Sophia Turns 1!

My niece turned 1! And I finally got around to editing my favorite takes! Isn’t she a cutie patootie! Am so blessed to watch her grow, and learn so much everyday. And it’s so wonderful to see all the love she brings not only to my brother and my sister in law but to my mother and father. They are smitten, and all I can say there’s nothing like grandparent’s love. So enjoy pictures of the cutest baby in the whole wide world! She had a very Minnie birthday party!

xx

-Diana

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Boyd Boys

Stumbled upon old photos from my time being a nanny in Australia. I miss these boys and family so much. I remember spending weekends with them. Their mom would make us breakfast in the morning, and we’d talk about God and life. We’d set clothes out to dry on the clothesline in the springtime while the smell of Jasmine sifted through the Aussie air. The floorboards would creek with charm and so much love from all the love it experienced within its four walls. The sun would stream in through the kitchen windows basking the house in a warm afternoon glow. We would make Earl Grey tea with milk and it was serenity, love in its purest form, and goodness of people that are now oceans and memories away. I will never forget them, and will carry them in my heart ever so fondly. Miss you Boyd family. Sending you love. Wherever you may be now.

-Diana

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Los Poblanos Inn and Organic Farm

 

For my Multimedia and Communication project I decided to take a look at behind the scenes of Los Poblanos Inn and Organic Farm kitchen crew, led by the talented head chef Jonathan Perno. Los Poblanos holds a firm belief in sustainability and keeping it local. Not only is there food exquisite but their property is equally charming. This story was also featured on an online gallery in still photos on the Daily Lobo (http://www.dailylobo.com/gallery/photoissue-localgrown) and The Daily Lobo Photo Issue for Fall 2016 (https://issuu.com/conceptionssw/docs/nm_daily_lobo_12_08_16_photo_issue)

So have a  look at my first multimedia project consisting of stills, video, music and audio.

I hope you enjoy it, just as much as I did being there and putting it all together.

Happy Holidays,

-Diana Cervantes

 

All Life is, is a good game of Chess

 

20161102095840015_0007Here are a couple of black and white film images that I took of my two good friends playing chess in the bosque. This was for our sequence project, the one rule was that our camera was to remain stagnant and in the same spot throughout the whole shoot, while telling a story.

Please enjoy.

And remember all life is, is a good game of chess.

-Diana

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B&W Film Photography

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“To collect photographs is to collect the world.”

This semester I am fortunate enough to be taking a black and white film photography class. In this time I’ve learned to become one with my images. I have learned to win and lose. And what I mean by this, is that I have learned to accept my accomplishments when a roll of film comes out impeccably, or those times when I lose my favorite images to a bad combination of science, chemistry and time.

With black and white photography I have become more intentional with each frame taken. Each exposure more precious then the previous, and only seeing my images after 15 minutes of sweating in a small closet in the dark, searching for my reel, and carefully and steadily reeling all my film until its perfectly fitted onto that circular plastic wheel-hopefully free of fingerprints. After an hour of prepping chemicals and agitating the tank carefully, eyeing the clock meticulously, each second vital to the process…tick, tick, tick.

I see my coffeeimages…

Only after I take my film out of the photo flow and pray there’s images in that fragile un-spooled film. When there is, a sort of joy escapes you, and there they are appearing before your very eyes all those images you carefully took, like some sort of magic or sorcery.

This is the reward-when I can’t simply see an image through a screen on the back of the camera.

Therefore, when I am behind that film camera all things need to connect: vision, light, hand and heart.

Enjoy these snippets.

-Diana

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