impossible project film

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Brought my sx-70 polaroid land camera with me to santa barabara last weekend (I brought a lot of gear) and started playing around with impossible project’s new px-70 color shade film. Thought it would be perfect for capturing some of the sun drenched california landscape. The film is admittedly tempermental and even with the exposure setting turned to dark the images came out pretty washed out (even though I shaded them immediately) and some didn’t actually turn out.

I still love the aesthetic, just wish it was a bit more consistent (I remember the days of real polaroid film — one of my first photo school projects was done entirely with sx-70 film and though it wasn’t entirely predictable it wasn’t a complete surprise, either). Excited to keep playing with it on my next trip — shooting my first wedding, in colorado.

Have you tried impossible project film? Any tips?

Also, because I’m in love with california and road tripping now more than ever, I really appreciate these shots by brian ferry.


Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Looking forward to road trips, leisurely walks, catching up on the blog, shooting more impossible project, sleeping, growing things and instagraming (I’m @ljoliet).

I’m way behind on updating here, but all for very good reasons. I’m still planning to share images from New York + Yosemite + Chicago (jeez and Paris pics from last Fall and San Francisco from earlier this year, yikes!) and want to share some of the awesome clients I’ve been working with and the fact that I’ve been rearranging my apartment. Things have been shifting (for a while now) and in the best possible ways. I want to share all of that, but for the moment, it will all have to wait.

In the meantime, some of my favorite trips taken in the last year ish: berlin, london, petrolia, todos santos (and the house), my beautiful and ever changing neighborhood, joshua tree, alt summit, alaska, one of my favorite drives.

Inspired, as always, by kate, morgan, jessica, jon and tracy.

Still trying to remember this sentiment from the start of the year as we move into a new season.

Happy weekend + happy summer.

the lost coast

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Just returned from the Lost Coast and Arcata.

The trip involved redwoods, solar powered yurts, chickens, empty coast line, yoga, dirt roads, lots of garlic, NO INTERNET, a pregnant cousin, a non pregnant cousin, dogs, cats, wine, cheese, tie dye, greenhouses, more redwoods, long walks on the beach and sleeping.

Pics of all of it soon enough.

And thank you to everyone who left such thoughtful comments on the last post. I got them on the trip and they were really comforting.


Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

It was a working weekend with a fun roadtrip south on the 15 for a shoot. It was glorious and sunny and the 15 is a great driving road. Rolling hills, avocado groves, not too much traffic. On the way home I saw this spectacular bougainvillea just totally owning the side of the road.

How was your weekend?

wild flowers

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Sort of dying to play hooky and go for a drive to see all the amazing california wild flowers on display right now. Gorgeous images are from the wild flower reports.

on the road

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Is there anything better than a road trip? By yourself? Even if it’s just 2 hours to Palm Springs?

road trip to palm springs

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Luxurious weekend in palm springs largely spent eating and drinking at Kings Highway at the Ace. Thrifting fun with Morgan, Beth and Abby and then some r & r. The Ace is definitely better when it’s less crowded and slightly overcast, and you have an awesome camera.

rv on fire

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Morgan and I witnessed this on our way to Joshua Tree: an RV on fire (complete with visible flames!) on the 10. As we were approaching we thought the hillside was on fire and it was only as we were passing it that we saw the reality. Thankfully we both caught the scene on our iPhones.