I'm a traveling wedding photography and professional unicorn!
I've been called "the most organized free spirit you'll ever meet", "quirkanized", and "the weirdest person I know." Part hippie, part business owner. I go to Burning Man and Ecstatic Dance. I dress up as a beericorn, a Juicebox Hero, and wear onesies and messy blue lipstick whenever possible. I'm a lover of puns and witty word play in general, and skipping the small talk about the weather. I get along swimmingly with funny people that will "play" with me theatrically and have little shame. "That's what she said" is my favorite joke! I have a really goofy, ironic side and then a spiritual, deep side. I'm double-sided. I'm visiting Japan for 3 1/2 weeks March 1-26 and looking to fill in the gaps from my last trip. I want to take beautiful day hikes and then dress up and get weird by night. I also want to see what the alternative wedding industry is like in Tokyo. Nontraditional is my game. I am respectful of everyone's boundaries and yet my outgoing nature can challenge the very shy, but in a good way!
- Subculture, underground music and dance scenes, weird culture, art communities, ecstatic dance, costuming, theater
- Food & Drink
- Ramen, sushi, soba, vegetables!
- Day hikes
- 02 Mar to 26 Mar
- Interests for Japan:
- KabukiOnsenTea CeremonyRyokanShinto Shrine & TempleUnique NeighborhoodMuseums & ArtCherry BlossomJapanese GardensHikingKaraokeFestivalsCosplayOnly in JapanDay TripNon-Touristy Places
- About the trip:
- I'm visiting Japan for 3 1/2 weeks March 1-26 (flying in and out of Tokyo) and looking to fill in the gaps from my last trip to primarily Kyoto! I want to take beautiful day hikes and then dress up and get weird by night. Karaoke, modern and bizarre art museums, hot springs, cultural experiences, eating a LOT of food. It's hard to offend me or to scare me - I'm delighted by underground cultural scenes and making a fool of myself. EDM (listening to, producing, dancing to), dressing up in costumes (primarily a beericorn!), guerrilla theater, making bad art on purpose, and cultivating play. I am respectful of everyone's boundaries and yet my outgoing nature and desire for eye contact can challenge the very shy, but in a good way! I'm also fascinated to identify cultural norms when it comes to human relating and if what I consider beautiful may be considered inappropriate in Japan (for example, a hug, or looking into someone's eyes).
Something I love to do is to host a night of making terrible art (as I mentioned above). It's called Shitty Art Night. There we make all kinds of bad art - music, poetry, visual art, dance. The point is to a) laugh and b) shed our inhibitions and be ok with not being great at something. It's liberating, especially for those that are perfectionists (me!). If you want me to host a Shitty Art Night in your space, I am very excited about the thought!
I'm a full-time traveling wedding photographer. I want to see what the alternative wedding industry is like in Tokyo...is it cosplay? Manga? Themed? Other? Nontraditional is my game. www.ixiphotography.com