I’m not in synch with my digital camera today.

I’m much more of a film girl today.

There is nothing wrong with either. Each has it’s place.

Today I need film.

With all of it’s feelings, and imperfections, and dreams.

I have been a film addict, and have recently become a polaroid addict.

My digital camera is great, but I’m not addicted to it today. I don’t know if I ever truly will be. It is a wonderful tool at it’s time.

It just isn’t what I’m looking for today.


Taken this morning, with my Hasselblad 501c/m with a Polaroid back using Sepia 100 pack film.

Star Lights

Taken this morning, on my deck, with my Hasselblad 501c/m with a Polaroid back using Sepia 100 pack film.

Soon to be Past

Taken two weeks ago. This is the part of the large trucking company right off of County Road C and 35W that is going to be torn down soon. I’m trying to track the progress of this city project. Soon I will have a link to where you can see the images from that. Taken with my Hasselblad 501c/m with a Polaroid back using Fuji Black and White 100 pack film.

J sent me a link to this webcomic this morning. It really makes sense to me right now. I won’t fit into a mold. That’s ok. I’ll be here. With the imperfections and the dreams.

John took this picture of me with my Holga. I'm not sure what happened and why it has the film paper number overlay on it, but I think I kind-of like it!




Sometimes working with images leads you down many different paths in your mind. Today I was led to 3 images. All quite different, and all previously unseen.

A fountain lit up for the night along one of the sidewalks in Osaka. The night-time city landscape of Japan is just one of many things I miss.  Taken with a Mamiya C330, with Fuji slide film.

Last night we watched the movie Lost in Translation. It is a beautiful movie, and of course got me to thinking about our trip to Japan and a few of the things I miss. I came across this image today while I was working. It seemed so appropriate today, and made me smile remembering the walk that led us to discover this fountain.

Summer is too short.  My Birthday bonfire. Taken with a Hasselblad 501cm using a Polaroid back loaded with Chocolate pack film. July 11th, 2009.

Our summer here has seemed quite short, with many cooler days, and not many thunderstorms. It seems as if there has been a shortage of bonfires as well, though the upcoming fall I’m sure will still provide a time to make up for that.

My Birthday bonfire. July 11th, 2009.  Taken with a Hasselblad 501cm with a Polaroid back using Chocolate film.

It has seemed like a peaceful summer though, and perhaps a little less busy that others. Maybe because I feel like I am watching it more, and paying attention a little bit differently. Slowing down more and taking more photos.

I sat for awhile thinking about these images, trying to figure out what they had in common, and why I felt so strongly about putting  them in the same blog entry. Of course, it took me awhile to realize the obvious, that they were all taken at night. I enjoy the night time in summer. I’m glad it isn’t over yet!




Lately I have been working hard, finishing up projects for others. That is not at all a bad thing! All of the projects I have taken on this summer have been wonderfully fun! It makes me so happy that this is what I chose to do with my life!


Portraits of Sam!


Senior portraits of JJ.

That doesn’t at all mean that I haven’t been working on artwork still, and thinking more about my project.

I’ve gone back to the stage of collecting images. New inspirations. New material.

This past weekend my husband and I went to a friend’s wedding. It was about a 2 1/2 hour ride away from our home. The wedding ended early evening, so we took the time to take the long way home, exploring many parks and driving along the small highways. It was a wonderful chance to take pictures of places I don’t often have a chance to. Most of the film is still waiting to be developed, but I did take many Polaroid images that you can see here.

After seeing this video on You Tube I started thinking again about how much I love watching marine life. Not many people know this, but when I was very little, I wanted to be a dolphin trainer when I grew up! Not that I have really grown up yet, but I have gone from dreaming of being a marine biologist to photographing marine life when I can. That said, I’m adding to my inspiration list of things to see this summer the MN Zoo Discovery Bay, and the Underater World Aquarium at MOA (no, I haven’t been there yet!). Perhaps we will even have a chance to make a trek up north this summer and see the Duluth Aquarium. Plans for this winter: going snorkeling with underwater cameras with my friends in Hawaii!!! Also, possibly stopping at the Waikiki Aquarium if we get a chance!

Who knows what might come from all of this! Stay tuned!