Thursday, June 18, 2009

Playa Belleza Venenosa, Big Sur California

Came upon this beach on a road trip up the coast, after a rather treacherous walk through poison ivy.The name is invented. We couldn't find it anywhere on a map. Probably why it was deserted, and impeccably clean!

Holga Time

Dive outside of JT where we had beer and chicken fingers

Taking film photos has always been a fun pastime, even though in the end, I feel much more at home with drawing and painting. Some of my collage pieces have started to combine photos I've taken with the organic lines and structures of my paintings, maybe this will be a direction that I keep up with in school.

For Valentine's Day this year, my boyfriend and I spent time in and around Joshua Tree National Park, a quick 2 hours drive from Los Angeles. I had fun playing with my new Holga, which is a plastic "toy" camera that uses medium format film. I was pleased with the results: saturated colors, somehow nostalgic feeling, and an interesting fuzzy and playful quality.
I'm sure Scotland will provide plenty of Holga inspiration.

Inside the actual Joshua Tree National Park.