For The Love of Film …

My love of film started from waaaay back.

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Yes, this was my First Camera and no I do not have it anymore =( …

Via Google Image Search

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I used to ride my bike to get my photos from the Fotomat. I would put the envelope with my name on it in my basket and ride home floating on air: I had pictures that I took that I could hold in my hands.

And yes I remember these commercials …

Everything seems to be Digital now and I am sad to admit that even if I have my DSLR I instinctively grab for my iPhone to take a picture.

For my last shoot Evan asked me to find polaroids to use as Props. Really easy for me to do, as of course I have a Polaroid Album, aheem. As I went through my Polaroids, my gaze went to my many many other photo albums and I had to stop myself from going through them.

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I have dragged this chest around with me for almost 20 years …

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… And Yes I’m that organized

What a better place or reason for me to revisit my beloved film pics then for here!

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Scanned Polaroid, 1980 – Something

Taken the Summer of Junior Year in HS? I used to stay with my Auntie in Queens, NYC + this was across the street from her apartment.

I loved that Vintage Tuxedo Jacket + long dangly earrings: I still wish I had both: I was in my Sade Phase.

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Scanned Polaroid, Mid 1980 – Something, Sacramento, CA

Taken when I used to put my hair up in chopsticks and Denny’s had a funky metal vibe.

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Scanned Polaroid, Mid 1980 – Something, Sacramento CA

When I responded to a Model Call for some Shooters: Nothing much has changed.

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Scanned Polaroid, Late 1980 – Something, Ocean Beach in SF

With my first 35mm Camera taking pictures of my shoes in a Vintage Coat: Nothing much has changed.

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Scanned Polaroid, 1990, Queens NYC

On our way to the INXS gig at Madison Square Garden

We snuck in my Camera and onto floor seats and I took this:

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Scanned Black + White Photo: I miss Michael Hutchence sometimes.

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And then I STILL have Film to be developed!

Keep in eye out for Film (every other) Friday, right here.

Something Something Birthday Into 2016 …

Time does seem to go by faaast when you reach a certain age but it goes super fast when you’ve got them dreams …

But First …

Funky in the Hood:

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Funky Holiday Decor:

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Then this past one was the b e s t Birthday/Holiday Season ever …

Spent time w/ My Auntie BFF:

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Birthday w/ My Beloved Parents:

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In the Eve …

Via iPhone:

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Me + My Beloved Bruddah Cuz Lawrence …

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Me + My (Apple) Sibs …

My Sis BFF Gay took me to the Ocean For My Birthday:

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Then saw My Beloved Sis Cuz  Dulce + Cyndi for a  quick second:

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( iPhone Pic )

Christmas: Playing With My New Lens …

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Proper Belated Birthday Lunch W/ Manang Ritchie …

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Shot My Professional Chef Cousin Randolph Cooking:

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Then 2016:

The Annual NYE Selfie …

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Annual New Year’s Dust Off + Purge:

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Annual New Year’s Road Trip:

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We said Good Bye to Our Friend  Noelle … Rest In Peace Dear Sister:

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Spring seems to have come early:

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My 90 + Year Old Camellia Bushes …

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Sadie loves that we have the windows open …

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Cherry tree is blooming …

And what’s this: I’m cooking more:

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As always Photography + Creativity is what burns through me:

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And I am Blessed that I have a Tribe that Inspires me to do what I Love:

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Happy Graduation + Happy Birthday Brotha Evan!

Live BIG!

And listen to his new Moura Track!

PS I took that Polaroid too 😉

 Then Happy Birthday To My Twin Godsons …  who are 20 NOW!:

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Via iPhone

Last but definitely not least to my SO SO Dearly Loved Bruddah Cuz Lawrence …

You have been my Rock +  my Cousin BFF these past 4 years: YOU GOT THIS + I am looking forward to MANY MANY more years of Adventures together …

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and as always …

LOVE XXX