5 on 5: December

I am a little late to the party.  I was sick and couldn’t get to scanning my film.  I got to one roll and have picked my favorite from that.  This is all Kodak Portra 400 taken with James, my Hasselblad.   I went on a date with my hubby to Descanso Gardens.  I love…

the hours

This last year I have had the honor of participating in a collaborative blog called The Hours.  The concept was simple.  Each photographer would submit one photo taken at the same hour each month.  We started with 7 am in January and went through he hours of the day as the months passed.  It was…

waste not

While out shooting with some friends, we fell into Nick Metropolis “The King of Collectable”.  Nick has been buying, selling, and renting collectable furniture for over 20 years.  While I was there, I got to meet him. He is a very kind man and full of personality.  His motto is, “Love is all there is.”…

window

This photo is also for The Hours, 2pm.  

enough

The first time I do anything, I am a bundle of nerves.  I like knowing exactly what to expect and how it will look and feel.  When I had the opportunity to show my work in a gallery for the first time, all my nerves got together and decided to throw a party.   After…

the painful roll

    While away on my 20th anniversary road trip, we traveled the Historic Route 30.  It was green and lush. We couldn’t take enough pictures.  With each snap of my Hasselblad’s shutter, I would think to myself, “This will be my favorite roll.”   I believed it to be true… until pulled the film cassette…

5 on 5: June

June was an interesting month for me when it comes to photography.  I have never taken so many pictures.  Sadly, many of them had to be destroyed and deleted.  I was a photographer for a camp for foster children this month. It was amazing and painful and beautiful all at once. All pictures that can…

the ugly side of grace

Grace is a miracle.  Poems have been written about its beauty.  Songs have been sung declaring its praise. Stories have been told explaining its power.  And in each of these, there is first something horribly wrong and ugly that is in need of grace’s gentle touch. Just over eight years ago, I had the worst…

comparing films: Kodak Ektar and Kodak Portra 400

With Fuji Reala no longer being made, I am trying to find a new favorite film. I thought it would be fun to shoot two different films at the same time. I loaded my Yashica LM with Kodak Portra 400 and my Hasselblad 500CM with Kodak Ektar and took a walk around a local botanical garden….

5 on 5 january

I can’t believe January is gone.  I hope all of 2014 doesn’t go this quickly.   Here are my five favorites from January.  Some work, and some play.  Some digital, and some film.   Mamiya m645 | 80mm She was the youngest of a multi-family shoot Andy and I did.  I fell in love with…

Interviewed over at FIlm Shooters Collective

Lucy, my Mamiya m645 When the word become came to me for 2014 I knew that part of my journey would be naming what I have become and what I want to become.  Sometimes it is hard for me to call myself a film photographer.  There is just so much for me still to learn….