Whilst we were in California, we had the pleasure of working with talented photographer and all round clever babe, Sisilia Piring. Sisilia took us to her favourite park in Pasadena and we chatted about the beautiful worlds she creates that we get to live in with our eyes.
Full name: Sisilia Piring
What does work mean to you and what do you do?
As a photographer work means seeing things a different way, from a different perspective, seeing beauty in the everyday ordinary things.
Tell us a dream you’ve made come true?
I think being able to make my passion of photography into a career has been the biggest dream come true.
How do you unwind?
Reading a book, listening to a podcast and spending a day outside in nature is one of my favorite ways to unwind.
How do you wind up?
Making a detailed action plan always winds me up.
What can friends count on you for?
My loyalty to those closest and dearest.
What does the word sisterhood mean to you?
I think what I mentioned earlier about loyalty, being there for someone without judgement or without any selfish intention. Celebrating life and each other’s accomplishment.
What does your dream house look like?
Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch home is the epitome of my dream house!
What’s baking in your oven/ Specialty?
I don’t cook much these days as my husband is better in the kitchen than I am, but used to make a mean slow cooked Chicken and Thyme dish.
Indonesian food is hands down my favorite. Peruvian and Italian are pretty up there too.
Describe your favorite piece of clothing and why?
I’ve never met a jumpsuit I didn’t like. My favorite are linen jumpsuit. You’re basically set as it’s one piece, all you have to think about is what shoes to pair them with and you’re out of the door. Plus, they’re so extremely comfortable, especially when I’m on set working.
How do you keep a healthy mind, body and soul?
For me taking a few days off a month to just be outside in nature is an important balance for my mind and soul. The downtime, lack of internet, and change of scenery is what I need that to recharge. There are months where work is extremely busy and life demands doesn’t allow me to take a few days off, journaling and writing helps with the noise.
Your most memorable holiday?
So far it’s been our family trip to Zion National Park in Utah. I rented a house near the park and my Mom, brother, and his girlfriend was able to make the trip. It was so amazing to spend that time with them cooking, exploring, and bonding over our trip. Which we haven’t done all together since we were teenagers.
Ocean or desert? Desert.
Sunrise or sunset? Sunrise.
Dance party or dinner party? Dinner party.
Favorite smell? Jasmine.
What’s on your bedside table?
Candle, jewelry, and my collection of straw hats piled on top of each other.
The first album you ever bought is…?
I honestly do not remember =/
What are you listening to now?
Like everyone else, I’m obsessed with Solange’s new album. Right now it’s summer in the states, so been listening to a lot of french music on Spotify and a lot of Lana Del Rey. She’s my summer anthem. My summer isn’t the same without Lana.
One or two things you want to do before you leave earth?
Roadtrip through all 50 states and to be a grandma- which will be in a very long time from now, but that would be so amazing. I want to be that kooky grandma who just dresses in these crazy outrageous looking clothes and have super white hair and say things like “I remember when you had to drive yourself, now you have autonomous cars” hahaha!