Don't know if this can be of any use to anyone, but I took this with my holga (real film!!!) in the Getty garden before Hitrecord at the Movies on the 23rd. It came out pretty interesting I think. The surprise element of the images has been the best part of the holga so far.
I wasn't going to post this, but then I thought why the heck shouldn't I?
Being a part of this community has been an incredible thing for me since I joined last July; some big things happened to create a negative force on my creative life and hitRECord came into my life just in time to counteract that.
I'm proud to be a part of this community, and as I work on our work here and my art outside the site I feel more like a legitimate artist than I ever have before.
That's kind of an amazing thing.
Got my red buttons in the mail today. I just thought I'd say that even though the red button promotion is ending, we need to remember to keep helping Japan!
I just wanted to buy the tiny book as a birthday gift for a friend and I ended up going a little overboard and taking advantage of the February sale as well.
The first time I ordered from the RECord Store I didn't even notice the message on the shipping label. I wonder what the postman thought I was getting?
What I do to pay the bills is probably the farthest from where I want to be, and trust me it sounds much cooler than it is. I'm an Art Coordinator. The lead to be exact, at a Direct Mail Marketing company. What does that mean? Well, it means I sit in a cubicle all day, oversee four other coordinators, four artists, take calls, and the closest thing i get to have in terms of a creative opinion is in regards to font and color choices on 5x8 slips of junk mail. It pays the bills, but it drains the creative soul.
What I really want is to free myself from my desk. I want to release the indy, artist, mod chick within me and do what feels good - create. What I really want to do, what I love to do is direct. Movies primarily, but I'd take anything from television to a web series just to free myself from customer service and a chair that comes with a leash and lumbar support. It's what I'm trying for so hard that it's forced me into doing something I'd never thought I'd do - write.
Here's to being who we really are - full time.
I was having a frustrating creative night where nothing was working, so I had to record something. Meet my holga, one of my favorite Christmas presents. :)
I didn't realize the film got loose in my holga until the rolls came back from the lab, but despite the blurring and extra grain some of the shots are still interesting - part of the fun of shooting on film. This was one of my favorites from the streets of San Francisco.
This is a creative mantra of sorts. It's about trusting the process, that even though you don't know what to do or what the end result should be that if you go through the process the next step will come and in the end it will be perfect.
I took a lot of pictures at the Cabrillo National Monument today, but something about this one stuck with me. It's a close up of one of the lenses that graced the lighthouse in Cabrillo at one point in history. The artistry of these lenses is intense, and according to the monument the building of the lenses is a dead art.
I’ve always said I could never get a tattoo because I’m far too fickle to have something permanent on my body. However, I’ve realized through the years that I do use the idea when something means something to me - I write it on my hand. Whenever I find a phrase that sticks out to me or inspires me I pen it on my hand for awhile and let it sink in. The new phrase is “crazy dreamer”. I heard it in a documentary - “all the crazy dreamers were in California” - and it clicked for me.
I’m a crazy dreamer. What I want to do with my life is not normal, it’s not something most people can do or would try. I’m a crazy dreamer. I always have been and I always will be. I don’t think that will ever stop.
I've been on an epic road trip: Orange County, CA -> Clovis, CA -> Bend, Oregon -> San Francisco, CA -> San Diego, CA
Along the way I've been RECording using multiple devices. My favorite is the holga - even thought I don't know what the pictures will look like for awhile, it's an amazing conversation starter. The photographer of the wedding in Bend was stoked to see my using my holga and hipstamatic to document the wedding for the couple.
I hope I can share the RECords here once they're developed.
I feel like this photo could be useful for remix purposed. Little things could be popping out of the branches or something. I don't know. It reminds me of the Rats of Nimh. :)
I really don't know why, I just started to feel like this photo could be useful. It's raw, I haven't put any effects on it. Have fun and remix.
Been going through my photos for a project and I completely forgot about this one from when I opened my copy of recollection (with vinyl of course). I think it's kind of silly but it amuses me so here you go.