I've been a part of the deviantART community for nearly a decade. At first, I created an account merely for the sake of viewing a variety of incredible artwork. I loved to peruse the site, and doing so taught me a lot about different styles and techniques. Viewing the work of others can tremendously improve one's own creative eye, and I attribute much of my growth as an artist to the things I learned just from being involved in this community. In the past year, I have begun sharing my own work to this site in order to interact with this community in a new way. Just recently, one of my photos was featured in a couple collections on this site (which can be viewed here and here), and I feel quite honored.
It has been great to give and receive feedback and to get to know the work of brilliant artists. deviantART does wonders to foster creativity and community among creative individuals. I strongly recommend that any young artist find a community to be a part of, and it doesn't have to be online. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there! You never know who is going to fall in love with your creations.
It was such a joy getting to photograph my friend Sanya Ali! Sanya is a Journalism student at Indiana University as well as a member of the Pakistani Student Association. This photo shoot features Sanya's colorful, Pakistani-influenced wardrobe against the urban background of downtown Bloomington, IN.
My Strategic Management team presented in the finals for The Chocolate Moose case competition yesterday evening at the Kelley School of Business. It was such an honor to have been selected to present our strategy to the owners of Bloomington's famous ice cream shop! All teams did a fantastic job, and it was great getting to hear about all of the unique ideas on how to expand the business.
Little Red. Alice in Wonderland. Snow White.
These are just a few of the timeless tales that I read growing up. I have always been fascinated by the world in which these stories take place. Fairy tales have always held a special place in my heart for their ability to immerse audiences in a realm of magic and adventure.
I wanted to tell these classic stories in a new way by adding a modern twist to timeless aesthetics and bringing them to life through the camera lens. For this shoot, my sisters play the roles of Little Red and Alice, while I play the part of Snow White. I also gathered up a few impromptu items from around the house to sprinkle into the set. You can see pieces of my childhood tea set and an old clock hanging from the branches of a tree.