Thank you to everyone who made an impact on my photography this year! I love you all! I hope you are all nestled by the chimney with care surrounded by those you love.
Every Christmas I make a donation to the Weingart Center for the Homeless. I hope you’ll join me in helping the homeless of skid row move on to a better life. Having nearly 51,000 homeless people on any given night, Los Angeles is the “Homeless Capital of the Country”. We all need to take a stand against this staggering fact. They provide a way up by helping them find jobs and other programs. It’s not just a bed for a night or food for an afternoon. They actually do something and without prejudice. Help the homeless this season please!
Enjoy a photo I made recently in Australia with Kat Love.
I had plans to go out to the sand with Floofie for our shoot last week but catching a silly cold prevented that. So we stayed in and made some Polaroid Type 55 images. Yes, I still have a stash luckily. It doesn’t like to get warm so I have to press the film against the freezer wall right before I insert it into the film holder. It’s getting very finicky. I like the torn look and don’t really mind unless it’s messing with the composition. I’m glad to still be working with the film and thanking my foresight when it came to stockpiling it before the demise. For now I don’t need to start shooting regular 4×5 film and developing later. I like the on the spot developing. It makes me happy. I obtained a minute amount of solarization on this shoot and I’m super stoked about that. I usually get it easily with the Polaroid Type 85 I use with my Holga and Polaroid Back, so maybe the aging process is lending more funk to the film. I’ll take it.
I just returned from my yearly festival for ARTnudes Network. One of the images I made there with the model Ella Rose is one of my most surreal to date. When pulling apart the Pos/Neg Type 85 Polaroid I decided to only solarize 1/2 of the image instead of the entire piece of film. What happened was a trip! I’m going to do this more often. This is just tripped out. Check out what it did to her torso. And the peel marks… how did they not affect her skin?
There is zero photoshop manipulation on this photograph. It’s all on the film.
Time flies. I just realized that Rei and I have known each other for 8 years. Seriously? And if you count before we “met” when we were just babbling online, 10 years. I’ve been going through this recently. I think time has sped up. Did the universe start expanding faster? Or is it just one of these “aging” things that makes you think you’re running out of time? How is it my husband and I have been together for 17 years? I have a lot of questions this evening. Do you think this is why people are living longer now? I wonder what Hubble would think about that. Anyway, excuse my rambling and enjoy some photos I did of Rei at my place. Oh, and Happy Birthday Rei (a few days late)!