The five year reunion Facebook Event took me by surprise this year, and not merely because I think I was still subconsciously expecting a paper invite. The five years separating late teens to early 20s has felt like a gigantic gulf of time, a feeling compounded by having attended an elective unit dominated by first years, as a fourth year student. On the plus side, no one realised I was not a first year. Then again, there's nothing quite like seeing energy and hopeful faces that makes you feel a bit skeleton-ish.
I jest. Mostly.
Adults are - by popular agreement - simply children who are slightly better at pretending they know what they're doing. I think it's a bit of a rite of passage to look at your friends - whom you've seen grow up on a daily basis for six years - put on their adult shoes and do 'adult' things, even if we may all laugh with each other about how un-adult-like we actually feel. Fake it 'til you make it, and all.
Sometimes it's a bit freaky to contemplate (read: engagements, children, mortgages and business trips). Most of the time, it's an absolute delight to witness, and rather special to see what I am sure are the beginnings of great things.
To that effect, here's what I could grab of Tash (Natasha Chiew) and Sarah (eslim) during the RAW Artists Sydney: SIGNATURE exhibition two weeks ago, along with some other creatives whose work I enjoyed during RAW. Seeing them at work is always an inspiration.
More photos on the Facebook.
I would love to shoot some editorials with Haluminous- there is a playful theatricality to the clothes that I think would translate so well on camera (: