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Our roomie is moving out. Which left the decision on getting a new roommate or moving to a new space. We chose neither. We decided that the extra room will be a studio space for art, crafts, design and photography. It's time I focus on myself for a bit; who knows, I'll maybe even re-open my Etsy shop. Either way, prepare for more art come September 🎨

It might be a bit rough on my bank account but I think it'll be good for my soul. 

Radiant Human | Aura Photography by Julia Walck

Radiant Human is a nomadic aura photo space run by Christina Lonsdale. I've been trying for a while now to book a session with her but she sells out so fast! Luckily, I snagged one just in time for her LA tour.

I had my aura photo taken this morning and I'm so in love with how it came out! I honestly didn't know what to expect from the experience... Here's how it played out: 

I went into the booth, and put my hands flat onto a metal electricity reader that measured the electricity going through my body. That's where the colors come from. 

Sitting very still, I posed for my portrait and held it for a fair amount of time. It happened quicker than I thought it would. 

Christina then sat with me and explained a bit on the process while my polaroid developed, then analyzed my portrait. The bottom right quadrant is the side I show most to the world. The bottom left, is what's on the inside and things I typically keep to myself. And above me are my dreams, aspirations and thoughts. 

Most of the qualities were pretty spot on. Creativity, leadership, collaboration, passion and practicality are things I use on a day-to-day basis that I share with others. Things I tend to keep to myself at times are sensitivity, trust, and my intuition (which explains why I have trouble making decisions sometimes). My head is filled with unconventional thoughts, a playful attitude and bursts of creativity. 

My friend Juliet also had her photo taken.

We’re both graphic designers, creative by nature, masters of puns, and have a love of everything vintage. She prefers tea, while I prefer coffee. Black and purple is her jam, but I’m into anything patterned that a rainbow threw up on. We’re very similar and at the same time are very different. Super rad to see how like-minded we really are through our auras.

Christina explained to me that this aura isn't a permanent stamp of what I feel. Because feelings change at different times in our lives based on events from the past, or ones that are currently happening. 

It'd be interesting to go back to Radiant Human after some time and to possibly see a shift in colors. 

She mentioned to me that she was surprised my aura wasn't yellow... I was too. Maybe next time.

Side by Side No. 1 by Julia Walck

I decided to start a new series called "Side by Side"; I love making moodboards, and finding things that go well together, so I decided to play matchmaker with some images.

Now just imagine if the artists in these photosets got together in real life and collaborated! A girl can dream.

Image Credit 1. Freya Trice 2. Aso Mohammadi

Image Credit 1. Barbera 2. Benjamin Heath 3+4. David Benjamin Sherry

Image Credit 1. Olivo Barbieri 2. Kasumi Chow 3. Rogério Reis