Sunday, August 31, 2014

on the edge

Good morning!
It is after 11 a.m and I am sitting here trying to type something for you all. Last night we went to a club with some friends and we all had a blast, especially being around with great people like that makes it easy to experience all the new things that happen around me. After two weeks I can already tell that I have fallen in love with this beautiful city Amsterdam and I can't wait for all my friends back home to see where I live now. Of course it is not easy to let all of your friends and family behind, but Amsterdam is just the place to be and here you can find inspiration around every corner.

I also tried this "new thing" called - getting pictures taken of myself! 
Usually it is me that takes photos of everyone and tries to get the perfect shot, but now it is my turn to be the person in front of the camera and I can actually see myself doing that more often, which would be great since I started this blog now.

Take a look at my latest photos and hope you have a squared day!
Best wishes,
Laura S.

Jacket | from Zara
Blouse | from an unknown store in Innsbruck (Austria)
Jeans | from Zara
Shoes | from Nike (bought in Poland 5 years ago)
Bag | Selfmade

Saturday, August 30, 2014

squared photos

Goedemorgen !
Good morning everyone. I hope you will all have a lovely Saturday.
Today will be a lazy day, but I will try to get things ready for university and at night some friends and I will go clubbing here in Amsterdam.

Of course there will be plenty of updates next week about AMFI and the daily life here. Now you can have a look at my latest Instagram photos. Later on I will also change my Design to make it easier for you to learn more about me and about how to contact me.

Check out my photos below.
Have a great day and don't forget to think squared :)

Laura S.

Friday, August 29, 2014

looking through the lens

Photography has the power to shock us and present fantastic lies.
-Susan Sontag (Susan Sontag was an american writer, journalist and director. - from her book "On Photography" ) 
Photography has not always been my passion, but it was my way of capturing moments I would probably forget or moments I would always want to remember. Throughout High School I became really interested in taking photos and this was when my parents bought me my first [which I still use] Nikon D3000Even though I was born and raised between mountains in Austria, I always had the strong desire to see and experience different things in various countries and places. I am just a traveler who cannot stay in one place for too long. Staying in Michigan (USA), South Africa, South Korea and some European countries made me realize that I want to capture lifestyle and culture in my photos and not these typical touristic Google photos (Sorry Google its not an offense, but it is just not the type of photos I like).

Referring back to the book I mentioned above...
.... reading this book was not always on my TO-DO list, but I had to read it in order to graduate in Communication Design and I loved the way Susan Sontag wrote down everything the society already knows, but maybe does not want to admit. 

Photos can function as a memorial evidence against us or they can be a picture of reality and people believe in pictures more than in paintings, but why? 
It is simple, paintings can be an interpretation of the real world and people think photos cannot lie, but they obviously can. 

Of course Photography might not count as fine art, but it has the power to turn everything into art. Photos deliver critical messages and turn objects into living things and vice versa. 
It is not about whether we like them or not, or about good and bad because everything depends on how we see it. The camera makes it possible to see what the photographer sees, but it is still just a small piece of the world. 

Take a step back. Take down your camera. Take a look to the left. Take a look to the right. Look up and look down...
...and then take a photo because then you have seen it all before. 

I could write about this topic so much more, but maybe I will come back to it at one point of time. Scroll down a little and you can have a glimpse at some of my photos. 

Have a good day and think squared
Best wishes, 
Laura S. 

Some photos I have been taking throughout this year. I have a much bigger selection, but these are my favorites and maybe you will also feel the same about these photos. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

a dutch thing

Hello everyone, 

My name is Laura and I am a Fashion & Branding student at the AMFI (Amsterdam Fashion Institute) in the Netherlands and I finally convinced myself to put my thoughts and inspirations out there to all of you. This is all new for me, so do not be surprised if you don't know whats going on on my blog, but I will work on it and will do my best to make an enjoyable and readable blog. 

Photography, Fashion and Communication Design are my passion and this white rectangular will surely reflect it all at one glimpse. Don't hesitate to leave comments or suggestions behind because that what is all about...

reflection, opinions and different point of views. 
Of course now it is time to add some photos that were taken this week to show you, who is actually telling you all of this and to give you a hopefully good first impression of me. 

Take a look and think squared. 

Best wishes and a good evening, 
Laura S.

Finally got a bike because when you live in Amsterdam it is [life] essential.

Beanie | from #Stilcrew in Austria
Leather Jacket | from Pull & Bear
Jeans | from Forever 21
Shoes | Fake New Balance from Korea
Bag | from Y Not

Bike from the Waterlooplein Market.
- around 80€

Some pictures I took along the way to the city center. Always nice to look around and capture things you would not usually take a look at. Enjoy the weather and look at the squared cloud.