behind the scenes

one of the perks of being a graphic designer (well, i consider it one) is being able to get behind the scenes at a print shop. i shot these photos back in april when we did a tour for my work. i always meant to share them here so since i am trying to catch up on my 366 that i post to flickr… why not post the rest of them here too?

this is looking inside the digital press… i loved seeing all the ink.

april 11

a digital press is a rather complex machine…

this is a bigger, more standard press…

so much paper. i love the smell and feel of it.

binder waste… fun to see it in action.

they had a letterpress on hand too. so cool!

the light was a bit low so i had a hard time with theses, hence a bit of blur here and there. i wanted to take so many more photos but felt a bit conspicuous with my big camera.

All photos here were shot with my Mamiya C33 on April 10, 2012.

meet my newest muse

A couple of weekends ago, I bought one of my dream cameras (yes, there are many).

I have been pining over this camera for at least the last year. I had no plans on buying it yet. I thought at some point in the future… yes, definitely… but!… a random reviewing of craigslist lead to the purchase.

The Hasselblad 500 c/m is a gorgeous camera. I am really having fun with it. I thought I would share my whole first test roll with you here, in sequential order. This roll solidified my decision to buy it. I love the way it captures light. And oh that ektar! Always a joy to shoot.

more from my test roll


August 8

The first photo was made with my iPhone 4s using the Hipstamatic app on August 11, 2012. The rest of the images here were made with my Hasselblad 500 c/m using Kodak Ektar 100 film on August 8, 2012.

Have a wonderful weekend!

week 14 :: project 366

you can click-through to see notes about each photo & day.
all were taken with my mamiya c33 unless noted.

sunday, april 1: {polaroid colorpack II} among the cherry trees
april 1

monday, april 2: blooms everywhere
april 2

tuesday, april 3: {polaroid colorpack II} a trip to the post office
april 3

wednesday, april 4: {polaroid spectra} a nice scene on my way home
april 4

thursday, april 5: {olympus om-2n} bbq for lunch
april 5

friday, april 6: {instagram} hmmm… can’t remember which film shot goes here
april 6

saturday, april 7: a walk around the neighborhood on a sunny saturday
april 7

week 13 :: project 366

you can click-through to see notes about each photo & day.
all were taken with my mamiya c33 unless noted.

sunday, march 25: refreshing!
march 25

monday, march 26: {polaroid colorpack II} a gorgeous lunchtime in the sun
march 26

tuesday, march 27: {canon 30D} dinner at la carretta
march 27

wednesday, march 28: {canon 30D} more blooming trees
march 28

thursday, march 29: a evening with my ladies
march 29

friday, march 30: a sick day :-(
march 30

saturday, march 31: an early dinner
march 31

april 4 {366}

I am backlogged on my 366 project.

Mainly because there are a handful of days (and growing) where one photo doesn’t sum it up. A series of photos does… so that means I need to write some blog posts. Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging. But I love the idea of it more than the reality. Blogging takes time… I can’t just post a picture and run (that’s what Flickr is for). I need (and want) to tell a story. It may be a primarily visual story but still, it should almost always have some words to go with it. Then there is the downsizing of photos… it’s just hard to fit this stuff in. I’m not complaining… I’m sure many of you go through this same thing. I guess I just wanted to talk about the nitty-gritty of it all. And maybe offer up an excuse for my absence. I probably don’t need one. I could probably just post and run, right?

I guess this is a snippet of my internal tug-a-war, really.

Anyway, let’s get on to the pretty pictures, shall we?

These were my top two photo choices for April 4. I remember feeling a giddiness this afternoon leaving work… cause I took the following day off during the week just for myself. I had a bunch of errands to take care of but it still felt like a treat. The chance to sleep in on an odd thursday… total luxury.

april 4

I just started shooting Spectra this year and I have to say I really love it. I have been lucky to find a handful of old Polaroid softtone film and I am really having fun with it.

In the end, I chose the top photo because I feel like I take too many flower photos in my 366. It needs some more variety… I am sure it will evolve over the year but right now… my photos are very flower heavy. Understandably, I think since it IS spring right now.

More soon! Have a lovely day!

week 12 :: project 366

you can click-through to see notes about each photo & day.
all were taken with my mamiya c33 unless noted.

sunday, march 18: {canon 30D} the! sun! is! shining!
march 18

monday, march 19: my favorite instant moments
march 19

tuesday, march 20: will this ever end? so. much. rain.
march 20

wednesday, march 21: dinner with friends at tasty & sons
march 21

thursday, march 22: a magical mini forest
march 22

friday, march 23: the world is all abuzz
march 23

saturday, march 24: another try at night shooting
march 24