life update + new self-portraits

Monday, July 21, 2014


Hi Guys. 

I think it's time for a little life update. Involving some boring things, some job things, some sentimental things, and some heartachey things. Also some new self-portraits because the last time I looked down the barrel of a lens was a long time ago.

Here we go! 

>A few weeks after I left my customer service job, I applied and was offered a job at Newspace, where I have long been a volunteer. For those of you who aren't familiar, Newspace Center for Photography is a resource center for photographers in Portland. There's a gallery that has monthly shows, public facilities (Darkroom, lighting studio, and digital labs) and lots of classes and workshops. They are a non-profit and have a lot of volunteer support. I interned in the summer of 2012 and have volunteered ever since. My new (staff) position there is a Facilities Manager position, part time on the weekends. The work itself is not creative, but it is wonderful to get back into a community of artists and Newspace is a good place for me to be. 

>On the Newspace note, Nina, the volunteer coordinator and everyone's personal cheerleader is leaving pursue her own photographic endeavors. If you know Nina yourself, you know what a little heartache this is. If you don't know Nina, here is a list of qualities she has: most smiley, makes you feel like $1,000,000, genuinely excited for you for her and for everyone. It is bittersweet for her to be leaving Newspace. I can't imagine it without her, but we all must commend her for chasing after the dream, that illusive title "professional photographer"!

>On the Nina note, this song has been stuck in my head all day. 

>I will be visiting Crrr in August! I just bought my ticket on Saturday. It's been far far too long and we have definitely grown further apart this year and that makes me sad and heartachey. Friendship is hard and I could write a lot about this, but for now it will stay in my uncomposed head. 

>I've been eating a lot of pasta with red sauce. (That's the boring stuff)

>I joined Twitter! It's all a little overwhelming and also I find myself composing a tweet and then overthinking it and deciding it's pointless and erasing it. We'll see how it goes. If you want to see me jumble my way through social media, you can follow me @brittanyvchavez

>Now onto the last two self-portraits. I like that these two feel really awkward and stiff. That's how I've been feeling in front of the camera lately; I can't hide. 


1 comment :

  1. It's nice to read your new update. Love the pizza info, haha :)
    These are beautiful selfportraits, I like the dreamy mood.
    P.S.: I miss on Flickr.

    *Chris loves Photography*

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