31 August 2013

paris in polaroids, part two

(pink buildings with xanthe)

(ava, laduree macarons)

(lovely lovely latin quarter)

(sweet little attic apartment, top floor left, unbelievably ours)

(pink, yellow, marche aux puces)

(place du tertre, montmartre)

(like candy, so much candy)

(paris in polaroids, part two of three, part one is here and heeeeey number 43 off the list)

(all images shot on impossible project PX 680 CP film)

27 August 2013

instant lab FTW

a few months ago, the impossible project sent me an early version of their new instant lab to do a little testing.

instant lab shots!

and test it I did. I tested my little heart out, shot after shot after shot.

if you haven't heard, the impossible project has come up with a fantastic new contraption that seamlessly blends the worlds of iphoneography and instant photography together. people, it's like peanut butter and chocolate.

there she is

there she is. and lemme tell you, she's a beaut. if you're wondering how she works, you should probably look at this (since the impossible folks explain it much better than I ever could) but basically, you set your iphone in that there cradle at the top, open up the impossible project app, follow the directions and let the instant lab do the rest. when it's all said and done, an instant image shoots out there at the bottom. magic.

(above image originally taken with my iphone 4 somewhere in the great state of montana, while traveling by train, summer 2012, made into an instant image back in may with some PX 680 film and the trusty instant lab).

(above image originally taken with my iphone 3g at the portland junior rose parade back in june of 2011, enter the impossible project app, some PX 680 film, the instant lab and poof: an image forever preserved on instant film).

I'm telling you, it's the best of both worlds.

and more

the possibilities are really quite endless. think double exposures, think different kinds of instant film, think images taken with any kind of camera.

but I think what excites me most is the way this will crack the world of instant photography wide open. all of the sudden, every image I ever wish I'd taken with my polaroid (instead of my iphone) can be preserved on instant film. in the above image, I can remember standing over ava at that hotel pool in san luis obispo. it was the summer of 2011, we were on our way back from los angeles and I'd run out of instant film. and I was standing over her, looking at the frame in my phone and I just knew. I knew it'd be so much better on instant film, so much better. never thought I'd get the chance to find out. as it turns out, I did.

like peanut butter and chocolate, friends. match made in heaven.

(for more instant lab information, start here and then read fellow instant photographer jake messenger's terrific piece)

20 August 2013

paris in polaroids, part one

(from the trocadero)


(marche aux puces)

(ma fille)

(more montmartre)

(more marche aux puces)

(le marais)

(eiffel tower bride)


paris in polaroids, part one of three. and number 43 off the big list. number 43: shoot polaroids in france. which I sort of can't believe I actually did. but I did. and it was pretty stinkin spectacular.

(all images shot on impossible project PX 680 CP film)

16 August 2013


I'm officially off my game. as in, the words aren't coming. as in, they're hazy and lazy and just out of reach. the images are there but the words caught the first bus for the coast. or, somewhere I am not. to be fair, it's summer. and I will tell you that I wrote that manifesto and then I dug my heels in, kids. I dug my heels in deep. I will be the last one holding onto summer, fists clenched, gaze set.

I am no stranger to the ebb and the flow (I am maybe the queen of the ebb and the flow) but something about this feels different. I can't put my finger on it exactly but it has everything to do with change. and the deep-rooted need for it. what that means, I don't know. but change is in the air. nothing to do but open my arms to it, as deep and as wide as I can manage. nothing to do but brace myself for impact.