Capturing Color

I mentioned in this post how I am making an effort to venture out more with my camera.  When I start to feel like I am capturing the same things over and over again, this is always the remedy! 

And the eclectic neighborhoods of Atlanta continues to be an excellent source of eye candy.

Nikon F100, Kodak Portra 800 | Azzari Jarrett
Nikon F100, Kodak Portra 800 | Azzari Jarrett
Nikon F100, Kodak Portra 800 | Azzari Jarrett
Nikon F100, Kodak Portra 800 | Azzari Jarrett

Definitely pushing myself to capture more color here - love how Kodak Portra 800 muted the tones of this brightly colored wall.

Capturing the simple moments of our days will always be my favorite, but it is good to get out of my comfort zone every once and while.

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:

 

Art on the Atlanta Beltline

Art on the Atlanta Beltline | Azzari Jarrett
Art on the Atlanta Beltline | Azzari Jarrett
Art on the Atlanta Beltline | Azzari Jarrett

One of the tough things about shooting with film is that it is not easy to hand your camera off to someone so that you can actually *appear* in a photo.   

It's kind of a complicated process when they realize that they are holding a film camera!

But last week, when I had lunch with my sister, we passed this beautifully painted wall, part of Art on the Atlanta Beltline, I knew I wanted my portrait taken in front of it.  She was apprehensive at first, but after a few quick pointers, she nailed it with the images above.

I definitely feel more comfortable behind the camera, but I treasure the rare occasions when I am in actually in front of it.

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I also wanted to mention that I am once again participating in Ali Edwards' Week In The Life this year.  I am mostly using my digital SLR for this project, mainly because I plan on using the self timer so much this week.  

Although I won't be posting daily recaps here, I will be sharing some of my completed album.  You can follow along with me on Instagram.

Lately, On The Table

On the Table | Nikon F100 | Kodak Porta 160 | Azzari Jarrett
On the Table | Nikon F100 | Kodak Porta 160 | Azzari Jarrett
On the Table | Nikon F100 | Kodak Porta 160 | Azzari Jarrett
On the Table | Nikon F100 | Kodak Porta 160 | Azzari Jarrett

Nikon F100 | Kodak Portra 160

Whenever life gets a bit hectic, I like to retreat to what is familiar.  And for me, that usually means grabbing my camera and capturing the morning light on my table.  I am always drawn to the shadows and light.

And when I cannot control all of the change going on around me, I love to keep up with little rituals that bring me comfort - preparing my coffee in the morning, tending to my small garden, and keeping fresh flowers in our home.

Change has always been hard for me, I know this and I accept it.  The key is to be able to bend and adapt.  And capturing bits and pieces my life always helps to see me through.

In The Garden

So much green these days. 

The girls are out of school and we are settling into our summer routine, which includes lots of time spent in the backyard. 

 We planted a few tomato plants, some parsley, peppers, and squash this year in the garden.  I always have a hard time keeping the bunnies out though - they love to eat everything before we do.  Any advice is gladly appreciated!

Currently - April

I find it amazing that it's already the last week in April.  Here's what I have been enjoying this month:

Devoured the burger above, complete with sweet potato fries.

Inspired by this interview with Laura Pritchett.

Love how Nicole used the Paislee Press trading card templates for documenting a day in the life.  

You are so much more than your portfolio  - a good reminder from Molly Jacques.

Tried this method with my daughters for a simple way not to interrupt and it totally worked.

Feeling everything Brandi is expressing in this post - it's all part of the creative process. Make more.  

Subscribed to the Skimm and I'm loving the simple breakdown of news into conversational topics such as "What to say at a family dinner".

Shipping On The Table, Volume 2 and so excited to finally see these film images in print.