25.1.10

disposables & paper flowers


(Erin's shoulder, Geoff's obscured face, Erica's back. I am a truly sensational photographer)

So far, making the effort to take more pictures has yielded some wonderful results. I bought a disposable camera, which I hadn't done since high school, before we went to Come Up to My Room. I used all the pictures up that night. When I went to pick them up today, I was pretty sad. What a waste of money and plastic camera parts, I thought. Looking at the pictures at home, I realized that there were a few that I really like. There is something magical about these cameras. That is, to me. You are so magical to me. It's nostalgia, really.

Of course, it helps that I had beautiful subject matter. The pictures here were taken in the room at the Gladstone that was designed by Lisa Keophila, Fiona Lim Tung, Kristen Lim Tung, and Jon Margono. They are the loveliest people ever, incidentally (hi there!). The room was filled with these enchanting paper flowers. I took the very last picture while lying on a little bed on the floor; we were invited to get a better view from there. Most people were too shy to do it, which was pretty funny & cute. Magical!




17 comments:

  1. I LOVE it and want it. you could get hitched under that.

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  2. You totally could! Get snippin' & stitchin'!

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  3. that looks like a beautiful little installation. and i do like the pictures. because they look different than doctored or too perfect digital, don't they? makes me a bit nostalgic and now i may need to go out and get myself a disposable.

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  4. Exactly! They look a little bit terrible but they're honest! I just held the camera and snapped. So fun.

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  5. the paper flowers are just so beautiful!

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  6. oh, i love. of course.

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  7. its that magical flash in a dark room that makes these photos look so spectacular... and they are pretty spectacular, anabela!
    that's a really nice installation, i agree with caitlin too; that would be a pretty great wedding idea!

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  8. I really like them! I love bright lighting, and you're right they are honest. Nice!

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  9. My favourite picture is the cobweb. I want to try this again. I learned (remembered) that you should never use a disposable outdoors, but indoors... MAGIC. And the flash is essential.

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  10. hi! love the way your photos turned out. thanks for coming up to our room!

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  11. so beautiful! the room and the photos!

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  12. I actually love the stark quality that film+cheap cameras create. Your photos have a spontaneous nature to them. Thanks again for visiting us! You're lovely too.

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  13. thanks for coming to our room and the post!! So nice!!

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  14. absolutely gorgeous. great photos. great location. x

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  15. This was my favourite room, I just loved it!

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  16. I saw the come into my room show as well and really enjoyed it I have been going since the show first started and am happy to see the amount of people growing each year! Also about the disposable camera, I enjoy them because of the quality and also because they are so refreshing compared to the digital camera where people can see the photo before its been developed.

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  17. funny, i've been taking photos with disposable cameras lately! and i completely agree, there's magic in them :)

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