Exposing Children to Photography Exhibits

Azzari Jarrett | Exposing Children to Photography Exhibits

Please join me over on Viewfinders today as I share some lessons learned when bringing my daughters to our local art museum.

It is so important to expose our children to the arts, to plant those seeds of curiosity. 

More on the Viewfinders blog.

Currently - April

Hasselblad 500c | Fuji FP-3000B Film | Azzari Jarrett
Hasselblad 500c | Fuji FP-3000B Film | Azzari Jarrett
Hasselblad 500c | Fuji FP-3000B Film | Azzari Jarrett

A few recent captures around the house with my Hasselblad and Fuji Fp-3000B film.

Here are a few of my current thoughts and inspirations this month.

  • Honored by your response to my previous Photo Life post on Digital vs. Film - I think we all agree that both sets of images are beautiful, but there is something about film that is hard to replicate.
  • Struggling with the fact that some of my favorite film has been discontinued (Fuji Fp-100c and Fuji Fp-3000b).  I am really trying to wrap my head around how selective I will have to be when reaching for one of my film cameras.
  • Loving the new project life instax products. I can't wait to create an entire album full of instax photos.
  • I wrote a guest post last month on Becky Higgins' blog. I shared some of my thoughts on fostering love between your children.  I really poured my heart into that one, I hope you can relate.
  • I am definitely looking forward to summer break and having some uninterrupted time with my girls.
  • So inspired by Leslie's film images.
  • Loving this project life layout by Kari - love her clean, simple style.
  • Kirstin's tips for using a selfie stick for overhead shots is simply genius.

I'd love to know what you have been enjoying this month, please do share.

Travels | Pacific Northwest on Black and White Film

I am a firm believer that creativity needs constraints.  I talked a bit about that in my post, Photo Life 3: Traveling with Photography Gear.

I have been on one too many trips where I have packed too many cameras, too much film, and I felt burdened by the sheer weight of carrying it all.  

For this trip, I had one roll of film - Ilford HP5 Black and White. And that's it.

I shot 36 exposures during the entire trip, and along with my iPhone snaps, and a few instax minis - I felt that I was truly able to enjoy my time exploring.

Here are my favorites from the roll, starting with Seattle.

Seattle Public Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett

I love how the grain of these black and white photos make them seem like they were taken in the 1950's or 60's. 

Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Seattle | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Port of Seattle | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Seattle | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Seattle | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett

And Portland shines on black and white film.

Portland | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Portland | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Ace Hotel Portland | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Powell's Books Portland | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Powell's Books Portland | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Cannon Beach, Oregon Coast | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett

Cannon Beach almost looks eerie in this last photo.

Black and white film definitely changes the mood, and I love that.

And if you are interested, here are a few more (older) posts with black and white film:

 

new orleans in black and white

© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari JarrettLeftover beads from Mardi Gras were around every corner in New Orleans.  But it is the contrast and architecture of the city that stood out for me the most, and this black and white film captures that essence. A few links:

  • I'm a guest over at habit this month, contributing photos + words.  I am immensely enjoying capturing bits of my daily life to share.  I am in good company.
  • I've created a tumblr blog where I am posting some of my film work.  I don't expect any changes here, I just love sharing on that platform as well.

quiet mornings

© Azzari Jarrett © Azzari Jarrett

© Azzari Jarrett

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I took a quick trip to New Orleans.  We make this trip quite often.  New Orleans holds such a special place in our hearts.  This is where we met, dated, and married almost eleven years ago.

It was the quiet stillness of the our mornings that I loved the most - breakfast in bed, coffee while we watched the sun come up, and slowly easing into the day.

More images coming soon.