reorganizing files and photos tonight and found a bunch of things i’ve never shared, so here are a few from the los angeles diaries. more b-side photos soon, since i haven’t developed a roll of film in ages.
Posts from the 35mm Category
from murren, we took a cable car up to the top of schilthorn (where james bond’s “on her majesty’s secret service was filmed). the ride was about 10 minutes, and the cable car operator plays the james bond theme song as the car behinds its climb.
the restaurant is full of all sorts of memorabilia, and the place mats are decorated with 007’s and silhouetted images of james bond. we ordered wine and german beer, and i ended up ordering spaghetti, when i really should have tried the schnitzel. by the time we were done eating, the clouds moved in, and most of the tourist left since the view of the alps couldn’t be seen anymore. i actually liked the clouds better–it was surreal sitting on the rocks, 9,744 ft up, while the white fog sped past. we spent over an hour hiking to the furthest point, taking photos and videos, sitting and talking, and staring over the edge.
before making our way down to bagni eden in monterosso al mare, italy, i picked up an old underwater disposable camera from one of the stands lining the main road. most of the photos didn’t come out,
and the ones that did were blurry. still, i’m glad i have these quick moments to remember this day by–it was the first time i swam in the ocean in almost 10 years.
Versailles / France
we went through all of our stuff in storage finally, and i picked up my old photos. going through a lot of them, and finding some i’ve never posted here before.
scenes from a gloomy day near the ocean, and a little beta. can’t believe how much has happened in just one year, these days feel so far away.
finally getting around to posting these from the last roll i shot in my contax. i haven’t really been shooting much lately, mainly because of how expensive it is for film and processing here! sad but so very true.
on a happy note, ron and i are going on vacation this coming friday! it’s all i’ve been thinking about lately, along with getting everything done before leaving. we never went on a honeymoon, so we’re thinking this could be it, 5 years later on an early anniversary (the real date is july 12). i’ll definitely have photos to share when we get back! but for now, here’s some black and white film from the past few weeks.
on a warm, sunny day. post red wine and carrot cake.
i can’t believe how long it’s been since i’ve posted on this space. lately, life has felt like a big blur, and everything is moving in fast forward. so much change, so much adapting and learning, and growing.
spring is here. i can finally feel the warmth and even need to open the windows in the office on somedays. the light comes in through the bedroom in the mornings and moves through the flat into the living room during the evenings. we’ve had a couple of visitors, taken a few trips, watched dozens of sunsets from our windows, in hotel rooms, on rocky beaches, and from train windows.
life is good. sometimes you just have to say that out loud.
it snowed a few weeks ago. ron and i woke up really early one morning, and stood on the balcony looking up into the darkness of 5am to watch the snow fall. i couldn’t go back to sleep, i was too excited and anxious for the sun to come up, so i could see what the neighborhood looked like in all white.
beta and i went for a walk later in the day. the wind was picking up and the closest snow shoes i had, were a pair of black boots w/ no grip that i picked up from a flea market in los angeles. it did the job, but left me slipping and waving my arms out to catch my balance here and there. the streets were quiet. all i could hear was the faint whirl of snow as it passed my ears, and the crunch of it under my feet. a few people were out walking their dogs, and others lugged groceries and colorful umbrellas around. we walked surprisingly far, down to the alley we always walk through to get to the town village. it looked icy, so we took the long way. the village was empty, and the local fruit stands weren’t selling much. i heard a few people complaining about the wind and how they couldn’t wait for spring. it made me smile for some reason.
before going home i stopped to take that last photo, and sat on a snowy bench to take it all in. i’ve never experienced living somewhere that snowed, never really experienced real season change either, so it’s been an experience so far! but sitting there on that little green bench while snow fell on my face, and the wind whipped my hair out of my jacket hood, and beta sat on my lap squirming her way out of my arms, overly excited to run through all that white. i felt happy. one of those days you don’t forget, y’know?