Friday, November 7, 2014

Analog One

Last month, whilst in Portland, I picked up a disposable camera from a Rite Aid downtown. Why? I'm not entirely sure why, but I wanted to capture a little bit of my trip on film, and this was the quickest way of doing so. I've seen a couple people do whole series on disposable cameras, and they always turn out so dreamy.
 
I love the clarity of digital and the fact that you can take thousands of frames and delete most of them is a nice luxury, but there's something about waiting for film to be developed that you don't get with digital. Will all the prints turn out? Will they be too dark? Did I capture something I don't remember capturing? What the hell did I use all these 27 exposures on? I want them now! 
It's the anticipation that makes these frames that much more special. The only sort of editing I did on the digital prints was slight brightening on a few of the darker photos. Two exposures didn't really turn out, but for the most part I'm happy with what I got.
When my friends and I were down at the food trucks, this was the point when we walked by Hozier sitting on the sidewalk eating a sandwich and we kept walking, like idiots. *stupidstupidstupid* Oh well, he's coming back on tour in February, so I won't give up that chance again. Ugh.
The rest of the shots I used in the city, buildings and parks, all my favorite parts of Portland. Even with the new cars, the familiar green tinge of the coloring makes these all look so vintage. It's the kind of coloring that VSCO Cam-ers dream about. Confession: I love using VSCO Cam.
I did get one decent shot from the Oregon Zoo, a.k.a the saddest zoo known to man.
Now more city photos.
This was the location Ghost Adventures filmed at when they did an investigation in the Shanghai Tunnels in underground Portland. Part of me wanted to capture an orb or something.
Voodoo is always the last place I go to in Portland - mainly because I always bring grub home for friends. 

But I didn't use all my exposures in Portland. I had several left, so I took the opportunity to take the cliche Seattle tourist photo on the rare occasion of being downtown (my roommate were at my landlord's office signing the lease on our new house!!!).
But I used the rest in Gig Harbor - on a particularly grey afternoon downtown.
Yes I was taking pictures while I was driving. So call the cops.
Someone had just left this boat down at the Jerisich Marina to sink. It was quite sad.
It's weird looking at these shots from Gig Harbor, because I never really photograph my little town. It really is pretty, no matter how much resentment I feel toward it for being so damn boring all these years.

Anyway, because I get too deep into reflection about my hometown, enjoy these little bits of analog in this otherwise digital world.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

I'm back! Happy Halloween friends! I'm not doing anything particularly special this year - mainly because it's been a crazy week already and I still need to watch Hocus Pocus. And I'm moving to Seattle next week. Surprise! But, as I am on candy duty this year, I'm going as the Mad Hatter - because y'know GREEN HAIR. 

Yeah, that's a thing now. But enjoy my makeup tutorial for my Burton Mad Hatter-inspired look for this ghoulish holiday!


Now go gorge on Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and Kit-Kats!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Changing of the Seasons || life lately

I, for one, am so fucking glad that September is over. I won't divulge into too much, but there has been a lot of health issues with my family this month that I want September to just go away forever. And Fall is here finally, so out come the sweaters and pumpkin everything. Let's all just give a warm welcome to October. I started in on a new book, put away my Summer wardrobe and dug out all the chunky sweaters, and my favorite shows are back on TV. Everything is going to be okay.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mascara in a squeeze tube? Way to go, Eyeko!

I've been using the same mascara for a couple years now, and you know that feeling you get when you've been using the same product forever? Boredom? You know that feeling? So when I saw that Alexa Chung partnered with Eyeko for a mascara, I couldn't resist. I love Alexa Chung, okay?

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Power of Potions

I haven't written anything on this blog in awhile, and I apologize for that - I've just been ridiculously busy with work, and weddings, and family, and Bumbershoot. I haven't done an outfit shoot in over a month because I've been too lazy to try and organize something after Sarah had her second child so she obviously doesn't have time. 

So last night I took a nice long bath to chill out. And it was wonderful.

Monday, August 25, 2014

HOLY BISCUITS! | Out & About

 
On my way to work yesterday out of Seattle, I was relatively hung over and running on four hours of sleep, so I needed food. I needed it badly. And I'd heard about this new (well not entirely new, but a new location) biscuit place up in Ballard. I had two hours to kill because for some ungodly reason my body woke me up at 8:30 instead of 10:30 like I planned. Though it was probably good I woke up early so I didn't hang around my friend's living room all morning while his roommates woke up. I digress.