Tuesday, October 19, 2010

While you sleep I creep” Polaroid”

I have all ways love night photography. When I first started in photography I learned to shoot at night because I had to work all day. It was quite challenging but the rearwards were and still are worth it.
Photos: Down Town Los Angeles CA
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Impossible Project Mac Arthur park

                  I woke up to a to a text that said” coffee and bring you camera: by Valerie Watson” 

I went down to the corner coffee spot and Valerie told me that there was something she had to show me at Mac Arthur Park. I had all ways want to shoot there but never have I was really excited but had no idea what I was in for.

We walked half way around the park and she said, “There he is!” There was a man standing there with the same kind of camera that I use. I could not believe it. As I walked up he noticed my camera  we hit it off. He could not speak English and I could not speak Spanish. I just handed him my camera he was stoked and so was I! 

This man has a business where he will shoot your picture for $5 dollars in Mac Arthur Park. Valerie can speak some Spanish I had  her ask questions for me. She told me he had been doing this for 20 years. I could only imagine the photos he has taken in that time. In the late 1980s this was one of the roughest areas of Los angles. 


I noticed he did double exposures as well. I started freaking out and then he took my camera and just showed me how he did it. I was very honored that he did this. I love that he just shoots photos for the sake of doing it. I don’t think he has any interest in becoming famous. He is a true artist.

This is a  double exposure that he took with my camera.

I then had him shoot a photo of  Valerie and I so we could remember this moment.
                                   I love Alvarado st. It was like taking a vacation to Mexico. 

                                              A bird flying over the lake at Mac Arthur Park.

I want to come back here with my wet plate camera and dark room to shoot some day.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Are you feeling blue? Impossible Project

                            I’m still trying to get the feel for the blue tone Polaroid film.
                                                        This is what I came up with.

Thanks for checking it my friends!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Putting Things in to Perspective/ Impossible-Project


the theory or art of suggesting three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface, in order to recreate the appearance and spatial relationships that objects or a scene in recession present to the eye

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Let me ask you what is possible?

 I love this film it gives every thing such a vintage look. After I shoot the photo of the man with the accordion it appeared to be 60 years old. It was amazing. I started to imagine all the possibilities . I didn't know I could be so inspired by a type of film!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

The City Of Angels / Wet Plate Collodion

  I shot these photos on an amazing day in Los Angeles there was lightning, rainbows every thing was there to make a post card. I looked on facebook later that evening and sure enough there were tones of color photos of rainbows. The colors were very vibrant what you would expect to see with digital photography. The collodion process forces you to look at things differently. With its limitations it also presents possibilities. This is what I came up with from that amazing day I don’t think any one has any photos like this form this day. That’s why I do what I do.