August 20, 2004

Photo Friday-Analog

self, photo booth, Santa Cruz, CA

Photo Friday's theme this week is "Analog." {the challenge is that we are supposed to post photos taken with film}

And a story about process:

A friend of mine has a sister who is developmentally disabled and is a very talented artist. He loves photography and gifted her a disposable camera, very excited and curious about what she would capture.

A few weeks later, he returned home for a visit and asked her how she liked the camera. "I loved it!" she said enthusiastically.
"Did you shoot any photos?"
"Can I see them?"
"Can I see the photos you took?"
"I don't have any."

“Didn't you shoot any photos on the camera I gave you?”
“Yep. It was so much fun! Then I threw the camera away.”

Posted on August 20, 2004 08:27 AM

great photograph andrea,

i love it.

the texture is great. very grainy.

this reminds me of film... it looks like you've cut a single frame and posted it.

great choice for photo friday!


Posted by: jenn at August 23, 2004 08:42 AM

How brilliant is that?

Posted by: Tchatchke at August 23, 2004 04:41 AM

haha - that's a great story. Cool picture too, lovely graininess

Posted by: Kristen at August 22, 2004 07:03 PM

I laughed and I cried!!! I loved this story. As a teacher of special ed. children, This story so perfectly illustrates the way many of them look at life. I guess the message here is that it really is all about the journey, not the destination. Great post, Andrea. You rock! :)

Posted by: Julia at August 21, 2004 01:18 PM

it's always nice to be reminded of the process and not the end result. being present... i think i'll go with that today!


Posted by: stef at August 21, 2004 09:40 AM

Ah, what a beautiful story! If only we could live our lives with more fun and more abandon. Just do it, then forget about it! Hmmm...I think I'll try that!

Posted by: Andrea at August 20, 2004 10:47 PM

What a great story!! And probably how we should all live our lives, at least on some level...

Posted by: Jennifer at August 20, 2004 04:47 PM

Too sweet of a story.

Posted by: ani at August 20, 2004 04:32 PM


i have been checking out your site for a couple of years & i just enjoy it tremendously & today after reading your latest entry & being inspired & giggling for the gizillionth time, i see it's time to tell you: thank you, andrea, for sharing all of your creations with me/us!


Posted by: meg at August 20, 2004 12:48 PM

I love that you chose a photobooth photo for the analog challenge! I was interested to see what you would select. :)

Posted by: kat at August 20, 2004 12:23 PM

lovely photo of you and beautiful story.

i have a friend who has a severely developmentally disabled uncle who takes hundreds and millions of photos with an old 110 camera that doesn't have film in it.

Posted by: lena at August 20, 2004 11:31 AM

great choice - a photo booth photo. :)

The story is a nice one too. I get way too wrapped up and involved in the end result, sometimes. It's nice to be reminded to have passion for the process.

Posted by: rachael at August 20, 2004 10:11 AM

You are beautiful.

Posted by: penelope at August 20, 2004 10:04 AM

i love that story about process. Very important to remember - to always have fun!!

Posted by: samantha at August 20, 2004 09:59 AM

Love this photo of you!
And the story is hilarious.

Posted by: kim at August 20, 2004 09:45 AM

Yes! I love that you chose to do a photobooth image. Excellent. I love that this one is very faded

Posted by: Gayla at August 20, 2004 08:47 AM