In The Alley

Photographed by Melisa Kwok , Edited by Cinthy Kwok. Wearing: Unbranded stripes shirt / Unbranded black frayed-hem embroidered ...

Photographed by Melisa Kwok, Edited by Cinthy Kwok. Wearing: Unbranded stripes shirt / Unbranded black frayed-hem embroidered jeans / Gosh white heels

Always follow your dreams, even if they lead you down a few dark alleys, says Teresa Mummert. For the past two months, I've been thinking about what to do with my life. I've been doing some projects and shooting some random lifestyle photos, and I thought if these are all the best I can do. Ever since I started my University life then got attached to graphic design and photography, I've been dreaming of continuing my post graduate study to another country, whether it is learning further about graphic design or even photography. I dreamt of having a creative studio of my own in the future. And then I hesitate of the choices I took, since there were so many talented young photographers and graphic designers (as if I'm old). I have received a lot of advice from influential people around me, and they said that I should be brave to compete myself to achieve my dreams. It was seriously hard for me to think that I am the best, because seriously, I'm not and I don't have that confidence to. But then again, thanks to my family and my boyfriend, I finally find the lights and encouraged myself to join a photography competition. Never in my mind I imagined myself competing against great photographers and it finally happened just like that. I'll be sharing another photos I took perhaps in the next post.

x, Cinthy.

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91 comment(s)

  1. I think every one goes through these phases from time to time. I can understand how it’s disheartening when you’re surrounded by so many talented people but I think if you find your ‘thing’ that no-one else has, then there’s really nothing to compare with because every one has there own style of whatever it is they’re doing. Keep it up & I hope to see some more little projects like this one soon! Love the detail on the jeans btw! It’s really nice!

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  2. love the tone of the pics.
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  3. I love your sense of style babe!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  4. I can't wait to see these photos :-) You look gorgeous in this outfit dear, I love your shirt :-)

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  5. These photos are so beautiful!

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  6. I can relate to how you felt. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with my life haha. I think it's great that you joined a photography competition!

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    1. I hope you'll soon find it out, Ktran! Thank you. x

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  7. Just found your blog and I love it! I love the way you write and all the photos are just simply beautiful! Have a lovely day dear!

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  8. great :)
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  9. Your photography and edits are always gorgeous, so breath taking. Also I loved your jeans, they're so cool

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  10. I love the style of your photos Cinthy, it looks like telling a story :) Well, you're still young too and I think you're also talented, keep it up girl! <3

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  11. Really like what you've written about following your dreams. Lovely photography.

    Bernie, xx
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  12. oooh I really enjoy the editing treatment you applied to those photos. The flower motif is gorgeous and I couldn't agree more about going out there and following your dreams!

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  13. I love your pictures! We all deal with self-doubt and a lack of confidence, you are not alone in that aspect. And you are so brave in partaking in a photography competition, you should definitely share them with us.

    Nathalie
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    1. Thank you so much for encouraging me, Nathalie! You're the sweetest, x.

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  14. Love the layout!

    xx
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  15. beautiful! love this top
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  16. I feel very similar, there are things I want to do but so many people are doing it well that I think "It's not worth me trying to be a part of it" but it is! Good luck with it all, I'm loving these photos mixed with the flowers, seriously cool!

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  17. So great to hear about you following your dreams one step at a time! I love your photos in this post, the style is just beautiful. I love those jeans too, I'm totally in to the embroidery trend at the moment. Thanks for sharing, and good luck in the competition!

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  18. Lovely photos! They have a very editorial feel.

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  19. I deeply understand the phase that you're going through right now. I'm going through it myself as well. I graduated from uni, I work in the finance industry currently, but I'm not sure if this is what I want to do. I like being busy in a creative way, where I can work out all kinds of ideas. I wish you all of good luck and never doubt yourself honey. I love the photo edit!

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  20. Good luck and go ahead with your projects! The denim pants are lovely :)

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  21. I hope you get more and more confident because your photos are really great. And I adore your editing as well. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet words, Jolie! x

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  22. Amazing post and your look !

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  23. Very beautiful dear,
    Emma
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  24. Lovely pictures you created here Cinthy! Love the effortless edgy and cool, yet romantic vibe of these. The months right after uni are definitely challenging when you don't have a clear career path in mind, but I think they are key to find your true self and who you want to become int he future. So take your time and take that leap of faith to follow your dreams, girl! Your future self will thank you later ;)

    Much love from England,

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    1. Thank you so much, Saida! You're so sweet! x

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  25. Great pictures! Loved how they turned out to be even in low light.. great photography n camera!

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  26. Loving those embroidered and fringed jeans!

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  27. I agree that following your dreams can be tough. Moving pass those hard times can be tough but it will be worth it in the end. Great post and love your outfit too. :)

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  28. cool look! and great photos too! ;)


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  29. chic outfit and I love the layout of the photos. Go for your dreams girl! You can do it! xx

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  30. Wow, beautiful pictures! Good luck with the photography competition!
    Have a lovely day :)
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  31. Love the look and the pictures so much! Great job! xo

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  32. Beautiful photographs!
    Wish you the best luck and never stop following your dreams!! :D
    Kisses
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  33. I absolutely love these shots in the alley!! Gorgeous pictures :)

    xo, Allie

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  34. This is such a beautiful and honest post dear! Following your dreams is the most important thing ever, I am sure you won't regret it <3
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  35. So glad you decided to take part in the competition. I'm a firm believer that anything worth having takes hard work, and it can be so easy to get discouraged, so well done you for going for it! x

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  36. Everyone goes through these thoughts! Just focus on you. Making comparisons just hinders you away from you dream. It's not about what everyone is doing, it is about focusing on you and how you will get there!

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    1. You're always so inspiring. Thank you for the sweet words, dear! x

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  37. This a cool outfit !! I love the top, it is so cool !!

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  38. Well done on having entered a photography competition, that's so exciting! The photography in this post is truly breathtaking; from the styling to the lighting.

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  39. I absolutely love the tone of the pics. It's so important to follow your dreams so good for you.

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  40. I absolutely love the tone of the pics. It's so important to follow your dreams so good for you.
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  41. Gorgeous look! SO PERFECT!!!!
    Happy weekend ahead doll!
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  42. You'll surely figure something out!

    Have an awesome day!
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