Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Summit: Project San Francisco Fashion Show (HD VIDEO)

For the HD version, watch here >> The Summit (HD)

Enjoy the video, my little fashion angels! FLY! FLY with this video! Show all your friends and family!
GO little fashion messenger, go go go!

…or not.

:D

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Project San Francisco (NOW IN COLOR!): The Summit (Mission District), San Francisco

Me: Hey Owen!
Owen: What’s up?
Me: How many photographers are coming?
Owen: Ummm… about 10.
Me: … Nice!

Theoretically, I should have been ripping my eyebrow hair out and shouting to the heavens “WHYYY GOD,
WHY?!” More photographers = Everyone taking identical pictures. But of course, here comes me in my
rebellious nature, using this as an opportunity to try and be different from the rest. Unfortunately, I only
got a handful of photographs because 99% of the time, I was shooting video.

But hey! I was the only photographer backstage (aside from Del Geronimo, but he
doesn’t count because he’s Owen’s brother :P)

Fashion Philosophy 101: To Flash, or not to Flash, that is the question!

About a month ago, I spent over $400 on a brand new external flash (Hooray to buying camera equipment
instead of feeding myself!) Flash in hand, I started to take pictures at the show and I realized… “Do I really
wanna be that guy?” That annoying, paparazzi-esque, overly invasive, I’m-actually-taking-pictures-of-your
-panties kind of photographer? No, I do not.

But one of the primary reasons why I chose not to flash people (quit thinking dirty thoughts!) was because
flash gives off a very different vibe, and it often alters the original mood of the original event. These pictures,
though tweaked to add a bit of contrast and exposure, are pretty much what you would have seen during
the show. So if the show was dark and moody, my pictures will be the same.

I love the colors in this outfit. With the red nail polish and blue outfit, I feel like I’m in a 1950’s commercial
for kitchen appliances… SUPER!

What do the colors of this picture remind you of? Anything familiar?
Anything like, perhaps, apples? Or candy? Or maybe… COMMUNISM?! The
Soviet Union?! OH JEEBUS! What has this blog come to?!

Honestly, I think that a lot of people in fashion are full of shit. Not necessarily
the people making fashion, but rather, those who are in “love” with it. The
yuppy idiot who consumes fashion magazines like a crack addict; always
looking for their next glittery fix. Or the shoe shopper who buys every damn
pair of heels but fails to appreciate the artistry of just one.

In my opinion, not all fashion is good. Even high end brands that showcase
at New York fashion week can be pretty shitty. But we’re so blind that we
drool over anything with a label on it.

Okay, I’m done ranting. See you guys in a few more days with my next post!
Enjoy the rain!…. NAAAAAAHT!

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I’m Glovin’ It! – Fashion Feud (Round 1), San Francisco

HEY! What the hell are you doing?! You can’t do that! That’s a violation of fashion protocol #26348!
Hmmm… come to think about it… that’s actually pretty cool. Well in that case, BRAVO! You may
proceed with your witchcraft.

With every other shirt/jacket equipped with epaulets, does anyone actually use them? I mean sure,
they’re a nice design element, but should we start acting like this guy, using them for their practical
purpose? I for one am in support of this. What do YOU think, hmmm?

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In The Mood For [Ruv]: De Anza College, Cupertino

HERRO! ^_^

I know it’s Chinese/Vietnamese New Year but you know what? F*CK IT! I’m gonna write a Haiku poem
anyways!

Three Asian Outfits.
Beautiful, Like a Blossom.
Egg Rolls Are Tasty.

Okay but seriously, I never cared for Chinese dresses/outfits. Part of me just felt like “OH GAWD! That’s so
damn… ASIAN!” But after watching Wong Kar Wai’s (beautifully filmed) “In The Mood For Love“, I fell in love
with these classic garments. The way the dress hugs the hips… the way it protects a Woman’s shoulders… and
the overall shape that seems to drape the body like silk running down your skin.

It’s easy to get lost in the vivid prints and exotic colors. With so much to look at your eyes start to zig-zag and
you wind up ignoring the piece altogether. But if you stop trying so hard to analyze and critique, you’ll witness
an amazing spectacle: details and hues that burst at the seams. Colors that explode so bright that they seem to
hit the back of your eyeballs like a ribbon of firecrackers crackling in the night.

Speaking of firecrackers…

Dear Neighbors,

SHUT THE HELL UP!

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Dead Animals + Jewelry = HAWT: De Anza College, Cupertino

This picture really makes meĀ  wonder… How many exotic animals were killed to make this outfit? :D

DAYUM, GANGSTA! Where’d ja’ get all that ICE on yo wrist?! I think that coat is hard evidence for the
“Where is smokey the bear?” case. What’s even more amazing is the fact that this was taken at school.
SCHOOL MY NINJAS, SCHOOL! And I thought I dressed up!

Walking around with my 75-300mm lens is incredibly fun. I get to spy on people, look at people’s
butt’s– I mean, bags! I get to look at girl’s bags! Seriously though, this lens puts things in a totally different
perspective. Instead of admiring an outfit or a specific item from afar, I can actually photograph it! SUPER
DUPER!

That’s right my fashion people, I’m BACK! I’m here, I’m Ranier, get used to it!

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