their home

On Saturday, I spent the afternoon with close friends.  Friends that I've known for over a decade.  We've truly grown up together - through college, numerous moves around the country, marriage, kids - it's amazing how our friendship has evolved through it all.

And as you can see, their home is bathed with beautiful light.  The kind of light that warms conversation and casts beautiful shadows into the early evening hours.

Their home is a place where you immediately feel at ease.  I'm sure you know the feeling - it radiates from these images.  Shoes come off at the door as warm smiles and hugs greet you.  And as you sink down on the sofa, your feet automatically tuck right underneath you - because there is a familiarity that comes with knowing you are welcome.  You are truly at home.

And this last image below was taken by my good friend, Trey - his very first shot with the hassie.  It was actually my first time letting someone else hold her, let alone take a photo!  I enjoyed showing him how to look through the viewfinder, focus, press the shutter, and pull out the film.  He guarded it closely as it developed, and carefully peeled apart the film to reveal the image he had just taken.  Simply having a physical photo in your hand, mere seconds after you take it, is priceless.  I think he just might love the hassie just as much as I do.  It's quite addicting.

morning coffee

As much as I love drinking tea and coffee, I love the process of brewing just as much.  To me, it's as equally satisfying as the warm drink itself.

And the Chemex fits in so well.  The best coffee I've had - in fact, I prefer it to the French Press since I don't have to deal with the leftover grinds.  The only catch is that I have to drink my coffee as soon as I brew, it doesn't keep the coffee warm for long.

Heating the water in a kettle, selecting my favorite cup, writing down my thoughts -- I savor these moments....

polaroid back

Hasselblad 500 cm, Polaroid back, Fuji FP 100C film.

Our hotel room in San Francisco - photographed with the hasselblad and a polaroid back.  One of the things I am loving about medium format photography is the ability to switch film types.  As you can see, I'm still learning to find the sweet spot with the polaroid back.  Is it evident I'm truly loving this camera?

I was also extremely honored to read this - seeing my work displayed in homes around the world is truly inspiring!


the hasselblad

Hasselblad 500 cm,  Portra 400 film.

These are photographs from my first roll of film with the newest member of my camera family - the hasselblad.  And yes, I think she will fit in quite nicely.

There is definitely a learning curve, but I love the results.  I think the mood and feeling of this day (and my kitchen table) are captured so honestly, so perfectly.

More soon.