A Daily(ish) Photography Blog Devoted to Long, Tall, Square, and 35mm film Pics.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hand in Hand

I figured it was inevitable, that someday my two photo blogs would wind up working in concert with one another. Well folks? It just so happens that today is that day...


(Snapped on 2/14/11 - using a Holga 120)

The convivial relationship between my two creative loves - self-portraiture and analog photography - came as a complete surprise to me, quite frankly. Initially, I worried that one might steal the other one's thunder, but it turns out that they actually complement each other quite well. And what better way to celebrate their union - than by officially marrying them on the pages of my blogs...


(Snapped on 2/14/11 - using an iPhone and an Instagram filter)

I spent most of yesterday, working on a new entry to post on my self-portraiture blog The Big Ugly. After finally publishing it, I decided I'd write the next three Little Pretties entries in tandem with that particular post, in order to offer my readers a more comprehensive visual of the three venues featured in my most recent self-portraits. 



(Snapped on 2/14/11 - using a Holga 120)

The photos in this installment of Little Pretties, correlate with the the first three pictures seen in my other blog - here, as well as all of the images that I wrote about in this post.


(Snapped on 2/14/11 - using an iPhone and an Instagram filter)

I've been to this abused and neglected old farm, two different times already...and I'm planning on making a third trip there, soon. It's a queer sensation to feel such a strong attraction to a place that completely terrifies me. But the creepiness that this fabulously horrific property exudes, is precisely what makes it such a feast for the eyes, a veritable treasure trove of photographic gems...


(Snapped on 2/14/11 - using a Holga 120)

...a wellspring of inspiration...for my self-portraits...


(Snapped on 2/14/11 - using an iPhone and an Instagram filter)

...as well as my little, square snaps...

5 comments:

  1. What's a Holga... and what's an Instagram? Don't know either one, but these are some pretty evocative images...

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  2. A Holga is an inexpensive "toy" camera (I think mine cost like $30) It uses 120 film, and produces 12 small, square images per roll. Since Holgas leak light - there is this lovely vignetting that occurs...and is to me - part of what makes Holga photography so fantastic! Instagram is a free photography app.. I use it to put effects on the pictures that I snap with my iPhone...I'm still on the fence over whether or not it should be considered "real" photography, or not...but either way, it's DEFinitely a whole lot of fun! Thanks for checkin' out my Little Pretties, Steve!

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  3. Photography, with the digits, has become painting. Chemical photography is finished. Now with the digits in it, a very plastic medium, more and more the act of painting. But the lens holds on to one-point perspective like the worst reactionary -- The Cubists defeated it long ago -- this perspective with vanishing-point making lies, not truth. How to overthrow the illusion of three dimensional space the lens creates, and make the pictures hold to the two-dimensional picture plane? Much is at stake -- Beauty, if truth be such. Truth and beauty. Meanwhile -- Incredible journey through these your marvelous images, your texts . . .

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    1. @William Dew - I'm a little bit confused by your comment...mostly because it sounds like you're referring to digital photography. But this particular entry also features 120 film images...I wish I better understood what you were trying to say to me...sorry, I'm kind of a dunce.

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