You know I’m running out of things to say now. Hey, it’s hard to keep this blog fresh and not sounding like a status update. If you don’t want the gory details, stop reading now………Without getting too personal here’s some brief medical history. SOMETIMES I CAN’T SLEEP. When this happens I on occasion take Ambien to break the spell. Why am I telling you this?
Because, it’s really messing with my photos. Last Saturday morning I had planned a quick photo outing down the coast to Montara beach. The surf was up and I had an idea or two I wanted to try. The problem was that I had this horrid Ambien still in my system from the night before. So I’m standing on the beach with the rollei trying to focus, trying to keep the camera straight. I thought I was doing a great job, I told my friend that “I really nailed it.”
On Monday I processed the film and boy was I surprised. First off I thought I shot color extar 100, but instead I loaded 400 speed slide film. Hell, I was using the wrong camera, my holga by mistake. Everything wound up overexposed, and it’s hard to believe I even went to the beach at all.
The scary part of this is that when I look at these images, I feel like I’m seeing the inside of my brain that particular day. I’m not sure what this has to do with ambient light, but the “available light” that I shot that day is more a mirror of my brain, rather than a simple sunny day at the beach. Okay, Julia, you can throw up now.