Friday, July 30, 2010

SX-70: This Just In!


I can barely contain my excitement. Also on the way: First Flush Color starter pack. I could probably scream.

Here's to hoping my Polaroid camera isn't broken (after an in-bag Spanish accident).

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ano Nuevo


Here's a double entry since I slacked off yesterday.


These are from two trips I took to Ano Neuvo a couple of years ago.


If you see any strange lumps in any of these three pictures they're sleeping elephant seals!

When we went the pups (or wieners) were just lounging, playing, and passing the days before being able to leave the beach as young adults.

If anyone is considering going I'd recommend it. It's a nice short walk and what's more exciting than seeing Californian native wildlife?

(I'm still loving the color of the sky from this film)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Searching

There's just something about film and cameras that make my heart beat a little faster.

I've always been a girl of very varied interests. I don't like the term, "jack of all trades" but I think I could qualify for it. Being so spread in interests means that I can get a little excited about everything.

There have been few things that have really entwined itself around my heart though. Few things that, just at a glimpse, could make me feel like I couldn't breathe. Maybe this is all just veiled materialism but it feels deeper.

Seeing the grain and fuzz and physical presence of film makes me feel the same as yellowed old books that twist me into time, or a dance that lifts and spins. It hurts me. It makes me ache, ache for something more. Like my life is missing something.

It's this feeling that makes me feel like I shouldn't leave ignore the creative side of myself when considering a future career. I can't imagine being happy longterm going day in and day out without being able to use something of beauty. My life now oftentimes feels absolutely empty of beauty, empty of meaning, and empty of that breathless anticipation of loving something you're creating.

So, today I bought new film (too expensive film.) I'll let you know when it comes a-rumbling in.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Light Wraps You




Today has been a rather frenetic day.

Did you know that work days go so much faster with just a little bit of caffeine?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Blue




The blues of this particular roll of pictures came out absolutely amazing.

I can't remember exactly what kind of film it was because I bought a varied bunch from ebay a little while ago. They were expired, I remember that.

The magic of that blue is just one more reason why color photography will always be where my heart is.

Even if I am taking a second level Black & White class. 

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dog Stalking



I'm interesting in beginning a series of dogs and their owners. I know it's not very original, creative, or even super awesome but I can't think of something I'd love more than dog pictures!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Night



My first attempt at night photography.

I wouldn't call it hugely successful but a picture did come out. I was mostly testing out a new tripod that I haven't really used since.

This summer I hope to take a lot more pictures than I have been so far. Money is tight so development is a stretch. I've ditched where I used to go for my 120 film to a place that is a little more inconvenient in location but will hopefully be better in communication.

I just finished my Black & White I class at Rayko and I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot and I hope to continue understanding and using the skills in the next level of classes.

Cheers to bigger and better things, here's to hoping it translates to the greater part of my life!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Strawberry Heaven


My baking masterpiece.

(escapism via blog happiness)

Taken with my fuji instax mini

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

SummerLess


I wish I could escape.

I kind of wish I had more vignetting on my pictures. They make me feel as if they're mysterious. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Impending Doom


This has proven to be the longest week in a series of long weeks in a row of long months, joined together for a couple of the longest years in my short life. I hope these are the longest years or sorrow and grief I'll ever have to endure.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Bay Bridge



It's been a long week and it's bound to be an even longer one this week.

And maybe posts everyday was a little too ambitious of me. I'll try it one more time and regulate from there. Trying to get into the swing of this.

Plus, I'm a little insecure that my small audience will get bored of me. All my pictures are just too similar.

That and I may run out. 

But I've been printing a lot more of my work myself and hopefully I'll scan some of it soon to show the world.