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Monarch Butteryfly
Kodak HIE with Red 25 Filter – October 2007
I recently moved to an apartment in Boxborough Massachusetts. While preparing for the move, I unearthed a few boxes that contained books, notebooks, prints, and negatives from college. I have been searching for infrared negatives that I made while in school off an on since I started packing my things. I knew there were strips of negatives that I knew came out well, but I did not get a chance to print them in the darkroom or scan them in before graduation. At the time, I might have been able to complete my assignment by printing up a select few and shelving the rest. With deadlines approaching, I printed the shots, turned in the prints, and moved onto the next assignment. It was so cool to see the contact sheets again, and relive some of the shoots. This particular shot stuck out to me because I remember parking my jeep and photographing a tree in the middle of a field. A moment later, I saw a monarch butterfly pass by me and go fluttering down the road. Enticed by the idea of capturing a butterfly with infrared film, I chased it. If you have never chased a butterfly, I suggest working on cardio before doing so. I soon learned two things. The first thing was that butterflies do not fly in any sort of pattern or straight line. I probably looked like I was being shot at and was making comic attempts to dodge each bullet. The second thing was that I needed to work out more. I kept running after it, pause when it landed, sneak up, get the camera ready and it would take off again. I would then give chase, and repeat the process. I eventually managed to chase it down, and steady myself long enough to take a photograph. This post is dedicated to that butterfly who taught me how to run around like an idiot in public, and work on my sprinting skills at the same time.

Monarch Butteryfly

Kodak HIE with Red 25 Filter – October 2007

I recently moved to an apartment in Boxborough Massachusetts. While preparing for the move, I unearthed a few boxes that contained books, notebooks, prints, and negatives from college. I have been searching for infrared negatives that I made while in school off an on since I started packing my things. I knew there were strips of negatives that I knew came out well, but I did not get a chance to print them in the darkroom or scan them in before graduation. At the time, I might have been able to complete my assignment by printing up a select few and shelving the rest. With deadlines approaching, I printed the shots, turned in the prints, and moved onto the next assignment. It was so cool to see the contact sheets again, and relive some of the shoots. This particular shot stuck out to me because I remember parking my jeep and photographing a tree in the middle of a field. A moment later, I saw a monarch butterfly pass by me and go fluttering down the road. Enticed by the idea of capturing a butterfly with infrared film, I chased it. If you have never chased a butterfly, I suggest working on cardio before doing so. I soon learned two things. The first thing was that butterflies do not fly in any sort of pattern or straight line. I probably looked like I was being shot at and was making comic attempts to dodge each bullet. The second thing was that I needed to work out more. I kept running after it, pause when it landed, sneak up, get the camera ready and it would take off again. I would then give chase, and repeat the process. I eventually managed to chase it down, and steady myself long enough to take a photograph. This post is dedicated to that butterfly who taught me how to run around like an idiot in public, and work on my sprinting skills at the same time.

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I am pleased to announce that another one of my photographs was selected to be in an upcoming show at the Darkroom Gallery! This show is called Blue. It features photographs that explore the color blue as well as the meanings associated with it. The exhibit opens on August 14th of this year. Here is a link to the exhibit page: http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex59
To get a better look at the photograph, please visit my website blog here: http://ericbaileyphotography.com/blog

I am pleased to announce that another one of my photographs was selected to be in an upcoming show at the Darkroom Gallery! This show is called Blue. It features photographs that explore the color blue as well as the meanings associated with it. The exhibit opens on August 14th of this year. Here is a link to the exhibit page: http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex59

To get a better look at the photograph, please visit my website blog here: http://ericbaileyphotography.com/blog

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I opened an Etsy Store! The name of the store is TrailsidePhoto. I am offering a selection of photographs for sale at various sizes with your choice of Matte or Lustre finish paper. Here is a link:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TrailsidePhoto

I opened an Etsy Store! The name of the store is TrailsidePhoto. I am offering a selection of photographs for sale at various sizes with your choice of Matte or Lustre finish paper. Here is a link:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TrailsidePhoto

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Somerville Toy Camera Festival

I am pleased to announce that my photograph, Frozen Dunes, has been selected for exhibition in the 2014 Somerville Toy Camera Festival! There are five different venues hosting the event this year. I have not received word on where my print will be shown just yet, however I will post additional information once I find out.

Frozen Dunes

The photograph above was taken with a Holga 135, which is a plastic toy camera. In my experience with toy cameras, I have found that each camera has its own personality and film preferences. With my Holga 135, I noticed that it takes wonderful photographs with color slide film. According to the camera’s factory specs, this type of film should not expose properly regardless of how I have the camera set . After a test roll or two, I noticed that it the exposures come out just fine. From there, I decided to just go with it and ignore any previous doubts I had with the camera.

My Holga 135 aka “Little Blue”

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"Thank You" Event for Military Wives

Yesterday , I had the opportunity to be a part of an event set up to thank and honor military wives from Hanscom Air Force Base. It was set by the Freemasons of the Simon W. Robinson Masonic Lodge in Lexington. In a nutshell, the ladies were treated to lunch and free makeovers from Mary Kay. I asked to provide optional headshot portraits, post-make over. This was the first time the Lexington masons hosted an event of this kind. Overall, I thought it went really well. They even had pizza and xbox for the kids! I hope to be a part of more events like this in the future to say “Thank You” to the ladies that hold down the fort at home while our soldiers are abroad.

