Category : Self-Portrait

We’re back! Our epic trip to Spain and France was a blast, and I’m in denial that it’s over. While I’m waiting for my rolls of film to get developed and I take some time to scan my Polaroids, I thought I’d share a few fave iPhone shots to give you a peek into our travels.

We started in Madrid. The color “had me at hello…”

Madrid_rsThen off to Seville where we took in a fabulous traditional flamenco performance…

Flamenco_Seville_rsThen a return for me to Barcelona. It had been 18 years since I was there originally, and I still adore this city…

self_Barcelona_rsThen, San Sebastián. I think I’m moving here…

san-sebastian_rsFinally, beloved Paris, of which I will never tire…

Paris-Door_crop_rsI cannot wait to get my film photos. I’m dying to see what I captured. Oh, and did I mention I didn’t take my digital SLR? I’m over at Mortal Muses today sharing a bit more about opting to leave “the big girl camera” at home while traveling. Click HERE to see more!


Monday, July 21st, 2014 5

I’ve been a bit stingy in revealing my photographs from 365 IMPOSSIBLE Self-Portraits. As many of you likely know, I’m working on a book that includes this body of work. Because I want the book to showcase these self-portraits, I’ve been reluctant to share them all here on my website. It feels like it would ruin the surprise of the book. At the same time, I do want you and others to be interested in the book and wanting to see the rest. I’ve got to pique your interest, right?

In that vein, I decided to share two new self-portraits for Day 4 of ‘Roid Week. These are some of my very favorite photos that I’ve been holding back…

PX70_CP_Day174_Open Road Full Body_rs

600 BW_Day301_Queen_rsSharing more of my work from 365 IMPOSSIBLE Self-Portraits makes me more and more excited to work on my ideas for the book, and to get it out there. And I really hope it piques your interest and leaves you wanting that book!


As a photographer, I aim to convey emotion in my images. For Day 3 of ‘Roid Week, I chose to share two photos that are imbued with a sense of melancholy. I again selected images taken with two different cameras. I also chose two photos that were comprised of very different content — at least on the surface.

First, a still life photographed with my “new” Polaroid 195 camera

Fuji100C_Dying-Rose_rsAnd second, revealing a new self-portrait from 365 Impossible Self-Portraits

600-Color_Day266_Fishnets-Face_rsI’d love to hear what these two photos invoke in you. What do you feel as you take them in?

And please, please, please, check out all the amazing photos in the ‘Roid Week Flickr pool. If you’re needing a dose inspiration, that is THE place!


For Day 2 of ‘Roid Week, I decided to share two self-portraits. I selected one color photo and one black and white, and also chose two images shot with two different cameras.

First, I unveiled a new photo from my 365 Impossible Self-Portraits project. Although I did share this image a few weeks ago here at Life Refocused for a photo riff, I hadn’t shared it on Flickr, making it acceptable for ‘Roid Week. This is one of those photos that I like more and more as time goes by.

600-BW_Hide-Eyes_Inverted_rsNext, I shared a double exposure that I shot with my “new” baby, the Polaroid 195 camera. The lilacs were in full bloom a few weeks ago and I jumped at the chance to try a double exposed self-portrait with those lilacs and the brilliant Fuji 100C film.

Fuji100C_Double-Exp-Lilacs-Self_rsThe Flickr pool is already filled with so many stunning photos. I hope you do click over and check out the amazing images from the instant photography community.


Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 3

As I was getting all ready to share some highlights and tales from my recent trip to NYC with Lindsey and Deb, I got to thinking about the slightly larger group of photography sisters from which our spin-off trip developed. I’m missing these ladies, or “birds” as we’re affectionately called by Cherish. While the three of us had a grand time in the city, I wish that our whole group had been able to be together for this latest adventure. And since we didn’t get our acts together to do our photo riffing for this month, I thought I’d revisit the last time we birds were all together in Tofino.

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The ever-adorable Lindsey in her bear hat…

PX70_CP_Lindz Tofino_rs

A gift of the ocean…

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A little TTV of Cherish…

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Finding myself through the sea grass…

Spectra_Softtone_Double Grass Tofino_rs

And wondering what adventure awaits us next….

Spectra_Softtone_Tofino-Gate_rsAhh…Tofino.

Miss you, birds. xoxo

*For those interested, all photos in this post are instant film photography images using expired Polaroid 600 film, expired Polaroid Spectra Softtone film, and IMPOSSIBLE Project PX70 film. 


Six days, friends. That’s it. Just six more days of shooting 365 Impossible Self-Portraits. In some ways, it seems like I’ve been working on this project forever. The daily grind of any project will likely do that to a person. And in other ways, it feels like I was just at the half-way point. That it was only yesterday when I still had a full month to go.

Spectra_Softtone_Ferris-Wheel-Double-SelfieThe ride is almost over…