Sunday, March 19, 2017

East Coast Babes

East Coast Babes from Susan Wu on Vimeo.
Shot with Nikon D3200 & 35MM Nikon FM10

Today is the one year anniversary of my trip to California. 
I have decided to finally share with you my photo diary from a year ago. 
It's probably quite silly that I am uploading this from a year ago, but going through the archives I couldn't not upload these beautiful pictures.
Not all of my trip was captured with my camera but sometimes you have to sit back, relax and take in the smells, sounds, and scenery that you can. 
I have always wished that my eyes could capture photographs. However, I think that it's better left that way, no camera could capture the real feelings you get
 when you see a beautiful beachscape, 
when you are cruising through California in a sparkling silver mustang,
when you find the most delicious burrito place at the odd hour of 2am in San Francisco,
and the bittersweetness of falling in love with places
but having to choose only one place to stay.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Love Child of Failure and Success

My Love Child of Failure and Success
Material: "Couture Pellon" with Gouche and Acrylic Paint
Modeled by my gorgeous best friend, Nydia Piao from Parked on Bliss
Photography by Susan S Wu
© Susan S Wu

At the end of my sophomore year graduating with an Associates degree, I failed to complete my most important project, a garment to qualify in the exhibit held at the end of the year.

A huge change in my life derailed my motivation, distracting me and crunched my time. It lead to my self destruction. This is the first time I did not finish for a deadline. I shamefully walked into my class that day and broke the news to my professor. I still remember clearly how awful I had felt. For the next month, I beat myself up for it.

I had failed. 

Eventually, I came to the conclusion that I will stop working for others  I wanted everything I did, to be a representation of myself and of my art. 

Everything and anything that you create is your art. It is special to you and will even become special to others. 

And so, this was my final project of my Associate's career.
It is my love child of failure and success.
A part of me wanted to redeem myself to my professors and peers who were disappointed in me . Mainly, I wanted to redeem myself for myself. I wanted to be proud of myself for what I had accomplished. I wanted to pick myself up from my failures.