Sunday, November 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
More photos from my wanderings. I finally got the light leaks figured out on this original Diana. The culprit was the red window. I'm still trying to get the viewfinder dialed in. I have a tendency to shoot too close and crop tight which works well with my Holga since the final image includes way more than the viewfinder shows. The viewfinder on this Diana seems to crop close already so I find that I am excluding more than I want.
I thought the framing worked well on the rooster shot but was a little closer than I wanted on the trailer shot.
Friday, September 3, 2010
I'm a total DORK!!! In my last post, I posted a photo that I thought had been accepted into the show, "Toyed With" at the Open Shutter Gallery. I was looking at their website when I noticed that not only had I posted the incorrect photo on my blog, I also mailed them the wrong image. Good thing I had a standard frame and mat ready to go. I also had to pay priority shipping rates to get the correct image there in time!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
And this starts me thinking about the role of showing and sharing my work. A large part of me is dying for acceptance and it seems like there are many times when I am courting approval of my images. I really want people to say "wow!" or "nice job" or whatever. I really want to have my images accepted into shows. And the scary thing here is that in courting approval I am putting a large amount of power in the hands of an audience.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I thought this self portrait with my horse looked a little like Gumby and Pokey.
Friday, April 2, 2010
This was shot using a Lens Baby on my Nikon FE using Kodak 100 speed film. I love the lightness of it and am considering printing it onto rice paper. I thought printing it on something other than regular paper to accentuate the wispiness of the image. My impression of angels is lightness and wispyness.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I participated in the Traveling Toy Camera Project two weeks ago and I got my film back yesterday. I normally don't shoot color and rarely photograph scenic shots but for some reason I felt compelled to do both for this project. I found myself at the end of the roll faced with this giant crab atop a building in downtown Portland, Oregon. I'm so glad I had color for this one. It works way better than the B/W shot I did with my Holga. It was a fun project and I'm glad I participated.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Last Saturday I had the awesome opportunity to hear one of my favorite photographers, Susan Burnstine, talk about her work. I have found her work very inspiring and after hearing her talk I find it even more so. She spoke about being on a personal journey and how expressing her dreams (the kind you have at night)through photography has been transformational for her. She has taken the very personal material of dreams and brought them to life in such a way that you can feel her pain, or joy, or sorrow. I found her to be very genuine and felt like she expressed herself well.
I had prepared a few questions to ask her but she answered them right away in her talk. I was curious as to which was her first image in the series and how the series evoloved. I loved how honest she was about the diffculties in creating authentic photographs of an intimate subject. Someone had asked her how often she was successful when going out to shoot images. Her reply was that she shot so much film that she could have bought a house with all the money she spent on film! I loved that as sometimes I shot roll after roll with no "winners." I think sometimes I am under the illusion that creating should be easy or that it comes naturally to some and not to me.
I wish I had taken notes of her talk. As she was talking I kept saying to myself..."I hope I remember what she said." And of course now I have forgotten most of what she talked about. Either way I enjoyed hearing her talk. I did take some photos of my own on the way down to Portland. I had the Traveling Toy Camera with me and I was able to spend some time shooting. I hope my photo of "Crab-zilla" turns out.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
My husband and I were in New York City last week for two very fast days of sightseeing. I only shot three rolls. This is from the only roll I have processed so far. I took two shots of this scene. I was waiting for the giant M's eyes to be looking at the pigeon. I enjoy visual irony and felt lucky to have this bird land when he did. I was standing in the middle of the street trying to get a good angle so I also feel lucky I didn't get hit by a taxi. But hey, when you see a good shot sometimes you just do what you need to do...right?
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Me standing in front of my photo at the Krappy Kamera 2010 Gallery Opening.
Karl and I had a wonderful time in New York and the gallery opening was the highlight. I met many wonderful photographers from the toy camera community. I especially enjoyed seeing the Gallery des Refuses (I think thats how you spell it?) It is not often that you get to see what the juror rejected. It was a great time and I was very excited to be a part of the actual opening. This was the first time I've had my work accepted in a show that had an opening. I felt like Cinderella going to the ball! It was very cool!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
This is the image that I had accepted in the Krappy Kamera show at the Soho Photo gallery in New York. The gallery opening is scheduled for March 2nd from 6-8pm. I am actually going to the opening (my husband let me use his frequent flyer miles.) So not only is this my first time going to a gallery opening where I have an image included, it will also be my first time traveling to New York City. I'm very excited!
Sunday, January 31, 2010
I shot this image using my Holga. I love how the bleachers looked like a castle from my angle. I also shot one with my arms spread out but I liked this one better. My shadow looks like a vulture hunched over. I also liked the course marking tape right through the middle!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I hope to post more images in the near future. Currently I need to have an actual print to scan as I do not own a negative scanner. I am signed up to take a class at Newspace at the end of Feburary on scanning and hopefully I will learn how to do negatives as well.