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  1. "I bought that thing as a toy, and I took it as a kind of challenge,” Evans explained. “It was this gadget and I decided that I might be able to do something serious with it. So I got to work to try to prove that. I think I’ve done something with it. After all, I am getting older, and I feel that nobody should touch a Polaroid until he’s over sixty. You should first do all that work. It makes things awfully easy to have that thing pop out. It reduces everything to your brains and taste. It interests me very much, too, because I feel that if you have these things in your head, this is the instrument that will really test it. The damn thing will do anything you point it at. You have to really know something before you dare point it anywhere."

     - Walker Evans, words on Polaroid (via jenervinblog)
  2. Water Study, 2014

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  3. "How still everything seemed
    how elaborately still
    and all I could think of lying there
    as I bounded from hill to hill
    was the phrase
    In movement is blessing."

     - Patti Smith, from the Woolgathering
  4. Jen Ervin
Dreamcatcher, 2014
Original Polaroid, 3.25 x 4.25”

The Ojibwe people have an ancient legend about the origin of the dreamcatcher. Storytellers speak of Asibikaashi, the Spider Woman and how she took care of the children and the people of the land. Eventually, the Ojibwe Nation spread to the four corners of North America. It became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all the children, so the mothers and grandmothers would weave magical webs for the children, using willow hoops and sinew, or cordage made from plants.The shape of the dreamcatcher is a circle because it represents how giizis (the sun) travels each day across the sky. Light through the dreamcatcher filtered out bad dreams and brought only good thoughts into the mind. «Learn More» Jen Ervin
Dreamcatcher, 2014
Original Polaroid, 3.25 x 4.25”

The Ojibwe people have an ancient legend about the origin of the dreamcatcher. Storytellers speak of Asibikaashi, the Spider Woman and how she took care of the children and the people of the land. Eventually, the Ojibwe Nation spread to the four corners of North America. It became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all the children, so the mothers and grandmothers would weave magical webs for the children, using willow hoops and sinew, or cordage made from plants.The shape of the dreamcatcher is a circle because it represents how giizis (the sun) travels each day across the sky. Light through the dreamcatcher filtered out bad dreams and brought only good thoughts into the mind. «Learn More»
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    Dreamcatcher, 2014

    Original Polaroid, 3.25 x 4.25”

    The Ojibwe people have an ancient legend about the origin of the dreamcatcher. Storytellers speak of Asibikaashi, the Spider Woman and how she took care of the children and the people of the land. Eventually, the Ojibwe Nation spread to the four corners of North America. It became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all the children, so the mothers and grandmothers would weave magical webs for the children, using willow hoops and sinew, or cordage made from plants.The shape of the dreamcatcher is a circle because it represents how giizis (the sun) travels each day across the sky. Light through the dreamcatcher filtered out bad dreams and brought only good thoughts into the mind. «Learn More»

  5. Happy to share work in this exhibition. If you’re in New Orleans this Fall or Winter, please check it out. Show runs October 4, 2014-January 4, 2015. It will be up during PhotoNOLA. Happy to share work in this exhibition. If you’re in New Orleans this Fall or Winter, please check it out. Show runs October 4, 2014-January 4, 2015. It will be up during PhotoNOLA.
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    Happy to share work in this exhibition. If you’re in New Orleans this Fall or Winter, please check it out. Show runs October 4, 2014-January 4, 2015. It will be up during PhotoNOLA.

  6. Surprise Royal Mail. Timing impeccable - as it comes when I have to make a leap of faith. Surprise Royal Mail. Timing impeccable - as it comes when I have to make a leap of faith.
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    Surprise Royal Mail. Timing impeccable - as it comes when I have to make a leap of faith.

  7. 
Raymond Meeks, Winter Apples, Montana 11.18.2006
www.raymondmeeks.comwww.orchardjournal.com

Raymond Meeks, Winter Apples, Montana 11.18.2006
www.raymondmeeks.comwww.orchardjournal.com
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    Raymond Meeks, Winter Apples, Montana 11.18.2006

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    www.orchardjournal.com

    (Source: lightwork.org, via adambellefeuil)

  8. mpdrolet:

From Sandy Creek
Mark Steinmetz mpdrolet:

From Sandy Creek
Mark Steinmetz
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    mpdrolet:

    From Sandy Creek

    Mark Steinmetz

  9. "If you have faith in the richness of the everyday world and the willingness to collaborate with chance happenings, you can make a picture that exceeds anything your mind could come up with." —Mark Steinmetz

    (Source: davidsimonton)

  10. Jen Ervin
Wet Hair, 2014
Original Polaroid, 3.25” x 4.25” Jen Ervin
Wet Hair, 2014
Original Polaroid, 3.25” x 4.25”
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    Wet Hair, 2014

    Original Polaroid, 3.25” x 4.25”