Burlesque Circus

First shoot with bestie out !
Burlesque Circus

I went to Zurich a couple weeks ago to see my best friend and we shot a bunch of photoshoots together – she modeled for me. This was an inspired look from the burlesque era. She was pretty thrilled with the results so I hope you’re gonna like the idea as much as she did, took me a while to edit this set but with much excitement 🙂 I also did her makeup.
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New muse, who dis ?

New model alert !
New muse, who dis ?

That’s my best friend ! She’s literally the bestest human being in the universe & I feel super lucky to have her in my life. I went to Zurich in Switzerland for a couple of days, and we shot so many awesome pictures together ! I can’t wait to share all the goodness… we really make a dope team ahaha

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Stills outtakes Lightbeam

These pictures are stills taken from my BTS Photoshoot video, and were edited in the same way as the thumbnail. I did not use any light leak, just gradients and it was all done on my iPhone. The quality is pretty mediocre, but I didn’t want to use the actual portrait pictures I shot in case this didn’t work out, aka new way of editing – there’s 23 pictures, so give time to the page to load.

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AutoportraitureSO GLAD I DID THIS !

Buying the Nikon D3300 was the best decision I recently made, I am so happy with this camera ! I’m excited to go outside and test it out, but so far no such luck… it has been pouring rain in Paris, not the ideal weather for photography. Soon though ! It’s like we say in french “aprĂšs la pluie, le beau temps” because after rain, is expected good weather.

The minor issues I encountered in the beginning were no big deal really, it’s just that I didn’t know how to attach the universal adapter to the battery charger, then the charger’s light was blinking which I thought was maybe a problem, but actually wasn’t. Lastly, I had no idea how to mount a lens… I know how it sounds, but I’ve worked with a Bridge so far, I didn’t have to care about lenses.

This camera is so easy to use though, that even if I can’t go outside take any pictures yet, I am already shooting self-portraits. I’m really enjoying this DSLR, it’s such a good tool 😀 ps. my hair is almost always messy because I don’t brush it, sorry about that 😛

© Photography by Madison KennedySO GLAD I DID THIS !SO GLAD I DID THIS !SO GLAD I DID THIS !Closer look at my red lips. I used the MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus #2 🙂

why i don’t drive

The “Nobody walks in Los Angeles” Myth
why i don't drive© Photography by Madison Kennedy

Whenever I’m in Los Angeles especially, people will ask me “how come you don’t drive ?” — true, the age you can get your driver’s license there is 16′ so I should have gotten mine long ago… true also, getting a car is super easy in a place like that, since it’s totally dominated by the car industry with like, big-ass highways cutting the city all over.

So, I definitively don’t have any excuses for not driving in L.A. I guess ?

Thing is, I’m not into driving. At all. I never actually wanted a driver’s license, I didn’t see the point to it in my life because most of the time I either take public transportation, or have someone driving me where I need to be. Never once I felt the need for having a car of my own, or a day where I said to myself “oh man, if only I could drive myself” because I’m used to the way I currently, and always have, travelled.

But, there’s like actual 3 reasons why I did not go through it;

  1. I’m kind of a rebellious person. Seeing almost everyone driving in L.A. didn’t make me want to do the same; just because everyone does it, doesn’t mean I will, and that it’s good to follow society’s pre-constructed ideals.
  2. It’s so not eco-friendly ! Public transportation is not as practical for sure, but even an Uber pool is better than driving your car around with all the gas that’s emitted in the atmosphere & whatever.
  3. I’m the laziest human being on the planet, taking the time to study and then pass the test is one thing, but having to drive knowing how clumsy I am ? No thanks, I feel more secure sleeping in the backseat while someone else is in charge of that.

That’s it, now you know why I don’t care about driving on my own. & Does L.A. really need another car on the street (aka. mine, abstractly speaking) being already overcrowded with them ? Heck, no. Also, a monthly tap card compared to all the expenses around owning a car is a total joke. I just find that annoying, bills and stuff, it’s unnecessary responsibilities and I avoid that as much as possible. Having a car is a great comfort, but I’d rather live my eco-friendly lifestyle.

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Views from the Getty Center

I’m so excited about these pictures that I recently found on the hard drive of my camcorder. I edited a couple of stills, and this is from the last time I was in Los Angeles with my sister Dakota & we went to the Getty Center to enjoy some incredible views on the city of angels.

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