July 23, 2009

it finally hit me the other day... it's summer! i'm not sure exactly what inspired my realization... perhaps it was the 98 degree temperature or the smothering humidity??? i may never really know. all i can be sure of is that i've managed to let more than 1/2 of my summer pass me by.

thankfully, this move has helped open my eyes to the fun that must be had in these few remaining months of summer. there is no time to waste!

Polaroid Sx70 Alpha.

July 20, 2009

free prints

i have had the urge for quite some time to give away a few of my prints for free,
but it's been hard to organize anything since i was bouncing around from place to place for so long. however now that i am nice and settled i can move forward with this idea...

if anyone would like a free 5x5 print please let me know. the only thing you would have to pay for is the shipping. i will cover everything else.

if you would prefer a larger print or more than one, i would be glad to accomodate you with a pricing.

click HERE to see available prints.

July 19, 2009

you taste of ocean,
avenues of grassy dunes,
like a magician
you pluck a tiny pebble
from my hair-
ancient survivor,
sun-kissed on this summer afternoon,
i step out of my dress
and into your dream.

Long live summer

Polaroid Sx70 Alpha. 600 Film. ND Filter.

July 16, 2009

mmmmm.... polaroid.

i miss shooting my sx70 so much. there are no words for the satisfaction one gets from instant film results. on the contrary, i can think of quite a few inappropriate words to the opposite effect.

it's been an interesting transition into the world of medium format. for so long polaroid was my asthetic and truth be told, i am still addicted to square prints. that's probably why i progressed to 120 film, it just feels naturally suiting. i must admit though, polaroid did spoil me. for that one year when i shot strictly with my sx70 alpha, instant results wasn't just a perk, it was the standard.

after i began shooting in medium format i suffered, with great pain, the angst of waiting for my film to develop. sometimes 3 to 4 days!!!! impatience took on a new meaning for me.

now, however i've grown to love it. i never really know what i'm going to get when i pick up my prints. sometimes i hate every single frame.... but more often than not, there are a few prints in the bunch that totally catch me off guard; double exposures layered just so... deep shadows and tones that only a creeky ol' vintage devise can produce without any post editing.

one of these days i am going to buy a large format camera and really explore the relm of enlargements. in a perfect world i will find some old lady selling a hassy on craigslist for way less than its worth... why an old lady you may ask? well why not!

one day.

Polaroid Sx70 Alpha. 600 Film.

July 15, 2009

so i'm officially finished with all of the images for the band a pause in the desert. i am very happy with the results and am excited to see the eveloution of them, from idea to concept, concept to print, print to graphics, logo, web, and beyond!

it was a tramendous honor and sense of accomplishment for me to complete this project. i'm definitely anxious to begin another one!!!

also, kylie and i finally found a place! yes. that's right. i won't be homeless for much longer! it's a wonderful apartment in the middle of downtown. it was built in the 1930's, all wood floors, tons of windows, creeky stairs, hanging chandeliers, even a fire escape (which rarely ever exists in apartments in florida). i am soooo excited and have all of my fingers crossed that we will be able to move in sometime soon, possibly this weekend.

after this crazy apartment search, i have decided that anywhere i move from here on out should be a place that inspires me, somewhere noteworthy of capturing in photos. thankfully, the apartment on Pine is just one of those places.

after i get all moved in and settled i'm going to start working on a new series with my yashica. i have this urge to do abstract florals, preferably black and whites... and perhaps on a very large scale... mmmmm yes.

Yashica A. 120 Kodak Porta Film. Medium Format. 6x6.

July 14, 2009

this photo is of michael valenzano and josh worden, the same cool cats of a pause in the desert. it reminds me so much of the rickety southern charm that is downtown jacksonville. there is something special about that place... it's a little unpolished and yet completely sophisticated. a place after my own heart.

as for me, i'm all moved out of my sublease and living the life of a vagabon, for at least for a week or so. until i find a place to move into, i'm basically crashing with friends and living out of an overnight bag... not as fun as one may suspect, but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

Yashica A, 120 Kodak Porta Film, Medium Format. 6x6.

July 8, 2009

i just picked up the film from the shoot with "a pause in the desert" and i am very hyped about the results. this photo is one of my favorites from this location. we were somewhere in downtown jacksonville, outside a hipster bar sweating uncontrollably because why else, it's july in florida.

more to come.

Yashica A. 120 Kodak Porta. Medium Format.

July 6, 2009

these are some of my favorites from a series with the indie rock due a pause in the desert. i just got back from my 2nd weekend of shooting with them and can't wait to pick up 3 more rolls of film.

Yashica A. Kodak 120 Film. 6x6 Medium Format.

July 2, 2009

sometimes great adventures happen in slow motion,
so be patient.

Yashica A. Medium Format. Kodak 120 Film.

July 1, 2009

so i'm back!

so i've been m.i.a. for a few months... regretfully so. a lot of drama has been smothering my personal life and hijacking all of my creativity. following the bad break-up, moving out, and a few health issues, i sort of disappeared from society. it got so bad at one point that everyday after work i would drive straight home, lock myself in my room and lay in my bed for hours until i fell asleep. no computer, no phone, just issolation. that wasn't healthy for me and it didn't take long for it to take it's toll on every facet of my life.

eventually i snapped out of it and now i'm in the process of pulling it the fuck together. lets face it, life doesn't stop and wait around for you to get over a broken heart. it keeps on going. needless to say i have a lot of life to catch up on.

these photos are from a photoshoot i did with the musical duo known as "a pause in the desert" from jacksonville, florida. what a pleasure it's been working with these guys. we met up one day, walked around town, grabbed a bite to eat, had some whiskey and just familiarized ourselves with one another... all infront of the lens of my yashica a.

i'm going up to jax beach this weekend to shoot them once more - hopefully with better lighting this time. i will be posting a lot more of the shoot and also additional info about the band.

Yashica A Model. 120 Kodak Film.
Polaroid SX 70. 600 Film. Filter.
Polaroid SX 70. 600 Film. Filter.