it's magic

Sooooo I posted some photos from the Burlesque Camera Club shoot a few weeks ago, but I just recently got back the film shots that I did from that night, and I am in love.  For these black and whites I used my 1950something Ciro-Flex TLR.  This camera is fully manual, which can be horrifying, but is really fun for the most part.  I was worried about it being too dark for these to turn out, but I am actually really thrilled with the results.  Anyhow, have a looksie for yourself, and please, let me know what you think  :)

Hot Toddies Flaming Cabaret

Miss Melissa Coffey

ahhhhhh yes, the magic of film!  I'm so nerdy about my love for old cameras and film, it's beginning to border on obsession.  whatever though. 

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moving on, this past weekend in Atlanta was pretty amazing.  there was an art stroll in our little neighborhood, Castleberry Hill, and I had several pieces of work hanging down at one of the gallerys at a Push Pin show.  I've never put up prints for sale before, nor have I had any sort of public viewing for my photos, so needless to say, I was nerrrrrrvous.  Well, lucky night for me, I ended up selling 4 out of 7 prints, and won the title of Best in Show!  I was totally stunned that my photo was chosen out of 212 hanging in the gallery.  I also had a ton of friends show up, and it felt amazing to see that I have so much support in our little community <3

here is the photo that won, taken last year on a vacation with friends to Tybee Island near Savannah, GA

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photos from the Push Pin show @ Big House Gallery - Granite Room

hanging my prints, photo by HamWithCam

this was right after they told me I'd won, hence the awkward/surprised stance..

w/ Jess after she was awesome enough to buy one of my prints

(last 2 photos stolen from Jess)

You know, it is unfortunate that it's too dark to see my outfit very much in these photos.  I was pretty proud of it too, because it was bangin!  However, I would like to mention that the white top, which is a bodysuit featuring a FIERCE tiger face, is from Forever21 and is probably my most favorite thing I've ever purchased from them.  The material is thick so it's not see through, and it fits perfect!  I love love love this thing.  The plaid shorts were also from Forever21 and are great as well.  ...and just when I thought I was over this store, they pull me back in.  ugh! 

So I'm out for now, to anxiously await the arrival of some new Polaroid film to test out in my SX-70.  I'm planning a couple of awesome weekend activities and adventures that will surely produce some amazing photos, so please come back! 



holidaaaaaaaay, celebraaaaaaaate

I swear that song is still fantastic!  I mean it really doesn't get any better than 80's Madonna.  You know, before she lost her mind.  Anyhow!  I wish I could find some festive holiday parties and whatnot to attend, because all I'm interested in lately are party clothes.  Fall/winter wear has always been my favorite, but when you throw some sequins on it, I really start to flip out.  I know, it's pretty pathetic.  So without further ado, here are some of my favorite pieces floating around the internet right now. 


                                          Satin Bow Heel - $98                                            

I know this isn't all fancy and holiday party-like, but I just realllly reallly want it!


yes, I still want these...I'm pretty sure I think about them every day at this point.

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aaaand that is all I have for you for now!  Although I would like to mention that I could also use a fatty curling iron and some hair color, as I am really feeling the need to do something different with my hair.  I also need some new black leggings because mine are looking really sad at this point.

Anyway, I will now be in mourning for the rest of the day after seeing that topshop has those Ashish wedges back in stock.  Tears!!  So now I'm off to find myself an 80 year old husband that will leave me tons of money so that I can purchase all of these things..



dances in air

As I've mentioned recently, I haven't been doing my usual internet clothing shopping spree/lurk as much as usual because I've been taking lots of photos and spending most of my time editing and such.  Well, last week I had the opportunity to take part in a shoot with the Atlanta Burlesque Camera Club, and I happened to pick an an awesome night!  The models for the night included two lovely girls that also happened to be FIRE BREATHERS!  and a really impressive local aerielist, Melissa Coffey.  She was THE sweetest and probably the only person that can still look absolutely amazing while hanging upside down. 

Anyhow, here are just a few photos from that night, but they're my favorites so far, so I hope you all enjoy them too.  :)

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(I love grain)

So, that's all I have at the moment.  I'll be right back later this week (hopefully) to share a few exciting and cheap pieces I've just stumbled upon...and ordered.  whooops!  These things include, but are not limited to, TIGERS!

THANKS to those of you still stopping by and saying hello while I've been on my little shopping hiatus.  I appreciate it!  So guys, have a lovely week!