archive for the ‘polaroids’ category

the 415 building

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

i want this building
415 sw 10th ave
portland or
march 23, 2014
impossible project color film for sx-70-type cameras

moma

Monday, April 28th, 2014

and then i wandered...
sigmar polke & gauguin
new york ny
april 19, 2014
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras

oregon shore

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

near haystack rock
near haystack rock
cannon beach or
march 23, 2014
impossible project color film for sx-70-type cameras

charles avenue

Monday, April 21st, 2014

i love boston
morning run with polaroid camera (it was a short trip for work)
boston ma
march 28, 2014
impossible project color film for sx-70-type cameras

tulips

Friday, April 18th, 2014

LOVE this shot
outside a flower shop
portland or
march 24, 2014
impossible project color film for sx-70-type cameras

orange volvo

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

wish the sun hadn't been so bright so you can see more orange...
post-brunch
minneapolis mn
march 30, 2014
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras

40

Monday, April 14th, 2014

i gained 4 pounds in addition to gaining a year
duran duran dance party, chocolate cheesecake, wine+wine+wine, bloody mary brunch, pop rocks, texts, udon, niece smooches, chocolate vegan cupcakes, tulips, long dog walk… and now i’m 40.

orange gerberas

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

ORANGE!
outside a flower shop
portland or
march 24, 2014
impossible project color film for sx-70-type cameras

looking up, again

Friday, April 4th, 2014

look at that blue! this film is awesome!
arlene schnitzer concert hall
portland or
march 23, 2014
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras

looking up

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

it kinda works?
space needle
seattle wa
march 21, 2014
impossible project 600 color frames

2 came out at the same time, messing up the one that was exposed …

supercolor!

Monday, March 17th, 2014

the box was dirty and it smelled pretty musty. couldn't wait to wash my hands when i got back to the hotel.
when i was in berlin at the beginning of the year, i found a polaroid supercolor camera at the boxhagener platz flea market. it was 15 euro and it worked! great timing, too, because right before i left for the trip i discovered my only other cheap-o 600 polaroid camera from target had stopped working.

metzer straße

Friday, March 7th, 2014

the graffit was a neon teal, yet is so washed out here...
graffiti
berlin
december 28, 2013
expired polaroid 600 film

i still have a little bit of polaroid film left, but it’s fading fast…

the oldest street in hamburg

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

where the "great fire" of 1842 started
deichstraße
hamburg
december 31, 2013
impossible project 600 color frames

autumn in mass.

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

october seems years ago
the ‘burbs
boston ma
october 24, 2013
impossible project px 680 color protection

from a quick work trip. i stayed with a coworker at her sister’s home in the ‘burbs of boston. we watched the first game of the world series and drank waaaaay too much champagne the night before a day-long meeting. there was no time for exploring boston, but i was able to get a lobster roll at 6:30am at the airport before the flight home. it was fabulous.

postscript: good god, please tell me we’ll see some sign of a season other than winter in the month of march.

wormy monster

Friday, February 28th, 2014

berlin has the best graffiti. ever.
saarbrücker straße
berlin
december 29, 2013
impossible project 600 color frames

NEW! east berlin polaroid magnets

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

east berlin polaroid magnets
it’s been a while since i’ve added something new to my etsy shop, so i’m really excited about my newest set of polaroid magnets: east berlin! all photos in this set where taken by me between december 27, 2013 and january 3, 2014 in east berlin. this is my first set using only impossible project film, and i couldn’t be happier with the results! if you have a love for berlin, you can find them in my etsy shop here.

streetcar 2

Monday, February 24th, 2014

this is the time of year i usually go to SF... really wish i was headed there this week
the embarcadaro
san francisco ca
november 24, 2013
impossible project px 680 color protection

more orange chairs

Friday, February 21st, 2014

orange chairs. that's all.
50th & xerxes
edina mn
october 26, 2013
impossible project px 680 color protection

do i sacrifice composition because all i want is the subject? of course. is getting great color & contrast with instant film tricky? hell yes! i know my photos aren’t always amazing. i don’t always have time to consider the perfect composition, and with the expense of instant film, i’m hesitant to take numerous shots in order to get the perfect photo. i’ve never claimed to be a professional or talented photographer — i love taking instant photos, and sometimes they are pretty good, and sometimes they suck. i try not to share the photos that suck, but instant photography is something i love, so i’m going to keep taking photos with my polaroid cameras, and i may share terrible photos. it keeps me from sitting glossy-eyed, mouth open, in front of the boob tube in my spare time, and it gives me something to do outside of long work days (now topped with school work). yes, this photograph is sub-par, but i stumbled upon the orange chairs on a sidewalk on a fall day, and i love orange chairs, and fall is pretty cool too, so i’m posting it. (i’m a little on the defensive after finding some harsh criticism about my photography. i’m pretty much over it, and i’m gonna move on. i think. not fishing for compliments, just need to put it out there so it’s said. i’ve closed the comments for this post.)

srmp

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

the photo looks almost b&w but it was taken with color film
strassburger straße
berlin
december 29, 2013
impossible project 600 color frames

mini

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

one of my favorite photos from the trip
gubener straße
berlin
december 29, 2013
impossible project 600 color frames