Wednesday, July 29, 2009

History




My grandparents on my father's side had 11 children. My grandfather, who was a very organized man put together 24 photo albums with family photos going back as far as the late 1800s.
I am now in the long and endless process of scanning and/or re-photographing these precious photos of our family history to try and preserve them. Everytime I pick one of these wonderful photos up I am so amazed at how time passes and how we change. It's such a strange and wonderful feeling to be looking at one of my ancestors in those wonderful dresses. Sometimes it's possible to see some feature or glimpse of my living relatives in them.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

...you win some, you lose some....


Just found out I didn't win a photo competition I had applied for.... It's not a big deal, I mean, these things are reall really hard to win and this one was huge. From looking at past winners though I thought I had a chance and I needed it so much I sort of built myself up this dream fantasy that I'd win.
Oh well... It's really not a big deal... Just that would have come in handy... a real break if you know what I mean.
I'm getting desperate to move out of my parents house... it would have given us that extra cash and work that would have helped.

Next week is our wedding! And the prospect of still living in this tiny room with my parents annoys me a bit to say the least. I know it's temporary but it sure is extending itself this in between thing!

The good news is: I did get some freelance photo work, so not all is lost.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Delicia!



I found this little booklet thrown in together with my mother's ancient recipes... I just had to put it up... I love the illustrations!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

between caos and new hopes




I've been meaning to write for quite a while but life has suddenly become quite busy around here!
First I went to a small country town called Mococa over the weekend to do a photo shoot. It wasn't a paid job, but lots of fun. I went to photograph a group of women who used work in the coffee plantations and are now embroidering for a living. They do some amazing work.

Between editing these photos and working on possible new projects things are slowly moving, finally.
Here are a couple of shots from the weekend.

Friday, July 17, 2009

...



So I had kind of a job interview yesterday... Only thing is it was for a cooking job, not photography. But right now I think I'm up for almost anything. We'll see.
Today I'm supposed to be going to a small town called Mococa to do a photo shoot of a small comunity of women who live off embroidery. Hopefully I will be able to come back with some nice shots. In the mean time, here's a couple of quick photos of my grandmother's backyard which I love...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy Birthday!


It's my grandmother's birthday today. She turns 94 or is it 95? In any case, she's an incredible woman and that's a long long life. Her story is amazing, just for startes she had 12 children... and I doubt they had peridurals back then... but I wouldn't be able to tell it right. So I'm just going to add a little photo from a long time ago.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

urg!


Still feeling rather down in the dumps... that's why I avoided any posts lately. Nobody reads them anyway... Sick of everything and on top of it all with a horrible cold... Also seam to be going through a second puberty or something... my skin is breaking out... I look awful and feel worse.