a love affair

For me and photography it was a big year of continued growth. I photographed simple things, new places, weddings, moments & people. I explored new cameras and lenses, used instagram daily, and had a love affair with polaroid film and cameras. Let's chat a bit about my intense enthusiasm for these old boxy cameras, shall we...

While it is the truest form of instant photography, I would say the meaning of instant isn't quite the same in today's world. Now, with immediate digital feedback, there is an added joy in the anticipation of waiting three to five minutes for polaroid film to develop. Unfortunately, there are the disappointments, and there are plenty of them, ones that don't turn out the way you envision, but for every 10 of these, there are the best ones - the happy mistakes - where what you wanted is there, and more... something else unexpected and magical happens with the film or the light and makes it even better than you imagined. And were this not enough, it is the special soft focus that is possible with polaroid film that makes me melt.

So, thank you Polaroid for teaching me to slow down, to be more selective, to think about composition and help me embrace patience, thank you Impossible Project for the continued work to recreate these special films, thank you to the polaroid photography community out there that I love to follow and am so inspired by, and thanks to you for visiting my blog and providing me with a space to share. With that, here are some of my favorite polaroids of 2011.

1. cafe chairs, gordes, france. 2. lac d'annecy, france. 3. empty bottle, napa. 4. a bowl of cherries, home. 5. two aspens in fall, aspen, co. 6. shuttered windows, villefranche sur mer, france. 7. sunrise in napa. 8. beach fog, del mar, ca. 


  1. What beautiful polaroid shots! Hurray for instant film! :D

    1. Thank You Ashley, I couldn't agree more hurray for instant film!