Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Reading and watching these "WHAT'S IN MY FRIDGE?" posts are one of my guilty pleasures. I don't know about you guys, but I just find it so interesting to see what people stock in their fridge, and what they like to eat on a daily basis. So, I thought I would share mine with you!

I love to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies - especially during the summer months. For fruit, I currently have some pomegranates, red grapefruits, cherries, kumquats, apples, and pears. As far as veggies go, I have on me fresh spinach, green beans, cucumbers, onions, and bell peppers.

I also have some soy coffee creamer and whipped cream in the back there. Can't go without my morning cup of joe!

As you can see, on the top shelf I have a huge container of coconut water. This has actually been a relatively recent discovery for me. I get headaches - a lot - and was looking for something to help. I read up on all the benefits of coconut water, and among being generally awesome for your health and body - it can help with headaches! It's full of potassium and electrolytes, and the first time I had a glass, I was hooked. My headache was gone! The flavor isn't for everyone, and can take some time getting used to it. I'd recommend Vita Coco's Peach & Mango flavor as well as Zico plain (definitely the best tasting). I've been mixing the plain flavor into my juices in the morning and throughout the day - it's awesome!

Hope this was helpful or interesting to some of you. Let me know in the comments below if you've shared your fridges with your readers or if you have tried any of the things I've shown!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

For The People That Made Me

So I realized I haven't yet shared any of my photography on here with you guys. I recently finished a series of mine that I've been working on for a while now.

You can read my artist's statement below.

            For my final series, I explored the concept of nostalgia, family, and forgotten memories. I was inspired by a video and book from the photographer Ransom Riggs. He explored the idea of forgotten photographs and the stories behind them. I knew I wanted to do something related to the idea of old photographs, so I decided to look at my own family.
            Already interested in my family’s ancestry and being the keeper of our photo albums, I decided to dig in. I selected a group of photographs I wanted to recreate from both sides of my family. I chose photos from a few different generations as well. To execute my idea, I tried to mimic the original photograph as much as possible. I did, however, let subtle differences shine through – hinting at the viewer that these photographs are set in modern times.

            I am hoping to bring new life to these old photographs. So many of us have albums full of forgotten pictures. They all have a story to tell. Through this series, I want to revive the story held within them. The people captured in the originals may now be gone, but through myself, their descendent, I hope to make sure their memories and moments are not. 

All photos copyright Shanon Wise. You may not use my images without my permission or credit.