Take a Picture

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“Awake on my airplaaaane, awake on my airplaaaane…”

Welcome back to the 90’s! My blog post title is very fitting for two reasons:

1) “Take a Picture” by Filter is a 90’s tune (one of my top favorite 90’s songs), and my outfit today was very 90’s!

2) I’m quite literally going to discuss pictures. My last blog post featured my favorite paintings that have always stuck with me; today I’ll feature my favorite photographs taken throughout history! ♥

Let’s get started!

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The skirt is a hand-me-down, and it was purchased in the 90’s (maybe early 90’s, I’d guess?) I paired it with a striped shirt for some daring pattern-mixing!!! Kinda Saved By the Bell-ish…

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I made the belt! 

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The headband is the new yellow rose one I made! Agggggghhhhhh, I love this outfit SO MUCH. The pattern-mixing was a bold move but hey! I loved it, and if we love what we wear, that’s all that matters! I felt super happy and confident in this ensemble today. 😀 ♥

 

“Could you take my picture…’cause I won’t remember…”

Now, under the umbrella of art, I really appreciate photography. It speaks volumes without a word needed to be said! It’s something I’ve always admired, and like artwork, photographs speak to me just as much.

I took a photography class in college…I was okay at it! It wasn’t my strongest skill, but I liked to admire other people’s photography.

These are my top favorite photography stills of all time! Unfortunately, I have no idea who took any of these photos, even after research.

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Ohhh boy, this photo has always stuck with me. The striking contrast of pure joy on the young girl’s face amidst the crowd of women is powerful. If I had to guess, I’d think this is one of Steve McCurry’s work (who is famous for taking photographs in Afghanistan, and most notably his portrait of ‘Afghan Girl’).

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An East German soldier passing a flower through the Berlin Wall before it was torn down, 1989.

This photo is actually hanging on my wall in my room! I love the feeling of peace and unity that it evokes, in my opinion. ♥

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A young private waits on the beach during the Marine landing at Da Nang, 1965.

A photo that really sticks out to me from the Vietnam War.

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Titanic Disaster – Newspaper boy, 1912.

This was the first picture that made me interested in photography as a child. I read everything about the Titanic when I was a kid and I’ve always remembered this photo. ♥

Yeeeeeah! This wraps up my featured ‘favorite art/photography’ series, I guess! Haha, it was fun to share! 😀 Hope you enjoyed.

See you next time!

 

6 thoughts on “Take a Picture

  1. Love the blog, cute 90s skirt & cute headband:) ….
    I like the photography, the East German soldier with the red flower by the Berlin Wall looks a bit like me !! Lol … I have never seen that titanic picture before. Very interesting photos.

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  2. Filter, that takes me back! I love ’90s music. Great outfit; your new belt adds a unique layer to your skirt, and you know I’m a big fan of pattern mixing :). Saved by the Bell indeed, LOL. Wonderful picture selections; seeing photos from different places and times reminds us that we’re all connected.

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