happy national cat day!

this long neglected space has been in desperate need of an update. what better day to start than national cat day?

here is the story of my beloved cat and her surroundings on a pleasant spring day.

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mamiya c33 | kodak ektar 100 | developed by citizen’s photo | scanned by me

more soon!
—vanessa

$5 print sale

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Hey friends,

Happy friday! I’m having a $5 print sale over on my instagram account, right now.

They are 5 x 5″ prints of my film work (you may see a couple of 5 x 7″ in there too though). The prints are more beautiful in person, all printed professionally on lustre paper.

Don’t we all need more art in our lives and on our walls? Well, you can’t beat this price. And if you snatch up two or more, I will include free shipping anywhere in the USA. See the deal just got sweeter!

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Here are some of the photos for sale but there are a lot more over on instagram and I will be posting throughout the weekend. First come, first serve, there is only one of each print available.

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I will probably run this through Monday and then call it good, this is definitely a limited time offer! Check it out!

 

Have a great weekend.

putting the sun in sunday

i took these all last sunday.

you see, i had heard that morning that my twin baby nephew’s had just been born. i wasn’t able to go visit them until the next day so i decided to head out and enjoy the january sunshine.

one hour later, one phone call with my other sister-in-law (we gushed about the babies, anxious to meet our sweet new nephews), and a roll of ektar 100 later, i headed home.

i was happy with myself for seizing the moment and enjoying the sun on that chilly afternoon.

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this first one is my new car! i love it.

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it was still frosty out, even at 2:30 p.m.

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can you believe all this sunshine? in january? amazing.

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the frost, however, is very timely. it IS january after all.

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i just spent this evening, scanning these babies on my new scanner. not sure i did as good as the lab but oh well. it’s fun to see the images come to life this way and to have such control.

i hope your sunday night is just as lovely as mine. see you next week!

january 20, 2013 // mamiya c33 // 55mm lens // kodak ektar 100 // pushed to 400

it’s petal time, people.

i haven’t done a non-365 blog post here in a while. i’ve been posting on flickr still but i feel like i am neglecting this space and i don’t like it.

inspired by my friend, jeremy… here are a couple more spring, petal power shots. i can’t stop taking photos of flowers. it’s like a sickness. a really pleasant sickness. haha!


this town is always green… it’s either grass or moss. luckily, green is always an inspiring color to see.


the sun has started coming out more and more… i can’t help but point my camera upward. with all these blooming trees, add blue skies and sunshine. i think i’m in heaven. and i am so glad for the break in the rain. it’s been outta control, people.

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i hope you are soaking up this spring time love.
don’t forget to gander at all the new life around you.

it’s everywhere.

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january fourth

this is my third roll through the mamiya and i shot 11 out of the 12 in a roll in one day. i just could. not. stop.

this camera is so awesome. the detail! the light! the bokeh! my only wish is that it was lighter but hey, that’s not bad for my one and only complaint (ok, well… a built-in light meter would be nice too).

it’s a joy to shoot with. it was really hard to choose my 366 shot for the day.

i’m still not sure i choose the right one.

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These last three were taken at 2nd Story, one of my favorite restaurants in my neighborhood. Do check it out if you are in inner SE. The food, drinks, and service are amazing. You won’t be disappointed.

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More dreaminess from the Balda Juwella. The focus always seems off… tricky tricky. I think the fact that it measures in metrics is messing me up. Damn Germans! (haha! just kidding!)

Oregon Coast | July 11, 2011 | Balda Juwella | Kodak Ektar 100

august ninth

These are some shots taken with my dear little Balda Juwella on this trip to see my mom. Photos from the this camera always seem like they are from the era that the camera was created (1933). I really enjoy seeing what I get. I think these shots feel like they are from an alien planet or out of a dream or maybe an old wild west film. What do you think?

Somewhere in the middle of Nevada | May 6 & 7, 2011

Balda Juwella | Kodak Tri-X 400