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My year, in photographs.
I’ve always enjoyed looking through photos at the beginning of a new year. For some reason, looking at my past provides me with good insight for the future. Something about seeing the progression through visuals by being brought back to a mental state as opposed to a place. Over the last few years, I recapped my year in photos on my old blog – 2010 recap, 2009 recap. Since I lost that blog last year, I didn’t do one for 2011. I didn’t want to break the chain, so I decided to do one for 2012 while I was digging through my harddrives earlier this week. Better late than never, right?
To new light, love, inspiration, struggles, adventures and success. Peace to all.
– love & light.
3 females and 50+ males. Yup, that was the scene of the set of C#CKFIGHT. After 12 hours of a testosterone infused environment, I was sure able to capture some interesting moments from the making of Julian Yuri Rodriguez’s short film, C#CKFIGHT.
When filmakers Giancarlo Loffredo and Julian Yuri Rodriguez reached out to me about shooting behind the scenes for a new short film, I was excited. Knowing Julian, and learning about the treatment (written by him and Ariel Castro), I knew this wouldn’t be your average movie set. Commissioned by Borscht Film Festival and filmed on location in Miami, C#CKFIGHT was a sketchy movie set, to say the least. With shirtless Cuban men, broken beer bottles and “bath salts” surfacing the venue, I was sure to dress appropriately.
If anyone who participated on set would like photos, please e-mail me, Jenny, at ShaynaBatya@gmail.com.
-love & light.
The art / the festivities
My absolute favorite time of the year. Everyone is in town, the weather is perfect, the vibes are just right. Although I spent a lot of time outside catching up with the street artists, I still managed to check out a decent portion of the fairs. As usual, the official Art Basel show at the convention center was incredible, 1 day just isn’t enough. This year I had the chance to check out Design Miami, which was brilliant. A lot of futuristic and conceptual furniture that just blew my mind. The best part was the Snarkitecture installation, those bright cylinder like structures pictured above. I felt like I was hanging out in Super Mario Land. Despite its criticism for holding an unauthorized Banksy exhibition, Art Miami had a good balance between old and contemporary works. I also really enjoyed Scope and Fountain.