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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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I finally processed the last of the mystery film. This is another roll from 2005, this time shot in the Holga. I know this was from when I first acquired that camera, because it still had the 6x4.5 mask in it. I'm guessing I only shot a couple rolls like... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Third Act
Isn't that that way it goes? I think I don't let it upset me so much any more...maybe I'm learning to ride the waves better.'s...tiring. I've seen so much that's been inspiring lately. I've had great conversations that have been motivating. And yet...the dips and depressions (sometimes quite literally... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2019 at The Third Act
resurrected film, hibernating images, another lifetime Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at The Third Act
But let me share something old with you! I had had several rolls of film sitting unprocessed for a long time. A few I knew were from 2014...ok, that's not terribly unreasonable and I'll be getting to those. But for a number of other rolls, I had no idea when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at The Third Act
I'm going to be having some text to go along with the instant photos in the next volume ****************************************************************** I used to be afraid to fly. Like, super phobic kind of fear. I'm not even sure when that started - maybe after I had kids. But there were almost a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at The Third Act
I had my pinhole camera in hand when I joined up the kids camp a few days ago. It's always a good time. And when I processed and looked at what I'd gotten on the film I thought, "Next time, Therese, go when you can really be present with what... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at The Third Act
Image where you find the light to chase around...and you plant some seeds...and you process your film... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at The Third Act
I was having trouble getting to work today. Right in front of me on my desk are numerous piles of Instax mini prints. There are at least two projects on which I'm working that's using these. But...I was restless, or overtired (the story of my life), or something and instead... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at The Third Act
...for the east bay. This is the last of the film from May in the bay area (San Francisco bay area...I learned after moving to the mid-Atlantic, some people thought I was talking about Chesapeake bay when referencing the bay area). It was a lovely trip. I can tune in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at The Third Act
...well, maybe a few. I scanned the last of the negatives from the film that I shot in California. That's over a month ago now. Where does the time go? I'm struck by how my memories often feel just like dreams. The two frequently have the same nebulous quality. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2019 at The Third Act
Can you believe it? We've already reached the seasonal halfway mark of the year. And it's a beautiful day as well! It almost feels like the first day of autumn, rather than summer...cooler and drier than it has been. While I know it won't last, I'm enjoying it nonetheless! I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at The Third Act
A couple mornings ago I woke up and my head went around in the usual circles it does. There was a familiar feeling of aloneness and melancholy. The weird thing was, the point at which the response to cry happens, I choked on my tears. It was so strange. It... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at The Third Act
I'm practicing something new in the garden...or at least I'm trying. I'm trying to let it do it's thing. I'm trying to not fret if certain plants don't grow the way I want them to. I'm practicing compassion for the microcosm that is the garden I tend. I'm trying to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at The Third Act
I've been wanting to use some of my bread seed poppy flowers in prints. Going back to earlier work that focuses on ancestral themes, I included buckwheat, dill and mushrooms as well (the mushrooms being the only ingredient not grown in my yard). What did my mother's mother's mother's mother... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at The Third Act
I made a comment in a pinhole group on facebook, that I've created a ritual of taking pinhole photos of hotel rooms I stay in. It's true. I think it started as a lark, but if I look back over the past ten or fifteen years (or however long I've... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at The Third Act
I'm sipping my tea, uploading some more pinhole and Holga images to my Flickr...and feeling at least a little more, what? Hopeful? It's been three days without sunshine and while that means it's been cooler (and, thankfully, the rain has just been rain and not storms), my spirits have not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at The Third Act
Over the past 24 hours or so, I've spent a good deal of time scanning and adjusting film from my May trip to California. Also...I've binged the entire new Tales of the City series on Netflix. It's definitely been a west coast vibe going on in my head. The new... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at The Third Act
Funny...I had just been psyching myself up to make more lumen and cyanotype prints today. That doesn't look like it's going to happen. Lots of rain and gray skies out there, at least for this first half of the day. The good news is...currently the winds are calm! A little... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at The Third Act
I didn't agonize over this one in the end. I did at first, then I'm like, "fuck it...just get it up there, you're not looking for any awards." I'm still flailing (it feels like)...frantically trying to be productive and not nearly as settled and focused as I'd like. Anyway...if you're... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at The Third Act
On occasion, I'm the recipient of random collections of expired film. I recently used a couple rolls of Kodak Tmax400 (expired some time around 2000, I think) in the Holga and one in the Zero. The resulting negatives are actually pretty good, considering how old the film was. I've been... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at The Third Act
...I just get up and put one foot in front of the other. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at The Third Act
...but it should be cooling off (a bit) after this. My current book project is giving me trouble. Or should I say...there's been user error with the software, I think. A long detour is being taken, but that's okay since it offers an opportunity for more thought towards what I'm... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at The Third Act
Memorial Day weekend has come and gone and it sure feels like summer is here. I’m gearing up (psyching myself?) for a productive season art wise, even if I’m not exactly sure what that means yet. I’ve got another book (magazine to be specific) project in the works, but really... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at The Third Act
The temperature is supposed to creep up to 90F today. At 2pm it's right around 88F, so I see no reason why it won't top out at at least the forecast high. It's humid too. Last night I didn't open the house, which is atypical. I think the low was... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2019 at The Third Act
I've been thinking about this. I've been wondering if accepting surrealism as a personal philosophy would help diminish my anxiety. Sounds weird, huh? Part of what makes me anxious, is sometimes bumping up against my own headspace that feels, well, surreal...not grounded in a static form of reality. So I... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at The Third Act