Film’s Not Dead

Scanned ImageI love film photography. I love looking through the lens and manually adjusting it. I love not being able to see the image right after I take it- the waiting builds suspense. I love playing around with different film cameras, though I do have a special spot in my heart for my vintage Asahi Pentax K1000.  There’s something magical about film that digital just doesn’t have, so I’ve decided to start a little re-occurring column showing a few of my film photos. Above and below are the very first contact sheets I ever developed (about 6 years ago) which led to my discovery and start of my love with the Holga Camera. The Holga is basically just a cheap plastic camera and uses 120mm film, which means it produces square images. You also control the shutter speed and roll the film yourself – therefore allowing you to play around with overlapping images or double exposures.

Enjoy!
XX
Mary

P.S.  I also want to add a little disclaimer- these film images have not been retouched or altered in any way in order to preserve the integrity of what a film photo is and stands for.

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Joy

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I love it when people are happy. I love making people happy, I love being around happy people, and I love just seeing happy people. It makes me happy knowing others are happy too. With that in mind, I’ve decided to start a little reoccurring column, if you will, showcasing some of the photographs I’ve taken of people that show joy, whatever their joy may be. I hope you enjoy, and I hope that these photos will put a smile on your face and a little extra spring in your step, as they often do for me! These are of Jake, happily playing in a little pile of sand on the street.

xx!

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The Secret to Fashion Week

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Fashion week is here! That means its time for all the designers to put on a fashion show and shows us what we can expect come Spring 2015! We all know the runway shows are great, but the real secret to fashion week isn’t inside the tents; it’s out on the street. Street Style has never been stronger, and this coming fashion month we can expect no less. While there are always questionable outfits and those who have no purpose in lurking outside a show in their craziest outfit other than in trying to get photographed and instantly become street-style-famous, it is impossible not to see dozens of truly stylish people everywhere you look. From the sometimes upwards-of-8 clothing changes Anna Dello Russo makes, to Ulyana Sergeenko and Mira Duma in couture, from the ever-constant bob and sunglasses of Anna Wintour to the uniform of black denim jeans, a button down, and sky high heels favored by Emmanuelle Alt, no outfit is ever boring. No matter if the outfit is flashing with sequins and neon lights or is just a beautiful, simple suit, there is beauty, whether conventional or unconventional, everywhere you look.

Both the inside and outside of fashion week are fun- whether you are seeing it in person or on a screen. I thought I’d share a few of my favorite designers who will be live streaming their shows, so you can get a feel for the inside, and a few of my favorite street style photographers, so you can get a feel for the outside too! And, because I’m feeling a little nostalgic about missing my first fashion week/month in almost four years, I thought I’d throw in a few of my favorite street style photos I’ve taken during New York, Paris, and London Fashion Weeks (I’m coming for you Milan!).

Enjoy!

For what’s happening inside:

Important Side Note: For literally every show happening, NowFashion is the place to be.

September 6, 5pm est- Alexander Wang

September 10, 8pm est- Proenza Schouler

For all the Street Style goodness:

Scott Schuman, aka The Sartorialist, for himself,  Tommy Ton for Style.com, and YoungJun Koo for The Cut.

And finally, from me!

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