I've been wanting to share more process shots and glimpses into my sketchbooks, so here's a doodle of me scheming a wearable book piece. My plan is to unveil it at the X Libris show curated by MicroClimate Collective at Root Division. I'll be wearing to both the opening and closing reception.
Today I have been scanning for hours and hours. I'm getting images ready for the website and for a few upcoming show applications. My other posts will have to wait, but I thought I would leave you with this happy accident.
This is my first DIY, so please let me know if there are any missing steps or unclear directions.
I thought I would share the process for making pinhole cameras. I love the dreamy look that is created by the long exposures and huge depth of field. My favorite pinhole is my Holga, but there is always something extra special about one that I make myself.
While prepping for Behind Shattered Glass (you should definitely like the Facebook page), I took a trip down to Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve. Even after living in California for over 10 years, I am still enamored of redwood forests and this forest preserve is no exception. A beautiful hike with two of my favorite women to hang out with and to make movies with, Jorna and Chandra.
Today I had the great pleasure of seeing two of my favorite avant garde movies projected on film.
First was La Jeteé by Chris Marker who just passed away after his 91st birthday last month. The woman who introduced the movie at SFMOMA told the audience that Chris is notoriously shy and answered e-mailed questions about his work with a picture of a cat. This film was projected in it's original 35mm format.
So we've lived in our cute El Cerrito apartment for over four years. One of the biggest draws for me was a laundry room large enough to use as a darkroom as well. Fast forward to today and I still am not set up for printing although I have done some film processing. Today our landlord replaced our washing machine. It was leaking down into the electrician's office below us and his complaint was heard and responded to quickly.
Although I make a lot of books, they are all self published, printed and hand bound. For the first time ever, I'm testing self published books that are printed and bound not in house. The first book I'm testing in this new to me format is La Sonámbula. Clearly some challenges exist. First of all the hand bound books are coptic stitched which is not an option. Also this book is printed on cotton and vellum.