Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! It's currently past midnight on Christmas day and even though I have to be up in a few short hours I wanted to share some photos I took this year at the Trail of Lights.




Monday, December 22, 2014

Double Exposures: Silhouettes

For my darkroom project this past semester, I decided to focus on double exposure.  This is one of three posts that will feature my work for my final project. I originally started out just photographing silhouettes and textures to show how complicated the human mind is.


With the above photo I tried sandwich printing, the process of placing two negatives together to replicate a double exposure. And it was the first photo I made for this project. I ended up having to expose the paper for 3 minuets but I'm really happy with the results.  

I'll be uploading the other posts within the next couple of weeks and I'll try to catch up on sharing on my photos from this past semester on here! - Jessica


Friday, November 28, 2014

SoCal

Well it has been a while since my last post but school and work have been keeping me busy. Earlier this month I visited Los Angeles for the first time for my cousin's wedding. We tried to cram as much stuff as we could in the four days we were there, and there was still stuff that I wish we could have seen. We got to walk down Hollywood Boulevard (and I insisted that we find the Harry Potter handprints) and we visited the Santa Monica Pier. I fell in love with capturing the Getty Museum and I was a little disappointed that by the time we had gotten there the sun was starting to set, but sun sets in LA are so much more colorful than here in Texas. So here are my favorite photos from the trip...


And to wrap this post up here are a couple of pictures of the wedding venue and my cousins kick butt wedding decorations. 


Well there is my trip to LA! Since the semester is winding down, I'll hopefully be able to catch up on sharing my pictures and writing blog posts. - Jessica

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dusty Mirrors


Here are some old photos I've yet to share on the blog today. These photos were taken as the sun was setting and peeking through my curtains onto a dusty mirror. The above photo is probably my most extravagant edit (here's the original image), I'm incredibly satisfied with how it turned out. Although these photos are very different than my usual work, I love the mysterious mood they create and I would love to try more of this style in the future.


-Jessica



Monday, June 30, 2014

Lately




Here are some pictures that I've uploaded to Instagram recently.
  • I've mostly been shooting a lot of film recently and I have several rolls that need to be dropped off at the lab. 
  • I also nabbed two new film cameras! I'm finally going to shoot 120 film. 
  • I've been trying to find an easy way to store my instax pictures and so far I like how they look in a moleskin but I haven't been able to store too many because as pictured they don't exactly lay flat. 
-Jessica

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Natasha and Natalie


For my last shoot for my darkroom final I enlisted my friends, Natasha and Natalie, and we went to the Wildflower Center (which I blogged about here).  Here are my digital shots from that shoot.


Now that it's summer I can hopefully catch up on sharing all the photos I've taken over the past couple of months! - Jessica