Sunday, March 9, 2014
The end of my roll got exposed, but some were still salvageable. Maybe not this one, but as it's the only non-iphone portrait I took, I'm posting it anyway. This is Natalie at her baby shower. Tyrion is 8 months old (and wearing 18-month baby clothes), but since she was in Korea when she had him, and when they moved back things were hectic with their new house in Victoria, a shower never really happened in a timely fashion. I had a surprisingly good time despite it being just me, Nat, Yvonne, and a bunch of Yvonne's retired friends. After the shower I went over to Steph's to watch the game with a few people, and the Leafs won which I guess was a long time coming, but it was still lame.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
My aim is to shoot 24 film exposures per month, and share the best twelve of them. Here are January's, though they were all taken on the 31st, when I went to the Sunshine Coast to visit Amanda. Click on any of the photos to view larger.
On the ferry.
Amanda's yard in Roberts Creek.
I don't know if this is true for the other cabins on the property as well, but the tub & shower at Amanda's are outside. For most of the year, solar panels heat the water for the shower, but in the winter there's not enough energy so there is no hot water running out of the tap. She keeps a pot of water on top of the fire for washing dishes, and in the winter warms her bath using the fire pit below it (the tub is built into a slab of rock, and two large rocks can be moved to cover the opening to keep the heat of the fire in). We heated the bathtub while we cooked & ate dinner (using the fire to roast some vegetables wrapped in foil), and put our towels to warm on top of the stove. I also discovered I'm actually pretty good at chopping firewood! I admit I was apprehensive about the idea of having an outdoor bath in the winter, but sitting in the warm tub out under the stars with a cool glass of beer was actually fantastic.
Various spots in Sechelt, where we went for groceries. The buses don't run very often, so while we waited I filled my coat pockets with nice rocks at the beach and we watched the sun set.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
I took the Friday off work and took the ferry over to the Sunshine Coast to visit Amanda. I stayed until Sunday; the weather was lovely and it was so nice to go somewhere quiet. I love the city but it's good to get away from the busyness of it all, and feel a bit closer to nature sometimes.
When I came home I went to my parents' for Jimm's birthday dinner, and Alice drove me home which was nice.
The Canucks lost some games. It was cold outside.
In which I rediscover my love of ice skating, and am still passably ok at it despite not having done it in about 7 years. When we got cold and our feet got sore Tamara, Val, Steph, Sarah & I went to La Casita for Mexican lunch, and then to Cartems for fancy donuts. This photo is not good but I was having a good week with various people and DineOut and whatnot and sort of forgot about pictures.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Jeff writing in his beer brewing log book. He makes notes with every batch in order to keep track of what worked & what didn't if he decides to make that recipe again.
I got really sick Thursday night, so I stayed home on Friday and by Saturday felt okay but still weak and not hungry, so I didn't really do anything. Thankfully Sunday I was mostly back to normal, so I was able to prepare for the cookoff.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I've decided to take a portrait (of myself or others) for each week of this year. I'll be sharing them here for now, along with some of the film photos I shoot for each month (I'm aiming for 24 exposures per month, no matter whether they're all on the same day or spread throughout the days). This is week one, and the christening shot for the Instax 210 camera I got for Christmas.
Friday, December 27, 2013
I've gotten so behind in posting that I feel overwhelmed by the prospect of catching up, so I'm not going to; I'm sorry. I've decided not to do another 365 project — after four years, I need to relax a little. Although I've finished my 365 self-portraits, I'm still getting caught up with uploading them so if you're interested you can check those out on my flickr album.
In the new year I may try another less intensive project, maybe a weekly portrait, maybe a roll of film each month, maybe both, maybe something else... I haven't decided just yet. But I'll be sure to let you know here, even if I decide to close this blog and share my new work elsewhere. Thank you for following along, and in the meantime please feel free to keep up with me on instagram or tumblr.