Friday, January 31, 2014

110 Film from Summer of 2012 pt 1

I went through 3 rolls of 110 film rather quickly during the summer of 2012. I photographed with abandon, not expecting the expired film I was using to work, not expecting to find a place to develop it.

The finished rolls sat on a shelf. Every once and a while I would look at them and think about researching places to develop. I would have a circle of thoughts going from, "it will be too expensive, why bother" to "no one will develop it" to "they're probably blank rolls anyways" and then forget about the rolls until this same circle logic returned after I saw the sad little rolls sitting on the shelf again.

Why did this happen? Why did I so thoughtfully procrastinate? I don't know. Maybe I just like the surprise that comes with developing rolls of film after completely forgetting what I shot with them.

So, here I go now in sharing some of the 110 film with you and my attempts at remembering why this picture happened.

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I made a point of taking pictures of lighted signs thinking to myself "this is a photo project I can do!" But, I forgot immediately after taking only 3 pictures of signs. Life long project?

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It only makes sense that I would eventually get around to photographing all that I can within walking distance of my house. This is where I live and the things I see every day that I compulsively photograph. I have multiple pictures of the same images, especially of spaces that are physically the closest to me, like this shelf:

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My intention then with the 110 camera that could possibly be broken with film that had expired was to not think very much about taking different or new images. I took snap shots. This may be the reason why it took me so long to finally develop the film: I see these things every day.

Monday, January 13, 2014

1-12/365

I began the 365 project on January 1st. The goal is to take one picture everyday for 1 year. So far, I've been keeping up! I'm using my phone camera and Instagram because it is a tool that I have constant access to. I can't bring my film or digital camera with me to work and traveling every time I leave the house, but I always have my phone. I'm hoping this will be a good exercise in finding something different to photograph or document each day, but also an exercise in will power.

Because there are so many, I will share the most interesting. If you would like to see the full project, you can on Instragam @letitberaw. 

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King tides in Santa Cruz with the lowest tides of the year; pressed flower in an old English book.

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Waking up in the morning is dark and awful; lovely bouquet of mushrooms from my beau

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Reflections from the water on the bridge; texture of a pressed leaf from Portland

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Early morning sun confounds the light sensor in my phone; low tides and uncovered ocean plants
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