I was so happy to get a full-length shot of me and my outfit - I've been waiting to wear this for two months now, and it's been a little too cold for a skirt! All I can say is, well worth the wait ;) I also had some fun with that last image; I added a canvas in Photoshop, because the wall felt a little bare! Check out the original image, and additional edit with my name, below!
Friday night's reception for my solo spring art show at Medfield TV was fantastic, thank you to all those who came out, and to those who had wished me well but couldn't make it! I really appreciate everyone's support, and all the work Aditi Thatti and Medfield TV put into this for me, along with my friend Joe Musacchia, and thanks to my mom, Alex James and Sam Merlin for also documenting the event!
After setting up, we began with an interview about myself, and this opportunity with Medfield TV! Alex James filmed, while Sam Merlin took some shots!
Leading up to the reception, I received some awesome publicity in the local papers! Thanks to Colleen Sullivan, previous Medfield TV artist and Writer for The Patch, for her article on the show! Doug McCulloch of The Hometown Weekly News also wrote a great piece to pump people up for the reception, too!
I could have titled this post 'Sunset at the Faire,' a continuation of photos from my adventure to King Richard's Faire! - but that wouldn't do justice to the amazing costumes of two faire-goers. Yes, Beauty and the Beast...
My friend Victor and I ventured to the faire a bit late in the day, and took photos of all the performers - and, of course, each other!
As sunset descended, so began a joust! I took a bunch of photos with my film camera, which I will get developed soon (I promise!). Here, check out a few shots of the joust I caught with my digital. Honestly, I like the blurred heads of onlookers in the foreground, haha.
Ah, the end of the day. I photographed Angus MacPherson a few more times - as did Victor! Haha.
Over the years my art has changed and grown all over the place. Between film, photography, web design, and a bunch of other stuff, I've admittedly had trouble figuring out how to present my work online. At this point, I should have a 'photography feed' on some sort of site like 500px, or Instagram, a simple, image-only supplement to my website. If you have ideas, I'd love to hear them :)
While I do my research, I wanted to share some recent photos from my trip to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with my friend Francis!
First, we went to Strawberry Banke, a 'living museum' of historical homes and people who re-enact things! Then, we moved on to the gardens nearby. It was 'the golden hour,' and we captured some beautiful photos. I'm also realizing just how much I love photographing plants!
And so concludes a fun and beautiful day. The photos of me were, of course, taken by my friend Francis, also pictured above. He takes great photos in natural light! We also caught a wedding party heading to a limo ;)
Though I took these photos with my Canon Rebel T5i, I also pulled out my new Minolta-SRT 101 camera, a vintage 35mm camera that is still a very popular film camera, today! I learned film photography in high school, and have always loved film. I also love the ease of using a film camera versus a digital camera - something you may not hear many people say, haha.
Update: For those of you looking for your own photography starter kit or information about cameras, check out this guide on “how to choose a camera” from Jen Reviews!
I bought the camera and 10 rolls of film on eBay in September for about $100 - I bet you could find a similar one, too! I will share those film photos when I get it all developed. In fact, I'm looking for film photography developing labs in the US, so if you have suggestions, I am all ears!
In August, my mom and I ventured out to Tower Hill Botanical Gardens to use my new Canon Rebel T5i, and see some beautiful flowers! The image below is one of my favorites from the day - can you see the little creature, blending in?
The bonsai exhibit was in full bloom, so to speak, and I caught some very cool photos! I'm definitely working on a little side project with these images, too ;)
It was a lovely, incredibly hot day, so we captured as many photos as we could before we sort of melted, haha. I'm not sure what that pink flower is, but it looks beautiful...