With Christmas always comes some fun photography stuff and this year was no exception. Not only did I receive a Spinner 360, a Nishika 3D camera and a film scanner, my main man spoiled me with a Rebel T1I DSLR! I have to admit….though I have pretty good control with the Holga, there’s really not much to it. So I’ve got a lot of learning to do!
The last little bit from Christmas I still need to take down:
And my fave from the photoshoot for my sister’s band Valleytown:
One of my favorite summer pastimes is a day at Cedar Point. My family has been going there since before I can remember. The Diaster Transport is one of the rides that I could ride before I was big enough for the really scary ones, so it has kind of a special place in my heart.
They’ve torn it down.
Yep, it, along with the Space Needle, are now a pile of rubble. But we took a day this summer to enjoy it one last time….
Nice day for it.
There she is.
All very sad, except for Scott apparently.
One last time.
A collection of sorts.
Oh, THIS guy.
A really nice, but extremely hot, day that I will remember forever.
It’s been far too long. This was a lovely little roll of B&W 120. I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed when I received my film after processing, but this one had some gems that I am super in love with.
Trying out my new Holga Fisheye lens.
I really loved how this multiple exposure turned out. Too bad the band broke up.
This was a bad cut from the people who processed my film, but I like the juxtaposition of the two images the more and more I see it. I need to get a negative scanner so I can better crop these weird ones.
These are from some time ago. From my birthday, in fact. They have been living on my desktop, just waiting to have a post to call home. I’ve been a very neglectful grammother but I’ll make it up to them.
As always, if you hover over the pic, it’ll give you my typical little blurb.
Last night I went to a Tuneyards concert at the Wexner Center in Columbus and it was AWESOME. The first band left something to be desired, but man oh man, I am smitten with this band. I had heard Bizness and thought it was cool, but when I realized how this music is made, I fell head over heels. Plus it’s UKULELE! IN LOVE FOREVER.
Quite a lovely setup.
And added to my gigposter collection. The sleeve for this record was purchased by Merrill of the Tuneyards at a thrift store, turned inside out and printed on. This highly amuses me.
Sorry so quiet! The end of the school year is ALWAYS madness. This year I moved the art show out of my classroom and into the gym. We just had waaaay too much artwork to nicely display it the way we had. It was hard, but I picked a few of my favorite pieces to share with you. Another year down!
Some of the high school art contests we participate in set up in this way. I thought it would be an easy way to setup/teardown quickly and was very easy to organize by class and to build upon through the day.
Anamorphic…..look at the reflection, not the paper!
Handmade Paper Pulp Paintings.
Gloss Medium Photo Transfer, Watercolor
Pop Art Mixed Media: Colored Pencil, Sharpie, Pencil, Watercolor
Gloss Medium Photo Transfer, Watercolor
Reductive Linoleum Print
Classroom Contour: Tempera, Sharpie
Special Place Oil Painting
Cut Paper, Elmers Glue Resist
Something interesting and kind of life affirming happened at the art show. About half way through, a sparrow flew in through the open door and circled around the ceiling of the gym for AT LEAST an hour. It was exhausted and couldn’t figure out how to land anywhere. All the kids and I were really depressed about it…just watching it struggle. Eventually, it grabbed onto one of the gym lights near a window and didn’t move anymore. I figured it had finally freaked itself out for good. After we got things cleaned up, one of the science teachers and I killed the gym lights and tossed a ball of paper up to see if we could knock it down. All of a sudden it took off and smacked into a window and caught itself on it. We grabbed a trash can and finally captured it. We released it outside and it immediately took off, but it did a 180 and flew back towards the school. It met another sparrow who had been waiting right outside the window it was resting near. They took off together side by side.