Sunday, April 29, 2012

Roller Skates + Very Pregnant = Awesome. St. John's Newfoundland Photographer

One day on Facebook a photographer friend of mine named Trish posted an iPhone picture of her kid in roller skates. The picture was so fun and I instantly thought - I NEED A MATERNITY IN ROLLER SKATES!!

Okay well persuading a pregnant lady to wear roller skates is no small feat . . . enter super fun Kim. She was game so we set out to find the flattest alley in town and do my version of roller skates. She is a beautiful pregnant woman and she rocked the roller skates. Thanks Kim!

p.s. She is going to pop this baby out any minute now. Maybe she will let me put the baby in roller skates too?

First one is a nod to Gracie.

A couple of Holga shots:

My favourite and then the rest.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Then they had a baby! St John's Newfoundland photographer

Baby Samuel was born and turned his parents to total mush. It was adorable.

We did Holga roll as well. Holga flash indoors gives a very 50's snapshot vibe that is fun. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Holga on Signal Hill - St. John's Newfoundland photographer

When mom called to book the session I was excited because she asked for my favourite - Holga maternity on Signal Hill. So that's what we did!

Reminder: Holga is a toy plastic camera that uses 120 film. It has a cheap lens, useless buttons and the back can pop off anytime.  I have been using this for many years and have collected a few dozen since each one has it's own unique set of flaws that I harness to create beautiful, dreamy, vintage looking photos. It's everything instagram tries to be. :D The difference is that Holga gives you 12 shots and most don't turn out. It's instagram without a net. It's the real deal. It is my favourite camera in the world.

My favourite camera in my favourite place . . . what's not to love?

 We din't only do Holga. We did a few others.

And then they had a baby!! Baby pics of sweet Samuel to follow . . . 

April Showers bring May Flowers.

Good morning readers.  Today is the day I kick this thing into high gear.

The past few months have been difficult on a personal level and they have taken their toll on me. I happen to be a person who does not find inspiration in sadness and as a result my photography had taken a back seat to my drama. Enough of that. I have the drama under control and I can, pardon the pun, see the light. I feel an enormous sense of relief and I am happier than ever. With happiness comes that full as a tick feeling that creative people get just before they work their asses off creating.

I'm back. I'm ready to see all your babies and bellies and kids and critters. I'm ready to see the joy in the little moments and find the soul int their faces. I'm ready. My new darkroom has been an amazing place for me to be and I am ready to continue to develop new film and print new photographs. I'm ready to be in there so much that I'll have the stench of fixer permeate my clothes and the stain of selenium under my fingernails.

Today I will begin the long process of scanning and updating. By the end of the week you will see a new website and new photos. You will also see my latest winning entry into the NL & Lab Arts and Letters Awards (that's the third win, for those keeping track).

I can't wait.