My Summer Love

October 13, 2009

Just typing that word…’Summer’ makes me somewhat bitter as I sit here with a ridiculous cold, sipping on some soup, with the idea it might get cold enough to start ‘S- – -ing’ soon ( that can be interchanged with 2 words mind you, they both mean the same to me…)

Anyhooooo I realized that I have yet to post my polaroid work …So I figured now would be as good as time as ever to do so.  Last…eh.. March? I ordered around 4 packs of both Fuji-film Fp-100c ( 100 speed color ) and Fp-3000b ( 3000 speed black and white) instant film from B&H , I also found The polaroid reporter SE on ebay for pennies. I chose to shoot in the reporter because its similar to the other polaroid land cameras ( 100-400 series) however the reporter runs on 2 double A batteries , whereas the other lands run on these 4.5 volts..which unless your shopping on the interweb, are basically impossible to find. Eventually I’ll invest in a couple for both my 220 , and 440 model land cameras…but day is not today.

If your interested in all of this , this site has helped me with 99.2 percent of my questions.  If your not, feel free to skip over all of my yammering and go on to the pictures..

 "My Agreement" 2008

"My Agreement" 2009

"My Phone Home" 2009

"My Phone Home" 2009

"My inner ache" 2009

"My inner ache" 2009

"My Bento Box" 2009

"My Bento Box" 2009

"My procrastination" 2009

"My procrastination" 2009

"My Inner Bag Lady" 2009

"My Inner Bag Lady" 2009

"My outlet" 2009

"My outlet" 2009

"My Corner" 2009

"My Corner" 2009

"My best Ten Dollar Investment"  2009

"My best Ten Dollar Investment" 2009

I have a few more I took towards the end of the summer that I have yet to scan in. These scans are terrible, as I did them at home and it put this horrendous line through all of them. I must have been watching a lot of scrubs at the time I titled these ( all of the episodes are named “My…” yadda yadda. ) But I also just feel that the  ‘snapshot’ feel , is somewhat intimate, and they are my own pieces of where I live and what I do. Lame, but true, so I will leave it at that.

Ever since high school, It was instilled in me by my teacher to keep a good sketchbook. Since I was around the age of 9 I’ve been keeping one , I’ve accumulated close to 30 now, some more full than others. I enjoy leafing through them…especially some of the earlier ones. I kept three sketchbooks last year and filled them up ( for the most part), and I thinks it really when I started to understand what to put in it and how to organize it. I no longer have that new sketchbook anxiety (fear of starting a sketchbook because you didn’t want the first page to look like feces and if you mess up your too afraid of ripping it out for fear of wasting paper and money.)

I digress

I enjoy blogging, but I feel like some artists may use it as a way to get out of keeping a sketchbook. I say why not integrate the two.

so here ladies and gents is pieces of my beloved sketchbook, and my thought process behind my ‘staged photo’ project.

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Lastly I feel the need to give props to Keri Smith and her book Wreck this Journal. I call it ‘Freshman Foundations ” in a book. But basically it gives you prompts to destroy the book. Some of my favorite pages included “cover this page in fruit stickers” and “take this book in the shower with you” .The back even has a mailing label and it tells you to tape the book shut and mail it to yourself. It really changed the way I kept a sketchbook….I encourage you all to splurge on the 10-15 bucks for the book. You wont be sorry.