All posts tagged: photography

snapshots

Third year of college was a very impulsive time for me. Old enough to know the ropes, know the people to collaborate with, and shed my underclassman inferiority, but not yet old enough that the crushing weight of the impending “Real world” scared me into complacency. Emboldened by my willing friends and probably a healthy dose of hubris, I launched “CVille Snapshots.” It was an (admittedly short-lived) disposable camera project that I had really no particular reason for other than it seemed like a fun idea. Like I’ve said before, I am often in the habit of having ridiculous and silly ideas, and I was especially prone to acting on the silliest of them while I was in college. I even wrote and won a grant for the project from the Student Arts Committee. Here’s my 100 word grant application description the project: CVille Snapshots is a year­long photography project in the UVa and Charlottesville communities. Disposable cameras will be left in various places around grounds and parts of Charlottesville frequented by students for a few hours, with instructions to snap a photo of …

Memento Mori, and Anne arrives in France

To all those who were worried that I may have been in a tragic plane accident en route to France….relax, take a deep breath, I AM HERE! Sorry to have kept you all in suspense for so long. As you can imagine, making an international move like this has been extremely time-consuming and stressful, so I haven’t gotten a chance to write about it! But I did had time to make a list of topics I should write about, so get ready for a flurry of posts about my first two weeks en France! I arrived in Paris early in the morning on the 16th and made my way to the hostel in the 15th. It actually was really close to a neighborhood I was pretty familiar with from last summer, and I guess it was that familiarity which told me it would be a great idea to take all 948,592,049 lbs of my luggage with me on the metro. Luckily, some very kind souls helped me up and down the many many stairs, but I still thought my …