Sunday, February 23, 2014






















I wanted to post these yesterday but I had nothing constructive to say. And still, I am surprised at how much I am NOT enjoying this darkroom class. I suspected that I wasn't very detail-oriented, but now I know it for sure. I despise being told exactly what to do. I resent a list of obligations set before me. This is old stuff for me, but I don't want to grumble through this process. I know there are lessons to be learned, and good lessons, that will go beyond film and chemistry. (But I laughed to myself each time the instructor would emphasize how important it was to be EXACT....all I could think of was how EXCITING it would be to NOT be exact. Screw it up a little...on purpose...)

My husband has a wonderful view on it. Just do it. Don't be so rigid and exclusive of what will help you. You never know what skills or ideas will open up with each new experience. Add it to your bag of tricks. 
That's one reason I love him. He's an artist. Not me.

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This roll of film is out of focus, much like I was when I shot it. 
The only shots that resonate with me are of my daughter with her dog, and of the man in the feed store. 

I think I'm bored with photography. I'm bored with myself. I would like to go on a fast of everything for a while. Stop eating, stop talking, stop analyzing, stop questioning. Is that possible? :-) 


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Some of you say, "Joy is greater than sorrow," and others say,"Nay, sorrow is greater."
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. - The Prophet

7 comments:

Thersites said...

multiple expozures can be fun... i have one of my wife and I in stocks... exposed over one of my college roommate and his date in stocks... Us in our formal dress whites and them in their chic-est gowns.

knit one, perl two, madam defarge! ;)

Thersites said...

Some phot'o's are empty frames... devoid of specific meaningful content, but generally "more transferrable" onto others should they fchoose to "fill in the frames" with their own meaningful content/context.

Duckys here said...

Like the third one best by far.

The road goes on forever.
Don't it though.


Duckys here said...

For some reason the double exposure just speaks of mortality for me.

In clear opposition to the third.

Maybe the second is the solution.

Thersites said...

I would like to go on a fast of everything for a while. Stop eating, stop talking, stop analyzing, stop questioning. Is that possible?

It's called a 'vacation'... until you take note of the resulting ennui. ;)

Jen Nifer said...

I like multiple exposures, fj. More layers, more metaphor.

And yes, some photos are more transferable. I tend to like that style more...

And as for a vacation...I couldn't agree more. :(

Jen Nifer said...

Duck. The road. It never ends. :-)