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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Community Garden

There is a community garden founded by a few friends from school. It's only about a mile away heading out towards Utah Lake and I go to prune tomatoes and weed and much as I can, and when I do return, I get a spectacular harvest, all of these wonderful homegrown vegetables. Tonight we had a feast of homemade salsa, zucchini "boats" with cheese and tomatoes inside, fried eggplant, and zucchini brownies. I love post-garden feasts.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Cara's Bridals [Sneak Peek]

This weekend was bridal madness. On Friday we went out to the salt flats to get a few surreal shots of Cara and her dress, and then on Saturday went out again to some gardens to get a few more traditional shots. I don't want to spoil the mystery and fun of dress and the bride, so the rest of the bridals will wait until the wedding day. So, until August 14!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Man with the Cigarette.

Not many people in the Dominican Republic smoke. I don't know if it is because the culture finds it disgusting or because they just cannot afford a cigarette. Nonetheless, it is not a common sight although it must be more common than I imagine because people sit on the sides of the street selling packs out of suitcases on make-shift stands. Walking around the blocks filled with museums while attending a gallery opening, I came across a beautiful construction worker and begged him for a photograph. He was indifferent to the camera, but his friends fell in love and insisted that I follow them around the steel framed skeleton of a building to photograph the workers. I was able to get a few images that I liked, but this man pulled me aside and asked if I could take his portrait. I started to and then he pulled out a cigarette and wanted a photograph with it. He wanted to show off that he smoked, either meaning he found it to be quite cool or perhaps to show off how well he was to be able to afford a smoke. I have a series of pictures of him with his friends and a huge smile, but once he left the group he became quite serious and real, which is the real reason why I chose this image, because he felt more real in this image than any other taken.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Aaron Siskind on Remembering

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”-Aaron Siskind

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Night Holga

My first round of night photography on my Holga. The great thing about this is the option of advancing the film however you like to make a panoramic if desired. I'm sure with more summer nights ahead there will be plenty more where this came from.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Time and Space

A previous assignment we had in my black and white photo class was portraying time and space. I decided to take a new approach by using 35mm in my Holga so I could manually advance the film. I previously posted the photograph of a good friend Roxanne riding her bike that I developed and turned in. Here are some other series I had on my roll, the first one I hope to redo soon but just a little bit better and perhaps color.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Two boys

Photographs of two boys taken at at the Monte Alta coffee plantation in Jarabacoa. They are both children of the bean pickers who live on the plantation in a little village mainly comprising of one family.

And speaking of coffee, I now work at the Juice 'n Java in Orem. Come visit. I'll make you something delicious.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Photographer to Check Out and Farmers Market

So I rarely do this. Actually, I haven't really ever done this I think, but I have found a few photographers lately worth posting about. The first: Heimo Schmidt, a photographer from the US who's photograph of a woman in Iceland literally took my breath away. He makes me want to go to Iceland and photograph the beautiful people there. Also, another photographer recently introduced to me was Olga Chagaoutdinova and her collections of people in various areas, especially the ones of Cuba. Take the moment to read the artists statements on the various projects.

Also, another matter of business: Provo's Farmer's Market. I am going to set up a booth with some photo and art friends of mine, Lindsey, Amanda, and Nick and hopefully next week Lauren will be joining us as well. We're going to be selling cheap prints of various large and small sizes, so at least come visit us. Below is perhaps an image that will be for sale depending on if I change my mind before printing tomorrow or not.

The Gossling Family, San Antonio, TX

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Double Exposure Time

While I have some spare time this summer, I'm going to try to scan in all my negatives from this past black and white photo class. Here are some of my favorites from the double exposure assignment.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Images taken while at ballet practice with my Dominican sister, Ivis.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I Need a Job. [and a sneak peak from a session I'm editing]

If you are in Utah and need family, wedding, any photos at all please check out my website. I am back in Utah and ready to work and I will make you a wonderful deal. If you are located somewhere else close such as Arizona, Nevada, or California, or anywhere else for that matter, still contact me and I will still cut you a deal. Also, due to popular request I started a proofing website a while back in which I not only sell images from sessions, but also I'm selling fine art prints. So if you so choose, check that out as well. Thank you for keeping me employed. Love, Christine

Monday, July 6, 2009


Color prints from my Holga at my brother's wedding in May, finally scanned in.