This weekend we went out for mexican and spent time in the park and I took along my little friend, my SX-70. Sure, I really "should" get this camera adjusted so the images don't come out all over exposed. But I'd only do it out of curiosity. I really really love what comes out of this camera the way it is. They're like instant little watercolor paintings. With tidy white borders.
This beautiful book, edited by Jen Altman, is filled with Polaroid photographers. It is so inspiring that, after I got it, I bought my SX-70. I just had to capture some of the magic that comes out of a Polaroid camera.
I'm pretty sure the book has been sold out for a while, however, click here to see the list of photographers with links their websites. I hope these amazing photographers inspire you to pick up a Polaroid.
Here's another digital collage from muscle car heaven. I found a box of old greeting cards from the 60's and 70's that I'm throwing into the mix now. That's where I got the sweet little flowers. I also mixed in a photo I took in New Mexico.
This is another collage I made yesterday. She's the Ambassador.
Both of these are available in my Etsy shop.
While playing with Photoshop today, these two showed up. After I finished them, I wasn't sure what I had. What are they about? Do they have to be about anything? They're still in the vein of the muscle car-vintage-girly thing going on in my head. I'm not sure where these are going, but I'm going to continue.
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Photoshop?
Some of the layers are my own photographs. Some of the layers are Polaroid shots. The women are from vintage magazines I have laying around my studio.
Both of these collages are available in my Etsy shop.
This time of year, our 100 year old oak trees' leaves turn brown and take their time dropping to the ground. But we have a few japanese maples in the yard that scream for attention before they drop theirs. I'd save every leaf if they wouldn't haul me off to the funny farm for doing it. :)
See more photos here.