My name is Christina Joy and I am 20 years old. Among other things, I am a student, a freelance photographer, and people-watcher extraordinaire. This blog is a mason jar for the fragments of my increasingly jumbled soul. Don't be afraid of the monsters under the bed.

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All photographs are my own creations unless otherwise stated, and are not to be re-posted without proper credit to this website or my Flickr account. All content unless otherwise stated © Christina Joy 2011

08 August 2012

Her majesty's esteem

Metamorphosis - Noun
  1. Biology - a profound change in form from one stage to thenext in the life history of an organism, as from thecaterpillar to the pupa and from the pupa to the adultbutterfly. 
  2. A complete change of form, structure, or substance, astransformation by magic or witchcraft.
  3. Any complete change in appearance, character,circumstances, etc.
  4. A form resulting from any such change.


With this conceptual shoot, I wanted to show a metamorphosis from civilization to a primal stage of nature...a return to one's roots, to one's true home.  The transformation I tried to portray was meant to inspire thought and reveal beauty in rebellion, restoration, and, ultimately, decay.

Model: Cristina
Styling, concept, and photography: Me

Thanks to a coworker who let me borrow her Sigma 85mm f/1.8 lens!


  1. Oh these pictures are beautiful! I really like the concept :)

  2. Gorgeous photos! You're so talented, Christina! <3

    When do you get back for Christmas break? I have a feeling we're going to miss the last days of the Kane County Flea Market, but if you get back in time we can go and we can go see the hippie who lives in his VW van. ;D I bet you'd appreciate it.

    Hope college life is treating you well!

    ~ Your fellow elf

    P.S. I totally have the people I work with fooled! With as much as I "trip" they'll never be able to guess that I'm secretly elven folk! Lol!

  3. Such lovely pictures you have, the tone definitely suite the woods-feel x

  4. Dear Cristina, what a beautiful blog you have. I am totally impressed by your poetic texts and dreamy pictures and we'll be following you for sure! I am running a blog presentation at the moment and it would be really great if you'd like to participate! Here's where you can find more info:
    Have a nice weekend, Sarah