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Website Upgrade

My website went through a recent upgrade! Images will now display with a caption. I know this sounds like a simple modification, however I feel that most of my work requires some sort of title or caption. For example, the Acadia IV work is named based on the trail/location and what is depicted. I also arranged the images in chronological order of each hike. Now you can see how the terrain changes along the trail! Another place I think the captions will help is the Toy Camera gallery. I added the type of camera used to make each image to the title. Overall, I hope this upgrade enhances your experience on my website!

I hope this enhances your experience on my site!

http://ericbaileyphotography.com/

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Acadia - Behind The Scenes II
Natcho at Acadia Mountain Summit
To read more, please visit: http://ericbaileyphotography.com/2014/03/acadia-behind-the-scenes-ii.html

Acadia - Behind The Scenes II

Natcho at Acadia Mountain Summit

To read more, please visit: http://ericbaileyphotography.com/2014/03/acadia-behind-the-scenes-ii.html

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Acadia - Behind the Scenes I
Natcho at Dorr Mountain Summit
To read more, please visit http://ericbaileyphotography.com/2014/03/acadia-behind-the-scenes-i.html

Acadia - Behind the Scenes I

Natcho at Dorr Mountain Summit

To read more, please visit http://ericbaileyphotography.com/2014/03/acadia-behind-the-scenes-i.html

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Natcho at World’s End
Yashica 124 with Velvia 100
If you have seen previous blog posts on my site or if you follow me on Instagram, you might notice that I take a lot of photographs of a green octopus named Natcho. For a while, I have been uploading photographs of Natcho but I never thought to formally explain why I do so. I imagine some folks have thought “What is the deal with this Natcho character?”. I wanted to take a moment to formally explain myself.
Natcho began as a gift to my fiancee (girlfriend at the time). We have an inside joke with octopi, so it made for a great gift. Shortly afterward, we would bring him on with us when we went out and snap a photo at the destination. It was a fun way to document an outing or day trip. Months later, we went on a trip to Yosemite National Park and brought Natcho along. I thought it would be fun to bring him along on hikes, and photograph him at various points of interest. It had such a fun time making a point to photograph Natcho, that from then on I wanted to bring him on every trip. It was in Yosemite that Natcho became my official adventure buddy. Now I bring him along on hikes, day trips, or vacations. I know this probably sounds kind of lame, and I might need to read a self-help book. However, I think it’s a fun way to document my travels. So there you have it. What began with an inside joke, developed into an ongoing photo gag (no pun intended).
There will be many photographs of Natcho to come. I have some “Behind The Scenes” images prepared to go up in the wake of my most recent work from Acadia National Park. Stay tuned.

Natcho at World’s End

Yashica 124 with Velvia 100

If you have seen previous blog posts on my site or if you follow me on Instagram, you might notice that I take a lot of photographs of a green octopus named Natcho. For a while, I have been uploading photographs of Natcho but I never thought to formally explain why I do so. I imagine some folks have thought “What is the deal with this Natcho character?”. I wanted to take a moment to formally explain myself.

Natcho began as a gift to my fiancee (girlfriend at the time). We have an inside joke with octopi, so it made for a great gift. Shortly afterward, we would bring him on with us when we went out and snap a photo at the destination. It was a fun way to document an outing or day trip. Months later, we went on a trip to Yosemite National Park and brought Natcho along. I thought it would be fun to bring him along on hikes, and photograph him at various points of interest. It had such a fun time making a point to photograph Natcho, that from then on I wanted to bring him on every trip. It was in Yosemite that Natcho became my official adventure buddy. Now I bring him along on hikes, day trips, or vacations. I know this probably sounds kind of lame, and I might need to read a self-help book. However, I think it’s a fun way to document my travels. So there you have it. What began with an inside joke, developed into an ongoing photo gag (no pun intended).

There will be many photographs of Natcho to come. I have some “Behind The Scenes” images prepared to go up in the wake of my most recent work from Acadia National Park. Stay tuned.

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Today, I am pleased to announce that my fourth installment of photographs from Acadia National Park is now on my website. 
Here is a link: Acadia IV
If you do take a look a the work, feel free to comment on this post or message me with your thoughts. I am interested in any thoughts or opinions you might have about the work, even if you fell asleep by the end of the slideshow. Any feedback is appreciated! Enjoy!

Today, I am pleased to announce that my fourth installment of photographs from Acadia National Park is now on my website. 

Here is a link: Acadia IV

If you do take a look a the work, feel free to comment on this post or message me with your thoughts. I am interested in any thoughts or opinions you might have about the work, even if you fell asleep by the end of the slideshow. Any feedback is appreciated! Enjoy!

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Countdown Until New Work From Acadia National Park Goes Live: 1 Day

Countdown Until New Work From Acadia National Park Goes Live: 1 Day

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Countdown Until New Work From Acadia National Park Goes Live: 2 Days

Countdown Until New Work From Acadia National Park Goes Live: 2 Days