfulfilled 1950s housewife.

Of all the photos, “The Fall” stood out to me the most. The woman in the blonde wig is standing in the middle of the desert with a lasso in hand, wearing her sleek cowboy attire (loving the neutral pink-ish tan and brown palette, btw!), her body captured in a pose I guess one would strike if they were falling backward gracefully.

What is she falling from, though? There’s no horse in sight, so it must be something figurative. Is she falling back to into a reality where she’s not a cowboy, but instead a dreary housewife who has just taken off her sad pink dress to sit sulking in the bath?

Maybe I’m reading this wrong. Regardless, Niemi gives us some interesting material to think about this Women’s History Month.

Catch the exhibit at Steven Kasher Gallery before it closes on April 14, 2018!

Gallery Mondays: Kobra’s ‘The Kiss’

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Valentine’s Day is coming, so it’s time to get a bit lovey-dovey.

This colorful mural by Eduardo Kobra might trigger a black and white memory of a real life event that happened in Times Square on V-J Day in 1945 commemorating our victory over Japan.

The photo, taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, captures one of the most romantic kisses of all time between a soldier and a nurse. Swoon.

Kobra turned their black and white memory into color, and for that I’m sure they’ll be eternally grateful.

Looking for a cute Valentine’s Day photo to take with your honey? Imitate Kobra’s street art, which can be found in Chelsea NYC, specifically on West 25th Street and 10th Avenue.

Learn more about V-J Day in Times Square here and check out more of Kobra’s work at eduardokobra.com.

Gallery Mondays: Laura Little Curated

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Last week Thursday I attended Laura Little Curated’s launch event in NYC at 28on27 with my friend Kristell. The event featured Laura Little’s photography and some of the clothing she designed using her own photographs.

The DJ at the event spun some pretty cool tunes. No one at the event knew who he was, but I hope I run into him again at another event soon.

Today’s Gallery Mondays is a photograph that was part of Laura Little’s digital photography display. This girl is rocking a sporty vibe with that bob and the dark shades. I’m not too sure what photoshoot this photo was part of, but it definitely belongs in a fashion magazine.

Check out Laura Little Curated here.

 

Your Favorite Artist’s Favorite Artist @ Joshua Liner Gallery

 

There were a number of events I wanted to attend tonight, but all of them fell through. Thankfully, before leaving the city after work this evening, I remembered I wanted to go check out Zhang Jingna‘s piece at the “Your Favorite Artist’s Favorite Artist” exhibit in the Joshua Liner Gallery.

As the exhibit’s title suggests, one group of artists chose a second group of artists to be featured alongside their work in the gallery. As seen in the photo above, Kris Kuksi chose Zhang Jingna to showcase her work next to his in the exhibit.

I really enjoyed the rich colorfulness of the pieces in the exhibit. It was nice to see lots of bright color around this cold and dreary time of year.

My only gripe with this exhibit is the fact that there were no cards next to the pieces to give some information about the artist that created each one. The only piece I knew was Zhang Jingna’s.

Here are my favorite pieces from the exhibit:

1. Zhang Jingna, from The Motherland Chronicles
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2. Nature SunIMAG1940

 

3. Love
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4. Birdy BullseyeIMAG1942

Learn more about the exhibit here.