Color downpour, 2013.
November 28, 2013
November 26, 2013
November 5, 2013
Our family spent the last Spring Break in Boston. While I usually think of vacations as a week-long photo opportunity I was feeling weighed down by my DSLRs – both physically and psychically. I opted to take along two smaller cameras and use the expired Fuji film from the bottom of my refrigerator. The resulting images are mine but are somehow feel more fragile, the palette subtle. It was a liberating experience and one that reminded me that it's okay to do this differently. There was no instant image rendered, the noise was minimal and I couldn't resort to a pop of the flash to add interest. And I had to wait. It took months before I processed the film and discovered what Boston had been; a chilly getaway and a place to breathe.
Posted by Andi Schreiber at 8:55 AM
October 11, 2013
September 20, 2013
When asked about this blog I often talk about how it's been an important part of my photographic process – that this place has been a springboard for ideas yet to be understood. I've had two unplanned projects emerge from my posts here. I photographed throughout the spring and summer I've been a bit stuck on what to do with the new images.
I'm sharing a series that was made while waiting in a parking lot. We were exhausted from a week of togetherness out at the beach. It was a vacation that followed a summer of separation with little correspondence sent home from camp. Some letters were mere scribble, unsigned. Others listed the items to bring up on Visiting Day. Friends told me not to fret and that our boys were happily immersed in camp life. It's true that we were all elsewhere and occupied, but I was a little crushed.
These photographs remind me that it's okay to be together and still be apart. It seems that disconnection is essential to growing up and growing older. They are about letting go.
I'm hoping that these photographs will tell me what to do next. Will one of these images end up in either of my projects or head in a new direction entirely? Maybe this blog post will be their final destination. I'd like to hear from you. Tell me what these photographs say to you, if anything.
Posted by Andi Schreiber at 11:41 AM
August 9, 2013
July 18, 2013
July 4, 2013
June 25, 2013
May 12, 2013
April 30, 2013
April 11, 2013
March 22, 2013
March 18, 2013
February 28, 2013
February 18, 2013
February 14, 2013
January 23, 2013
January 8, 2013
Nine was fine, but it's so yesterday. Today you begin the second decade of your young life.
Sweet guy, you're the most random person I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. You're never bored and can make a game out of the most menial tasks. Recently we were in a pool, swimming laps together. I looked for you underwater and didn't see my son, but rather, a porpoise – buoyantly flipping and bouncing off the bottom. You told me that you were "just being joyful." When I lose sight of the moment you always bring me back to where I belong.
I know that your curious nature will lead you to new and exciting places. You're the guy who takes the long option. Why go from Point A to Point B when you can go up, over, squeeze in between or go around something. It's far more interesting.
You're big in every way – full of personality, thoughtful and deeply loyal. I love the spaces in between your teeth and your wide open smile. It says so much about the warm and engaging person you are.
Very soon a day will come when I can no longer see over your head. When you run out from school, down the hill and into my arms, I brace myself hoping that you will not bowl me over. Although I'm always available for your ginormous hugs, please remember that your mother is a delicate flower.
Sweet guy, my wish for you is a lifetime of double digit birthdays. May you always be as radiant and playful as you are today. Happy Birthday.
Posted by Andi Schreiber at 8:15 AM
January 3, 2013
Have a sparkling New Year. Jive, thrive, be alive.
Posted by Andi Schreiber at 10:40 AM