featured in an Etsy collection: ‘Finnikin of the Rock’
before having a dslr, I was limited to an armory of old and inappropriate cameras, not great for trying to document items for sale. most were kinky jobs from thrift stores that I thought would achieve some level of a snapshot fine art photography, but the look usually just came out amateur/weaksauce.
one of my last purchases before leaping to digital was a a really great automatic slr. however, my limits in photography made me a slave to the preview screen, and at the end of every roll, all I had were just really good guesses. even when I did have a shot I loved, it was rarely something that would sell the content, but rather simply the image itself. not good for communicating how legit and badass your items actually are.
these are two shot of my early water bottles (one is still listed). there’s a silvery development/exposure flaw that I love. it wouldn’t have happened on digital, so I see these as some of my last elegies to the medium, when I used them involuntarily. now hopefully any citation of film will be for kitsch and fun, and not out of limit.
as per the usual, my friend’s birthday party was top notch: croquet, glittery gowns, tiaras: the works really. these shots from both me and another friend tried to capture the dynamic moods of the night: “lets be classy”, “lets be chill”, “lets just make fools of ourselves as usual, this chill classy stuff is too hard”.
NoBro, September 2011.
some of my first moss terrariums. more to come.