Portia Placino

Repository of my thoughts and images of art, literature, travel, and life.

Diary of a Grad Student: Leap Year, Cartoons, and Opera

I looked to the coming of the leap year with dread. It was supposed to be the deadline of my thesis proposal’s first draft. But, maybe the leap year has … Continue reading

March 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Remembering Childhood, Looking at Children

I realize that I have been neglecting my blog for a little bit. Sometimes, life just overruns us. Though we should not make a habit of letting this happen. There … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · 3 Comments

Daguerre and opening “Nothing to Declare”

Today is Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre‘s 224th birthday. I have memorized that name as an undergraduate student while studying Photography as Art under Prof. Eloi Hernandez. Ironically, it is also through her that … Continue reading

November 18, 2011 · 4 Comments
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