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.


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Beautiful poetic album Michelle! The Belair gives a dreamy surreal mood... the mamyia would have been perhaps too sharp and less poetic?

  2. trw
    trw ·

    Another brilliant album...and definitely worth the ticket! ;-)

  3. primula
    primula ·

    Great album!

  4. ohlordy
    ohlordy ·

    beautiful album! you capture your feelings really well

  5. gauthierdumonde
    gauthierdumonde ·

    wonderful. inspiring.

  6. aanum
    aanum ·

    these are great,

  7. peropero
    peropero ·

    oh dont worry, girl. these were def worth the ticket!!

  8. kibs
    kibs ·

    You have created a beautiful poem with this album :)

  9. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Exceptionally beautiful album. I'm glad you were able to bring your poem to life.

  10. kangiha
    kangiha ·

    their beautiful, cheers

  11. kleeblatt
    kleeblatt ·

    awesome roll !!

  12. bongofury
    bongofury ·

    brilliant album

  13. weleasewoger72
    weleasewoger72 ·

    Beautiful album!

  14. marcus_loves_film
    marcus_loves_film ·

    very poetic! totally worth the time and effort!

  15. nacarilegea
    nacarilegea ·

    beautiful pic and inspiration :)

  16. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Wonderful, inspiring album!! My favorite poet is Sherman Alexie.

  17. mijc
    mijc ·

    This is a really amazing album.

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