Have you seen the beautiful blue, blue etsy front page. Not only does it feature my Baby Blue photograph, but it also features one of my favorite artists Kendra Binney. If you haven't visited her your shop, go now! Her prints would look gorgeous in a girl's room or studio!
I was revisiting some of my flickr favorites this morning, and noticed how lovely they look all together. There are patterns in all of these images that call to me. A sense of calm, often made of of the same pale blue-green , and soft texture. Bits of pink, "our" oregon beach, Paris, flowers I love. Ahh!
I hope you will find these images as powerful and as inspiring as I do.
© All images from Flickr.com and property of the talented artists that created them.
Posted by Alicia at 3:23 PM
Sarah left me a comment on my last post about the Duaflex, and getting film for it... While I don't know anything about film, what I do know may be even better.
All of these new images were created using my digital camera and making it focus through the large Duaflex lens. You can probably do this with most any digital camera with a macro setting. It can be tricky, holding two cameras at once, and then what your looking at is backwards in the viewfinder. But, it is a nice challenge and great upperbody workout!
Because I like the vintage feel I do very little post processing work to these photographs. Just some cropping, and slight color adjustments. Flickr has a great through the viewfinder group filled with lots of inspiring photographs, posts with additional techniques, and instrutions for building contraptions to help you keep the extra light out (though I haven't been using anything, and am happy with the results.) And, this site is great too. There are various vintage cameras that are great for "throught the viewfinder" photographs. So, dig around your basement or grandma's attic, you may already have something that will work. This latest photograph "Sunshine Yellow" is for sale here.
Posted by Alicia at 1:16 PM
I took a tiny break yesterday and played with the duaflex. It is so cute, and just stares at me all day from the shelf on my desk. How could I resist. I am totally smitten with my results. The soft colors, and bits of fuzziness, so organic and dreamlike. More of my experiments can be seen here.
Posted by Alicia at 8:44 AM
I have been stalking the TTV(Through the Viewfinder) group on Flickr for a good amount of time. Just waiting until the day I could join in..
Finally, my new Duaflex has arrived and I snuck in a little time between filling orders this weekend to test it out. This was one of the first shots I took, and will probably always be one of my favorites. Such a sweet moment between the two of them. And, anyone who knows Gypsy knows how far he has come to act as a pillow for this wild little girl.
Posted by Alicia at 9:56 PM