The Journey

Blog post created by aranel vivarini, owner of www.aranelvivarini.com. this blog would be about the journey of a creator, trying to chase the dream of making it in the art industry, as well as adventures and share stories and people that I've meet through it. blogging is a way of curating the soul

trust the process

I want to share with you guys the start of it all,

The start of my photos

The start of my creativity

And the start of how I found love for such an art

I will be sharing the images I started taking once I got my first camera, well the ones I could find. I will share in the captions the message behind them or what was going through my mind.

Little note: there’s a lot of Self-portraits, I won’t be embarrassed for you to see my justin bieber alter ego but I want to make a point in saying that I was my best muse, I didn’t have any friends so I learned to create concepts and photograph myself. So if you’re in the same boat as me or maybe you’re too scared to ask your friends to pose, be your own muse!!! You’ll learn from this, believe me!

But before we get into the photos, I want to share a little message of encouragement for those of you who are beginners or for those of you who are thinking about getting into photography. And if you’re only here  because you like what I write and what’s inside my crazy little fragile heart (it’s a joke, pls don’t take me seriously for things like this okay? Okay great)   then let me just tell you how awesome you are!!

One of the questions I get asked most of the times is “when did you start to take photos?” Honestly this is a question I get asked A LOT, and to be honest if you’re one of those who asked, I’m sorry but I probably lied to you, not because I wanted to but because I suck at keeping time and 10 years for me looked like four so there’s that!

I’ve been shooting since 2009,  yup that’s 10 years ago and if it wasn’t for that social media challenge I would have probably kept thinking it was 4 years ago.  It’s crazy to think how much time as passed since I got my first Camera! (I still have it and I think maybe it still works) my parents got it for me that christmas and right away I started shooting, I remember being in love with art as a kid, I was not able to draw or color so I never had the courage to pursue any art classes until my sophomore year of High School

I was shooting for giggles, never knew what ISO, White Balance or exposure meant but this didn’t stop me from creating.

little secret I shot most of my photos in manual for all this years!!!!!

I meet  a lot of starting photographers, some who are pursuing it as a hobby and some who are just stepping into it and want to pursue it as a career. Most of the time new photographers get discouraged because they see what others are taking and it makes them not want to pick up a camera because what they shot is probably not close to what those around them are shooting BUT let me be a voice of hope for you, listen loud and clear, as a creative we only post our best work because, you don’t see photographers posting that 20 blury photos or the other 20 photos they took in order to get that perfect shot, don’t think that to get a great image you just need to press the shutter and BAM! Yes that will be the case at some point in your career but that my friend will take years! Don’t let insecurity stop you from creating something. Photography as in any type of art you will need to have patience, you won’t become the next Steve McCurry by just shooting once. It take time to perfect your art, it takes time to learn new methods and new concepts so don’t beat yourself up to not taking amazing photos, you will get there!!!

I’m not close to shooting my best work, like not even on a %50 but with every photo I take I step closer to getting to where I want to be, maybe it will take my 10 more years, maybe it will take me a year, I don’t know but friend, trust the process and trust that little urge that you have to create!

Learn little by little, surround yourself with fellow creatives, I’m here to talk to you if needed, to create if needed.

Fall in love with your camera, think outside of the box and most importantly keep on shooting!

It took me about 8 years to be comfortable enough to believe in my work, I stopped gave up and picked a camera again and now I’m hungrier than ever to create!

I wish I could have edited this photo better, but once again I sucked at editing. I was bored in my room one night so this came out of that

I wish I could have edited this photo better, but once again I sucked at editing. I was bored in my room one night so this came out of that

I used to go to a lot like a lot of concerts, I decided I would give it a try and start taking some photos, and looking back to some of them they weren’t too bad

I used to go to a lot like a lot of concerts, I decided I would give it a try and start taking some photos, and looking back to some of them they weren’t too bad

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My alter ego : Justin Bieber. This photo is honestly something I’m proud of, the lighting is sick and my facial expression is on point. this also took me a bunch of tries to get but I got what I wanted

My alter ego : Justin Bieber. This photo is honestly something I’m proud of, the lighting is sick and my facial expression is on point. this also took me a bunch of tries to get but I got what I wanted

This was taken with a point a shoot but it’s honestly one of my favorite photos because for me it shows serenity and fall which is something I love and I don’t have anymore

I don’t remember why I took this photo or the message but I know it was on a cold cold day

I don’t remember why I took this photo or the message but I know it was on a cold cold day

I wanted to create something nostalgic and sad so I grabbed my guitar and set the timer. this is by far another favorite of mine.  (no I don’t play, but if you want to teach me hit me up)'

I wanted to create something nostalgic and sad so I grabbed my guitar and set the timer. this is by far another favorite of mine.

(no I don’t play, but if you want to teach me hit me up)'

This was flash, this was horrible, but I’m proud of myself because I had an idea in mind and I created it, not what I had in my mind what it will look like but I created those things from scratch

This was flash, this was horrible, but I’m proud of myself because I had an idea in mind and I created it, not what I had in my mind what it will look like but I created those things from scratch

I threw paint all over my face, but all in the name of art, so it’s all good right?

I threw paint all over my face, but all in the name of art, so it’s all good right?

I was young and in love, If I’m not mistaken I took this for Valentines day and looking at it now Starbucks should have hire me for photos

I was young and in love, If I’m not mistaken I took this for Valentines day and looking at it now Starbucks should have hire me for photos

I read articles on creating graffiti art so I thought I would give it a try, it took. me TONS of takes in order to get something to show but got it!

I read articles on creating graffiti art so I thought I would give it a try, it took. me TONS of takes in order to get something to show but got it!

I also created little series like this, and that’s something that I want to pick up at doing again. yes, a little depressing but I was 16 with a broken heart so don’t judge me

I also created little series like this, and that’s something that I want to pick up at doing again. yes, a little depressing but I was 16 with a broken heart so don’t judge me

Don’t really remember anything about this one

Don’t really remember anything about this one

I wanted to show my love for someone in this photo but I don’t think it worked well

I wanted to show my love for someone in this photo but I don’t think it worked well

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