Monday 28 September 2009
Tuesday 22 September 2009
Thursday 17 September 2009
Tuesday 15 September 2009
“Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” Albert Camus
I love the ring of these words by French existentialist philosopher Albert Camus.
Camus was something of a James Dean character, whose life ended tragically early when his sports car collided with a tree. His wonderful words in the form of political essays, plays and short stories won him a Nobel Prize in his lifetime.
Literary masters aside.... I think friendship is just as beautifully summed up by the inimitable Charlie Brown in his words to Snoopy ...
“Are you upset little friend? Have you been lying awake worrying? Well, don't worry...I'm here. The flood waters will recede, the famine will end, the sun will shine tomorrow, and I will always be here to take care of you."
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Sunday 13 September 2009
I just can't believe that summer is nearly over....
Here in the UK, we are having something of an indian summer right now... So, as you can imagine, I am making the most of every last chance to get my fill of sunshine, blue skies, white fluffy clouds and warm(ish) evenings....
I hope that where ever you are in the world, that there has been a bit of sunshine in your life this weekend too!
Monday 7 September 2009
© Jo Bradford 2009
Sadly, for lovers of the good old peel-apart variety of Polaroid film, (professional pack film as it's also known), our days are numbered. The peel-apart factory in Mexico has not been bought by anyone, nor does it look like it can be salvaged now having been abandoned months ago. So it appears unlikely that this type of film will be resurrected. I am very sad indeed :(
© Jo Bradford 2009
Saturday 5 September 2009
So here are three fairly recent polaroids(circa May 2009), made with my Polaroid ProPack which has an ultra lo-fi plastic lens. The camera is a total bitch to use without getting spots of sun reflection on it's horrbily imperfect lens. This is what causes those strangely eerie, ghostly pale markings on the pictures. One has to just accept that you will have them in the image and go with it, all part of the ProPack charm!!