@import url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Martel); Kathy Chin: Live, Love, Dance

Hope and laughter fill the air. The mood is light under the sun in Malibu. The air smells like salty heat and sunscreen. Girls hang out in bikinis while guys in board shorts. They share mutual admirations, but give each other space. All is beauty. All is love.

Surfers head out to sea in wet suits because the Pacific Ocean is cold all year round. They look like seals floating out in the ocean waiting to ride a wave in. Surfing is their passion. It's life itself. The ocean is their playground, a place where they feel alive. It's constant motion. Nothing is still. Seagulls soar overhead and swoop down to feed off surfers' lunches, and other creatures.

The sea is paradise. It's is love, abandonment, and the unknown. It's light and darkness. The sea calls out and fulfills a yearning.

To Live

To breathe, to dance, to fly.
To be whole.
To be present.
To be free and independent.
To be true and authentic.

To Love

To take chances.
To believe.
To let go. To set free.
To be fearless.
To give.
To soar.

To Laugh

To pursue happiness and light.
To follow the sun to Jupiter and back.
To dream.
To fill darkness with light.
To be forever hopeful.

Venice, California, the skate park comes alive with skater boys who practice and show the world their tricks on their boards. They dip into the bowls and their motion, centripetal force propel them around. Their momentum keeps them going. The sound of the wheels of their skateboards against pavement signal their advance. They flip, turn, and jump high into the air to land, hopefully, on their boards. They come from different neighborhoods and backgrounds, but in their skate park, they are united and differentiated by their talent.

Skater boys inspire and exhilarate. They are fierce and fearless!

About

I'm a Cali girl. I'm a city girl. I try to live in the moment and let the rest go. I instagram obsessively. Photography is my passion. That, desire, lust, and love. I photograph things that move me, that make me feel something. Moments, small and insignificant, add up to life. To live like there's no tomorrow. To lose myself in the moment. To find those moments captured in photographs. I don't leave home without my leotard, bikini, shades, and sunscreen. I live and work in Los Angeles. I document my ways of seeing on my blog.

Inspiration

Ballet, dance, and movement inspire me. Dance is the reason for living. It is life, passion, and love. It requires a strong body and mind. I dance, swim, and hike. I do anything to strengthen my core. Beauty and strength come from within.

Through dance, I leave my mark in time and space. My body is my instrument, with which I carve volumes and create shapes. Dance isn't just about motion, because stillness adds meaning, and allows for pause, pace, and reflection. With beauty, strength, and grace, I dance to express what I can and cannot say in words.

Life is unimaginable without dance.

Living in California, I am immersed in the surfing and skating culture. My style, influenced by the casual, relaxed look of hanging out on the warm sand and hot pavement, is simple and minimal. I'm inspired by the beauty of nature, of life, of love.

of the sea, from the sea

Conceived as an art project to sell the things that make up our memories, our dreams. I venture out to sea often and have collected items that have meant something to me. Sea is beauty. Sea is love. You can participate in my art project by buying from my "of the sea, from the sea," collection and online store. Happy collecting!