Monday, August 29, 2011

100 Prints Project #4 - Double Exposure

Double exposure taken on Fuji Velvia 50 color slide film down near Carly State Park. I'm already behind on my pace for the project. Have been kind of paralyzed by the idea that I have to find 100 decent images. I guess the good news is that I dont' have to find 100 right now, I just have to find the next one.

Monday, August 22, 2011

100 Prints Project #3 - Birch Trees

This image was taken in front of the Minneapolis Public Library. I've thought for awhile about going back after it's rained to take another image with the slate wet to see how that looks. An oldie but goodie taken on Ilford FP4 125, which is my favorite black and white film.

Friday, August 19, 2011

100 Prints Project #2 - The Guy at the Green Door

The second in the 100 prints project series. This one was taken during the People and Place workshop that I took a few weeks ago. As part of the workshop we went to the Green Door bar in Beaver Bay where they were having a street dance in the parking lot as part of "Bay Days". This was one of the security guys that adorned us with neon green wrist bracelets attesting to the fact that we had been deemed old enough to drink. He was a lot of fun and liked to give me a hard time. This image was taken with my Lensbaby with the double glass optic and the f4 aperture ring. Hope you like it.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The 100 Prints Project

And so it begins, my new creative journey.  This is a project I've been thinking about and fretting about for quite a long time.  It's inspired by a similar project that was done by Brooks Jensen who is the editor of LensWork magazine.  The project will be to create a new image that is ready to print and ready to post every three days and then post it here.  Over the course of a year I should have 100 new images finished and ready to share.  The project has many personal goals for me - to develop the discipline of regular, consistent work, the opportunity to explore random or orphaned images that aren't part of a project and give them a home, to motivate myself to create new work.   I hope that by making this commitment and following through it will serve as a lubricant to productivity and inspire me to make new images.  I'm also hoping that because I'll be posting to the blog more frequently, that you will have a reason to visit the blog and take the journey with me.

Having said all that, I'm heading out of town on vacation tomorrow and will already be missing my self imposed deadline of a new image on each third day, but I know that if I waited to start until just the right time, that "just the right time" would never come and I would never begin.

So here is 100PP #1.  I hope you like it.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Window shopping #2

The disturbing male companion to the post on Monday.  I wish I had been able to capture both of them in the afternoon when the light was just right and there wasn't a reflection in the window.  Both times I tried to do just that,  the shopkeeper came out and yelled at me so I needed to take the photos during store closed time.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Window shopping

A find in the window of an antique store in Two Harbors.  I've seen this doll and her brother in the window several times in past trips and they've always intrigued me.  This weekend I participated in a workshop that was across the street from the store and she seemed to call to me over and over again.  I knew that before the weekend was over that I needed to capture her.  I waited until the light was right and the tan building across the street would be reflected just right in the glass to give it a foggy, kind of dreamy look and then I snuck over and took this image.  Wednesday night I'll post the one I took the following morning of her kind of creepy looking brother.