Sunday, November 28, 2010

Here's Harper!

My friends Diana & Josh just had their little daughter, Harper, and I was lucky enough to take some photos of her yesterday (at the tender age of 17 days old!) Here are some of my favorite pics that I took of her--isn't she precious?!?!?

First of all, here are a few digital photos that I took using my Olympus e-300 DSLR and a beautiful Zuiko 50mm lens.

And of course I had to take some SX-70 Polaroids as well! (The film is expired 600):

I'm so excited to watch Harper grow and discover the world around her--and of course, I've already explained to her parents that I'll be watching with a camera in my hands! :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale!

Futurowoman Fotographie is having a sale! From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, all prints in my Etsy shop are 30% off! Moreover, if you'd like a special order from one of my Flickr photos, let me know, and I will list it at the sale price for you! Here are just a few of the prints currently in my shop:

The Wigwam Motel

I'm ready for my closeup...

Frozen Sunset

Thank you so much, and happy holidays!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My 2011 Polaroid Calendar!

I'm happy to announce that my 2011 Polaroid calendar is now available for purchase!

The calendar features nineteen of my favorite instant photos from the past year, taken using a variety of cameras and films, including several of the new films by the Impossible Project! Here's a sneak peak of some of the photos I've selected:

To preview all of the months, click here, then click on each one of the months below the main image. These calendars make beautiful and useful gifts, for yourself and others this holiday season. Thanks so much to everyone who has encouraged my photography over this past year--I really appreciate you!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Roid Week Fall 2010, Day 5

It's been an amazing Roid Week, and I'd like to thank everyone for sharing their inspiring images! If you'd like to get in on the instant photography action, check out the Impossible Project and their amazing work making new film and restored cameras available to the world!

I had a dream, and the dream became a plan, and the plan became actualized:
You and me, sitting on the beach.
Counting the sets as the waves broke.
Watching the Pacific belie its name.

SX-70 camera
Impossible Project PX70FF film

The Flatiron in Winter (negative)
The Flatiron in Winter (negative)
Polaroid 104 + Sepia 100 film Negative (levels adjusted)
You can see the positive here.

Thank you.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Roid Week Fall 2010, Day 4

'Roid Week is always so inspiring! Here are my two photos for today--I hope you enjoy them.

Montague Terrace (in Blue)
Montague Terrace (in Blue)
But we know, don't we?
And we'll dream, won't we?
Of Montague Terrace, in blue...

E-Z CHEK No. 7
E-Z CHEK No. 7

Both of these photos were taken this past summer, using my SX-70 camera and beautiful nine-year-expired Time-Zero film I received from Tina as part of my Proposition Project.

Thank you :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Roid Week Fall 2010, Day 3

I can't believe we're already midway through 'Roid Week! Here are my contributions for today:

The Dinosaurs' Habitat
The Dinosaurs' Habitat
Camera: Polaroid SX-70
Film: Polaroid Artistic TZ (expired)

Persian Melon
Persian Melon
Camera: Polaroid SX-70
Film: Impossible Project PX70 Colorshade First Flush

thank you xo

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

'Roid Week Fall 2010, Day 2

'Roid Week Fall 2010 is blowing my mind with its awesomeness!

Orson, Being Contemplative
Orson, Being Contemplative

Laika, Dreaming
Laika, Dreaming

I shot these photos of my dogs in the summer 2010 using my SX-70 camera and 9-year expired Time-Zero film that Tina very generously gave me for my Proposition Project. Thank you, Tina!

Monday, November 1, 2010

'Roid Week Fall 2010, Day 1

The time has come: it's 'Roid Week Fall 2010.


The Same Sky is Not Enough
The Same Sky is Not Enough

Horoscope for Capricorn. Oct 30 2010:
Everyone has regrets, Capricorn. Everyone wonders "what if?" at some point in life when things haven't gone as planned. You may now be looking in the rear view mirror trying to figure out what you could have done differently in a situation that has left you unhappy and unsatisfied. But situations don't look the same in a rear view mirror as they did when you were walking straight into them. Keep that in mind as you come to a fork in the road today. You have a choice to make. It's a tough choice, but if you stay on the high road and follow your heart, you'll choose the right direction.

Polaroid SX-70 camera
Impossible Project PX600SS/FF film

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Taking Portraits of People

I don't take a lot of photos of people, but I do enjoy taking photos of special people in my life. (This is distinct from photos of strangers, of which I have a growing collection, too.) This morning I started going through some of my favorite portraits--both posed and candid--and thinking about what makes them special to me. I think the main emotion I try to express in the images of people that I create is a sense of connection. Sometimes the connection is with the photographer; at other times, another person, animal, or an object is the focus of connection. I'm hoping to become a better portraiture photographer in the coming years. Until then, here are some of my favorites:

Bryan, With Reflection (2008)
Camera: Holga CFN
Film: Classic Pan 400

My Mother and Her Doll, II (2007)
Camera: Holga CFN
Film: Classic Pan 400

Daisy & Charlie (2010)
Camera: Olympus e-300 DSLR

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (2003)
Camera: Olympus APS
Film: Kodak APS 800

Alex on her Rooftop (2009)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Ben Gets An Ice Cream From the Ice Cream (Wo)Man (2009)
Camera: Polaroid Sx-70 Alpha 1, Model 2
Film: Polaroid 600 *expired* + ND filter

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I'm Having a Huge Sale!

Hi everyone! I'm having a 40% off sale on all photography prints in my Etsy shop! Now through October 24th, everything in my shop is deeply discounted, and there are no codes needed! This is a great time to stock up on prints you've always wanted, as well as holiday gifts!

