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
Because i had to .. and also because i am so tired of seeing all the damage and destruction.. yes our island is destroyed but not our core. =) our hibiscus and birambi trees are already blooming... little hopes and inspirations .. the stars are smiling too.. so in that interest..
i'm just gonna do my do.. and hope for the best .. and quick recovery for us all. =) even the jackspanjards.. (yes i been feeding them - they lost their homes too)
let's think about the positive .. about being humble.. about changing our attitudes and treatments of others.. not just humans but animals and environment.. as a people.. bc real talk.. the amnt of negativity (animal neglect abuse - environmental exploitation - hatred and envy ) these things fuel the BS. let us not add to fueling any BS ..
u with me? even if u skeptical.. or think this is some hippy talk.. no worries.. but .. just think abotu it..
.. just think about it.. there is a reason we experience pain and loss and suffering.. only via humility can we recognize and allow this pain to motivate growth and growth.. brings change.. positive change. unity.
no fear no hate be assertive for what we believe in and deserve.. no bending over without lube.. we need to come together to fight together...
THINK .. wake up.. go get a FREE (donated) bag of dog food and feed a stray.. repair your karma !!!!!!!! enjoy