Monday, September 28, 2009

The Fauxlaroid Project: Opening Doors

A co-worker of mine clued me in to this incredible iPhone app called ShakeItPhoto and I am completely hooked, for obvious reasons. Years worth of photos that have been sitting and waiting for upload have now been “polaroidized” and posted to my Flickr site. A new door has been opened. A fresh, oh-so-2009 variation on an existing obsession is born!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

It’s Official. I’m a Wild West Junkie.

I cannot stop thinking about my recent roadtrip.

The west is so very raw.

The colors pretty much take the breath out of your body. There is something new to be seen every step you take and every mile you drive. The majority of the trip I would find myself looking up and out and thinking “I can't capture this on camera” and so, surrender I did. Those times are my little secrets. The moments I did capture on film have made me very very very happy. I want to share them.

The entire Flickr set is here.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Polaroid Project: Wild West

Just returned from a 17-day roadtrip extravaganza. Drove out to Nevada to spend a dusty week at Burning Man with dear friends and took a spontaneous week to drive back to Chicago via Yellowstone, The Black Hills, Grand Tetons, Bighorns, Badlands and everything in between. One of the first thoughts I had last night when I reached the Chicago skyline was “Wow, it looks so small compared to the 7,000-13,000ft mountain ranges I've been driving through.” It was pretty shocking.

View the entire Flickr Polaroid set, and selected spreads from the Roadtrip Journal I kept here.