September 29: The TAs are poorly lit. So at night when the outside light fades and the few lamps inside turn on, the windows hold reflections of the inside. I think it’s quite an interesting phenomenon. 
(Rachel Garbade)

September 29: The TAs are poorly lit. So at night when the outside light fades and the few lamps inside turn on, the windows hold reflections of the inside. I think it’s quite an interesting phenomenon. 

(Rachel Garbade)

September 28: I tend to go on walks a lot on Sundays. I don’t know what it is but there is always some point in the day when I need to just take a step back from my computer, book, essay, etc. and remember that I am in a truly beautiful place. Today, I photographed the academic quad on said walk. Who knew it was so pretty?
(Rachel Garbade)

September 28: I tend to go on walks a lot on Sundays. I don’t know what it is but there is always some point in the day when I need to just take a step back from my computer, book, essay, etc. and remember that I am in a truly beautiful place. Today, I photographed the academic quad on said walk. Who knew it was so pretty?

(Rachel Garbade)

September 27: When you have the opportunity to go to the club floor of the Ritz Carlton hotel in Battery Park City after hearing Linda Nochlin give a speech specially for Vassar alums, you take that opportunity.
(Rachel Garbade)

September 27: When you have the opportunity to go to the club floor of the Ritz Carlton hotel in Battery Park City after hearing Linda Nochlin give a speech specially for Vassar alums, you take that opportunity.

(Rachel Garbade)

September 27: The leaves are just starting to change color on the Hudson River. I predict in about two weeks I will come up with some excuse to go on a train ride on this river just to see the foliage. It’s going to be great.
(Rachel Garbade)

September 27: The leaves are just starting to change color on the Hudson River. I predict in about two weeks I will come up with some excuse to go on a train ride on this river just to see the foliage. It’s going to be great.

(Rachel Garbade)

September 26: At Vassar College, I live in the Terrace Apartments. The TAs are perfect. They are next to the gym. They are surrounded by the most beautiful trees. They are often quiet. The buildings themselves have a very open interior plan. And they get the most amazing afternoon light. And you must know by now that I’m a total sucker for afternoon light.

(Rachel Garbade)

September 25: SHANA TOVA everybody. Tonight, I wasn’t able to go home and spend time with my family so I had a crazy big potluck. My friend Sarah and I organized over twenty people. There were all kind of dishes brought over to my house, such as beer bread, pineapple casserole, and red wine/caramel dipped apples. It meant so much to me to have so many people come together for this joyous holiday. I love my Vassar family endlessly.
(Rachel Garbade)

September 25: SHANA TOVA everybody. Tonight, I wasn’t able to go home and spend time with my family so I had a crazy big potluck. My friend Sarah and I organized over twenty people. There were all kind of dishes brought over to my house, such as beer bread, pineapple casserole, and red wine/caramel dipped apples. It meant so much to me to have so many people come together for this joyous holiday. I love my Vassar family endlessly.

(Rachel Garbade)

September 24: This afternoon I completed photographing VRDT head shots, for the last time ever. I’m going to miss this job next year when I’m “in the real world.” :(

(Rachel Garbade)

September 24: Senior year is here, which means senior portraits are also here, which means I’m about to get v busy. Here’s the first senior portrait I’ve done of the year of my best friend Simon. As an Urban Studies major he chose to be photographed in front of the Nolli map of Rome in the art library on campus and I chose to have afternoon light streaming onto his beautiful, mature face. If you don’t follow his blog, you should, because he posts smart things and one day he’ll make the place you’re living a better place. 
(Rachel Garbade)

September 24: Senior year is here, which means senior portraits are also here, which means I’m about to get v busy. Here’s the first senior portrait I’ve done of the year of my best friend Simon. As an Urban Studies major he chose to be photographed in front of the Nolli map of Rome in the art library on campus and I chose to have afternoon light streaming onto his beautiful, mature face. If you don’t follow his blog, you should, because he posts smart things and one day he’ll make the place you’re living a better place. 

(Rachel Garbade)

September 23: This is my absolute favorite picture that I’ve ever taken on Vassar’s campus. 
(Rachel Garbade)

September 23: This is my absolute favorite picture that I’ve ever taken on Vassar’s campus. 

(Rachel Garbade)

September 23: TODAY WAS PERFECT. The sky was a beautiful shade of azure and the leaves finally began showing signs of change. Poughkeepsie is beautiful. OKAY.

(Rachel Garbade)

September 22: I would like to give a shout out to my mom. Thanks for putting up with me when I call you to say hello and end up spending half our calls stopping the conversation to take a photo of a bench with excellent afternoon light cast upon it. 
(Rachel Garbade)

September 22: I would like to give a shout out to my mom. Thanks for putting up with me when I call you to say hello and end up spending half our calls stopping the conversation to take a photo of a bench with excellent afternoon light cast upon it. 

(Rachel Garbade)

September 21: At the risk of sounding like an old person, I don’t like all this new shit. This building looks like a true monstrosity. I can almost guarantee you that it will have none of the old school charm of all the buildings on campus. And for that reason I say no thanks and goodbye.
(Rachel Garbade)

September 21: At the risk of sounding like an old person, I don’t like all this new shit. This building looks like a true monstrosity. I can almost guarantee you that it will have none of the old school charm of all the buildings on campus. And for that reason I say no thanks and goodbye.

(Rachel Garbade)

September 20: Family dinners will never get old. My whole house continues to eat nearly ever dinner together. Different people help with the cooking every night and then the other people will help with the cleaning. I’m proud to say the house has been functioning very well without the aid of a chore wheel. 
 (Rachel Garbade)

September 20: Family dinners will never get old. My whole house continues to eat nearly ever dinner together. Different people help with the cooking every night and then the other people will help with the cleaning. I’m proud to say the house has been functioning very well without the aid of a chore wheel.

(Rachel Garbade)

September 19: I learned today that the sun does really cool things to a camera when viewed through a pine tree. 
(Rachel Garbade)

September 19: I learned today that the sun does really cool things to a camera when viewed through a pine tree. 

(Rachel Garbade)

September 18: Even the Farmer’s Market is full of abstraction.

(Rachel Garbade)