The Impossible Project669 may live again! Eventually... An Austrian man named Florian Kaps has taken it upon himself to save instant film as an art form. He has recently taken out a lease on an old Polaroid factory in Holland and purchased the machines and with the backing of Ilford and in collaboration with Polaroid and many other experts in the feild of instant photograpy plans to come out with their first new line of instant film based on the vintage Polaroid emulsions within the year! Thank God! It will likely be more expensive than when Polaroid made it but at least it will be available. I think they will be starting with the SX-70 Time Zero emulsion first. I can't wait! Visit - The Impossible Project
So this last weekend we all went on a little road trip to Salt Lake City for the Sundance Film Festival and to visit some friends. Well... after more than 26 hours of driving and dozens of rolls of film exposed I am exhausted and glad to be home with some really great memories from a truly amazing trip! I saw the Hoover Damn (twice), one of our favorite bands performed live at a dive bar in Salt Lake, there was that amazing claymation film called "Mary and Max" and some surprisingly cool art. On the way home from the festival we stopped in Prescott, AZ and did some really fun engagement photos for our friends Billy and Rachel. There is a lot to come but here is a sample Polaroid until we can get all the processing and scanning done. Come back soon! Brandon
The Johnny D. Beard-O-Thon! Johnny didn't have money to pay his car payment, so he developed a scheme. He would raise pledges to either cut his beard or keep it. First pool to reach $200 won and had to pay up. -Brandon
2008 started out pretty good for me with New Years in New York. Aint Nothin' like it! Also made it to Boston while Serra and I were out there. Did some more traveling a little later in the year and ended up in D.C. to shoot a wedding. Here is what it looks like underground. Here is Stephen Gallo from Virginia with his gangsta Groomsmen. He married our good friend Laura Stones this year and was a big part of why we were able to make it out to D.C. Serra and I were surprised to find a herd of sheep this spring grazing in a field in Temecula.
Just a few months later I asked Serra if she would marry me. And you know what... She said yes! Now we live together... Just kidding! We are neighbors. But we are both living in the barn that we will soon call "our" home. If God permits us to stay there that long. This past year I've done a lot of digital photography for Revival with their Nikon D300. This was at a shoot for an article in their newsletter where Serra gave us all a glimps of how hard core she could be. Gulp! This is one of Serra and mine's favorite photos. And you know what. It was taken at Donnie Allen's wedding with Brian's iPhone! Goes to show you that it's not the camera that matters... It's the monkey behind it! :P Austin James Band never failed to amaze me in 2008. Big surprise! My favorite portraits this year were of Chris and Cindy Carbajal in San Juan Capistrano. Even the guys looked pretty! ;) This photo also doubles as my favorite happy accident. Favorite Wedding Exit The Parsons This photo of Tim and Whitney on the rope swing after sunset is probably my favorite of the year! Talk about hang time! Are they ever coming Down? My favorite roll of film was this roll of Reala at Disneyland. Had some really great times hanging out with Johnny Red and the Frisbee Fingers crew. Whether we were Throwing a disk or a bowling ball we were always using our fingers! Had a lot of fun with the Polaroid 195 camera this year! Especially at our weddings! Went to Arizona in the fall with Revival. Loved this shot! Those Revival death lunches with Donnie and Kyle and everyone!
Taking photos of live music that we love! Thanks you Lee Koch and Over The Rhine! Greg a.k.a. "Serra's little brother" (she wishes) I love going for hikes! Especially with Serra! God's creation is so beautiful! Isn't it? It has been amazing to watch little Ezekiel grow and develop this past year. I remember when he was afraid of me. This is him trying to steal my cool hat. Thank you to everyone who was a part of this last year with Brian and Serra and me. It was amazing! I love you all and pray for God's blessing in your lives in 2009! -Brandon