A few years ago, my cousin invited me to try out Pinterest. I got an email and I signed up. I wasn't really sure what Pinterest was for. I signed up and played with it. I honestly didn't know what I was doing back then. What is Pinterest exactly? Well, it's a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas.
Around late 2013 / early 2014, I started finding myself on Pinterest almost everyday. I think this was also the time when I needed inspiration the most. I started pinning things I loved from blogs I browse and websites I come across. I also started becoming really conscious of the stuff I put on each board.
After an hour (or more) of reorganising my boards, I finally felt like I could breathe. Everything is in its place. During the time I discovered Pinterest, I also discovered my love for food and still life photography. I used to shoot portraits and fashion but I found myself enjoying food and still life photos more.
I became very fond of browsing photos of food and still life on Pinterest. More browsing later, I had a board called "Styling" and it was full of flatlay photos of food and objects. I think this is probably my favorite from all the boards I created because not only was it a pool of photos that inspire me but it also taught me how to properly arrange and style objects when shooting flatlays. As a food and lifestyle photographer, I think knowing how to style is a plus. I owe it all to the hours and hours spent on Pinterest.
I would spend hours browsing through blogs (and pinning stuff)
Just like the photo above, I can easily save my favorite photos from Luisa Brimbleto my boards. So it's so much easier to check them out again if I wanted to share it with friends. It also keeps the link where the photo was from so I can easily go back to the blog post!
I think most of my friends know how much I love Pinterest. -- I even bought myself a tablet for it!
If you're not on Pinterest yet and you're curious, you can register HERE(for a limited time only!)
I think I this photo would be different if I didn't learn styling.
Besides styling props and food, there are so many things I learned. Pinterest also helped me develop my style, my love for interiors, and many more things.
A few months back, I spent an afternoon over coffee with a couple of friends. One of them told me about this amazing compound that sold beautiful things for the house. We planned on going weeks after but I never got to join because of work. Luckily, earlier today, I found time to visit A-11 (located at 2680 F.B. Harrison Street, Pasay City)! It was tricky to find but it was definitely worth the trip.
Here are a few snaps I took while I was trying my best not to buy everything I saw.
I've always been a big fan of watches. I never really thought I would be though. I think when you get your first watch, you start to lust over all the watches you see. I got really excited when this watch from TRIWA arrived in the mail. I instantly fell in love when I saw this on their website. I've always worn watches with silver bezels on it so getting one with a gold bezel adds to the excitement of (finally) wearing something new! And to my surprise, the small window that tells you the day can be changed into English or Spanish. I have mine on Spanish so I get a mini lesson in Spanish everyday.
Finally back home (and to reality). So happy that #WWIM11_LaUnion was a success!
After weeks of planning, I can't believe that an Instameet finally happened in La Union! Ever since we started hosting Instameets last year, I've been joking everyone that we should do one in La Union. And I'm so happy that it finally happened! I'm very thankful for Karl, Marvin, Louie and Sara. Without these four people, I don't think the Instameet would happen at all.
It feels so amazing to be around people who understand what you do and why you do it.
I'm already looking forward to the next one!
Huge thanks also to Craftsmith Living, The Circle Hostel, Purveyr for helping us on this Instameet! We also partnered with Charity Water to help spread awareness that #748million people have no access with clean water. You can help here: https://donate.charitywater.org/donate