In the desert with Karime.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot with my friend and fellow artist Karime López.  I need practice working with models, and lucky for me, Karime is comfortable in front of the camera and knows how to pose.  I am a very shy girl at heart, and although I've learned how to step-up, direct, and lead, it's still a challenge.  I think practice will make everything easier in time.

It was chilly out, and Karime was wearing a very thin vintage dress of mine, so we had limited time at Red Sands.  I was (of course) fiddly with my Polaroid cameras and Impossible films-warming/shading films, ect...It will be easier to shoot outdoors when it's warmer.

I shot with 4 cameras: My Polaroid SX-70, Polaroid Spectra SE, Polaroid 340, and my 35mm Pentax ME Super with Kodak Ektachrome 160T slide film.  I won't be developing the slide film for a few weeks, but here are the Polaroids/Impossible Project shots, which I am very happy with!

Polaroid 340, Polaroid 100 Sepia Giambarba Expired film. 

Polaroid Spectra SE, PZ 600 Silver Shade film.

Polaroid SX-70, PX70 Color Shade film.

Thank you so much, Karime!


  1. Yes, so beautiful. I especially love the first two. And shooting people who are easy in front of the camera is a dream.

  2. ohhh mia! so hauntingly beautiful! congrats! love love!