Kristy Yang Photography: Blog en-us (C) Kristy Yang Photography (Kristy Yang Photography) Thu, 24 May 2018 08:24:00 GMT Thu, 24 May 2018 08:24:00 GMT Kristy Yang Photography: Blog 88 120 DC Hula Girls

Aloha aku no, Aloha mai no
I give my love to you, you give your love to me ☀️❤️
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Bringing Hawaii back! Wonderful shooting with the vibrant and lovely D.C. Hula Girls led by Lydia Ortiz, it's a series full of sunshine and smiles! Their special Spring Recital: Big Island Dinner Show is also coming up on June 2, use my special promo code “KRISTYSEES” for an extra $5 off 🌺

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Heavenly Bodies "Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe."

A series captured from the "Heavenly Bodies" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

John Galliano for House of Dior. Evening ensemble, autumn/winter 2000–2001 haute couture.

An evening dress by Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino, 2017-18

Yves Saint Laurent’s statuary vestment for the Virgin of El Rocío, circa 1985,

Mugler, Thierry Mugler. "MADONNA" evening ensemble, autumn/winter 1984-85

House of Givenchy, Alexander McQueen evening ensemble, 1999.

House of Givenchy, Alexander McQueen evening ensemble, 1999.

Yves Saint Laurent. Statuary vestment for the Virgin of El Rocío, ca. 1985.

Christian Lacroix. Wedding ensemble, autumn/winter 2009–10 haute couture.

John Galliano for House of Dior. Evening ensemble, autumn/winter 2005–6 haute couture.

An evening dress by Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino, 2017-18

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Exhibition at Exposed DC's 2018 Annual Photography Show

Last Friday, I have the honor to be selected as one of the winners to be a part of the Exposed DC's 2018 Photography Show in DC! What a vibrant and lively way to kick off the show, especially at an innovative cultural location at @dupontunderground, which is renovated from a former trolley station. 

In frame here is a mother and daughter playing and running down the train track while my winning photo “Conversation” is being projected large in the tunnel and on the other side on view in prints. How cool is that!

It always makes my heart happy to see how people are enjoying my artwork. When I walked into the opening reception a girl saw my name tag and cheerfully grabbed me and said, “Your photo is my favorite, I want one at my home!” 😭❤️ If you happen to see this, you made my day Katie thank you!
It was also such an honor to be exhibited  along with all the other fellow talented DMV photographers to share our unique view and celebrate the experience of the people who live, love, and work here in DC!

The exhibition is free and on view today till 5/20 10am-5pm, and will close on 5/21 5-7pm. 
Come enjoy the art and bring a moment of DC home with you in print ❤️
Special thanks to @exposed_dc@dupontunderground@dodgechrome@goartful@capitalphotographycenter@union206 for making this happen!!



Information on Exposed DC website as well!, shared below:

Exposed DC is excited to announce its 12th annual Exposed DC Photography Show, May 11 through May 21, 2018. The exhibit will be hosted by Dupont Underground, a former trolley station that has been repurposed into an innovative cultural space right in the heart of D.C.

These 40 winning photographs were chosen from a contest for their unique view of the Washington area as more than just a tourist destination and political realm. They showcase and celebrate the experience of the people who live, love, and work here. All photographs will be projected throughout the space, as well as printed by Dodge-Chrome, Inc. for display.

Five photographs will be awarded Best in Show awards, made possible through the support of Union 206 Studios. Each award is chosen by a panel of distinguished metro-area photographers: Marvin Joseph, Lucian Perkins, Carolyn Russo, Sanjay Suchak, and Nancy Walz.

At the opening reception, Dupont Underground will provide a cash bar for patrons over 21. The Beat and the Path will provide music. goARTful, a local startup subscription-based art service that Exposed DC is excited to be partnering with, will also be part of the celebration. Additional thanks to sponsor Capital Photography Center. Please note that use of one flight of stairs is required to access Dupont Underground. Assistance using the stairs can be provided, if necessary.

A full color 12th annual Exhibition Magazine with all 40 winning photos be available online soon and at the opening.

Admission is free to view the exhibit during these times; donations accepted.
Saturday, May 12 from 12-5 p.m.
Sunday, May 13 from 12-5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15 through Sunday, May 20: 12-5 p.m.
Closing day: Monday, May 21 from 5-7 p.m.

