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.
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”
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.
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!