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Charleston, South Carolina

This past summer I was fortunate enough to squeeze in a couple of trips to places I’ve never been before — Charleston, South Carolina being one of them. And may I say, I HEART CHARLESTON! Although the trip was brief, I was able to explore a lot in a short amount of time thanks to the lovely host(s) Ellie McNevin and her husband Nick. Prior to going (more…)

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Summertime | A Look Back

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Beachin

I always hesitate to see summer bid adieu. But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end?  At least we have the next one to look forward to!!!

I indefinitely took more photos this summer than I have in an entire year span – no joke – which says a lot because my friends and colleagues know that I’m always taking photos no matter the season. It’s either they want me to “put the camera down” lol, or “take a picture.” But being able to look back at all these moments makes me very happy.  Photography is literally physical therapy for me and it makes me open my eyes and heart that much more, it makes me better.  Not in the sense that I get better and better at taking pics, as in it is a vehicle for allowing me to experience (I know others would assume the opposite), but it’s how I see and feel the moment; it’s visceral, playful, creative, expressive, internal, external, eternal, it’s one of my favorite hobbies no matter how crap or non-crap I am at it?  Anyways, there is no way to share every single moment, nor would I subject you to THAT many pics, so I picked 20 at random  to share. I find it fitting, as that is the perfect word to round up my summer, R A N D O M – and I loved it.  So here’s my arbitrary look back, and enthusiastic cheers to what’s ahead…

THANK YOU to those who let me be weird and do my own thing. And THANK YOU to those who find it interesting enough to look at.

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Cotton Candy Dream

Cotton Candy Dream.

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Curly Hair Don't Care

Curly Hair Don’t Care.

Kristin Aytona Summer Boogie

Say up jump the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Bling Ring

A summer night glass of wine is a girl’s best friend (and accessory lol).

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Shrimp Roll

Charleston, Charleston Made in South Carolina.

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Mirror Shopping

Creeping at the Paul Smith store.  Sunnies on my mind.

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Cadillac

No caption necessary.

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Beach Dog

🙂

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Street Fair

Gotta love the NYC Street Fairs…and #TRUTH.  This is a perfect segue into the following…

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Flagging

Trust me, it got weirder.

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Water Balloons

That day I discovered my dog LOVES water balloons.

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap No Filter

#Nofilter.

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Beachside Bball

Again, #Nofilter.

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Charleston She Bangs

Stylin’.

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Calienteness

Calienteness.

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Maid Of Honor

Late night Maid of Honor duties.

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Palm Trees

🙂

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Skype Write

Empire Summer State of Mind (with Manuela Rana).

Kristin Aytona Summer Recap Shoefie Painting

Dearest Christian.

All imagery © Kristin Aytona

Your Everyday Object

I found this pic that I took at Numero 28 in the West Village (delish bruschetta btw). I remember how hungryyyyyy I was, so much that I started playing with the objects in front of me for my own entertainment — empty plate canvas, steak knife, a little Pinot Noir and voila — one hungry girl and her poorly makeshift shark masterpiece.  Going through my backlog of restaurant pics it’s very apparent that I like to play with my food; simple everyday objects.  Tomato and a straw. Pickles and toothpicks.  Etc Etc.

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And then I found THIS guy (via Mashable).

“Artist Brock Davis doesn’t just rely on pen and paper to manifest his wit.  From fruits and veggies to googly eyes, the mediums that make up his extensive portfolio are endless.  One of his ongoing projects turns everyday objects into mini scenes and concepts. The photos are captured simply with his iPhone.

“Most of my friends were sharing photos of their kids and pets, which is cool, but almost immediately I was curious if it would be possible to take conceptual photos with my iPhone while staying true to the immediacy and spontaneity that is inherent with mobile photography,” Davis told Mashable.

Using an iPhone and Instagram, Davis enjoys being able to execute the process quickly, and maintain the candidness of both the image and idea. He often uses ambient, simple backgrounds, so the concept isn’t competing with busy elements.

“I always try to keep things simple and let the idea take precedence,” he says.””

My shark knife pretty much pales in comparison to his version.  He is literally creating foodporn for the eyes in the most minimalistic and crisp fashion.  Food, reimagined…I’m a fan!  Brock, can we grab lunch sometime???!!

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I even love his (nonfood) creations.

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© Brock Davis

HAPPY FRIDAY, EVERYONE!