Tuesday, May 28, 2013

TODAY'S LOOK - 5.25.2013

top: American Apparel | leggings: Black Milk | boots: Underground London

Well, it has been quite some time since I've done an outfit post! The rain caused it to finally cool off a bit, which made it possible to wear more than just a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, a rarity in the humid Midwest summers. My friend Emma took this photo of me on Saturday while we were visiting some of the contemporary art museums in St. Louis. The quality of this isn't so great since I robbed it from Instagram, but I really love the location. The architecture of both museums was crisp and minimalistic, which is right up my alley! I took a handful of photos while we were there but none of the art since that's prohibited. One museum is home to Richard Serra's Joe, a site specific spiral sculpture that twists and turns and is large enough that you're able to walk through it like a labyrinth. Joe is a permanent piece at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts so visitors are allowed to photograph it. Expect photos of that soon and also some architectural shots!

If you're at all curious about the art on display, which includes works from Donald Judd, Lari Pittman, Mika Taanila, and Kerry James Marshall, check out the exhibitions pages at camstl.org and pulitzerarts.org.

Monday, May 6, 2013


I'm sure none of you get tired with me always prefacing my posts with something about how I'm sorry for not posting in a while, so I'll just skip that and say that I've had a crazy last few weeks. The semester is finally over, yay!! My summer class starts in two weeks, but in the mean time, I've been reading like crazy and enjoying my time off and will continue doing so.
I bought this C-41 process black and white film from Four Corner Store a few months ago but never really got around to using it until just recently. My friend wanted to take some candid photos of me for her photography class so we went to a nearby cemetery to do some shooting. I don't think there could have been a more perfect location to try out this film than a creepy old graveyard! I really love how my photos turned out. I used some old Kodak camera from Goodwill for this roll so I'll be excited to see how my Holga does with it. This film has such a gorgeous turn out, so this will probably be my new go-to film. I love black and white images but capturing them in color and then converting them to b&w always looks slightly off. I'm just so excited with how wonderful this stuff is! You'll definitely be seeing more greyscale images from me in the near future!
Seeing Trust for the second time! They were even better this time around; they played a new song, which sounded great, and the crowd was much more into it. And for some reason there was a weird line through all of my photos on this strip of negatives :(

This was the end of the roll but I thought it looked interesting.