New love for Photography with this precious Film Camera
SXSW find - where they had a set up for a florist that designed a bouquet for you
I asked for muted natural colors, and set it for my Haftseen Table
My Persian New Year Spread (Haftseen)
Birthday Hike for a friend's special day
I only showed up once in the office last month and that was to take professional headshots
speaking of which I just realized I am yet to receive them, so classic how us photographers are
All month long I worked an overnight shift of a nightmare, don't ask!
Best purchase of this month is this tote bag I found in Joanne Fabric of all places
Cannot live without it, it is a perfect size, comfortables straps, matches with everything
This roll of film took us by surprise, it turned out with a pink tone which at first we thought maybe the film was expired? But then later Josh updated his scanner and realized he could tweak the shades and undertones to more natural setting. Nonetheless, I really like the pink hue with these images and I hope we can mimic this in future rolls again.
Camera: Nikon FG20 (Film: Ilford HP5) | Photo: Josh Yang Photography
As Josh has been discovering more about film cameras he has purchased a couple camera for me as well. While he has been going through many film rolls, I am yet to finish one! We set up a challenge session at first where we looked for a certain item at first and then it got so overwhelming with the work load and my nightshift schedule. While I cannot wait to see what I captured, meanwhile I am gushing over his images, specially this roll of black and white film is one my all time favorite so far.
Saturday, Chien Chien came back and she has a new haircut now, I think it is too short, but it is the matter of time for her to look like herself again. We went on a stroll and took some pictures on the 35mm film camera and then some antique shopping where I found an 80s Vinyl Solo Album of my girl Agnetha from ABBA and a china rose teacup and saucer.
On Sunday I worked a wedding makeup job, when I got home I made beef taco with parsley and onion for lunch and took a long nap till 5pm. Then we went to the neighborhood park and played some basketball and watched the sunset, all while the weather was dropping to 40 degrees.
In the light of watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo Netflix series, I have come to realize that I too have to let go of what doesn’t spark joy anymore. For me my area of weakness is clothes, my love for shopping for clothes, combined with fascination over sewing my own clothes, perhaps there is no surprise over the years, I have gathered many yards of fabrics and bags full of half-sewn pieces aside from clothes I've purchased, not to mention accessories and shoes in this mix.
Thus, I have decide enough is enough, last weekend, I took a 6 hour private sewing crash course that helped me trouble shoot common issues with my sewing machine, so I am ready to tackle all those half sewn projects. I also started the first round of decluttering my closet, and the result are as follows. As I have posted these on various reselling apps and I am crossing fingers I could find a new home for them soon.
ChienChien has stayed in San Antonio for almost a week now, to help her aunt who is a Vet Nurse with her school project. Since she is a calm dog, her aunt could use her to take some X-rays that she needed to complete her school work. I miss her very much and the house feel empty without her. We also learned that since she is 8 years old, her spine is getting old and cannot have her jump anymore. Considering how excited she usually gets when we get home or we have guests over she will be hard to manage, because she runs super fast. Gotta think of new strategies to keep her healthy as long as possible, we have now an official elderly dog in the house.
Camera: Nikon FG-20 (Film: Kodak Gold 400) | Photo: Josh Yang Photography
Josh has recently been getting more into film cameras, these images on this post are from his first roll on his inherited Grandfather's Nikon FG-20 camera. I am excited to get back into shooting on film again myself too, waiting for the weekend to dig my film Camera back up! Honestly I think I still have a roll of film in it from many years back when I was experimenting with it and then somehow I never finished it.
We have been spending most of our weekends in coffee shops studying or editing pictures. This week we went to Counter Culture, a relatively new place in east Austin, I ordered their Japanese Green tea and it was absolutely amazing. We have also been antique shopping a lot lately, this week I score this beautiful 70s boho white lace dress (which is 2 size small for me, but whatever I still bought it anyways) and a vintage Samonite train case.