Framed, fine art prints of all the photos displayed will be for sale. High-res images available upon request.


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Light City Festival

The future is for the curious ✨

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A collection of the photos from the Light City Festival in Baltimore - A festival of light, music, and innovation. 


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Cherry Blossom

"To see a world in a grand of sand

And a heaven in a wild flower

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand

And eternity in an hour"

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Since I moved here, I’ve become a religious flower chaser and come to see the Cherry Blossom every single year. Can’t believe it’s been 8 straight years for me! Still, each time I can find something new, something makes me so happy and brighten up my day. 
Often times I heard people say “oh I’ve been to xxx already, I don’t want to go again it’ll be boring.” The fact is, things are forever progressing and you can always find something new and different if you pay attention. Stop chasing the new and fancy but simply enjoy life and find the little beauty and surprises in our daily lives☺️

A series of the Cherry Blossom photos from 2018


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New Exhibition: In Bloom

"Live life in full bloom 🌸"


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So honored to share that my photo has been selected to be in @igdc’s new show “In Bloom” - A photographic celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC! Thrilled to know this show has been included in the official Cherry Blossom Festival program as well✨
Come check out the exhibition at @blindwhino every Wed 4-8pm, and weekend 12-5pm till April 29. Let’s enjoy the art and bring home a piece of spring with you 💐 You can also purchase these Cherry Blossom prints from the show at IGDC Exhibition Website. Special thanks to @cherryblossfest@igdc@blindwhino@mpixfans@swbid for making this happen!

The lovely IGDC organizers Holly and Dave.


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Be a Unicorn

"Believe in magic. Sparkle wherever you go. Be a unicorn!"

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The love of a parent for their kid is unconditional. Paola and her families from Peru planned the sweetest unicorn skating party to celebrate her daughter Isabella's 6 year old birthday party at skate zone. From the smile on her face, you know she will remember this special day forever :)






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March For Our Lives

"If there is a book that you want to read but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it."

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When the future is changing the history - A documentary of the student organized protest "March For Our Lives" in Washington DC.

To see the full coverage, check the album at

Rebecca, standing along with 800,000 people in DC to #MarchForOurLives. Locally from Gaithersburg, MD, she’s a senior at Rockville High School. She went to the Women's March last year and always felt the need of better gun control laws. But now, she said she can really help make a change because she'll be turning 18 next month so SHE CAN VOTE, and WILL VOTE! The new generation is here to start the change!

When enough is enough, and kids, women, and men all stand up to protest and demand for a change.

The kids sat on their parents' shoulder, protesting at the rally

A  woman hugging and comforting her daughter during the rally

The metro station was packed with protestors to head to the US Capitol for the rally 

Woman wiping away tears while listening to the student speaks

Woman weeping at the rally

Future voters 

The protestors raised their hands when the student speaker asked, "Who's going to vote?"

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Puppy Love

"Some things just fill your heart without trying"

It's the year of the dog, wishing you all a very happy Lunar New Year!

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Art Lovers in DC

"All the magic starts with a blank piece of paper!"

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A day capturing the art lovers.

The first series are captured at the "paper room" as people called it. It's the latest exhibition in Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC called "What Absence is Made of." Ann Hamilton creates site-specific, multimedia installations that are simultaneously immersive and ephemeral in Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC. Combining the sounds of mechanization with the motorized release of sheets of translucent white paper, which gently descend from the ceiling, at hand speaks to the decline of manual labor in the wake of technological innovation. Though the paper accrues on the gallery floor in a sculptural “drift,” the effect of the installation remains one of loss and absence; the paper is blank, the movement is random, and the hand of the artist remains invisible.



The second series are captured in front of Mark Bradford's one of the largest works to date - "Pickett’s Charge" - that spans nearly 400 linear feet.

Mark Bradford works with a combination of colored paper and cutting, tearing, and scraping through the layers, Bradford weaves past and present, illusion and abstraction, inviting visitors to reconsider how narratives about American history are shaped and contested.

Pickett’s Charge builds upon the Hirshhorn’s continued commitment to showcasing the ways that artists respond to the unique political and cultural climate of their time.


