Friday, September 20, 2013

An Evening in Humboldt Park




Chicago, Illinois
Polaroid Land Camera SX-70// Impossible PX COOL!

Usually when Rachel and I do our photo walks we pick a general neighborhood, bringing multiple cameras and search for something interesting. This time we picked one small area and only brought two cameras (we were supposed to only bring only one camera but when we got together we both brought an extra camera, we have no self control and I secretly love it) One of the biggest bonuses of living in Logan Square is that I'm seeing Rachel and all my friends way more! Having spending so much time in the neighborhood of Humboldt Park but only 'seen' the park once we thought it was an appropriate location for our photo shoot. My friend Leo gave me some old Kodak K-12 film and I'm still shooting the roll in my Nike SE 35mm. I have no idea how I'm going to develop it but I am way too excited to see the results. 

Chicago Raw Food



Chicago, Illinois 
Polaroid Land Camera Sun 660// Impossible PX 680 Wood Edition

About a month ago I got a new job at Chicago Raw Food and boy do I love it. Chicago Raw is a vegan and raw take away restaurant. I found the job via Craigslist and I couldn't be happier: being a vegan I love learning new things about the vegan and raw lifestyle, my co-workers are lovely, and sometime I get to work in the kitchen! (I get way too excited opening fresh young coconuts) I have officially decided that I will no longer be working for big companies anymore, small businesses forever! Being that this is my first full time job I'm tired a lot: working at Raw, 914 gallery and volunteering at Filter Photo Festival but I'm finding a balance. Here are some instants from our Grand Opening party since we opened a second location in the Gold Coast. 

Update: My boss Carole is a wonderful and inspiring woman. She appreciates the people around her and what she has, always living in the moment. I hope in the future when I own my own business (aka my own gallery) I will be very similar to her. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Brave New Art World: September



Chicago, Illinois
Polaroid Land Camera Sun 660// Impossible PX 680 Wood Edition

I decided to bring my Polaroid to Brave New Art World and once again I had a wonderful time! If you haven't made your way to BNAW you are truly missing out. The second photo is paper sculpture made on the side of a gallery, super cool. I thought Catherine Edelman's show was amazing and found some cool 3-D vintage photographic collages. I discovered that I'm more attracted to textured paintings and ink illustrations. This is the first time I've used is any of Impossible Project's limited edition film, I kinda dig it.