Digging through some old files, trying to get my desktop all organized, I found some old 35mm film experiments (damaging film)! Thought I’d share!
These are from a boiled color roll:
And these are from a color roll that I developed in the b&w process (and are SO old that they are from when I was living in NY—oh my!) :
Hope you enjoyed these!
I started a new internship! I’m working at Paul Loya Gallery in Culver City.
It’s a brand new spot & is really awesome, you should check it out! Come visit me on Wednesdays!! The new show Tom Fruin: Locals Only opens a week from today, September 7th. You can check out Tom Fruin’s work here!
Lena & I are finally all settled into our new place in Long Beach & we are loving it here. Cooler weather, free yoga on the bluff, endless walking-distance coffee shops…could not be better. [Pics of the new place coming soon!] Might I add that I am also becoming quite a skilled parallel parker!
Tomorrow I have a day off. Now, I’m all about that, everyone loves a break, right? The thing is that I really wish I had less of them, I actually enjoy working. As much as I despise Snow White (and was terrified by it as a child), she & the 7 dwarfs had something figured out…they whistled while they worked. We have forgotten how to work cheerfully. God has given us all gifts that are meant to be used to his glory & if we get off of our lazy butts, we can actually gain joy from our work! We were created to work & in my case, created to create. I long for the times that I can truly have a routine to my work—get up at the same time every day & rather than become bored with the monotony, remember that his mercies are new every morning & that I have been given a new opportunity to press into my routine and make it count. I am deeply deeply longing for that kind of ritual.
Here’s what my “work” involved today:
a) Step out of my comfort zone & visit somewhere new (this is always rewarding)
b) Cooking my own lunch at a restaurant (WHAT!? Yes. Today I paid someone else to cut up my food so that I could cook it. In reality, this is called ‘Shabu’. It is AWESOME. It’s a Japanese-style of dining where you are handed all of these fresh proteins & veggies that you get to stir around in boiling seaweed water and dip into the most deliciously concocted sauces….all while (at least for me) looking like an idiot for still not being about to properly use chopsticks. How long have I lived in California? I feel like I should have accomplished this feat by now…it really is a vice of mine!
c) Made a hand-bound hardcover book/journal. (This was prep for a workshop that still in its planning stage) It felt good to return to book arts after a temporary absence.
d) Help Chris with his homework a.k.a. story of my life! Really though, it’s what you do when your boyfriend is in design school and you’re a trained photographer—you work together & make something beautiful! I love that we can make stuff together, the man has some pretty fantastic ideas that are always fun to help make into a reality.
e) Design & order business cards (!!!)
That’s all for now, folks! May God sustain you & bless you as you work with excellence for his glory!
i’m not really into that selfie thing, but i may have forgotten to mention that i got my hurs did last week!! Got me a summery ombré!! Apparently, you have to look like a CRAZY person in order to have it though…proof:
As I sat through traffic this morning on the 91 I could not help but think about the absence of if it in my near future! In a matter of days, I will move to this beautiful city:
and will only be three miles from where I work! Praising the God who made this a possibility! It’s all happening so fast! BYE-OLA & Hello, Long Beach.
So, I’m at this major transition point. I graduated from college (what, what?!) in May & about a million things are going to happen very soon. Here is what this summer entails:
1. A whole slew of friends’ weddings. (Shout out to Brenda & Jamey who are tying the knot THIS weekend! Can’t wait!)
2. Find a new apartment. (Check! Nailed this down this week—I am moving to Long Beach!)
3. Find a job. Now, this one’s tough. I have a part-time position at a studio that I love working at. I know that it is a huge blessing to have any work at all. Unfortunately, I simply cannot make a career for myself there…or a living for that matter. So, the job hunt has been initiated. Let me tell you (even though you probably know), this can be an excruciating & discouraging process. I spend hours at the computer switching around words in the search engines, reading job descriptions, only to get 3/4 of the way down to find out “Oh, not enough experience for that” or “Oh, I don’t know how to operate a scissor lift” (not kidding!)…”Next!”. It really is exhausting. The ONE thing I do know is that God provided me some much needed encouragement, along with a (convicting) reminder, today. This came from the kind words of my boyfriend, Chris, who said “Don’t worry. God’s been taking care of you for a long time”. And he’s right. God has provided for me and blessed me profoundly since the moment I was born. HE IS FAITHFUL. Thus, I will press on.
Blessings to you, my fellow young creatives. Press on.
One of the best parts of being a photographer is the opportunity to photograph people you really love. This April, I was thrilled and honored to document Crystal Perreira & Rebekah Weeks’ Senior Thesis Art Shows at the Biola University Art Gallery.
Not only did I love my time with them in the Biola Art Department as peers, they have become such dear friends to me! What a privilege it was to be a part of their big night.
The evening was full of beauty, joy, laughter and gorgeous southern California weather. It was a night that can’t be beat. Crystal showed mixed media sculptures made of found objects in her show, Chasm and Bekka showed photos and paintings in her show, Windows and Other Self-Portraits.
Crystal & Bekka, Thank you for letting me be a part of this insane experience, for your always encouraging words, and of course your beautiful artwork. Wishing you two the best.
—“Come on in!”—
—of course our lovely, Laura was there with the perfect lipstick moment—
—and the stars of the night—
Don’t forget to CHECK OUT these girls’ work! They are such talented artists. Go look at their stuff! Now!
Bekka - http://rebekahweeks.com
Crystal - http://crystalperreira.virb.com