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Evening with Kristy - Shape of You =An evening with Kristy Yang Photography=
So honored to be invited by the Howard County Photographers MeetUp Group to give a presentation on my photography! I am so flattered when the host Mike Allen told me the class was 90% full the first day he posted the event and now there are 10 people on the waitlist since the space can only have 30 people! I'm going to be giving a presentation of how I fall in love with the "Shape of You" 
Looking forward to a fun night over glass of wine and photography! 
If you are interested, check out the registration page at and I may livestream for a part if too many people are on the waitlist. We will be meeting at BareBones Grill this Thursday (Feb 8) at 6:45pm and my presentation will be at 7:45pm. See you soon!



Last night was a success!! Such a pleasure meeting everyone and giving a presentation on my photography. Thank you Mike Allen and Barry for having me at the Howard County Photography Group! Seeing how people staying extra time to ask questions, excited about the materials, and interested in learning more makes me so happy ❤️ Mike was so kind to pass along some sweet feedback from the members today, so blessed!

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DJ Dola

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve!

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Where do I begin? DJ Dola is a man who never stops bringing cool events and positivity energy to everyone and also having fun and enjoying life at the same time! He hosts one of the best Salsa socials - Salsa Underground  - along side DJ Mambo Soul in Washington DC. He also manages the Baltimore Salsa Bachata Congress with DJ Raj More. These are some of the hottest latin dance events in DMV, you don't wanna miss it ;)


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Exhibition - Community Collective DC

So honored to share my work “Chiaroscuro”, featuring Sergio Timbachata and Jocelyn Rojas, the Sensual Bachata teachers from Spain, is being exhibited in DC at the Capital Fringe by Community Collective DC! Always feel wonderful and appreciative to see people enjoying my work ❤️ The exhibit is ongoing till end of Feb, come enjoy and purchase mine and other inspiring artworks! Here are some pictures from the opening reception on Jan 12. The time for the exhibitions is listed as follow:

January 12, 19, 25, 26, 27 | 7pm

January 20 | 8pm

January 28th | 1pm

February 2, 3, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17 | 7pm

February 4th | 1pm

The event organizer Jarrett Hendrix

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Hipchata with Hillary and Joseph

Do it with passion or not at all!

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A photoshoot with the dynamic duo, Hillary Rodriguez and Joseph Mejia, indtroducing the new Hip Hop Bachata fushion!



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Defy Gravity

May you dream defy the law of gravity.


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Such heart pumping experience to capture Nic and Joy black flipping and tricking. There's no limit to them!

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Modern Twist in Classical Rendition

She deserves the love of a lifetime
because she's a badass
with a tender hearts, 
and a hurricane in a teacup.

She is the kind of woman
you can count on in battle, 
the kind of woman
you can get lost with
just looking at the stars.

She's the kind of woman
you read about in poems,
yet she is as real
as real can be.

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A modern twist in a classical rendition in DC.

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Puppy Xmas!!

Love is how excited your dogs get when you get home!!

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When Terry asked me to photograph him and his 5 furry babies for Christmas and showed me their Christmas outfits, I was already melting because of cuteness overload. As we are taking photos outside, people walked by are in awe and all stopped to take photos of these cuties. Their puppy eyes just made me swoon ❤️  If you ever have a dog, you know they just become the family who you can never live without. And of course, they will be a part of the family holiday celebrations, too!See more of these cuties below and wishing you all a very happy Christmas!!  

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DJ Kaya

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.

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So wonderful to shoot for Kaya Barraza, a multi talented Latin Dance instructor and DJ. She also hosts the Salsa nights every Friday at the Bmore Beers located at @horseshoebmore and every Sunday during sunset at the @sagamorependrybaltimore!. Go check it out if you're ever around!!

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Classé Dance Company Classe (5)Classe (5) "A team is a group of people who trust each other."
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We climbed up and down the rocks (with my broken toe lol) in freezing cold until pitch dark and right before I need to catch a flight 😂 The Classé Dance Company director, Linda Saenz, and I go crazy when creating, and it's totally worth it! 

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Sunkissed KIQ

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves!"

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Formulating the ingredients and designing and planning of the product line for years, Michael Vallese created the new energy drink - Kinetic IQ (KIQ)!! Michael is a man who's so passionate and full of life, and he does just that for his drinks - only using the fresh ingredients to bring the energy to the world. Be on the look out when it comes to the market ;)

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