Sunday, March 02, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Monday, February 03, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Monday, January 06, 2014
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
So this instalment of the Girls x Boys series is of Rey (my cousin) and Ruby (my cousin-in-law BOOYAH!). This mini shoot was my first foray in engagement photography (pressure was on). I'm not going to lie, it was hard and a great learning curve. As I said before my weakness is 'model'/people direction. I tend just to snap away, but I'm learning to ease in normal conversation with a few jokes to make everyone comfortable and for the images look more natural.
These pictures may have been posted a little too late, as the wedding was last Saturday. It was an awesome day to say the least- it went by too quickly! Ruby looked amazing, think Audrey Hepburn classic chic. They married at Rey and my childhood parish, we had our first Reconciliation, Confirmation and Holy Communion rites at that church, so it was lovely to see Rey and Ruby wed there. The reception was so much fun, a lot of drinks were had and copious amounts of dancing too. The speeches were tear jerkers- my sister and cousins were crying their eyes out. It was lovely to see our two families come together and as Ruby's father aptly said "Our names match Diamante- Cruz, which translates to Diamond Cross".
I really do believe Ruby and Rey belong together. He had a crush on her during high school- he used to stalk her. haha. And I remember on one of our clubbing nights during our university days... Rey mentioned Ruby while we were in the car on the way to the club he said "If she is there it's fate man, it's fate".
Sunday, October 20, 2013
So now I am going to sell a few of those items on ebay, along with a few shoes I haven't really worn. I think it's time I let go and let someone else have a crack at pre-loved goodness. Items that are available for sale include tops, blouses, dresses and shoes.
Click here to see items on sale, prices start at $9.99 AUD.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Today marks this blog's 8th Birthday! Yay! It's strange to think that my Raver Ria blog has been floating around the World Wide Web for 8 years. It has evolved from it's early days of juvenile university and life ramblings of 2005-2007. To heavy image inspiration of the art, fashion and photography worlds during 2008. It documented my London life and European travels from 2009-2010, as well as other travel journeys to date. To chronicling my progress of learning photography- via my lomography "Lomo Love" Holga updates and my mini Girls and Boys photo series. And of last year my foray in black and white film photography and dark room processing.
Who knows how long this blog will run for, hopefully til I'm 80 years old, how rad would that be! But until then Happy 8th Blog Birthday Raver Ria! To the readers of this blog, whoever you are, thanks for continually dropping by.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
I realised that the last time I posted something was late August (shame on me). So below is a collection of images via Instagram of what went down during September, namely, my birthday... Booyah! My dirty 30 was not so dirty- quite tame actually. The first day of Spring saw Tim and I take Bear on the Bondi to Bronte Beach walk- he lost his sh*t when he jumped out of the car. It was his first time leaving the west and entering the fresh beach air of the east. Toward the end of September it was an art, music and bridal shower love fest. Carriage Works had a brilliant contemporary international art fair. My friend Marc DL had a DJ set at The Argyle in the Rocks and one of my best mates, Luke, his band Pocketful of Soul performed at the Opera Bar in Circular Quay.
You can download Marc's music via Sound Cloud. He recently released his Sophomore mix tape which is brilliant. (click here to get ALL his mixes)
If you're in Sydney make sure you check out Pocketful of Soul, support Sydney live music! They will be performing at Opera Bar again this long weekend. (Click here to see where an when they are performing)
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Once again Rachelle has graced us with her beauty for the Raver Ria Girls series. These shots were taken at Parra Park at the start of winter. That particular section of the park reminds me of English gardens- Cambridge University comes to mind if I were to compare it. Mini photo shoots are not without it's dramas- money shot = me standing in thick bush= loud ruffling in bush= Rachelle sprinting away yelling "SNAKE!!!!"
There are a few more shots I took of her that is live on The Cruz Collective site. What is The Cruz Collective you ask? Well it's a creative blog my sister, cousins and I are collaborating on. It is still in it's infancy but we aim to bring inspirational art, design, travel and photography content for dreamers, creatives and creatives at heart. Be sure to check it out if you want to know a little more about my gorgeous cousin Rachelle, there is a mini interview you can read... and just pop on by to snoop around and tell us what you think.
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The founder, Lek, created the park as a sanctuary for elephants to live in a peaceful environment. There are a little over 30 elephants and each has a story. The demeanour of these beautiful animals are definitely different of those who are working elephants- circuses, tour trekking operations etc. They are much healthier and treated with a lot more respect, physical abuse is not used to train the animals at the park. It is said that Thai elephants helped build Thailand and are greatly revered, it's unfortunate to know there are a lot more that aren't treated as humanely.