YOKO WHYTE Digital Artist & Photographer

I am an Artist and Photographer. And I love all things creative. The contents of this blog are created by me.
Beautiful birds at Singapore zoo

Beautiful birds at Singapore zoo

I’m not sure how I landed such a sweet job that is allowing me to travel all over the world. You never know what life will throw your way. 
Here is a picture from of the chilling polar bear at Singapore zoo. One of the best zoos in the world. It has a unique design which sometimes gives the impression that you are caged and the animals are roaming free. Some encloses only have a small river separating you from the animals. 

I’m not sure how I landed such a sweet job that is allowing me to travel all over the world. You never know what life will throw your way. 

Here is a picture from of the chilling polar bear at Singapore zoo. One of the best zoos in the world. It has a unique design which sometimes gives the impression that you are caged and the animals are roaming free. Some encloses only have a small river separating you from the animals. 

Singapore
My world trip begins on the 9th floor in Singapore. I haven’t slept in almost 24hrs. Happened to arrive on the the moon cake festival which coincidentally had world themed lanterns foreshadowing places I’ll be visiting over the next two months. Here are the solar powered sky trees at Gardens By the Bay in the technicolour tropical jungle. 

Singapore

My world trip begins on the 9th floor in Singapore. I haven’t slept in almost 24hrs. Happened to arrive on the the moon cake festival which coincidentally had world themed lanterns foreshadowing places I’ll be visiting over the next two months. Here are the solar powered sky trees at Gardens By the Bay in the technicolour tropical jungle. 

Impromptu dinner photo shoot! Did I mention that I have the most amazing housemate who sporadically makes me cocktails mid week hugs me when I cry and cooks the best burgers! I’m such a lucky girl. 
Home made brioche buns! Or bro-she buns as I had mistakenly been calling them. Ha ha …I suspect this mispronunciation contributed to why I no longer work at a certain cafe. We decided that my version of the name was better anyway. More bro! Beautiful hot buns too picture perfect not to photograph. Oh and honorable housemate made this cheese! Amazing just don’t ask me how.  Thank you Daniel for this meal and all the lovely meals! 

Impromptu dinner photo shoot! 

Did I mention that I have the most amazing housemate who sporadically makes me cocktails mid week hugs me when I cry and cooks the best burgers! I’m such a lucky girl. 

Home made brioche buns! Or bro-she buns as I had mistakenly been calling them. Ha ha …I suspect this mispronunciation contributed to why I no longer work at a certain cafe. We decided that my version of the name was better anyway. More bro! 
Beautiful hot buns too picture perfect not to photograph. Oh and honorable housemate made this cheese! Amazing just don’t ask me how.  

Thank you Daniel for this meal and all the lovely meals! 

I’m currently rereading Alice in Wonderland. I was inspired by the beautiful original drawings by Sir John Tenniel. Such intricate detail and character. That line work! I’m in love with his lines!

Above left is my drawing which is a study of Sir John Tenniel’s work on the right. 

I feel like copying is an important part of studying drawing. Just from copying I can get insight into other Artist’s techniques while building on my own.  

I made this strawberry pom pom necklace on the weekend!
I gave it to a beautiful fashion monster I just met as a housewarming gift. 
I was inspired by a punk fruit image a friend sent me. I thought this was kinda the opposite of punk fruit… fluffy fruit. I used a tutorial I found online a while ago and just extended the loop to make a necklace. Check out the tutorial below you can make a whole bowl of fruits!

Fluffy fruit tutorial: http://blog.mrprintables.com/pom-pom-fruit/

As the night progressed I imagined that the strawberry had taken on a life of it’s own. I rode my bike to the party with the pom pom around my neck. While riding the strawberry pounded against my chest and I felt as if I had a strawberry for a heartbeat. Later it looked like the strawberry was having the best time dancing along with fashion monster as we got down on the dance floor. I’m sure the pom pom had more adventures once I left. I wonder what strawberry will get up to next?

While hanging out the washing today I found myself staring at the ever growing forest in my backyard. In the twilight this afternoon everything looked glowing and one panda was hungry. ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

p.s My backyard is a full stinging nettle forest. My hands and butt stung for a while but I think it was worth it. Either way panda was hungry and had to eat. 

I got a new lens for my camera!  I broke my previous lens going to too many music festivals over the summer. Somewhere in the middle of Woodford the autofocus stopped working and my camera stopped taking images because it could no longer focus. So all photos ended there for a while. Until now! I wanted to test it out on my dinner. So here is my dinner from last night aka “Dinner by Daniel”. Food by my talented housemate with mad kitchen skills. 

I got a new lens for my camera!  I broke my previous lens going to too many music festivals over the summer. Somewhere in the middle of Woodford the autofocus stopped working and my camera stopped taking images because it could no longer focus. So all photos ended there for a while. Until now!
I wanted to test it out on my dinner. So here is my dinner from last night aka “Dinner by Daniel”. Food by my talented housemate with mad kitchen skills. 

DASH Tour Tasmania

I had the pleasure of touring with the amazing band DASH. It was a great opportunity to experience both the Cygnet Folk Festival and Mona Foma in Tasmania as part of their tour. I felt like I got sneaked into gigs just because I was ‘band photographer’ and it was great hanging out with so many talented creative minds along the way. I followed the band around documenting their adventures through the camera. Here are a few of my favourites. 

If you are interested in the music of DASH click this link

Daughter of an Artist

Some product photography I did for my dad Alistair Whyte for a special set of ceramics. This particular set is special to me because it was made for my sister Tomoko’s inheritance and foreshadows a set I will receive. 

My dad has recently decided that he is going to make a dinner set for each of his four daughters before he dies. So of course me also being a daughter I get one too. This is incredibly sweet of him and I’m feeling blessed. But as you would expect it reminds me that the odds are my parents will die before me and the time I have with them is limited. On a positive note I’m looking forward to spending time with them both.

I took these photos in the end room of my parents house which is a sun room. The room has windows along three of the four walls and the light in there is wonderful. It’s like being inside a natural light box and at twilight it’s magical. The house my parents live in the the same house my grandmother and great grandmother lived in. When I was little I was told my great grandmother used to paint in there and I totally understand why.

If you’re interested in checking out more of my Dad’s work you can check out his Facebook Artist Page or Website