I store my old Polaroids in microfilm boxes in a purse on a shelf under my desk.
Every once in a while I pull them out.
They bring back memories from not so long ago but feel like they are from a different lifetime.
They have their own distinct smell.
They have their own distinct feel.
They are a bit of magic, an instant frozen within white borders.
I’ve always had a love affair with instant photos.
If you know me at all, you know there is a special place reserved in my heart for Photobooths.
You will know that in 2009, I showed work at the International Photobooth Convention.
You will know that my last quarter at OSU I didn’t step foot in the photo lab because I was shooting my entire Sr. Show in a Photobooth.
Below are some test shots I took in different booths, when the chemistry wasn’t quite right.
For one reason or another I saved the images.
As frustrating as it was to not be able to make work on the days they were shot, they remind me of the beauty and mystery and magic that comes with chemical photography.
So a few weeks back I got to be back on the field of Ohio Stadium for the first time since I graduated.
We were there for Om-H-I-O… yoga in the Horseshoe.
We got there early…
and played on the field a bit.
It was a beautiful day and an amazing experience!
I’m missing that weather [and Ohio] already!
Friday I took a drive.
I rolled the windows down.
I turned the radio up.
I soaked in the sunny summer-like weather.
I breathed in the sent of fall.
my mind automatically thought… I LOVE MY LIFE.
I was surprised. I know you shouldn’t be surprised when you love your life… you should be thankful… and I am. After a year of trials and heartache and not being where I want to be… I finally feel like I’m on my way.