February 27, 2011

lagoon photoshoot

went to a lagoon that's 45 minutes away from my house to take some photos, trying to regain some creativity, since lately i've been feeling a bit down photography wise, i guess every photographer goes through this kinda situation. anyways, my friends and i headed down to the lagoon and even though we didn't have much time we made some beautiful photos :) great model and great assistant ;)

so here are the photos, hope you enjoy them! and please remember all these images are copyright Scarleth White 2011!

February 19, 2011

the things you find

Today a friend of mine posted this on facebook, and I couldn't feel more overwhelmed on how i felt related to it. The things that people never talk about, the things people think but keep to themselves just because they are afraid to what people might say... those things, don't keep them to yourself. It'll eat you up from the inside and of course I don't mean to just shout out everything about your life but there are some things that are meant to be spoken about and that are meant to be heard because in the process you also help others that feel the same way. I was amazed of the things you find that somehow brighten your day and even help you see things you wouldn't otherwise see.

So here:

The divine art of letting go.

Love is defined in many ways. Ask anyone on the street for their definition of love, and you’ll get no two answers the same. The Bible defines love. Movies define love. Turn on the radio and you’ll get a definition of love. We see evidence of love in the unlikeliest of places and among the most unlikely of men and women. Your cat loves you. Your dog loves you. Your neighbor loves you. Your mom loves you.

Love is everywhere we look. It makes the world go round, you know.

Something I’ve learned recently, and I didn’t learn it the easy way...is that love...true love...real, unselfish, unconditional love...can be found most prevalently in the act of letting go. I know, I know...we’ve all heard the saying: "If you love something enough, let it go. If it comes back to you, it’s yours forever. If it doesn’t, it was never really yours to begin with." As cliche as it might sound, it still holds true. I am learning that the most selfless act of love one person can show another person is to let them go. The inclination is always to beg, to cry, to plead for the other person to change their mind, forgive you, love you more, want you more, need you more...to show them why they can’t live without you...to prove to them that if they give you just one more chance, you’ll get it right this time. It’s human nature. It’s definitely my nature, as I typically refuse to give up without a fight. But if the person you love most in the world is struggling to break free...ready to move on...slipping through your fingers...regardless of how much it breaks your heart, shouldn’t you wish them the best and let them fly?

"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." - Havelock Ellis

We have to let go. Not just for our own sake, but for the other person’s. Our hearts will never sing as long as we cling. When someone I love makes a choice, and his choice is not me...no matter how much I adore him and want to prove to him how wrong he was and how much he needs me in his life and how perfect we are for each other...I have to release him, and his memory, and trust that life and God has a plan for us both, even if it’s not together. And that moment, that decision, that act of letting the other person go...that’s our gift to them. At the end of the day and on the horizon of moving on, I guess our goodbye is really the only gift we have left to give.
Letting go is not for the faint of heart. It’s the hardest thing most of us will ever have to learn how to do...but still, we must do it. Because true love, real love, unselfish love...demands nothing less.

February 16, 2011

time off

so it's been a while since the last time i had real vacations and enjoyed myself with you know... myself. it's always hectic following schedules or other people's interests and not doing whatever you want! it's always good to take some time off to stop and think... just about anything! so i went to Bahamas with my family and it was such an amazing trip specially because even though you may think a family is a crowd they don't steal as much time from you as your friends and basically they let you do whatever you want.
i guess i needed to disconnect myself from the world, from everything just to connect with myself... this may sound like a freaking self-discovery preach, but like i've said before, i write to keep myself sane and maybe to get to people that might feel the same!

i went to paradise, found my valentine within me and finally found my very own special happy place :) a beautiful beach in the middle of nowhere, where the water is crystal blue, the sun shines like a diamond and the skies makes you feel like heaven. <3

February 5, 2011

death by a camera

haaaa... hi readers, i hope you're all doing great! this post is somewhat more dedicated to my passion for photography, lately as you all know, all the different changes i have gone through have affected the way i see things and even the way i feel... so i wanted to experiment and open myself to new views...

so i came up with this sorta quick series, about a murder... hehehe go easy on them, like i said i'm still experimenting and well i don't know if you'll find this pleasing to the eye, i can only hope you do! and if anyone has an opinion then even better :) i love feedback, it makes me a better photographer.

you'll also find a photo with the crew :D it was tons of fun :) you can watch the main photo on flickr as well!