Day 10

By Jes • Uncategorized • 1 Sep 2009

It has been a long, but wonderful weekend. Packed full of revelations, and findings. There are not many times you can say that about a weekend.

Friday night John and I went to an art show opening at MCBA. Their current exhibit features work from many many artists, and is leading to a publication that will include those artists plus many more. The deadline for the publication has not passed yet, and I am planning in participating. My entry will be something like this:

A compilation portrait.  <br> Composed of two Polaroid images and one black and white image taken with a Hasselblad 501c camera. <br> Work-in-progress. <br> Still untitled.

Printed on the image with an old iron hand press will be:

He wasn’t stealing information exactly,

He was just borrowing data.

1’s and 0’s from others here

and stringing them together to  make a new person

someone she might open up to.

 

On Sunday we went for a long walk, finding a path we never knew about before, and one that I hadn’t walked for around 10 years or so.

The one I hadn’t walked for 10 years was surprisingly a lot like the way I had left it. It was a place shown to me by a friend a long time ago, and was once-upon-a-time a backdrop for many self portrait projects while I was in college. It is hidden back in St. Paul quite a ways away from most of the places everyone here knows. I can’t even give very good directions to get there. I have tried to find it again a couple of times before, but I was never able to. On Sunday, things fell into place, and for some reason, I was allowed to find it again. The images are a little dark. Both are Polaroids, and, well, these things happen with polaroids sometimes. But I think, that there is also a certain feel to them, and that feeling is reflected in the place. I guess what I’m trying to say is no, they are not my best images, but they captured what I was feeling and what I wanted to take back from that place and sometimes, that is what you are looking for more than a perfect image.

The falls at HIdden Falls in St. Paul   Taken with a Hasselblad 501c/m using a Polaroid back loaded up with Silk 125i pack film.  August 2009.

The stone staircase at Hidden Falls in St. Paul near the Mississippi River and the Ford plant.  Taken with a Hasselblad 501 c/m using a Polaroid back loaded up with Chololate 100 pack film.  August 2009

j:Are you still there?

q:That’s a dumb question…

you know i am always here.

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j:hello? is anyone here?

q:i am

j:who are you?

q:does it really matter who i am?

j:what are you?

q:that doesn’t really matter either.

j:where are you from?

q:everywhere.

 

It was a good weekend. On to the week.

~Peace~

  • Beth

    Where in St. Paul? Is it down by the river?

  • Jes Lee

    @Beth – Yes, it is close to the Mississippi River. It is quite a ways south of Grand Avenue, and West of Snelling Ave. I can never remember what cross street the park entrance is near. Someday I’ll remember to look when I go!