Saturday, March 28, 2009

Fighting homesickness

This picture has nothing to do with this project, but it does have to do with Seattle and that is where my growing parcel has landed.

My aunt called to let me know she'd received the rolls of film (I've lost track of how many!) on Friday evening, and I told her to shoot away as soon as she has a chance. They won't be making their way up to Bellingham for time's sake, but that's okay. This project is not all about me and my life timeline. Having said that, Seattle nevertheless has a sweet place in my heart. I lived in Lynnwood before New Zealand and moved to Bellingham afterward, but now that I'm in Texas, I find myself explaining that I'm from "Seattle area" to make things easier.

The next post you read will hopefully be an exhibit of the developed prints!

Thank you so much for your help, Aunt Kris.

[The above photograph was taken at a favorite little spot in Ballard that I frequented as much as possible last summer. It's called Cupcake Royale and that particular day, as the sun was shining in the shop's windows, I was sharing a vanilla cupcake with lavender frosting with my friend while sipping a strong, smooth americano. Yes, it's true, coffee budgets are mandatory in the Northwest.]

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Next Chapter

I'm starting to feel like a "real" photographer. I packed up a suitcase and laptop case on Friday afternoon to head out of town for my spring break and walked out the door with a camera slung over each shoulder and another one in my purse. I was even contemplating bringing my new Polaroid along but figured three cameras might just be enough.

So, leaving behind my little identity crisis with being loaned a digital SLR and struggling to operate the basics, my desire to broaden and challenge myself in the realm of photography is only growing. I could get used to this life.

In the meantime, we have a pair of film rolls that still need an ending to their story.

One chapter closer to the back cover, a third roll joined the duo this past week and was shipped from a New Plymouth, NZ, post shop on Tuesday the 11th (as kindly and precisely reported by Helen).

Thank you P & H!

Now it's on to Seattle, Washington, where my aunt Kris and her 35mm Pentax analog camera are waiting. Oh, how I wish I was getting to hand deliver this package from place to place!

Thanks, again, to all of you who are participating in this journey and to those who are caring to follow along.

trial roll 2