June 27th, 2010
The traveling toy camera project is on going and will be finishing the first European tour and will be coming back to North America to travel across the US and Canada. There will be some more International countries too.
I was thrilled to receive a thank you postcard from camera recipient number 1 (Hello, Terminal City on the blog) which had my favorite image from his series on it.
I am just amazed by all the images and love seeing what everyone has chosen to photograph as part of their project contribution. I keep thinking all these photos would make such an amazing book!
Last week I participated in the Voyeur mini-assignment. Over one week 3 text messages were sent out and participants were asked to photograph whatever was in front of them when they received the texts. The results were really interesting.
Now, I’m thinking of organizing a similar project with everyone using their toy cameras – receiving a text and then taking a photo with the same kind of toy camera… hmmm…
May 27th, 2010
I feel like I haven’t been very good about blogging the last few weeks perhaps because I’m in the development stage or not ready to show stage of various projects. Also, with a husband and his cut tendon and a dog with on going illnesses I’ve been feeling sort of exhausted. Plus, it’s summer! We’ve started playing soccer 3 days a week which has been really great exercise!
Other than that I enjoyed a fun birthday week which included dinners out, a mani/pedi, fajitas night, birthday BBQ and dinner and cake!
I got several things to help me prepare for my upcoming holidays including a new lightweight suitcase, Top 10 Tokyo book and gift certificates for MEC (so I can get some nice travel, quick dry, clothing). I know the trip is several months away but I like to be really prepared and I want to ensure I’ve got the best possible plan to see the most things possible without being too busy to actually enjoy what I’m seeing.
A big part of my trip will be to plan what cameras I want to bring. I’ve got several toy cameras in mind, including, the new Holga 135BC, that my sister bought me for my birthday. What I like about this camera over my traditional Holga 120 is that 35mm film will likely be very accessible and I find it to be better when being x-rayed multiple times at airports. If it’s a good fit and has good results I definitely see this as a choice camera.
I will share my results from the Holga 135BC once I get them digitized.
I will also be preparing to do some maternity pictures in early June for a friend. I’m really looking forward to recording her pregnancy with her and her husband. I haven’t done a lot in the area of maternity photos so I’m hoping that we can come up with some ideas for photos that are timeless but don’t fall into the maternity photo cliches that I’ve seen so often.
Well, that’s it for me now – hopefully, I will have something new and exciting to share with you soon like photos or art but until then, definitely check out the Traveling Toy Camera Project blog for lots of great photos from around the world! The camera is currently heading to Sweden!
May 20th, 2010
So I’ve got a variety of projects and things on the go.
I think one of the ones I’ve been most excited about this year is the Traveling Toy Camera Project – it has now been used in 4 countries (including 2 provinces, 3 states) over the past few months. It’s just been to England and will be traveling to Sweden next. I have loved to see what everyone had photographed and the wide range the Vivitar UWS offers. There has been a such a variety in subject matter and color or B&W film. There is something about the way that a photograph documents a place, a person or a time. I know that the large piece of graffiti in one of my photographs has recently been painted over.
I am so excited for the camera to keep on moving and continuing around the world! We’ve got several more countries, continents and places for it to go!
I’ve also been busy reviewing cameras for toycamera dot com and will have 2 reviews coming out in the coming months.
I really enjoyed reviewing the Holga TIM – a cute little Holga half-frame/stereo camera. Here are a few sneak peaks of my results but check toy camera dot com for my full review and photographs.
And the other camera is the Pop 9 - again, here is a sneak peak but stay tuned for the full review and more photographs.
I will be working on some pieces for the Odawa Art Auction raffle that will be taking place at the end of the month and hopefully making some headway in this regard over the long weekend.
That’s it for now – stay tuned!
March 18th, 2010
The Traveling Toy Camera Project has been such a joy to organize and I’ve been so happy that we’ve *knock on wood* had few issues with getting the camera out and about.
I’ve been thrilled to see whatever has chosen to photograph and I’m very much looking forward to it traveling to Europe for a bit soon! Very exciting!
Please check out all the latest photos on the blog!
March 7th, 2010
The Traveling Toy Camera Project has been really successful so far and I’m thrilled about it!! The camera has gone from Ottawa to Vancouver and Vancouver to Chicago, now the camera has traveled on to Oregon now. Soon it will be making the jump across the pond and doing some time in Europe!
Check out the most recent photos on the blog:
And our photos in the flickr group.
February 23rd, 2010
So the camera has been on the move! It made it’s way to Vancouver and has traveled on from there to Chicago! Now, I did make a little mistake as I meant for the camera to go to Oregon and move across North America before going on to the first Europe leg…that said I am thrilled that the camera has been traveling well.
I can’t wait to see what the first 2 people have chosen to photograph and how their images turn out! One member has suggested starting a flickr group for everyone to post their images so I’m hoping to do that…I don’t use flickr a lot so it will be a learning experience for me!
That’s it for now! Cheers!
January 31st, 2010
So the Traveling Toy Camera Project is now underway with the camera making its way across the country. I’ve posted a few photos from my first roll. Please check out the blog for more images!