To cleanse or not to cleanse…

I’ve always been obsessed with what I eat and what it does (or doesn’t do) to me. I eat what I eat mostly because I love food, all kinds of food! But I am also aware of my health and I try to be good to my body. I can’t deny that, like most women, I am always worrying about how I look and that includes being concerned about my weight, but I have learned that the number 1 thing we should really worry about is our health.

I began to read a lot about nutrition, healthy diets, vegetarianism, gluten free diets, cleansing diets, fasting, etc, and I came to the conclusion that nutrition is personal and you should really listen to your body; it will tell you exactly what you should and shouldn’t eat.

So, I decided to try a cleanse. I figured it was a good way to let my body rest from all the yummy-but-not-so-healthy foods I’ve been eating, and it would give me a steady routine to settle my mind in.

Yesterday I completed my first week of cleansing, which I believe to be the toughest one, and I wanted to share photos of some of the dishes I’ve been preparing. I am taking the recipes from Whole Living Magazine and I’ve been following their January Issue’s Action Plan. All the dishes are super tasty and, if you are into cleansing diets, I really recommend this one. I feel fantastic and I’m thrilled for week number 2!

Jean Pierre

This is my dear friend Jean Pierre. He is a composer and orchestrator from Chile residing in Boston.

“After studying classical guitar in Chile, Jean Pierre d’Alençon moved to Boston to enter Berklee College of Music, where he successfully completed his degree in Film Scoring. He has been working as a professional guitarist, composer and orchestrator, and his compositions include music for short films, promo videos, tango recitals and orchestras”  www.jeandalencon.com

Adrienne (Monne)

This is Monne. A talented musician from Sweden who is  rocking the world with her beautiful voice and compositions.

I invite you to learn more about her: soundcloud.com/m0nne , www.youtube.com/user/m0nnee

Michelle

A talented young beauty from Guatemala making it in NY city. Let’s learn more about her: http://www.myspace.com/michellemwalter

Introduction: This is who I am

This drawing is the result of the combination of an admissions essay question and Muse’s The 2nd Law. It is interesting to see that this is what I’m choosing to represent myself, but my artistic process is very chaotic and subconsciously driven, and trying to control the outcome would mean cheating myself.  So here it is. This is who I am.

© Catalina Piedrahita 2013
© Catalina Piedrahita 2013

Percussionist in Red

Álvaro is part of the emerging music group I am photographing, and I chose him to be my guinea pig. 😉

All post-production was inspired by the ideas and comments of the band members about the visual aesthetics they want to give to the group. I hope they like my proposal. 🙂

© Catalina Piedrahita 2012

Photoshoot Jam with a String Quartet

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure to photograph a very talented string quartet. They are part of an emerging Video Game Music group, and I am thrilled to be part of their journey by photographing them.

This is amazing and gorgeous violin player Tomoko.

Thank you for the beautiful music.

More photos of the rest of the quartet to come.

© Catalina Piedrahita 2012

Tiny iPhone Planets

Hi everyone,

So, as you can see, I haven’t been doing much work lately. I actually have been getting my life together (and enjoying it) these days. That includes getting married!!! Yay! Working a full time job, paying off student loans (not so “yay”) and so on… But I have been doing some fun stuff with my iPhone, and since that’s all I have for now I would like to share it. 🙂 Here are some Tiny Planets. They are low quality and very easy to make, but they look cool! Thank you iPhone and your fun apps!

You can also follow me on Instagram! Username: catipie

© Catalina Piedrahita 2012
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© Catalina Piedrahita 2012
© Catalina Piedrahita 2012

Everywhere Álvaro

I was going through a bunch of photos I have on my labtop, and I found this panorama I made during my first year at Nesop. I think it is kind of cool. It is a lot of fun making panoramas with funky stuff going on in them. 🙂

I am going to keep looking through my old photographs and hopefully I’ll come across more nice forgotten ones.

 

© Catalina Piedrahita 2011

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