I wonder if she would have been interested in photography on her own if I hadn't planted a camera in her hands. I've loved taking pictures as long as I can remember.
|My very first camera-1985.|
|Was I posing cool, or what? |
The Spruce Goose, 1985
|Me and my little brother looking pissed-off at Knots Berry Farm, 1985|
It's good that Bee is using automatic focus cameras right now-her Superheadz 35mm and my Polaroid Spectra, so she can think about composition first. She's doing really good so far, but I think I'm too intense as a model for her to practice with, so I think I'm going to have her take portraits of her dolls for awhile.
|Impossible Silver Shade film.|
I told her about the line running at a diagonal in the background, but I felt bad telling her anything. I think I'll just let her have fun without constructive criticism for another few years. I just want to teach her things, you know? Photography really helps put life in perspective. It cheers me up when I'm feeling down. I need it. Instant film is like crack. I'm glad I have friends who understand.
|Bee with my Spectra, PX 680 Impossible film.|
|Me with my SX-70 and taped-on ND filter + Impossible shade.|