One of my favorites, A Zeppelin Over San Francisco (2009)

Thanks to all of you for supporting my photography!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

10/10/10, 10:10

It's 10/10/10, and this is how Laika spent her 10:10 moment:

Camera: Polaroid Spectra System SE
Film: Polaroid Spectra Grid Film (expired)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Learning to Sew

I've been teaching myself how to sew, and I really enjoy it!

Learning to Sew (2010)
Camera: Polaroid SX-70
Film: Polaroid 600 (expired), no ND filter
signed print at my etsy

With help from a variety of books (including those by Amy Karol, Amy Butler, and Martha Stewart), as well as the rad online sewing class from Freckled Nest, Home Ec, some trial and error and a very easy-to-use sewing machine from Brother, I've found that it's a fun, easy, and rewarding hobby!

Do you sew? If "sew" (lol!), share your best sewing story or advice, please!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Colorshade Still Lifes (or, Instant Photography Still Lives!)

I keep shooting and shooting, but I haven't had a lot of time to scan photos lately. However, I do hope you'll enjoy these still life photos I've taken with the beautiful, new Impossible Project PX70 Colorshade film for Sx-70 cameras.

St. George's Absinthe Verte
I love this wonderful California-made Absinthe by St. George's Spirits.

A Basil Bouquet
I have a massive (as in, over a yard tall!) basil plant on my walkway. I took some cuttings and made this impromptu bouquet. After a couple of weeks, I noticed that it was not only still ultra-fresh, but it has grown roots, so I gave it to a friend to start her own plant.

I love the delicate pink color that appeared on this photo. It lends a new life to this familiar orchid, I think!

I'm so grateful to the Impossible Project for all that they are doing to make it possible for us all to shoot beautiful instant photos! It's an exciting adventure to be shooting these first-generation films, and I am doubly-excited to share them with you!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Color Shade is Here!

The Impossible Project keeps amazing me with their inventiveness! They've been working hard, creating new films--from scratch!--for all of us who love to shoot instant Polaroid cameras, and they just released their first color film! It's called PX 70 Color Shade, it's made for the SX-70, and this is the first photo I took with my first pack. The film takes a few days to fully develop, so I scanned a few versions, to show you how the images transform.

Laika in ColorShade (August 2010)

Here is the photo has about one hour of development. I love the cracklature effect!

Here's the photo about 17.5 hours after exposure. Notice the colors becoming richer and the illusion of cracklature disappearing...

...and here is the photo about five days after development.

I am in love with this new film, and I'm excited to watch the Impossible Project's progress as they reinvent instant photography! Thank you, IP!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I had such a fun time taking photos last Sunday of my friend (and former student) Amy and her beautiful baby daughter, Daisy. Isn't Daisy a little darling? Here are some of my favorite photos (so far--I still have film to process!)

SX-70+expired600 film (no ND filter):

Olympus e-300 camera with 50mm f2.0 Zuiko macro lens:

I'm honing my portrait-taking skills, so any advice you may have, please pass it on!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Cupcake Time

Sometimes, cupcakes are in order...

Cupcake Time (2010)
Camera: Polaroid SX-70
Film: Polaroid 600 (expired)

There's a signed print available in my Etsy shop.

These cupcakes come from A&J Bakery in Dallas, Texas.

Saturday, July 31, 2010


Sometimes you get a pack of film that is very distinctive. I was so lucky to get this beautiful pack of 9-year expired Time-Zero Polaroid film as part of my Proposition Project, and I love its rich blues and speckled imperfections.

I bought a lovely pale blue and cream hydrangea bouquet to photograph with this pack of film, and I was particularly taken by the way the expired emulsion played with the light shining upon the flowers. Someone on Polanoid mentioned to me that it was reminiscent of moonlight, and I really like that description.

Hydrangea in a Ball Jar, or, Moonlight
click for signed prints

The Essence of Hydrangea
signed print here

Both of these photos were taken using my Polaroid SX-70 camera.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I've been so bad about updating my blog this summer! I've been shooting all kinds of photos, and I have scads to share with you, but I've also been teaching myself to sew this summer! I bought myself a Brother sewing machine (which I love!) and set out to learn to sew! So far, I've finished two projects:

This is my first project--a zip pouch that I based on a pattern in Amy Karol's Bend the Rules Sewing. Everyone was telling me that zippers are really hard, so I decided it was important to start with them, and I actually didn't find it that challenging.

This is my second project--another zip pouch! This time, however, I followed this great tutorial by Twelve22; it's got great tips for sewing in the lining that I found quite easy. I also put this rad retro label in there, just for fun! :)

I've also started a quilt! So far, I'm just in the earliest cutting stages, but I'm excited about getting underway!

So far, I've found teaching myself easy. However, I decided that it would be great to take a class, but with my busy schedule--as well as a lack of local classes that seem reasonable--I couldn't find one. Then, I learned about this awesome online class series, Home Ec from Freckled Nest!

I'm so excited to take this class, which seems perfect for me, because it's go-at-your-own-pace and you can take up to a year to complete it. I love that all of the projects are functional and teach valuable skills. I'll keep you posted on my progress! In the meantime, do you sew? If so, share! If not...maybe you need to sign up for Home Ec! :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cold War Unicorns

Cold War Unicorns (2010)
Camera: Polaroid Sx-70
Film: Polaroid Time-Zero (expired 2006)
This is from my first Proposition pack.
There are signed prints for sale here.