This has been a long time coming...

When I was in high school, I found this poem by Christina Rossetti called "Remember". It's about losing a loved one. It spoke to me so much that it became one of my three favorite poems (the other two are by Shakespeare and Neruda).

When I started doing Lomography a few years back, I wanted to do a series inspired by this poem. Unfortunately, I never got the chance to. Then less than two years ago, I got my heart broken so badly and this poem helped me through that rough time.

The wound has long healed and I finally have the courage talk about moving on through my photos. So I packed my Belair and my amazing tripod and set off to Malibu - to shoot a series inspired by both the poem and my heartbreak.

Of course, the results aren't as good as they would have been had I used my Mamiya but I'm still happy, if only because I finally got to do this series and because it's a labor of love.

My boyfriend and I got up at 5 am to drive all the way to Malibu for this series. My hands and feet were freezing the entire shoot AND we got a parking ticket for it so I really really hope people will enjoy the photos, even if they're not amazing quality.

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14 Comments

  1. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    Ah, I've been dreaming of doing a seaside/portrait double for so long, I just wish I could make it to the sea...

  2. hhjm
    hhjm ·

    nice shot :)

  3. sobetion
    sobetion ·

    Wowwwww!! really Amazing!!!

  4. kibs
    kibs ·

    I love this one :)

  5. ropi
    ropi ·

    this one is GREAT!!! your work is always amazing!!! :)

  6. dabai
    dabai ·

    great album!!

  7. danielnegreiros
    danielnegreiros ·

    love this one!!

  8. nacarilegea
    nacarilegea ·

    charming

  9. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    if this is not love, what is love? :-)

  10. sweetyyydreams
    sweetyyydreams ·

    wow great!

  11. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    fantastic.

  12. alburnkat
    alburnkat ·

    Congrats on the Honorable Mention in The Lomography Hipshot Showdown: Double the Love for this very lovely portrait.

  13. purepaty
    purepaty ·

    uau... lovely, romantic, dramatic!! PERFECT!

  14. bravebird
    bravebird ·

    This is soooo sweet!