I have this particular area I like to shoot at and have gotten into the habit of only using a small part of it. Recently I’ve stopped being lazy decided to take a walk and by taking a walk I discovered a new tree. Well worth the extra steps for the day. ❤️
The construct of time and the rolling over of the calendar makes us do crazy and reflective things. Silly humans.
I’ve been doing this for awhile with no clear focus. Just shooting what I know. I start many a project or at least write many down to be forgotten in one of the many Moleskine notebooks I own (I may have a slight problem on that front) . But I push on. I keep telling myself I’ll revisit some of those ideas and make some happen. My thought process is that I wasn’t ready or at a certain skill level at that time to accomplish said thing. Maybe, maybe not.
More needs to be done, though. Journey down a path with a set of parameters for a bit and see how that goes.
This image of Maren fits the contemplation narrative. Looking to the horizon for change or just chilling in your favorite chair thinking about what you want to eat. Maybe both.
I follow Chase Hart on Instagram (@myfridayfilms) and the one thing that turned me onto his work was the fact he was using pre exposed film. I’m down for a good double exposure or two so I ordered a roll he pre exposed with neon lights on Kodak Gold 200. I’m pretty happy with the results. I metered at 160 and had the lab process as normal. I foresee another purchase soon.
Chase Hart http://www.myfridayfilms.com/
The print is the final part of the equation.
You don’t have to print out everything you do but I feel some images need to exist in the tactile realm to be seen in a form other than pixels. What, you don’t think no one will admire what you do? Well there is you...an audience of one.
Plus I see having prints as motivation to do and be better. To outdo the you from yesterday. That’s the only competition you.
Shit happens. Breathe, drink some coffee, keep stepping.
Chin up, shoulders back. Give them something to talk about while you decide if want tacos or pizza...or both.
Sometimes I find myself getting angry for no reason. It can be from something I've seen or read. No explaination. Then I tell myself to breath, relax and be grateful. I'm not where I'd like to be, yet, but where I'm at is not that bad.
Back in March we were staying in one of the beach houses on Camp Lejeune when I spotted this gentleman setting up for a sunrise shot. I was on the balcony sipping coffee still undecided if I wanted to participate as well. What got me motivated was I saw what I thought were wings on his tripod legs. So I loaded up my Yashicha and made my way down onto the beach. Come to find out, after some conversation, he was a retired Airman from Ashville enjoying the beach for a few days as well. Also, the "wings" on his tripod legs were umbrella bags you can find at some businesses to put your wet umbrella in. Genius.
And now for something out of my norm...
I'm glad I agreed to do this. It's pretty cool watching a child bond with their mother and vice versa. And he has the most insane blue eyes and a smile that would turn you into a puddle of AWWWWWWWWWW!
Story time: First day of spring 2014. It was quite the warm day which is not surprising being that North Carolina has some serious bipolar weather in the winter/spring time. You can start the week bundled up because the low is 15 then by Wednesday you're seeing highs in the 60s and 70s, but I digress.
Jamie and I started the day shooting at an abandoned ampitheather which made for some great images but eventually we got kicked of the property for trespassing. (To be honest I didn't see a sign officer 😏) So we packed up and made our way to a spot I shot at a few years prior. It had some cool trails and a boat launch area...which brings us to this tree. After working together awhile Jamie and I had a pretty good connection. There were moments when we both knew what the other was thinking and an idea would come to life. When we came upon this tree this is what happened: my mouth dropped open and I started to point. At the same exact time J is stripping, runs over to the tree, does a quick swipe inside for webs, insects and wildlife then proceeds to tuck herself inside. Hence, this.