I absolutely love fall!
Tech Specs: Nikkormat 35mm, SuperRicohflex 120mm/Kodak Porta
I would be a mermaid fair;
I would sing to myself the whole of the day;
With a comb of pearl I would comb my hair;
And still as I comb’d I would sing and say,
Who is it loves me? who loves not me?
I would comb my hair till my ringlets would fall
Low adown, low adown,
From under my starry sea-bud crown
Low adown and around,
And I should look like a fountain of gold
With a shrill inner sound,
Over the throne
In the midst of the hall;
Till that great sea-snake under the sea
From his coiled sleeps in the central deeps
Would slowly trail himself sevenfold
Round the hall where I sate, and look in at the gate
With his large calm eyes for the love of me.
And all the mermen under the sea
Would feel their immortality
Die in their hearts for the love of me.
~ Alfred Tennyson
My little girls just love the water, so I decided why not let them be mermaids? ❤
This year I decided to participate in a 52 week project of shooting one roll of film per week. Just a way to stay challenged and inspired. I have set goals to shoot a variety of subject matter as well as weather and lighting conditions. Naturally my first week I photographed my two favorite people, my twins! The challenge here was, a) moving babies!! gotta be quick, and b) it was a very chilly and grey day, not a ray of sun in sight.
I had this idea I wanted an “accurate description” of what the members of my family look like. This is not all of my family, just the ones I see most often. (I even included myself.) I did not tell them I was going to do this, so no one thought to look “nice” or whatever. I asked the ones wearing glasses or hats to remove them. No one understood why I wanted a photo with their eyes closed, but I knew I wanted to present the images side by side. I wanted them just how they are, in the way that one is, just spending time at home with the family. It was a Sunday afternoon in August, that we all met to go swimming and to celebrate a few birthdays. I love the some what awkward and humorous way these portraits came out. My family is so wonderful to be supportive of my ideas for images.
The girls are six months old and I wanted to try a new shooting technique. I wish I used the reflector I brought with me, but the girls were too excited to be there and I forgot. Oh well! These babes are great for hands on learning. I love their little guts!