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new york april 2014

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

howard beach station
59th street bridge from roosevelt island
roosevelt island
empire state building
high line
chrystler building
easter bonnet parade
madison square park
union square
west village
west village
i was in manhattan last weekend for 4 days, and it was exactly what i needed to recharge.

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


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 gerberas

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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

cannon beach, or

Monday, April 7th, 2014

seeing the rock for the first time
orange starfish
sea anemone
a bunch of starfish
bright orange starfish
losing an arm
more rocks
looking south
haystack rock was amazing. the tide was low, and the water on the sand created a giant mirror. martha and chad walked us there, and i was finally able to see tide pools. there wasn’t a lot of sea life, but what was there was cool to see: sea anemones, bright orange and deep maroon starfish, barnacles, and 1 hermit crab. it was awesome.

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

portland 2014

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

portland! krissy and i arrived in portland late in the afternoon and found a patio in the sun. we sat outside and drank IPA’s until dusk. jen & her husband pete joined us and brought us to bridgeport brewing and we ate well and drank more. waaaay too much more. the next morning i went for a run along williamette river and accidentally found the iconic portland sign, cherry blossoms, and a freaky rabbit head. then we headed to cannon beach to see haystack rock. the night before martha (i met her in seattle in 2009) noticed on facebook that i was in portland, and jokingly sent me a message asking if cannon beach was on my list for the trip. when i wrote back that was our plan for sunday, we made arrangements to meet. the drive to cannon beach was gorgeous, and martha & her husband chad met us in town and we all walked to the rock. it was awesome (more on the rock coming next week). when we got back in portland later that afternoon, we visited the food trucks, powell’s, and the deschuetes and rogue pub houses, and got tips on where to have brunch. on our last morning, i made krissy walk 4 miles round trip to stepping stone cafe so we could get a big plate of egg/hashbrowns/toast goodness. it was a great way to end the trip.

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 …

seattle 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

pike place market
chihuly garden and glass
kerry park
mount rainier through aurora bridge
fremont troll
morning run on the sound
seattle! krissy and i arrived late thursday evening, too late to do much but go to bed. friday we walked to pike place market, then wandered to chihuly garden and glass ($20 entrance fee!). chandler met us early in the afternoon and took us on a sightseeing tour of seattle: kerry park, 2018 nob hill (which is a gorgeous victorian home known as the “oz house”), gas works park, and then we wandered around in fremont. we had sushi there, and chandler showed us the fremont troll (and while under the bridge we could see mount rainier perfectly). we ended the day with drinks at bathtub gin & co. the next morning i went for a run so i could justify eating a top pot doughnut, and then we got our rental car and headed to portland…

hello from the east coast

Friday, March 28th, 2014

morning run
boston, this morning.

hello from the west coast

Monday, March 24th, 2014

such a great day!
haystack rock, cannon beach oregon. march 23.

spring break!

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

trip ephmera
i don’t have class this weekend — i guess you call that spring break? so tonight i’m heading west. i’m landing in seattle, where i’ll meet krissy, and then we’ll go to tacoma to see chandler and her exhibit you’ll like tacoma, and then krissy and i are driving to portland, which i’ve never been to, and we’ll see jen and we’ll go to cannon beach, which i’ve wanted to go since i was a kid. i’m obsessed with tide pools but have never seen one in person. there will be craft beer, good eats, and portland twee, and even if it rains the whole time it’ll be warmer than minnesota.

happy spring!


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...
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
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.

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


Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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


Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

loved this u-bahn station name: schlump
morning walk around hamburg
morning walk around hamburg
morning walk around hamburg
morning walk around hamburg
morning walk around hamburg
morning walk around hamburg
morning walk around hamburg
when i went to germany at the end of 2013/beginning of 2014, i took a train to hamburg to see my friend/former boss/mentor and his wife and their daughter. my sister and i spent a few days in hamburg in 2005, and while it wasn’t awful, i think we both preferred to be in berlin the whole time, so i was interested in having a (new) local show me around. hamburg has the sophistication of berlin and the canals of amsterdam, and with this trip, i’m hooked. i’m already planning my return…