I live in beautiful Portland, Oregon with my husband and our silly little black cat. When I am not taking photos and working in my studio, you can find me riding my bike, eating at one of the various yummy food carts, hunting for great finds at thrift stores, spending time with friends and family and exploring the world.
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I am a self-taught photographer working with 35mm film. My images are printed exactly as they turn out in an alternative developing process, they are not altered in any way. Instead of using Photoshop, I rely on obscure angles and the film developing process to create a unique and altered image.
I find inspiration in the world around me, from ordinary day-to-day scenery to broken and dilapidated objects. I am always challenging and pushing myself to progress my art by shooting with a variety of cameras and experimenting with different films and developing processes. My goal is to photograph the world, revealing it to you through my eyes.
I accidentally started this series in January 2010 when I reloaded an already exposed roll of film back into my camera. The outcome was more than I could have ever hoped for. I now carry around a camera specifically for double exposures. At first I was just randomly shooting anything and everything. Currently I am working on a typography project, putting my graphic design degree to good use. As well as a floral and fauna series.
It took me years to learn how to use my holga camera and produce images that I was happy with. I got the hang of it in 2009 and ever since have been addicted to lomography; low-fi photography. I am currently shooting with 5 toy cameras, all with different films and for different projects. My favorite of course being the Lomo LCA+, which my book series, Adventures in Lomography is based around.
This series started when my mother in law started buying cameras for me at garage sales to decorate our home with. After a summers worth of garage sale-ing, I ended up with about 20 analog cameras, all shapes and sizes. About 5 of them being Polaroids. I started experimenting with the new Impossible Project film and after many many failed attempts and non work cameras, I finally got the hang of it. Mostly I just shoot a few here and there when we travel, but I am slowly working on having one beautiful image from every National Park in the US.
This is a little video I filmed and my friend Sarah Bocket edited of an adventure a few of us took after a long winter of art fairs. Just a peek at what we do with our time off.