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Inspiration is a direct consequence of living life with a camera in your hands. When you have a button under your finger that can take a moment and freeze it for a hundred years or more, you’ll find yourself seeing beauty in even the most forgettable moments. It is our decision what medium we choose to remember our lives.
We practically live in the future, being able to see and perfect an image only seconds after we take it, and then send it out to literally thousands of people at once. It’s an unbelievable opportunity that I’m glad I can be a part of, but…
…what happens when we take the batteries out? What happens when we turn the power off? What happens when we shoot for us, and only those people close enough to touch? Taking a photo for posterity, and for the heritage in your heart. To share something special by opening a box that used to hold shoes, but now holds your whole life as you’ve seen it with your own eyes. To me, this is remarkable. To me, this is worthwhile.
My class is about experimenting with a new medium. It’s about being comfortable with change and uncertainty. It’s about photographing the forgettable moments and finding yourself in the love that you have for others. It’s about taking the unknown, loading it with film and giving inspiration a place to live.
Everyday I look through a viewfinder, and expose life to my film. In this class I will teach you how to do the same.
This class is a collaboration with the others in the class. We will make something together through our photos. I will not teach you basic photography. I will teach you in-depth film types, film cameras, and film processing. SLRs, TLRs, Rangefinders, pinholes, half frames, point and shoots, toy cameras and all types of working polaroids. I’ll save you time by telling you which cameras you can use that still have film available.
I will teach you how to process a roll of Black and white film in your kitchen sink.
I’m going to cover the ins, the outs, the ups and downs of finding your favorite mediums to record your greatest triumphs or the most quiet and still parts of your life.
The class participants and I will be making something through our images collectively that will help uplift and inspire one another, as well as be given an opportunity to uplift lives of humans in other parts of the world.
Please consider joining me (online) at The Define School to change the way you think, speak and feel about photography.
Also, stay tuned for a chance to win a spot in the class absolutely free.
live when ever you want, while you live now.
It makes me happy that I could put this photo into a box at an antique store and most people wouldn’t be able to tell it apart from the other miscellaneous photos in the same box.
this is Charliee and I, over 2 years ago
Lyndzee is going through all my old polaroids that no one has seen before.
My personal stash.
some (like this one) I’d forgotten.
and some I would never ever forget.
all in all, a little scary they’ll all see the light of day.
Trying to convince Jett that this was not a football helmet was precisely as hard as it was to convince him to not part his hair down the middle.
If things ever go down hill,
if they ever seem like we used to have it better,
I’ll see this photo and realize…
we did have it better,
on this day.
because, what’s better than this?
polaroid 104 automatic // fuji FP-100c
Whenever I get a new camera, she is there. “She” is Roosevelt. A green 1960 Mercedes 190b sedan that we picked up on craigslist about 2 years ago.
she’s a family car.
she’s a crib.
she’s a conversation piece.
she’s a beauty.
she’s a sittin there on the street waiting for me to find a fuel pump rebuild kit.
she’s begging me to take her back to the ACE in Palm Springs like I used to.
she’s begging me to fuel her up, grab a friend and head to New Mexico to trade produce for beads and photograph her like she needs to be photographed, painting the desert green, running with the coyotes, sleeping outside of the California smog.
she’s getting tired of sitting on my street being an old camera test subject,
that’s not why she was built.
that’s was not her purpose.
not her potential.
she happily told me so.
Polaroid 104 Automatic // Fuji FP-100c
Nate // Jaq // I-5 // 1987 BMW 535i DINAN
Photo by Lyndzee. Front seat rocker and roller.
Polaroid automatic 104 // Fuji FP-100c // 86 m.p.h.
The single greatest sweat shirt I’ve ever owned.
photo taken on the way to Vegas by the Ladytron Lyndzee
Polaroid automatic 104 // Fuji FP-100c
Meaning; Maverik in a retro striped hooded windbreaker from Michael and Nellie is legit.
Mamiya Universal // Fuji FP-100c
it’s been said that I don’t want the ‘sweats four days in a row’ wife.
lyndzee obliges me with that.
she’s fantastically styled and dressed every where we go.
love her for that.
she is beautiful inside and out.
make-up or not.
in this case…not made-up.
Mamiya Universal // Fuji FP-100c
Maverik might be the greatest Ellsworth, pretty much, like of all time.
…and Lyndzee’s sweat pants in the middle of the day, with her over sized Momma sweater is how Mav will always remember her. A fashion Icon…and a mother.
I love you both.
50 year old Mamiya Press with a 6x9” back
Expired Ilford HP5