Monday, November 25, 2013

35mm from Colorado to Missouri (Sorry, Kansas)

A theme from this trip has been a views of the sky and large, open spaces. There are very few pictures of other people, other than my travel buddy. And I skipped Kansas entirely in the photo process, partly because we drove 10 hours straight and didn't stop much. Once we arrived to St Louis, Missouri, we were surrounded by buildings and people.

I had such a great time and really enjoyed visiting states I had not seen before. A lifetime goal would be to see more of the U.S. and attempt to see all the states. This country is HUGE.

Colorado
c is for conifer
C is for Conifers, my kind of trees

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Small town in the high altitude of Goergetown, CO. I have never been to a swiss mountain town, but this is what I imagine it to look like. There was a lake, mountain goats, friendly people, beautiful mountains and blue skies.

Missouri
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St. Louis Missouri has the most brick buildings I have ever seen.

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My friend's house with a beautiful, bright red door.

between homes
Small gap between brick houses.

Friday, November 22, 2013

35mm from California to Utah

Another reason to love film is: forgetfulness.

Part of the reason why I take so many pictures is to remember things. I have a fear of forgetting. To cope with this fear I photograph and write. A lot. When time interferes with the development of film, I do forget what I have captured in frames and am pleasantly surprised with remembering. My memory is sometimes like an old friend I haven't seen in a while...

Nevada
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On the open road, blue skies ahead.

Utah
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The Salt Flats drew out an unhealthy obsession from within me. I have an affinity with the desert. 

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I could have spent the whole day photographing the flats. I plan to return and do this.

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Rich reds and oranges of the mountains in Utah.

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An image from the best drive of the trip through fog swept towns and disappearing mountain tops. Eric and I fell in love with a small town by the name of Helper, UT.

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The ghost town of Cisco, UT. I had to look up the name of the town in my notebook. At the end of every day I recorded our trip and asked Eric the names of towns and places. Thank you, Eric, for being so patient.

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There comes a power with a camera in which you can ask people to do things outside of their comfort zone in the name of art! One such thing may be to ask a friend to stand inside a very, very creepy and possibly haunted building.

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Another abandoned house in Cisco, UT. So empty, quiet, and very unsettling. 



Thursday, November 21, 2013

hiking through a field of yellow flowers

This is a great picture to represent the end of a an epic summer for me. I can't explain it well; maybe it is because it is dusk and because the subject and dog are walking away from view, the fact that most of the image is out of focus, that the plants are browning, and a mess of personal reasons outside of the frame that you can't see.

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Welcome, Fall.
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