Saturday, October 26, 2013

San Francisco


San Francisco, California  
Nikon FE 35mm SLR/ Olympus Penn EE 2/ Photobooth SF's 4x5 camera
Kodak Portra ISO 400/ tintype

Back in July my family and I went to San Francisco for three days before enjoying our vacation in Hawaii. My excitement for San Francisco was at it's highest because it was my first time there and all I wanted to do is go to Photobooth and get my tintype portrait taken. As soon as we arrived to SF my family and I quickly hopped in a cab and we went straight there. I was like a little kid at a candy store, the 4x5 studio, darkroom, Polaroid cameras I was in heaven. The empolyees there were so lovely, helping me explain what a tintype is to my family. My father was asking lots of questions (which made me so happy) that he was so interested. After eating great food, drinking lovely wine and see the sights of San Francisco I would happily go back. My father also scored us amazing late minute tickets for the San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets, we thought it was appropriate we attend, and man what an awesome game! They even had veggie dogs there, so damn good.

That Opening Door

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

Yesterday was quite a lovely day: the art consultant (who purchased eight of my photographic collages) said that the hotel, designers, everyone loved to artwork that I created for them! They asked me if I was up for the task of creating over 200 collages for the guest bedrooms and of course I said yes. It's a wonderful opportunity for me to create the artwork I enjoy creating as well as a nice big fat paycheck. The phone call put me in a such as wonderful mood I was dancing around my apartment all afternoon. This is the opening door I was waiting for, and this project is going to take a lot of work but I know I will succeed. My father says I need to open my own business because I'm making so much money through my artwork I have to fret about income taxes and such. I honestly never thought I would be doing this, making money through my own artwork! I am extremely proud of myself and I thought it deserved a selfie.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Living in Logan

Chicago, Illinois
Polaroid SX-70 // Impossible PX70 COOL

My apartment in Logan Square is really coming together, it feels really good that my vinyls, books and most of my cameras are off my floor. The past two months have been a roller coaster of ups and downs but I can happily say I have never felt so positive in my life. Sometimes doors close so new ones can open. I'm really diving into improving my raw/ vegan lifestyle and regularly going back to yoga. I'm looking forward to the late fall early winter season coming, when I'm most creative. I love sleeping in the cold and waking up to a chilly hardwood floor with a warm cup of herbal tea. (and my green smoothie!)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Woman Collages


Words cannot express how much I enjoy creating photographic collages in my new artist's studio. Here are some new collages that I know I like, I have about three more but I still not confident with them just yet. I plan on using more found written text in my work, I have tons of post cards and letters between family members, lovers and friends. Get excited about my new direction of work because I am.