Jul 12, 2012

⎨R a n d o m l y⎬

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#1: Mamiya M645 //  Ektar 100 (Capitol Hill, Seattle)
#2: Mamiya M645 // Portra 160 (bad Italian restaurant in Portland)

I haven't been writing or posting photos here very often lately. Part of it is because of what I wrote about two posts back, and the rest is because I now feel like I need to be shooting series, or at least a few photos from a night or an event, and I've only done that for my project. I'm also really really sick of the design of this journal but I don't know how to make it better. I want clean lines and the kind of design that doesn't clash with bright colors or black and white. 

As far as the project is concerned, two more artists contacted me to say they'd love to be included in the project and I can't wait to work with them. If you're a Portland ceramics artist (or know one) and you work in a place that gets natural light, please contact me because I'd love to photograph you at work. 

I also have a band shoot soon that I can't wait to work on. And I shot the same band at Kelly's Olympian two weeks ago, but without a light meter, it was tricky. Nonetheless, I got a couple of images that I really like and a really psychedelic looking multi-exposure. I'm never going to be Jim Marshall, but I'm okay with that. Actually, no, I'm not, I want to be Jim Marshall without the coke and the guns and the threats, but I digress. I'm a rock photography geek, what can I say?

I'm trying to curb my internet photo watching and focus instead on reading photography books and novels. I just finished Play It As It Lays (Joan Didion is my favorite nonfiction author bar none), and just started Visions of Cody (haven't read any Kerouac since I was in high school), and then I'll have to make a trip to the library to pick more books set in the 60s or 70s. 

4 comments:

  1. Sometimes our brain needs breaks, and that definitely means taking it easy on the blog, too. I can't wait to see what comes from this sort of meditation you've been doing! The few photos you've posted already are so beautiful, they make me eager for Fall when I have time to shoot MF for myself again!

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    1. Please! I can't wait to see more medium format work from you!
      And thank you!

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  2. hi anne! beautiful pics and they look great all together. can wait to see the new series with artists!

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    1. Thank you, Antolin! I noticed this morning that they all have one thing in common: chairs. I didn't even mean to find a theme, I just wanted three that I'd liked lately that weren't part of the project and weren't black and white.

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