CALIFORNIA 2015 // SAN BERNARDINO

The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015
The Unique Camp // May 2015

Jin likes to take pictures. A lot.
Jin also likes to take trips.
Jin likes to take a lot of pictures on her trips. 
Jin is unable to edit her pics because she's already on the next trip. 
Jin is left with thousands upon thousands of images to cull through at the end of the year. 
Don't be like Jin.

In the meantime, as I play photo editing catch up, my travel writing suffers. 
Sorry, Friends, I gotta get outta 2015!
Less words. More non-words. It's faster that way.

But I will say this: 
The Unique Camp was quite the sensory overload! 
The fellow creatives. The forward thinkers. The rule breakers. 
Yas. Yas. Yas! 

Everything - and everyone! - was just so unique!

Can't say that I've gained personally (or professionally) from the classes, or even applied what I've 'learned'. Networking was not a breeze, and honestly, it may be due to the surprising fact that there were a lot of people who thought they were 'too cool' for you. But the laidback social aspect and constant inspiration fodder was truly a daydreamer's playground.

If you're a unicorn looking for unicorns to kick it with, 
You're in the right place. 

- jin -

LOS ANGELES 2014 // Lomo Version

LOS ANGELES 2014 - LOMO VERSION.
LOS ANGELES 2014 - LOMO VERSION.
LOS ANGELES 2014 - LOMO VERSION.
LOS ANGELES 2014 - LOMO VERSION.
LOS ANGELES 2014 - LOMO VERSION.
LOS ANGELES 2014 - LOMO VERSION.
LOS ANGELES 2014 - LOMO VERSION.

Snippets of Los Angeles 2014 shot with the La Sardina camera. By Jin Chu-Ferrer.

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Back from NYC!

And now heading to  LA .

Only a week to breath in between trips, but I'm ready to switch gears.

From the hustle and bustle of the East Coast concrete jungle to the

rejuvenating Big Bear greenery tucked deep in the San Bernadino Mountains.

No internet. No work stress. No cellies.

That's right. 

No cellphones. (!!!)

Nothing but inspirational fodder and wholistic experiences for 4 days.

That's what The Unique Camp is all about.

Away from the city lights. In the wild, sorta roughing it out.

Getting all kinds of creative.

And I Can. Not. Wait.

So - looking forward to this weekend!

In a few days, in fact.

Let's meet and collaborate, yeah?

I would love to hear your story, fellow creative!

#ilovecreatives #uniquecamp2015

besos ... jin.

LOS ANGELES 2014

los angeles 2014.
los angeles 2014.
los angeles 2014.
los angeles 2014.
los angeles 2014.
los angeles 2014.
los angeles 2014.
los angeles 2014.
los angeles 2014.

A whirlwind Cali weekend back in October 2014. Catching up with old high school friends (Herro! Lynn, Anthony + Chris!), catching up even more at Lynn's celebrity friend's mansion til the wee hours of the morn, driving 2 hours away to play in a persimmon orchard, breakfasting at the famous Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles, airbnb-ing in the thick of it all.

Fill the in-between moments with my fascination of palm trees AND bougainvilleas filling every inch of this big, big city.

Whew. 

You may not be my favorite city, Los Angeles, but you sure do make me happy every time I visit.

But on to why we're really in Lalaland. To catch one of the last Craig Ferguson Shows. Ever. That's right! Craigy Ferg himself and Geoff the Robot and Secretariat. Even the talking rhino head. Yeah, all of it. I'm a big fan! I'm going to miss those trippy, quirky, funny late night randomness.

Especially those hilarious cold-opening dance numbers.

No? Don't feel me?

Then I think we can all agree that Scottish accents are pretty awesome. ;-)

Til next time, Los Angeles.

besos ... jin.

still dreaming of lalaland.

L.A. 2014

Fall 2014 Mini Trip #2: Los Angeles.

Sans dog.

I expect this trip to live up to the insanely high standards as the last 2 L.A. cameo trips. Albeit, I was in my 20s and a whole lot more spunkier. And energetic. And immune to jet lag then. But aside from the obvious fact that I can't hang like I used to - No excuses!

SoCal - I'm so 85% ready for ya. Let's do this!

(Packing and planning issues ain't no joke. Recurring problem, really. Probably helped if I hadn't waited, oh, at the very last minute. =X You woulda thunk I had that all figured out after 10+ years and 50+ countries later! Travel fail!)

besos ... jin.