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I am so eager to finally be writing again for the first time this new year! I have so many plans for 2018 and it only goes to show what hustle and hard work can do for you. I just finished up the "Chill Vibes" meet that I hosted at The Modern Fort Worth Art Museum on January 7th and it was so inspiring to see so many creatives that don't know each other gather together in one room (I guess multiple plus exhibits LOL) and just create. The Dallas photography community has so many hidden gems to offer and I'm slowly getting to find them all through these meet-ups and events. Over 115 individuals came out and it was just exhilarating to have created this event. You can find the event page and a promotional video from it here.
The meet-up wasn't the only thing that kicked off the new year for me, I also held a showcase for RAW Artists: Dallas! I displayed 14 pieces, some never seen prior, and 2 larger pieces that I hold dear from Ukraine. I hope that this is only the start of my entry to the world of gallery showcasing!
Since I have been doing more meetings with brands and potential clients, I've upped my wardrobe significantly. My outfits are becoming more business casual, without risking the feminine cute factors. KOODING has been my go-to personal stylist for this, as all their clothing is geared for the soft outlook I'm going for with the fashion statement I need. I ordered more clothing last month and styled them on Joanne for a day at the Nasher Sculpture Center. One of my favorite parts of this outfit is how you can wear it to a gallery or to the grocery store and both are perfectly acceptable (not that it matters) and still fit the look.
I also created my own indoor studio as of late, even though I haven't moved into my new apartment yet, and I decided to test it out on one of my cosplay models, Hanna. It turned out so cute and bright that we even snuck in some shots for my favorite Japanese beverage company Kirin! Both the dress and the skirt are so soft and flowy you can't help but get an airy vibe from wearing it. So excited to continue creating with KOODING in 2018.
Last but not least, give this feature from the Dallas Observer a good read, I was featured as one of 10 top Dallas portrait photographers!