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Therese Brown
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Interests: gardening, food, art, cinema, aikido, herbs, cultural anthropology, photography, jazz
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While I'd prefer to have the real estate that Instax wide film offers, right now my Instax Mini camera actually allows me more control. That being the case, I've been experimenting with longer exposures and the bulb setting, to give me the light I need indoors. I do admit to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Third Act
Got some film and took this little instant camera out for a test run. Well, it was more of a re-learning curve run as I've used it before. The day was dull, for the better part of it. Still feeling wintery, although it warmed up later on. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at The Third Act
Recently I pulled out a good chunk of my collection of Polaroid prints. There's a photo book meet up I attend once a month, but I hadn't bought any new books recently, so I decided to take some of this work to share. It was a pleasant surprise to see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at The Third Act
...of the Fuji 3000b that is. And maybe well. It would have been nice to get a really good snow in the last month or two, but now I'm kind of ready for spring. Yesterday and today have provided such lovely sunshiney mornings. I need that. I've been thinking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at The Third Act
Winter has been a bit of a bust. We only had one significant snow storm and that was before the calendar start of winter. That being said, the gray skies have persisted, as have the rains. And when I refer to gray skies and rains, that goes all the way... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at The Third Act
I recently downloaded all the data from my original Flickr account. This photo stream was my first foray into online photo sharing and in fact, I came to it simply because to be able to post pictures on my blog, I had to have said pictures stored on the web... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at The Third Act
It's good to work on these again, even if I'm using the UV box. Not that there's anything wrong with a (or would that be "an"?) UV box...I just prefer the sun. But the hellebores are blooming nicely and it feels good to be producing something new and tangible again.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at The Third Act
It's the winter doldrums. All I want is to be back in California. This is not so much about weather, but about heart. Every winter here in Virginia, I think, "I'll figure out how to counter this depression, this anxiety, this loneliness." Every year it's the same. Which means, I'll... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2019 at The Third Act
...what a resilient organ you are...healing from breaks...bending in inexplicable ways...remaining warm through the cold, dark times. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at The Third Act
It's been a weird winter. There was the unusual, early December storm that gave Richmond over 10 inches of snow, a relatively seasonal Christmas (no precip), then some intense cold, then a warm up into the 70F range, and now just cold, cold rain. I would love more snow. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at The Third Act
I finally pulled out my film processing kit yesterday. It's been so long since I exposed these rolls that I didn't even remember what's on them. The first roll, as it turns out, happens to be from when I went to California in late November, for my mom's funeral. There... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at The Third Act
...for spring...for inspiration...for insight...for a lighter heart... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2019 at The Third Act
...I wish it were simpler for me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2019 at The Third Act
One of the final things I needed to do for my exhibit at Artist and Makers Studios was a write up for a cover sheet. I often feel extremely unskilled at writing, particularly in this regard (writing about my work in a way that is presenting it). But I did... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at The Third Act
This exhibit is at Artist and Makers Studios in Rockville MD. I was supposed to be up there today, installing the work, with a friend who generously arranged to be off work today to help me. Well, Sunday evening there was an email indicating that the building might be closed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at The Third Act
Or, I should specify, the hey day of Flickr. I still use the site, which has become part of my artistic process. But it lost its usefulness for socializing once Facebook came on the scene...or so it seems. There are some folks there who still get tons of comments and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2019 at The Third Act
I'm having fun with these. There are days when I sit down with the pad, though, and have to wait because I've had no conceptual ideas before hand. Yesterday was weird because I was monitoring the photo studio and a couple people came in to talk about the facilities. Nothing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at The Third Act
I was going through old Flickr photostreams last own and others. The old days, ya know? I loved how so many of us simply shared our lives, but each with our own unique, creative spin. I suppose maybe that's what Instagram has sort of turned into. But at least... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at The Third Act
I'm coming to the end of my fuji3000b stock (a pack film for one of my old Polaroids). I should be more careful about what I'm doing with it...more thoughtful or creative or methodical. But, as is often the case concerning the impulse to make pictures, the moment can sweep... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2019 at The Third Act
rough sandpaper hands freezing and stiff from winter cradle cup of warmth Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at The Third Act
It's been enriching to live in a place with real winter. After growing up in southern California, then living in central Arizona, and then moving back to California, this time in the northern part of the state, the colder months of the year were never really all that cold. In... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at The Third Act
Another winter storm moved through the area. Richmond only got a couple inches of snow before it changed over to freezing rain during the night. Once I could actually hear the precipitation, especially the little pings of ice, I knew the snow was not for long. It's pretty slushy outside... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at The Third Act