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good afternoon, good evening & good night

ok. it’s 2:26 am. i am supposed to be leaving for the airport in approximately three hours and 45 minutes. ok, that’s not approximate, that’s exact.

i still have work to do. emails to send. and, well, i have not packed a single thing. which might not be a huge deal :: but when you are me and you A. love excessive clothing B. feel you must be prepared for all climates even though the forecast(s) are HOT and even HOTTER C. have three cameras + film that must be packed carefully D. have all sketching materials that MUST be packed and not forgotten E. will be in not only NYC but also MAINE (via 8 hour bus ride), so must consider packing “lightly” :: if that’s possible and F. am totally and utterly crazy… having 3 hours and 45 minutes is just not enough time to do any of the above, but per usual, somehow, i will make it happen because i have no choice BUT to make it happen.

so, yeah, about those pictures i’ve been meaning to upload. i stayed up for roughly the past 2 weeks. averaging 2-3 hours of sleep a night (some nights no sleep, some nights 5 hours of sleep, etc.). that said, i’ve been a little busy and i don’t have the excuse of “i’ve been partying!” but rather, “i’ve been working like a slave!”

however, after this trip east that i am taking :: i am currently under the impression that things will simmer down (famous last words, i know) and that means i can upload ALL the photographs i have taken. i have about one billion, so it should be exciting.

remember that time i went to San Francisco, uh, two weeks ago ? well, i got to swim in the pacific ocean (and yes, it was quite cold, but totally worth it)(i also got stuck on a chain link fence after i’d broken into the Golden Gate Park botanical garden, a great story for another time). i did NOT take this photograph (which should be clear because i am the one in the photograph), but i figured i’d at least share something with you before i bail on you for what could be ten days. my friend, eddie, took this photograph of me and A. i think it’s a solid photograph and B. it proves that even when i am away on these various excursions, i am still working with my camera in hand, hanging around my neck :: not a unlike a soldier ready for battle.

and, no, i’m not so vain as to think i should post a picture on here that A. i didn’t even take and B. is of myself. truth be told ? it’s the only photograph that managed to make it onto my hard drive since my trip and since i am seriously under a time crunch, it’s really the best i could do. apologies left and right. please hold :: while i get my life back together :: oh and did i mention that i am, officially, considering moving to San Francisco within the next six months or so?

yeah. that’s another story for another time as well. i’d love to share the details, but guess what? i still have an empty suitcase, carry on, and ya know, like, a lot of stuff to do. so, let me hereby remind you that patience is, indeed, a virtue. i’ll be back before you know it and with any luck i can even provide ya’ll with a friendly update whilst i am pretending to be a jet setter.

[HOLGA + color film][photo courtesy of Eddie]

jessi

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amtrak No. 3

do you own a Holga? if you don’t – you have no idea what you are missing out on. if you don’t know what a Holga is, let me explain: it is a plastic camera that costs under 30$. the film is a bit pricey to purchase and develop, but worth it. it’s not like i’m out taking pictures every day. so, it’s a small price to pay for unexpected-happy-accidents which are what The Holga produces.

i bought this camera back in late August of 2009. to be completely honest? i was a little afraid of it. it was so light weight and taking a picture was so easy. i’m not talking about composition or anything ‘artsy’ like that. i’m literally talking about ‘the click.’ it’s like changing the channel on a remote control. it’s so fast and effortless and it feels like you aren’t taking a picture at all. then you wind the film and continue. it’s almost too simple, that is, until you take your roll(s) of film to your local printer and *wham* here are a set of pictures that A. you may not even remember taking and B. really? that little tiny click produced THAT image? it’s amazing. depending on how you format your camera, you can get 12 or 16 photographs per roll of film. it’s not much, but the results speak for themselves.

maybe i’m late to hop on the Holga band wagon, but i don’t care. i’m on it now and i’m loving the ride. i’m buying the ring this weekend and we are going to live happily ever after.

[Holga + 120 color film + ‘the awesome click’]

jessi

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