Sophia Adalaine Zhou

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June 2013

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I found an old photo in my forgotten folder. :)

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Moments of Hyperopia
June 2014

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Hyperopia, otherwise known as farsightedness, is a vision condition where distant objects are usually seen clearly, but close ones do not come into proper focus. It occurs when the eyeball is too short or the cornea is not curved enough, causing light entering the eye to not focus properly. A common sign of hyperopia includes difficulty in concentrating and maintaining a clear focus on near objects.

Occasionally, I find myself so focused on seeing the broad perspective of things, searching for meaning and “the truth” in life that lies somewhere in an unknown distanced future, that I forget to remember what’s near and now, losing sight of the present and the presence of living.

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June 2013

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I got to photograph my first wedding! It was last month on June 28th for my beautiful friend Claire and her new awesome husband Steve! It unfortunately rained that day just as the ceremony was about to begin and I was scared I wouldn’t get good shots because of it, but it was happily still a lovely wedding and I feel good about the photos I made, especially since the bride told me that she, the groom, and all their families are so happy with my work! I’m so glad to be part of their happy day; I had so much fun! :D

Photography by Sophia Adalaine Zhou
Please visit my Facebook page for many more photos from my first wedding photoshoot!

I will be in my first art fair and art show next week and the week after! The art fair is in Ann Arbor, Michigan from Wednesday, July 16 until Saturday, July 19 and is free to attend so please come say hello if you’re in the area!

The art show is in Chicago on Thursday, July 24 from 7 pm until midnight. The event is hosted by RAW Natural Born Artists, which is an international independent art organization that specifically seeks to expose underground talent. Because of their altruistic and indie ways, they do require artists to sell 20 tickets at 15$ each to support our spots in the event through our RAW artist website profile pages, but it will definitely be well worth it - the event will feature a bunch of awesome live music and performances, art gallery spaces, and a fashion show!

If you’re able, please visit my event artist’s page and click “Buy a ticket for this artist” to help support my spot in the show! Ticket sales end this coming Wednesday, July 16th at the end of the night. If you enjoy my art I would love the chance to meet you and thank you for your support in person! :D

(help)
December 2012

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Inner Universe
June 2014

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Thank you to Simon for modeling and Mat for the free water splash resource photo. :)

In Search of Self: A Vanishing Point
June 2014

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Sometimes the closer you are to discovering your true self, your essence, your soul, the more you feel you are dissipating, vanishing into yourself like a collapsed telescope.

Your work is deep, thought provoking and beautiful; I see great things in store for you as a photographer, and perhaps as a philosopher as well.

Asked by your-bill1945

I think that is one of the greatest compliments I could ever receive. Thank you very, very much for the encouragement! :]

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Cthulhu
May 2012

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the Greek word chthon, or khthon, is one of many used to mean “earth”;
the Greek word chthonios means “in, of, or beneath the earth”;
it has been speculated that Mr. Lovecraft could have formed his creature’s name, Cthulhu, as a derivative of these Greek terms.

I am from the sea.  I am of the earth.

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Clairvoyance
April 2013

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Nearing Galaxies
Blue Stars
Pensive Planet

June 2014

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Equivocal
June 2014

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Equivocal (adj.) – allowing the possibility of several different meanings, especially with the intent to deceive or misguide; being susceptible of double interpretation; questionable; suspicious; deliberately ambiguous

Sometimes I feel this way about myself, particularly as far as my subconscious is concerned, and it makes me feel disconnected from me.

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Zombie
August 2013

Hello!

I am Sophia Adalaine Zhou, a self-taught visual artist specializing in fine art photography. Of all the art mediums, I find photography to be the most natural way for me to express many of my ideas and feelings, especially via conceptual and emotional portraiture. I believe the familiarity of one’s humanity can be used to help connect with the unfamiliar, so I have a strong tendency to use human faces and forms in less conventional ways in my photos to explore concepts and manifest emotions. I also enjoy natural lighting in natural settings, interesting make up, and creating surreal moments of strange solace.

If you like my art, please feel free to check out more of my photos and follow my explorations!

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Also, if you’re in or will be in Chicago on July 24 next month, I will be in my first art show! The event is COMMUNIQUE presented by RAW Artists; if you’re interested and would like to support my spot in the show, tickets can be purchased on this page. I’ll look forward to meeting you there!

She dreamed she was a cloud
April 2013

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