Well I finally got a Polaroid SX-70 and could use the awesome Fade to Black film I had bought in NYC when I visited the newly opened Impossible Project space.
I decided to enjoy the beautifully sunny, warm day (Thursday, Sept 2, 2010) by working on this personal project and using the film by walking around my neighborhood, the Mission, and finding random folks to take portraits of at some of my favorite spots. I also asked them to write down one word that they could relate to currently. Here’s what I got!
Photo 1: Breegan (pronounced BRE’-gun) – “adventure” – taken on Guerrero Street between 18th and 17th Continue reading Impossible Project Fade to Black film personal project
Here I am with an umbrella above the computer to protect it from the condensation on the inside of the tent at the new Silver Oak Cellars winery in Oakville, CA. We were setting up on a drab, dreary, wet day in Napa so the tent, even though there was heating, didn’t hold in the heat that much where I was printing. It didn’t matter though as we were able to do the shoot quite well and had a good time with it. We’re definitely looking forward to the summer release when it’ll be sunny and probably too hot!
Thin is a film by photographer Lauren Greenfield, a member of VII, and someone with whom I share an interest in how womens body image is affected by society and media. I first met her at her opening at Robert Koch gallery in San Francisco for Girl Culture and have followed her work since then.
Thin takes a look at anorexia and follows several women in a treatment facility in Florida. It’s a documentary that is a very intimate look at the problem and one of the most striking things was how many of the women had to leave treatment prematurely because their insurance ran out. Since the film premiered in 2006, it was shot and predated the current health care debate and highlights many of the shortcomings in our country, but more importantly takes a close look at the impact of our culture’s obsession with body image.
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