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Conceptual/Surreal portrait photographer living in Florida. This blog is mostly my images, with some of the things i love thrown in.
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So far adulthood is just going grocery shopping, realizing you didn’t plan well or logically, going grocery shopping again, repeat ad infinitum. 0/10 stars, would not recommend

So accurate.

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why did this iTunes give me a U2 album? is this payback for all the music I pirated? I’m sorry I take it back

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While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.


Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

this makes me cry

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I think that i’m still here. 090514. Self portrait.

There’s been a lot going on lately, not all good, and sometimes I feel a bit lost in it. Yesterday, a few days after taking this, we thought we might have to make the decision to put our beloved dog down, and while she’s still with us it’s kind of a matter of when at this point. On top of everything else, looking at this picture makes me cry now, but i’m still glad I took it when I did. I don’t think self portraits will ever stop being a form of therapy for me.

In the muck. Relisted in my Etsy shop today, click to visit the listing.





Why Your Family Hates You (8 Steps to Coping with ScapeGoating/Mobbing/Narcissism/Projection)

"It’s not you. It’s not your fault."

really hits home, i was definitely the ‘weakest link’ in my family - i was the happiest, the one who smiled most, the creative and artistic one, and the one who was easily hurt the most, the one who worried about my family the most. that made me an easy target. i was made the scapegoat in my family, i was blamed for everything, and i still am.

i’d been watching a few of this guy’s videos but hadn’t seen this one until now. i really like how blunt he is. he doesn’t avoid saying “your parents were looking out for themselves, not you, they were shit people, that was wrong of them to do that.” i prefer to hear this compared to many other therapists and self-help mentors who preach “your abuser is hurting too! they don’t mean to be bad, they’re just repeating what they’ve been through!” that approach doesn’t work for me, in fact, it traumatizes me further, because then i wonder, “maybe i should have done more to help them if they really were wounded, maybe i could have done something different and they would not have abused me. it must have been my fault they didn’t love me.”

anyway, this is a breath of fresh air and i wish this guy was my therapist.

"Can you stop it?  No.  Because they like it."  Truth.

About halfway through and man this is an accurate depiction of why I do not have anything to do with my family at all.

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Blurred and black and white version of my latest self portrait. You can see it normally on my Patreon page as well as behind the scenes and how I shot (if you’re a patron)


Lai N. Nguyen, The Portrait series, 2014, images posted with permission of the artist. 

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The whole “I have a black and white image only tumblr so it’s ok for me to change people’s work to fit that” thing is such BS.

My first fabric scraps/notes “donation” for my next memory collector shoot arrived today. (Many thanks to Melanie Grace)

Had to start painting these guys because I’d see them on the table out of the corner of my eye and get freaked out. Multiple times a day. Plus soon enough I’ll have 100+ more to paint.

Realized I was struggling with clothing decisions because I need to go modern with this shoot. Don’t think my brain could wrap itself around that. There’s also the possibility of a little nudity. What!?

Trying to find clothing for a shoot and i’m drawing a blank. I know i want the skirt to be floor length and full, and either black or something i can make black, but i can’t figure out a single other detail and browsing around isn’t helping. Ugh! I almost always know what I want from the very beginning!

For as little as 1$ a month! :) I’m cheap to buy for! You can go here to read up more about it and sign up!

Rusty and dead birthday presents! Perfect!