Thursday, June 24, 2010

SoFoBoMo 2010

And this is why you haven't seen me in a few weeks. :) Since last year was a bust, I decided to really make an effort to complete this year's book. The truth is, I love film. It is also really difficult to complete a book of 35 photographs in 31 days and shoot film. And I didn't want to shoot digital and spend hours in Photoshop trying to recreate the lovely look of film. But, if you remember... I just got an Android and downloaded the Vignette app for it. This lovely app lets me set up the look and feel of film before I even start. So, Photoshop was relegated to merely adding the text and the black borders (to make the book assembly much easier).

My book is called, "Little Horses". I've had these miniature Breyer horses sitting around since I picked them up at a thrift shop a couple of years ago. I had always wanted to use them in a series of photographs and I thought this would be a perfect time. My goal was to make the viewer unsure if these were toys or actual horses. Some, I think are quite successful... Others, not so much. But, I like that, as well. Overall, I'm happy with what I have accomplished in 19 days!

So, without further ado, the book...

3 comments:

C. Wade said...

Yay- a complete book! Yea, that'd be *really* impressive if you did 35 film shots that quickly. It's interesting to see you working in digital. I'm loving how abstract you went with these photos.

One of these years I'll get off my butt and do this project too! Inspiring...

inHERdarkroom said...

Thanks!! Maybe I'll turn this into a Blurb book sometime...

I never completed last year, but that book has turned into a project that is still ongoing. It was a pinhole and film project. Have NO idea how I ever thought that would be done in a month!

Karen said...

Congratulations on finishing your book! That's a lovely set of images - quite fey and mysterious. I still don't know what to do for SoFo this year (looking more and more like "nothing"), so kudos to you for getting it done.

 

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