Monday, August 31, 2009

A Star!

Sometimes you meet a star, and you don't even know it! In February 2008, I traveled to the beautiful city of Lisbon (Lisboa) in Portugal, and I took this photo of a dog in his window:

Doggie in the Window II (2008)
Camera: Lomo LC-A
Film: Kodak Ektachrome/Cross Processed

Well, imagine my delight when I discovered this fun photo of the same dog, in the same window, while glancing through Flickr's Explore this morning!

Originally uploaded by whateveryou...

Click the photo to visit the page and see the photo larger!

I love him!!! I hope he's still there if I am ever lucky enough to visit that beautiful city again!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

endless summer...?

Oh Summer, you're fun and all, but here in Tejas, you're just too darn hot! Please, please, consider leaving us for the next 9 months or's not that we don't ever want to see you again, but it's just that you're SO fun, we can't bear you all the time!

Shade (2007)
Location: Dead Sea, Jordan
Camera: Polaroid SX-70
Film: Polaroid Time-Zero

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Old Family Polaroids, Part I

While I was on my three-week road trip that I mentioned in my previous post, I spent some time looking through old family photos, some of which I had never seen. One of the exciting discoveries was a stash of old roll Polaroid photos that my granddad had taken in the 1950s! I had never seen them, and not only are they beautiful family treasures, but I loved seeing old roll Polaroids for the first time in person!

This is the beginning of a series I'll present, while I'm busy scanning a myriad of images from my trip.

These two are photos of my beloved maternal grandmother, Hazel, taken by Herbert Carpenter in 1956--I love the dramatic lighting and offset poses!

More to come!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Back from the Road...

Hello! I'm sorry for my extended silence here on my little blog, but I have a good excuse! I went on a three-week road trip! I traveled from Texas to California and back, taking different routes each way, visiting family and friends, taking loads of photos, and enjoying some summer fun before the new academic year begins! I've got scads of Polaroids to scan, many digital photos to edit, and lots of film pictures to develop, so I imagine I'll be posting images here from the trip for some time!

To begin, I'd like to share a photo that I'm very proud of, which I took in Holbrook, Arizona along the old Route 66, that famed road of the American Imagination. This is one of only three wigwam-style motels left operating in the USA, and arguably the most fabulous! I definitely want to go back and stay there one day!

The Wigwam Motel (2009)
Camera: Holgaroid
Film: Polaroid 89 (expired)

Signed prints are in my Etsy shop! Stay tuned for more photos from the American Southwest and California!