moments of light

Today has been a perfectly gloomy, cool day. I long for days like today, like most long for the sun and warmth. However, I am clearly addicted to light and shadows, as you all can tell from one of my current series. It is days like today that make me love the little moments of light even more though. And as winter slowly creeps up on us, and the light becomes a different kind of beautiful, I find myself being even more attentive to these moments.

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moments of light

I haven’t shared images from my phone in quite some time, or from my camera even for that matter. Life has been a bit of a whirlwind lately. But I have been shooting, and have a plethora of images to share, including lots of my favorite subject. In fact, I have so many of light, that I am going to break it up into multiple posts. So, without further ado, I hope you enjoy these moments of light on this fine Wednesday night.

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Long Overdue Film

I haven’t been doing such a great job of keeping this place updated lately. Graduate school has kept me busy that is for sure. But I am in a blogging mood tonight and decided to share some images with you all (some long overdue ones). I also have plans for a few more posts that I will hopefully be able to get to in the coming days to update you all on how my graduate work is coming.

This post, however, is all about film. I recently got some rolls developed, some of which I had forgotten about since shooting them years ago. The first set, was from a trip to North Carolina that I shot with some very expired film. If I remember correctly the expiration date was the year I was born (1989), so that is why the grain is so intense on these images. They were shot on a 35mm Holga camera.

5web 9web 16web 19webThis second group is from about a year ago. I went exploring an abandoned farm with a fellow photographer and shot these on my Pentax K100 I believe.

2web 9web 11web 14web 20web 22web 24webThese next images were shot this past spring on 120mm film with a standard Holga camera. Each image is from a different trip/mini adventure. The first and last are from two separate trips to Colorado, and the middle ones are from two different adventures outside of Manhattan, KS.

2web 4web 6web 7webLast spring I also took a cartridge of polaroids that I never shared for some reason. Some are from Manhattan, some from Scott’s parents’ farm, and some from a climbing trip to Colorado.

couch field clouds 2 field clouds hill shelf road1 shelf road2 shelf road3 cactusAnd lastly, one from Scott’s parents’ farm that I shot with 120mm film in a large format camera.

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Happy weekend everyone!

366/366 – The End

*Saturday, February 2
Saturday I went with the Potters Guild and their visiting artist to Dwight, Kansas. They were doing a cup drop (which you can read about here) and I tagged along to document things. It was such a cool experience, and I fell in love with some of the buildings in Dwight.

And with that, I am done with my 366. I maybe should have a more epic, exciting image to end my 366 with, but it just kind of happened. I am extremely relieved to be done with this project. Now I can focus entirely on my grad work and other misc. series I have wanted to start up. I will still be posting here, though probably not nearly as often.

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329/366 – Turning Pages

I am currently reading a book that seems more like my diary written by someone else than just a book. The parallels between my life and the author’s life are amazing. And the range of emotions that have been brought on as I read are numerous as a result of all the similarities.

The book is titled My Berlin Kitchen, and is all about the author’s (Luisa Weiss) process of dealing with love, heartbreak, and homesickness through cooking. The relationships that we have had, and how they end is remarkably similar, as is how we deal with them. She also talks about the idea of being homesick no matter where she lived, and the constant pull to the different cities she had lived in (and even those she hadn’t), something I am constantly dealing with these days (and struggling with not having anyone that understood this). And, she mentions when she started her blog, and how it became such an outlet for her, which those of you who have followed me for a while know is also true for me.

The book has made me realize some things about myself, made me long for things even more than I was before, and helped me feel at ease about some things. All this and I’m only half way through. It has made me want to write more here on my blog, so I am going to try to follow through with that. I also have some plans in mind for after my 366, which I am already excited about. If you, my lovely readers, have anything you would be interested in hearing about, seeing, etc, please let me know; I would love to hear from all of you.

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