It’s amazing what can happen in a few moments walking around the block.
I stopped by the photo workshop that Levi’s set up at the old Deitch space on Wooster Street today to sign up for some free studio time(!), and to my pleasant surprise, the folks over at the Impossible Project were there lending out Polaroids and a pack of film to anyone who wanted to get their photo on for the afternoon. I handed over my ID and I got a polaroid camera and a pack of the Impossible Project’s own Silver Shade Monochrome film and was on my way.
I went through my 8 shots pretty quickly (I thought there were 10!). It was pretty rad for me because I can’t remember the last time I went out onto the street to shoot. Now I certainly don’t miss street photography nor do I aspire to be a street photographer, but taking pictures just for the fun of it is something I haven’t done in a long time (I’m still recovering from graduate school…and I think too much), and it was a lovely few moments seeing what this new film would bring – and rediscovering the act of discovering.
Treating my camera like a sketchbook is a really important attitude for me to have towards photography, and I remembered today that I need to that more often. The photos above are my edit from today’s experiment. Whaddya think?
And I’ll be there on Saturday, November 13th from 1-4 shooting portraits of my friends – I’d love it if you came in to let me shoot your pretty face!
P.S. This blog entry was not endorsed by Levi’s or the Impossible Project – I just really dig what they are doing.