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it's not photobooth friday , but polaroid friday!
i've been playing with the polaroid land camera that we have.... i'm not even sure how it appeared in our life... for some reason i am very drawn to making pairings of polaroids. i like the idea of two images playing off of one another... to see my attempts thus far go here . i have been overwhelmed by the response of some of the photographers i really admire abee for one and maditi for another... i don't consider myself a photographer and so when real PHOTOGRAPHERS say they see something my tummy does a little spin and i start grinning from ear to ear. it's been one of those magical play moments for me... just finding small things around the house and trying to find the DETAILS in them. i keep telling my students that it's all in the details and i guess that mantra has been sinking into my own head.... [ah - this is why i love teaching!]
i am now really really sad that SX-70 film is no longer being made. DARN YOU polaroid!!
quick thing for those of you really into type [ jan you immediately come to mind!] there's a really cool show about hand drawn and experimental type called alphabet . it's in LA... maybe i'll get to see it next week when i pop down for 2 quick days??? hope so!
i'm feeling lucky today.... a box arrived and i have a new toy to play with [more on this after i get to play with it!] and i don't even seem to mind that i have to go to school today [5 days this week!] or that i have grading up to my forhead! happy friday!!!