Here are a few of the black and white shots that I didn't submit for Other People's Houses. These were taken with Fuji Neopan 400 film in my Canon A-1, and during the winter when lighting was a challenge. Also a challenge: trying to create a sense of intimacy using material I have shared so many times before.
I sometimes joke to Geoff that my pictures are basically student work, especially when using black and white film, because I didn't take photography or art in high school or college. I have some catching up to do.
kater: Oh I know! I'm afraid that by the thing everything blooms I will be in London and will miss it, since they've already had their blooming. I guess I can't complain too much about that, though.
Elise / Pennyweight: Thank you! That means a lot to me. That's a nice quality.
Tiffany: Thank you! And yeah, it's a pretty funny name. I actually use the Super Orgasm powder! Even more intense.
andrea: Thank you!
Hopscotch: You'll love it, I know it!
elle :: everything reminds me of you: Yes, I hope you can see them in person and that they won't disappoint.
suffragette: Thanks for the sweet comment!
Jane Flanagan: Thank you! I always find that ultimately fantasy novels were a letdown -- something in them was always off. But the Martin books, for some reason, were just too good to me! I watched the first episode the other night and I enjoyed it very much.
Caitlin Rose: Oh yes, so nice! I hesitated before buying the NARS blush in powder form since it was so expensive but I suspect it will last about a year. It's actually quite economical that way...
Lolo: Oh no! Aw, what a bummer.
Siubhan: Yes, it's so beautiful! Lovely photos. I downloaded the first episode myself, since that's how I get all my television. It was pretty entertaining!
Devea: I like it so far!
Anonymous: I love the Chanel "Boy." It looks like a nice lip gloss, very light colour. It doesn't stay on very long but I enjoy reapplying it because it smells and feels lovely. I used the NARS on my cheeks a bit, but apparently you can apply it all over your face and neck. I have been using the same product in a powder as a blush and I quite like it!
Diana: The one in the picture was a NARS illuminator, but Stephanie also sent a Chanel one called "Boy." A nice pinky-nude shade! Lovely.
Mari: Thank you! The black and white film is Fuji Neopan 400, and the colour film I usually use is Fujipro 400, although I am going to try 160 soon. I guess they're pretty grainy but I like the grain, personally.
in dreams: Oh neat, glad it worked for you. Yes, the strap I got is so perfect for me. It's not adjustable, but I don't mind that part.
Tiffany: Thank you, I hope they arrive here soon too!
Kennedy: Thanks, sweet girl! xo
Twiggs: Oh I know, they can be so heavy! I don't tend to carry the camera around my neck very much since the A-1 is so heavy.
EvaForeva: Yes, I like that it's two-tone! Very pretty.
Phara: Oh, I hope you will like it!
Stephanie: YES! Was Kat (filmstills) someone you followed at the time? I met her on Livejournal years ago! And although I've yet to meet her "in real life," I've met some of her friends in real life... the magic continues.
lyce: Thank you so much for your sweet words.
martin: You're welcome! Looking forward to the next issue.
dkmart: So glad you enjoyed! That's pretty much everything that I'm about.
Liz: It's true. It was like an instant support group... until you found out that your real-life friends were making fun of you behind your back. Not that I would have any experience with that, of course. Ha!
angela: Thank you! Yes, that blouse is pretty and I love that the top button is hidden.