Happy birthday Tiff! I hope you have an amazing two-day birthday, because you get a time-zone-inclusive one since I am in the states. I miss you! COME OVERRRR.
I spent a very long time looking for header photo for this post. It’s not that I don’t have photos of Tiff, it’s just that most of them are of her with a crazy green face mask on, with an insane Snapchat filter, or a shot from the chin competition, where you hold your camera below your face and see how many double chins you can get. It’s an awesome game, but none of those are appropriate to celebrate Miss Tiffany Tsang today. I picked this one because it was from our first real vacation together, and she looks so damn pretty.
Tiff is usually the one behind the camera. As you all know, she has been honing her photo game for the last few years, and is rarely seen with out her camera, usually crouching to get the right shot. Tiff as a photographer is a great representation of who she is. In both her life and her photography, she is constantly looking for beauty in unconventional places. She digs into the dark, weird grunginess that others might pass off as ugly, and pulls the grace out of it. She makes the absurd into something relatable, and often adorable, and is constantly searching for newness and a different perspective.
I love this girl for a whole bucket of reasons. She’s unbelievably smart, kind, strong, and generous, but this is not news to anyone that knows her. What you might not know is that she is the reason why I am doing what I am doing, and essentially the reason for all the good stuff that’s happening right now. She pulled me into starting this blog, which is one of the best things in my life. She encouraged me to draw, even when I was terrible, and has had mountains of faith in my abilities, especially when I have not.
So there you go. If you see this girl today, let her know how lovely she is. If you don’t see her, write her a damn letter and let her know.
LOVE YOU, TIFF!