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Every once in a while I actually “stop to smell the roses” at the local supermarket, but I also love to take pictures of them with the Hipstamatic App on my iPhone. I especially like to take pictures on the Random mode so I am pleasantly surprised by my photos. In Random mode, you shake the phone and the “film” and “lenses” automatically change, but you are unable to see which lenses and films are being used until after the photo is processed. It’s a fun way to get out of a rut if you end up using the same Hipstamatic combinations.
Happy Valentines Day! Enjoy the day. Eat lots of chocolate. Paint your toenails red. Give a card to your secret crush. Telepathically send messages to your not-so-secret crush. Drink champagne. Send a Selfie to a friend. Hug someone who doesn’t have a someone to hug. Play your favorite love or anti love songs. Here is my playlist for today in no particular order:
Blondie – (I’m always touched by your) presence dear
Lou Reed – Satellite of Love
Nick Drake – Pink Moon
Joni Mitchell – A case of you
Patti Smith – Because the Night
X – True Love
Bob Dylan – I want you; Heart of Mine
Dire Straits – Hand in Hand
David Bowie – Absolute Beginners; Heroes
Cure – Friday I’m in Love
Belle and Sebastian – Step into my office baby
Lloyd Cole – Lost Weekend
Polyphonic Spree – What Would you do?
Neil Young – Only love can break your heart
Lana Del Rey – Burning Desire
PJ Harvey – Sheela-na-gig
Knitters – Wrecking Ball
Do you have any more suggestions or songs to add to the list? Please add them in the comments.
One of my friends recently showed me her new bracelets made by a company named Alex & Ani. I was really interested in how they are marketing their jewelry and how they are using Instagram and Facebook. On their website and packaging they have written “Made in America with Love”. It made me think about how many products can say they are made with love.
I have been working on my portrait project with Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr for about three years. I’ve done about 240 portraits so far of mostly people I have never met and will probably never meet. We work from photos that the person has posted without really knowing anything else about that person. I like to think of each portrait as a gift that I am giving the subject. I want to portray each person in a way that shows their beauty. By chance, I am reading a book and a line popped out at me “Make your work an expression of love”. As I continue on with this project I will try make each portrait with love in mind.