Thursday, July 24, 2008

American Bandstand

I've been wanting to make a post for some time now about a little roadside excursion I made recently, but time is a bit short these long summer days! Here's a little teaser...

American Bandstand (2008)
Camera: Holgaroid
Film: Polaroid Type 88 (expired)
Subject: An old Uniroyal Gal in Gainesville, Texas

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer is a Time for Peaches

After my blackberry picking experience that I talked about here, I decided to go to another "u-pick" farm for fresh summer fruit. This time, I chose to visit Red River Peach Orchard outside Gainesville, Texas, and picked a whopping 25 pounds of amazingly yummy peaches! While out in the beautiful orchard, I took this photo of riped peaches drenched in morning light. I immediately fell in love with it!

Ripe Peaches (2008)
Camera: Polaroid Sx-70
Film: Polaroid Time-Zero (expired)

When I got home, I decided to make my very first jam ever! I made eight pints of peach jam, and found it to be a time-consuming, but fun and easy, process! Here's a photo I took of my first jars of yummy peach jam:

My First Jam (2008)
Camera: Polaroid Sx-70
Film: Polaroid Time-Zero (expired)

Not only did I make jam, but I made two cobblers, some delicious peach salsa, and I put up three huge freezer bags full of peaches into the freezer! I also ate about a million peaches! They were amazingly juicy and sweet!

Vive Summertime Fruit!

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Sunday, July 6, 2008

more from Lake Superior

As you can see from this post, I had a wonderful time making Polaroid pinhole photographs while up in Minnesota visiting Lake Superior last month. I also had a wonderful time shooting photos with my Sx-70 using a sweet pack of expired Time-Zero film that my friend Cassandra gave me last year. Here are three of my favorites. I love the way the expired emulsion casts fire upon the lake; fire and water dance together in the incomparable magic of time-zero.

The Moment We Decided

The Liminal Moment of Moonrise

The Lake, Consumed

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Blackberry picking

Even though it's about a million degrees here in Texas now, I went out on the 2nd in the early evening to pick blackberries. It was a lot of fun, and so inexpensive! Nearly a gallon of yummy blackberries cost only $12! The sweat and toil gave me a renewed appreciation for farm workers, too.

Here's my bounty! :)

Blackberry Picking (2008)
Camera: Polaroid SX-70
Film: Polaroid SX-70 Blend
Location: Duck Creek Blackberries in Sanger, Texas, USA

Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July sale!

To the USA readers of this blog--happy 4th of July! To everyone else, happy day! :)

To celebrate the 4th of July, I'm having a sale in my Etsy shop! Mention "4th of July" in your checkout-note with any purchase and get a free surprise 4x6" print!

Here's a patriotic peace photo that I shot while getting coffee from vendor on the streets of Greenwich Village in New York City last summer; I hope you'll enjoy it!

Priorities (2007)
Camera: Polaroid Sx-70
Film: Polaroid Time-Zero