2014

A YEAR IN REVIEW

January arrived with warm rays of sunshine and days seemed to last much longer. I finished my 365 challenge where I took photos everyday and posted my favourite photo each day. I escaped the insanely hot Adelaide weather (including the hottest day of Adelaide in history) with my family as we flew to Japan and Hong Kong.

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We arrived in Japan and was greeted by the fierce cold gushing winds along with drizzling rain and snow. This was my first time going to Japan and going through old photos from earlier this year makes me miss it so much - I'll be sharing more photos from my trip earlier next year. We went skiing in Japan for a couple of hours - it was a bit hard at first but really fun, though I did fall over a few times.

I returned to Adelaide and in February I faced the scorching temperatures yet again. In February I discovered the world of raw veganism and I went over to Nick's house and with Hao we made raw vegan lasagna which would've tasted delicious if we hadn't misread the recipe and placed about 1/4C of salt into the cashew cheeze.  

 Meet Donut! (Nick's dog)

Meet Donut! (Nick's dog)

 It was after this adventure that I decided to make a blog to share all of my photos as they were beginning to pile up and be forgotten.

It was after this adventure that I decided to make a blog to share all of my photos as they were beginning to pile up and be forgotten.

We celebrated Helen's birthday by throwing a pool party. We played a game where the longest person to hold their breath under water would win. I still remember this day so clearly. We were laughing and giggling all afternoon because Huyen would keep trying to win except she’d slowly bob away to the other end of the pool. 

 Helen's birthday

Helen's birthday

  Ava came to visit from Perth  and we went to pick strawberries, tasted food at Hahndorf and caught up on everything we’d missed in the past 5 years. 

Ava came to visit from Perth and we went to pick strawberries, tasted food at Hahndorf and caught up on everything we’d missed in the past 5 years. 

March arrived along with a plenty of festivals - Laneway, the Fringe and WOMAD. I went to the Summer Night Markets and the Garden of Unearthly Delights with Luan, Alex, Cherie, Steven, Kylie and Ken and we wandered around, deciding what rides to go on and potential shows to see.

 The most delicious looking vegan cupcakes at the night markets

The most delicious looking vegan cupcakes at the night markets

 Ken and the light up mask he won haha

Ken and the light up mask he won haha

Sanuja and I attended WOMAD the annual world music and dance festival for the first time and it was our job that day to take photos there. WOMAD was filled music of different cultures, a global village market area with plenty of stalls with food, crafts and displays. 

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 The crowd at WOMAD

The crowd at WOMAD

 Yoga in the park

Yoga in the park

In April, the days started to feel cooler and around me the trees began to change from emerald green to its orange hues, transitioning from Summer and into Autumn. Autumn is my favourite month of the year, the sound of crunchy leaves beneath my feet, soy hot chocolate and knitted jumpers.

Luan and I went exploring on a warm day at the botanic gardens. We photographed trees shedding their leaves and discovered parts of the gardens we hadn't been before. I miss exploring places and going on new adventures.

 Taking  portraits of Vivian  in the city whilst chasing the last rays of light

Taking portraits of Vivian in the city whilst chasing the last rays of light

One of my close friends, Bridget celebrated her birthday with a deliciously cooked up Mexican feast at her house. 

 Birthday girl! :)

Birthday girl! :)

May was filled with the distinct crispness of the air and chilly morning hikes up mountains with Mary. The breeze bitterly blew over my shoulders and neck as we hiked up to the very top and watched in awe of the sunset over little Adelaide.

 My friend Natasha celebrated her 21st birthday in May with the theme being hip hop. I snapped away those moments so she could look back on them and smile.

My friend Natasha celebrated her 21st birthday in May with the theme being hip hop. I snapped away those moments so she could look back on them and smile.

June passed by with a blink of an eye. Exams at uni creeped up ever so quickly and had me indoors like a hermit with no social life and left me in the dark with textbooks till the early hours of morning. 

In July I witnessed shorter days of sunlight and the cool air settling in. I shot my first collaboration with Jody at Silky Bow on a cold Winter day and this was my first time shooting fashion and portraiture. On the day I felt worried about shooting a model and giving clear directions, but in the end we ended up with photos we both liked! 

 Went to Melbourne and tried to eat as much food as possible :D

Went to Melbourne and tried to eat as much food as possible :D

 First shoot with Annie & Amy

First shoot with Annie & Amy

August seemed to pass by ever so quickly and uni work started to pile up!

Signs of life again at the beginning of September

September, October, November all went by so quickly. The blossom of Jacaranda tree flowers signalled the arrival of Spring and also the beginning of exams. 

 Fairy floss skies

Fairy floss skies

 Chicken leg lying around outside

Chicken leg lying around outside