I am very honored to be among the twelve talented women participating in this year's 12.12 Project (http://www.the1212project.com/), a collective of women's instant photography. The project was started by photographer Penny Felts three years ago as a way to creatively challenge herself, to motivate and inspire both herself and other photographers.
The concept is simple: There are twelve photographers, who propose twelve themes, for the twelve months of the year. At the end of the month, we share our creations for that month and that particular theme. There is also a men's project that follows the same premise.
The first month's theme is an introduction with a self-portrait.
And so this is my profile photo. It was made with a Polaroid sx-70 sonar camera. This is an excellent SLR camera with which I fell instantly in love. It is now difficult for me to bring out any other camera when I am shooting! The dream-like quality of the images and the imprecise focus takes me out of the hard edges of everyday life into a place where all is soft, fluid, supple. The dried hydrangea blooms were added to the exterior of the photo to reinforce the romantic quality, to add depth, and to speak of the passage of time.
I invite you to follow along on facebook : https://www.facebook.com/The1212Project/ or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the12.12project/.
There is so much talent among these woman, I cannot overstate how thrilled I am to be among them. These are the very photographers who inspired me to get into instant photography in the first place! I feel like a little kid at the big kids' table, but I am holding my own.
Stay tuned for more instant photos and musings. Until next time...