Had a wonderful photo-hunting nature exploration session yesterday with Surfwacoette, Julia. We shot through several rolls of 35mm film and exposed several Polaroids. The highlight of the trip was the discovery of a giant concrete custom skate pool in the middle of the woods by a small pond. It gets better…we then uncovered an abandoned mausoleum of skate decks and paraphernalia set within a mini cabin. Continuing on, we discovered a small village of isolated cabins big enough for at least a half dozen close friends. We both decided that our lives were just made a little bit more uncool and we must meet the founders of this sweet, secret skate utopia. Shots of our discoveries via Polaroid and iPhone are below. 35mmers to come once they get developed. Individual Polaroid scans to come soon…
“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”
– Jack London
Filed under: Art, Polaroid, Travel, Cabins, Hiking, Skate pool, Skatepark
Mary Claire, PZ 600 Silver Shade UV+
Just got back from a trip to New Orleans. I got some nice results. I’ve posted the new color and silver shade shots over on the Polaroid page. View the full set there.
Filed under: Photography, Polaroid, Travel, New Orleans
March 23, 2011 • 12:52 pm
This year’s Southern Graphics conference attendees were able to enjoy Swoon’s just-larger-than-life relief portraits in a refreshing non-gallery setting. The print of the children (pictured below on Cherokee St. in St. Louis) can also be seen on Israel’s West Bank barrier. The only other print we were able to locate was created specifically for SGC. See last year’s Swoon post for more information about this NYC-based artist!
UPDATE: View all 7 of Swoon’s St. Louis installations here courtesy of Atomicplayboy
Filed under: Art, Printmaking, Travel
December 19, 2010 • 5:55 pm
Every now and then we folks here at surfwaco like to get off our butts and do good things. Like this, a picture of a Surfwacoan taking a stand overseas.
Filed under: Misc., Travel, Uncategorized, Green, Reaching Out, Travel