two, buckle your shoe.
four, close the door.
six, pick up sticks.
***Recently, I had the divine pleasure of taking a Through The Viewfinder (TTV) workshop with the lovely and talented Andrea Jenkins, aka Girl Hula. I love Andrea's photographs and the insights and humor she shares through her gorgeous blog, Hula70, so I jumped at the opportunity to take her workshop while she was visiting San Francisco.
I used to take TTV photos quite a bit, but I've fallen out of the habit so this workshop was just what I needed to pick up my strange but beloved TTV contraption again. It was a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon: following another artist's thoughtful lead; wandering the streets of the Mission District dodging the unfortunate and insistent rain; toting my cameras with more courage for portraits than I can usually muster; snacking on cupcakes and sipping hot chai. What could be sweeter?
If I had an unlimited budget for art supplies then I would buy heaps and mounds of Polaroid film, settle on a new medium format camera with a much fancier lens, and I'd have a dozen or so of my TTV images blown up really, really big. (Le, sigh.) For now, I'm thrilled to have met dear Andrea, taken her inspiring workshop, and to ease back into the TTV ways again.
My friends, I hope you are having a very lovely week. xoxo, k.