Monday, May 30, 2011

Chicago visit to see Vivian Maier

I was talking about the visit to Chicago awhile ago on the blog and on Facebook and I have been really slow with getting these photos up, even on my Lomography page. The reason? Most of these Lomographs are a little blurry on my part, I should have taken a faster film because of the overcast weather and shooting inside, but the lab I took them to, which wasn't my normal lab must have had problems with their machine and I have scratches, dust, spots and development splotches all over the negatives, which in most cases makes them look like they have another layer of blurriness over them but some I think it helps them to look even more like they were taken in the 60's when Vivian Maier was taking photos in Chicago, which was the reason we were going to Chicago to see her first exhibition and why I decided to not take a digital camera. Even though some of them aren't great, this is the kind of photography I love, going to a place I haven't been before and shooting a series.

Taking a photo of my road trip buddy Tyler through one of Vivian Maiers viewfinders.

Check out the development splotches in the photo above!

Have you ever had a roll of film ruined by a lab?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Senior sessions, with Polaroid

After taking the images we needed to for the Ladies of Polaroid competition Taylor and I went for a walk in the park and we just explored and took photos and the lovely sun was being very kind to us on this day when it had been raining all week long. Taylor will be graduating high school this year and I'm glad we were able to capture some nice shots for her.

This is an out-take that I really quite like from the Polaroid photos..

Monday, May 23, 2011

Ladies of Polaroid competition

Today I am kicking off the competition I am running for High School seniors/graduates! All you need to do is 'Like' my facebook page and help me decide which 'Before and After' Polaroid photo is the best by 'liking' the photos you like most, and you will be in the running to win a FREE seniors session! Ends May 30th! I will be entering the winning photo into the Ladies of Polaroid competition.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Big East Coast Heart

So this post is a little later than normal but better late than never! I've been busy out visiting friends and family in Halifax on the East Coast of Canada which is where the groom from this wedding was from. Out here there is just a whole new level of kindness out here and when during the toasts everyone clinked glasses to his big east coast heart I had a little chuckle to myself because it really resonated with me. I've so far showed you the story of this wedding in funky coloured details, fine art black and white and so her it is in colour! Have a great long weekend!