This is Perspective. This is Real. This is Breathtakingly Beautiful.
Take a step, enter into her world, her world of wonders, a super surreal yet very grounded kind of imaginative world of strong visuals, hypnotic music, rendering you speechless, opens your mind and lifts your soul, to give it that extra special meaning. You are immediately mesmerized and immersed in the world that she creats, almost solely for you, it feels. Instantaneously, you feel as though you have retracted, retreated from all the hustle and business of the world of today, drowned by too many voices that you allow yourself to listen to, and have entered into the unfamiliar yet comforting space of your own, almost like the world of Avatar that James Cameron created - unknown but unexpectedly true.
Would you allow yourself the pleasure, please? Let's take our hand. We shall do this, together.
Our accidental stumbles always bring us great surprises and tremendously rewarding fulfilment. This one was some time back last year. We discovered Nana Tsay's tumblr first, instantly fell head over heels with her style of writing, then the next thing we knew, was blown away by her skillful representation of beauty. Style is, we feel, an innate quality (can be polished or cultivated over time if you do put in the effort and be honestly sincere about it, we feel) and ultimately very personal.
She captures NYC in a very different light, as if through her eyes, we saw a different side of NYC, one that is full of wonders, secret rendezvous, corners of hideaway, wide open and reflected buildings, a NYC that is uniquely Nana. Glimpses of life spent criss-crossing and traversing the meandering flow of being in a huge city, but maintaining that eye of innocence, with the heart of purity to feel, to express, to create and to be creative - extremely invigorating and refreshingly modern.
We feel Nana moves beyond visuals and words (perhaps very much inspired and in tuned with her deep love for music, full of layers and tones), as if the meaning of each visual is lurking somewhere, awaiting for its admirer to unearth and reveal, if you can see it. From her visuals, one could somehow sense that she is a deep thinker, not by choice, but by natural progression of her life, perhaps. Through space and time, she conjures up the meaning to objects, through keen observations, the things that she sees, the beauty she captures through her stunning photography work (check out her VSCO feeds here) defines who she really is, a storyteller of visuals and words. Yes, she is on the grid *_^
Nana Tsay is a photographer, writer, gastronomist and an aspiring physician. We believe, she is living her life, wholeheartedly and have been enjoying it thus far. We absolutely LOVE her work and all that she is, and will be. Read more about her lifework and quiet but super chic adventures via her blog here. We shall let you have a piece of her beautiful world here. If you are curious about who else we have featured and love on the Instagram platform, you may venture here. We hope you have been inspired, as much as we have, by this young talented individual. Truly blessed to have come across such great works. There are so much more out there. We shall slowly but surely share them with you here, in due time.
All visuals via Nana's IG feed Urbankoi here except for the final one via her VSCO grid. This is one space that we will not mind coming back again and again!
Stay true and luminously happy always, lovelies *_^