Monday, April 25, 2011

Dave & Phil

Dave & Phil by Let It Be Raw
Dave & Phil, a photo by Let It Be Raw on Flickr.

This is where inspiration comes from. Thanks, pop.

Green plants and pale hands

Nick and I made terrariums, which lead to a lot of pictures of hands and foliage. I really like the way moss, green shades, and other forest textures look like next to skin. It's a nice contrast.

I haven't really had a lot of time lately to work on my project of skin and nature because I'm taking a photo class. For some reason, I decided to do an entirely different project from the one I already started. This new project is in black and white film and is going to be something about the oddness of different conceptions of beauty taken out of context. I think it will make more sense once I can post the pictures, but so far I have a broken scanner and only hit the developing lab once a week. It is due mid June, but I'm hoping to share some prints before then.

ps. This last picture is a little blurry and over exposed because I held the camera with one hand while Nick took the picture with his free hand. And even though we are both right handed, we used our left hands to operate the camera. I like it mainly because of the story behind it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Nick's House

This is a fun set. I taught Nick how to use a 35mm film camera while we walked around his parent's place. All the animals provided great opportunities for Nick to learn everything one would need to know about photography. We went over lighting indoor and out, in shadows and sun, how depth of field is affected by aperture, and more good stuff like that. This was only a few weeks ago and already he has gone through 3 rolls of film! I am always happy to spread film love. If anyone I know wants to learn, I would be more than happy to spend a day with you shooting film.

p.s. Things to come: black and white photographs straight from the dark room and the possibility of me testing out an online shop to see if people would buy my photos.
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