Reflections with Nico Valencia

I’m finally sharing the series of photos I took pre-birthday with Nico Valencia, a returning photographer originally from Dumaguete.

Initially we wanted it to be a series of photos reflecting my Saturn year, which is something I completely picked out of the book Sad Girls by Lang Leav but somewhere along shooting and getting lost in translation- we ended up with even better shots. But in any case, if you’ve never heard of a Saturn Year before- here’s a little snippet:

“Around the time you turn twenty-seven, Saturn begins to close in on its first cycle. Many people believe this will herald a tremendous change in your life. It’s supposed to be the period where you cross the threshold into adulthood. And it’s meant to be a time that is as magical as it is unsettling. Your life is thrown into chaos and disarray. Think of it as your own tiny revolution.”

I don’t know if it’s the Law of Attraction or if I did this to myself but life has definitely taken an interesting turn in the past few weeks. I’m in the process of making a huge career leap, my creative interests have shifted & challenged and I’m finding my opportunities & even priorities changing- all at the same time!

It’s scary and exciting but I’m grateful to be here. There have been a lot of bumps along the way but I’m finding my own ways to get by. I hope you guys are the same.

Check out Nico’s work

Hoping to get a decent nights’ sleep tonight,
Issa P.

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