Happy Holidays!

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.

© 2013 Zoe Wiseman - model: Kat Love

© 2013 Zoe Wiseman – model: Kat Love

ChemTrails Conspiracy

Catchy titles for blog posts keep me entertained. You must entertain yourself at all costs or life gets zombied.

Claudine visited California recently and we caught some images and some chem trails. All images shot with a RolleiFlex on Ilford PANF Plus 50 120.

We also visited my secret bamboo forest. I’ll post some of those soon. Enjoy!

Polaroid Type 55 with the Floof

© 2013 Zoe Wiseman - model: Floofie

© 2013 Zoe Wiseman – model: Floofie


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.

So, enjoy the shoot…




Out in the Desert…

Here are some more new images from October 2012 in Palm Springs.

Various cameras and films were used: Holga w/Polaroid Back and Polaroid Type 85 film, Speed Graphic and Polaroid Type 55 film, 35mm, medium format. Nothing was digitally altered. ;)


One of the Most Surreal Images I’ve made

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.

© 2012 Zoe Wiseman - model: Ella Rose

© 2012 Zoe Wiseman – model: Ella Rose

Thanks for collecting my work

It’s been a busy summer of print sales! Thanks everyone. This one is leaving the doors this week:

Rain Dance © 2005 Zoe Wiseman - model: Lisa Davis

Rain Dance © 2005 Zoe Wiseman – model: Lisa Davis


I also had a great shoot with Sara Liz a few weeks ago. We ran into Gary Busey and found the secret zen bamboo forest. In that order. Enjoy.

All shot with a Nikon FM, a Lensbaby Composer Pro and Kodak Tri-X 400 FILM.




Expanding Universe – Time Flies!

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)!