Grishko 2007




see more on my flickr.

These are my first pair of ballet pointe shoes. They're Grishkos, model- 2007.
Handmade in Russia. I adore adore them.
In the third to last photo, going down on the right side:
1) Gellows, which are gel padding to fill up the space that my thin feet lacks and also to help cushion my toes so they're not directly standing on the box. (In pointe shoes, think- standing on the literal tip of your toes, not tiptoeing).
2) Ribbons
3) Elastics, to make sure the shoes stay on
4) Toe spacers, to straighten and adjust my toes, help my bunion, and make sure the gap between my big toe and the second toe is filled so the toes are straight when all 90 some pounds of me are literally on the first two toes etc...
5) (not pictured) talc powder, to help the gellows sit better during use

Been really off my game lately, the past three weeks.
Decided to edit some overdue photos from January to get negativity off my mind.
Wishing I could be in Italia, right now, where everything is good, sunny, and always joyful. Where I can take a dip in the Mediterranean and know that the clear blue waters wash away my worries and sins. Looking forward to graduation, summer (time filled with pool-going, film cameras, beach, ice cream, reading, and exploring), and going on the family vacation.
I should get back to shooting soon.
mood: peaceful
currently listening to: Crazy For You (album) | Best Coast

Can’t Sleep Make It To The Dawn ; Inspiration

An early Cali x Valentine's inspiration

Day Go By
By Wiisa, using Karen O's song.

Check out Wiisa's videos btw, totally inspirational if you're into that kind of stuff

Et Mon Visage? ; Inspiration

Chapter One, Bo
By Iman Whitfield and Caroline Koning


"When all of your flaws and all of my flaws
Are laid out one by one
A wonderful part of the mess that we made
We pick ourselves undone

All of your flaws and all of my flaws
They lie there hand in hand
Ones we've inherited, ones that we learned
They pass from man to man

There's a hole in my soul
I can't fill it I can't fill it
There's a hole in my soul
Can you fill it? Can you fill it?

You have always worn your flaws upon your sleeve
And I have always buried them deep beneath the ground
Dig them up; let's finish what we've started
Dig them up, so nothing's left unturned"


Fall Playlist

Making one a month was too much to keep up with.

All I Want | Kodaline
The Wire | HAIM ♥
Falling in Love Again | Joyce Manor
Gooey | Glass Animals
Rapt | Karen O
Everything is Embarrassing | Sky Ferreira
I Can Barely Breathe | Manchester Orchestra
Robbers | 1975
For Emma | Bon Iver
Beggin' For Thread | Banks
Dull Boy | Growlers
Brooklyn Baby | Lana Del Rey
Carousel | Melanie Martinez
Stolen Dance | Milky Chance
Big Jet Plane | Angus & Julia Stone
Planes vs Tank vs Submarine | Tigers Jaw
Past Lives | Diiv
Constant Headache | Joyce Manor
Flaws | Bastille
Wings | Birdy
I wanna be yours | AM
...and continuously adding until 'end of fall'.

Curated VSCO Grid 1 + 2

Selected for the Curated VSCO Grid

First photo, email notification (couldn't find the photo on the Curated Grid): 08|26|14
Second photo, email notification: 10|13|!4
third photo, on the Grid: 10|13|14

Canon Things.

Upgraded, and now we have a 60D.
"a photo and abstract writing blog. filled with recurring themes of 'nostalgia' 'water' 'fog' and this... lost childhood love perhaps."

Personal Equipment Used:
Nikon Fe
Canon EOS Rebel T2i
iPhone 6+
Fujifilm Instax Mini 25
Epson Stylus 420nx Scanner