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By Seema, age 16, California
Sweet Designs Featured Writer
Photography is my passion in life, specifically fashion photography. I come from a pretty artistic background. My dad is a composer, so of course I am also heavily into music. I sing and play the guitar and keyboard. I'm really into what many refer to as "indie rock" and alternative music; I also take an interest in electronic music. If I had to pick a favorite band/artist it would probably be Elliott Smith or Serge Gainsbourg (both have passed away).
After high school I plan to attend an art school in New York or Paris to pursue my love for fashion photography. I am tremendously excited, because, to be frank, California has begun to bore me in numerous aspects, meaning it is time for a change.
The main reason I write for Sweet Designs Magazine is because I really enjoy writing about certain topics and making people aware of things that maybe they weren't aware of before. Whenever I'm reading other magazines I am always the most interested by the 'real life' sections. So, of course, I would like to write about 'real life' issues, i.e. stress, eating disorders, hair disasters, and surgeries.
I have way too many favorite movies, but if I had to choose, Pulp Fiction would have to be my all time favorite! I look up to old movie stars like Brigitte Bardort and Anna Karina. My favorite book currently is Fight Club, although I really enjoy any book by Chuck Klosterman or Woody Allen. I plan on being a photographer or working in fashion.
A Sampling of Seema's Photography
Jean Paul Belmondo