I have gotten to work with some of the kindest and funniest people in NYC — they always make the most collaborative of clients making my job a pure joy to have. I will forever be grateful to @ucbtheatreny for introducing me to folks who I will always be rooting for, now and forevermore. (at www.melissagomezphoto.com)
Had a lot of fun last March taking portraits with friends (& birds). Can’t wait till this March to do it all again. xx
My tumblr is 6 years old today. I got it when I was 21 and I’m pretty sure I just wanted to be as funny & cool as Kate Spencer was so I signed up. I feel kinda old on tumblr now, the same feeling I get whenever I log into my old livejournal., I’m glad its here as a very incomplete look at my life, but a glance at my life none the less. Also I love I can post as sporadically as I like and nobody really gives you crap for it.
HAVE AN AMAZING SATURDAY! You deserve it.
I AM IN A DANCE PARTY MOOD. May 2011.
flashback friday. reliving my tumblr life.
The holiday season is upon us and I’m already booking shoots for 2014! I wanted to extend the offer to those of you who may be thinking about getting headshots next year — this would be an awesome gift to either yourself or a loved one. Buy now to lock in those 2013 rates. Offer expires 12/31/13. (www.melissagomezphoto.com/holiday) #smallbusinesssaturday #happyholidays
Always good to have a BFF in which you can do your mean muggin' with, it's also super helpful when ya'll know all your good sides for pictures and then stick with it!
2008 (the year I had super black hair.)
I’ve been in Colombia for a month today. My Abuelita (grandmother in spanish) had a stroke that affected her entire right hemisphere on Friday, October 25th. In two days, I was able to buy my plane ticket to Cartagena, pack up an apartment, move out of an apartment, store everything at my parent’s respective houses, pack a suitcase that made no sense and got on an 8am flight on Sunday morning. The timing sucked but I was lucky enough to be ending a lease on October 31st because if I still would’v had my rent to pay, I wouldve been dead meat.
These last 33 days of her journey have been filled with highs and lows. I’ve actually taken up blogging as a way to keep my family informed because it became hard to have to retell the same diagnosis and doctor report to 40 people everyday. I started feeling very disconnected and distant from the situation. I upload pictures of her I have around the internet so people can remember her during her model days.
As Thanksgiving nears and nobody is here to celebrate it with me — I turn to you, oh Internet.
I’m thankful for the photographs, videos, old voicemails that I have of my Abuelita Fanny — I’ve been a little obsessed looking for them on the internet. I don’t have my desktop computer here and there are so many files I never even uploaded, because I don’t want to be an “oversharer” but really, who cares? I’ve checked my old photobucket accounts, old gmail archives, facebook posts, tumblr & twitter. It’s as if the internet is my little time machine that I get to go back and take all the things I didn’t even know I held dearly. I’m indebted for the love that has been poured into me by my family and friends because its with that love that I’m able to give back. I’m happy I have my faith in God and I know that our life is temporary here, so live it up babies. Little Abuelita Fanny sure has lived it up, I just want her around for a bit longer.
I thank you all for your good thoughts and prayers. Be blessed, eat pie and just be kind to one another. xx
Just made a tiny step towards making a life-long dream come true.
These are three of the first draft samples of the first season of my clothing line, albeit. Thirty years in the making.
I was too excited to iron them out.
Today is a day I will celebrate from afar. Congrats babe!
As always, perform due diligence with ANY and ALL charity groups and/or non-profits soliciting donations for victims of natural disasters. Give help, but don’t give blindly. Remember: in most (if not all) cases, financial donations will make the most impact. Also, here is Google’s Person…
Tumblr: please reblog and share this and keep the people of the central Philippines in your thoughts and prayers.
- Philippine Red Cross
- American Red Cross (with instructions on how you can make financial donations to the Philippine relief effort through Red Cross offices in the U.S.)
- Australian Red Cross
- Embassy of the Phillipines (Washington, D.C)
- Sagip Kapamilya Telethon (via ABS-CBN TV network)
- World Food Programme
- Catholic Relief Services
#queensconnect is the reason why Tuesdays are one my favorite days. Thanks @hillsongnyc for this community. xx
I love DCM.
I’ve been going to DCM since it’s 9th year and it’s always the best weekend of the year. DCM was the first time I ever saw improv. 3 days of nonstop improv was my first exposure and every year it’s an anniversary I love celebrating.
This year at DCM I wanted to do something to showcase my love by doing portraits. I have been taking pictures at DCM for a few years now, but it’s mostly been about capturing the shows. This year I want to capture the people that make DCM great.
If you see me at DCM be prepared to get a portrait taken of you. And if you don’t know me, but still want to get in on the action, stop me and introduce yourself! If you don’t know what I look like I am in the last photo of the set, the one who isn’t familiar in the group (the black guy with the Delocated shirt).
Spread the word!
Get your portrait taken by Mez!
This project is just a way to bring my love of chance, the bombastic colors and graphics of the ticket and the economics behind choice. I’m just buying your luck, and essentially, you don’t even have to spend money. I’ll pay you for your luck. //
So I tried out my luck on the ones I bought last night. I bought 11 tickets ($20) 6 were losers, 5 were winners! Bought in Astoria, NY.
My project for MAY is called Scratch Off Roulette. To play, you only need two lottery tickets of any denomination. I can either buy them both off you — or you can scratch one and I’ll buy the other. Choose wisely. We can literally do this anywhere and anytime so get at me.