Wednesday, November 7, 2012

quatre-vingt-dix: Where I Blend In

Instagram via iPhone
Salt Lake City, Utah
October 20, 2012
Photograph by Miss Brooklyn Ottens
Dear Fall,

I want to blend in with you forever. Please don't leave yet.

Love, J

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

quatre-vingt-neuf: A Thought That Found Me

Instagram via iPhone
Antelope Island State Park, Utah
October 14, 2012
Photograph by Miss Brooklyn Ottens

I'm going to try to get back into the habit of leaving my thoughts here.
However, if you don't care to listen to my banter, I started a tumblr.
More photos, less words.

Lots of new work.
Coming soon. 
But until then, a thought that found me recently, and has yet to leave my mind since.

"As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge."

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

quatre-vingt-sept: Feeling More And More

Kodak Portra
Mont Saint Michel, France
June 2012

I have been back for one month now.
And this place is feeling more and more like a distant dream.

Friday, July 6, 2012

quatre-vingt-six: C'est La Vie

Instagram via iPhone
May - June 2012

So many moments that life just didn't feel real.
More to come.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

quatre-vingt-cinq: Partir En Avion À Réaction

Kodak Tri-X
Salt Lake City, Utah
March 2012

En trois jours, je serai parti.
Au revoir.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

quatre-vignt-quatre: Point and Shoot

Fuji Sensia
Zion National Park,Utah
August 2009

Agfa CT Precisa
Uinta Mountains, Utah
Summer 2009

Visit these photos and many more by much better photographers than myself.

Les Enfants Terribles
A Point and Shoot Camera Show
April 20th @ Fresh
870 East 900 South
5:57 - 9:02pm

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

quatre-vingt-trois: Nature Remains

Fuji Provia
San Francisco, California
March 2012

"After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains."

- Walt Whitman

Monday, March 19, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

quatre-vingt-un: This Is Happening

Instagram via iPhone
February and March 2012
Salt Lake City, Utah

This is what my life has looked like as of late.
And photobooth.
And spandex.
And lookalikes.
And concerts.
And fingernails.
And trees.
And headstands.
And good weather.
And flowers.

And this.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

quatre-vingts: This Is What I Saw

Kodak Portra
Price, Utah
January 1, 2012

I woke up on the first day of the year 2012.
And this is what I saw.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

soixante-dix-neuf: Le Secret

Kodak Tri-X
Bryce Canyon, Utah
July 2010

Le secret du bonheur est la liberté.
Le secret de la liberté est le courage.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

soixante-dix-huit: Three Steps

Instagram on iPhone
Salt Lake City, Utah
January 2012
by doing what's necessary.

do what's possible.

And suddenly,
you are doing the impossible.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

soxiante-dix-sept: Some Sort Of Magic Happens

Kodak Tri-X
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
September 2011

     This has to be one of my favorite photos I have ever taken. Tri-X has a way of making this world appear even more beautiful than it is - if that's possible. How does photography do this? I've been reminded of it's mystery over and over since beginning my Darkroom Photography class this month. Yes, I understand that it's pure science, but I have to believe that somewhere in between the camera taking in the light of a moment and the chemicals reproducing it in negative form, some sort of magic happens. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

soxiante-seize: You Never Knew Which Way You'd Go

Fuji Astia/Superia (Can't remember, Gotta check)
Escalante, Utah
July 2011

Je ne sais pas.
Cela est vieux.
J'ai besoin de développer le film.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

soixante-quinze: Peindre Une Belle Réalité

Instagram on iPhone
Salt Lake City-ish, Utah
January 2012

The barrage of Insta photos means I need to develop film. 
Lots to come. 
Stay tuned.