Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Floridian Landscapes

Florida is full of water and reptiles. Here are two diptychs of Floridian Landscapes from a recent trip back to the place where I lived between 2001 and 2006. I hope you enjoy them.

What Central Florida Looks Like to Me
This is the St. John's River, which, like the Nile, flows north. Sitting upon the river is this classic "cracker" fishcamp, which serves some good fried gator and cold beer on hot days.

A Floridian Swamp
Want to know what rotting plant matter smells like? Look no further than Florida!

Both diptychs were taken using a Polaroid SX-70 camera and expired Polaroid Artistic TZ film.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Orson is a Big Shot!

I recently got a super-rad Polaroid Big Shot camera, the kind of giant portrait camera that Andy Warhol made famous with his searingly revealing photos of famous faces, and I absolutely love it! I've only taken five photos so far, but I want to share one in particular that I think it pretty fun. :)

Orson, on a Snow Day, February 2010
Camera: Polaroid Big Shot
Film: Polaroid UV/ID (expired)

This is my little dog, Orson, wrapped up in loads of blankets on a day when we got a foot of snow! One of the things I love about this photo, aside from the fact that is it of a portrait of "my little boyfriend," is that it reminds of me this portrait of the Tudor King Henry VII:

As my friend Jake mentioned, it even has the correct claws/paws motif! LOL Yes, I did just compare my dog to a Tudor King!

I can't wait to share more photos from this fun camera! Until then, have a great week ahead!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Even though I have no doubt that "Love is All You Need" is sarcastic, I'm sending you lots of love on this Valentine's Day!

Love Graffiti (2006)
Camera: Olympus e300 (digital SLR)
Graffiti by "About: Blank"
Location: Orlando, FL, USA

Saturday, February 13, 2010

What I Want This Morning

Ah, it's been such an eventful year already! I've been in NYC and Orlando, and have many photos to share--but between all that travel and my teaching, it's been difficult to find the time to show you all of my images!

This morning, however, as I sit in my house and watch a foot(!) of snow melt outside, I'm reminded of two yummy NYC Polaroids...

We Are Happy to Serve You (2010)
I've always loved these NYC to go coffee cups; I even have a ceramic one, which is perfect for hot chocolate & hot toddies! This one was filled with delicious hot apple cider from NYC's Greenmarket at Union Square! I would love some right now!

Morning at the Doughnut Plant (2010)
This is a fabulous hazelnut donut (and chai!) from one of my favorite NYC treat-factories: the Doughnut Plant! There's always time for artisanal yumminess!

Both photos are SX-70 Polaroids taken with expired 779 film (and ND pack filters). I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Broome Street

I've been so busy since I got back from New York City that I haven't shared my favorite shots from the trip! I'm actually heading to Florida tomorrow for a super-fast trip, so here's one in the meantime--my favorite photo, I think, from New York this time. I took it on the Lower East Side, wandering around in the late morning on a very cold day, with my Grandmother's 1960's Polaroid 104 camera around my neck. What's great about walking around with a giant vintage Polaroid camera is that random strangers will stop to talk with you because they are enchanted by the device. It's such a wonderful conversation piece!

Broome Street (2010)
Camera: Polaroid 104
Film: Polaroid Sepia 100
Developed inside my coat on a below-freezing day!

I love the tones and light and shadows in this photo, as well as the timelessness of this street corner in one of Lower Manhattan's most interesting neighborhoods. There's a print of this one in my Etsy shop. Stay tuned for more from the Big Apple!