I created this series.. this very personal and intimate genre i've entitled 'eunoia' ... which means.. 'beautiful thinking'
I have always been very passionate and outspoken, determined, driven, always inspired; even in my most darkest moments... i found a way to find light.
Recently, I was crushed by circumstances.. beyond and out of my control.. a tragedy.. shakespearian almost.. with a bronte twist.. that mundane.. gevoel/feeling ....that which has always maintained my melancholic nature. it all began rare and incredibly and ended in tragedy and chaos.. and resentment. hard love. magic filled. as quickly as it can rise , the quicker and heavier it falls. i held love high.. with the moon and stars.. so high that it became my universe.. but.....'you are your universe...' "belee dat" as my friend Sa'di would say and yes I use his quotes symbolically because through all that mess I am grateful to have a close connection with him out of al of this. Little blessings in the chaos and the dark. Always be the light even when in the dark.
so in all of that i lost a bit of myself and then i lost ALL of me.. i lashed out.. at him.. my friends.. family.. my closest friends..pushed everyone away. now i repair alone on earth that is. and yeah ....it is what it is. we live. we make mistakes. we learn. such is life on earth. prepping us for what is to come.
enjoy my work.
emilie..thank u again for being absolutely you and helping me with this shoot, =) i needed this.
This was one of the first shoots I carried out while on Sint Maarten in 2009. I was quite flattered when i was asked to photograph mother and son because we go way back, being two little girls in the same kindergarten.
Just a quick little shoot at the guest chef evening at Emilios Restaurant on Sint Maarten.
late post due to an obscene amount of work !!! ( i promise you, i am not complaining haha). Some shots from the guest chef evening at the beautiful and iconic @emiliossxm at the bottom of the @rainforestadventuresxm .
i was asked to shoot a few shots of the evening and happily i did ! The food at Emilios is amazing but of course with our very own Dino @dinojagtiani cheffin it up what else can we expect
The guest chef of the evening was Michaelangelo Westcott @chefwescott a brooklyn native with strong carib roots ... he is the owner and chef of the @gypsyapplebistro in MA. The evening was a lovely one. March 10th 2018 .
“i can make anything taste great’. yup. he can :) thank you for letting me intrude your kitchen and getting your portrait. much love !
and thank you Dino for always allowing me to run around with my camera (and for feeding me