Tuesday, April 26, 2011
It's finally sunny out, after a morning of snow and an afternoon of numbingly cold wind, and where am I? Sitting inside in front of the computer, of course. It's a sad state of affairs, but also one that's worthwhile. I've mentioned Vanessa's Three Winks blog once before here in this space, but I just spent a fair amount of time perusing its entirety when I should be out throwing a Frisbee or doing yard work at the very least, and she's gotten me thinking. You see, Vanessa's space is filled with film photography of the loveliest kind, with beautiful colors, silvery grain, pleasing compositions, golden light, unexpected light leaks, and a general comfortableness. It's the kind of photography that resonates with me and lingers in varying compartments in my mind. I just dig it. So what has she gotten me thinking about? Starting a new blog. Another blog. Another space to post my work. Why? I don't know.
I've had an account at Wordpress for quite some time but have never done anything with it. Maybe that time is now. I really like the idea of a photo-only blog. No words, other than a title. A place to let my images speak for themselves. (Little voice inside my head: isn't that the point of your website? Well, yes but...) Blogs appeal to me in a way that websites don't. Websites often seem sterile, for lack of a better word, mostly because I don't know how to maintain 100% of my website. If I did, maybe I wouldn't have a desire to start a new blog. So who knows? This may just be one of those harebrained schemes of mine or it could be the start of something exciting. I guess we'll see.
On another note and speaking of Vanessa, she and I are working on a little project together, a series of double exposures. We're each shooting some 35mm film then switching and running each other's rolls through our own cameras. I just sent my film off to her today and am anxiously awaiting her film in the mail. I can't wait to see the results! I think I'm going to spend a lot of time with my Pentax K1000 this weekend.
And on a final note, the Polaroids above are my latest offering for Words to Shoot By. We had our third open call for entries and received some beautiful work. I had hoped for more participation both from our regular contributors and from guests, but no dice. I was discouraged by the low turnout but hope for the best next time. Head over there and check it out.