Summer Creative Collection I
With Memorial Day weekend just passing let’s talk about summer. What are you looking forward to? What are you being inspired by because of the season?
Here are some of my favorite things for summer:
Lomography Photography: I love my lomography camera. It’s plastic lens captures details we can’t see instantly and the quick snap shots are always exciting to view when they are developed. These cameras take 35mm film and come in a variety of lenses. The lenses range from fish eye to panaramic. It allows you to take quick photos that surprise you with different types of filtered detail depending on the lens you buy. The developed photo shows a new perspetcive on the subject you captured. In a day where everything is digital these photos are unique and special. These cameras are all about having fun and taking pictures without any rules. Find out more at www.lomography.com Below is a fisheye lomography photo of my own:
Summer Reading: I am looking forward to spending some days reading a great book on the beach. I recently finished reading, “Just Kids,” by Patti Smith and highly recommend it. It gives a wonderful view on the bohemian lifestyle in NYC in the late 60s as well as some wonderful advice for artists and creative thinkers alike.
Free ipod Apps: I have been having fun finding some free ipod apps, so far my favorites for the summer are
- “Instagram,” a photo app that allows you to choose from a variety of vintage filters for your the snap shots you take with your iPod
- “Oceanwaves,” an app that allows you to listen to the ocean for the amount of time you set…if you can’t get to the beach it’s not a bad alternative
- “Skyview Free,” with this app you can point the camera on your iPod/Phone at any star you see and it will identify it for you, perfect for summer nights!
Sketchbooks: When I travel in the summer my moleskin sketchbook goes everywhere with me. Sketchbooks are a perfect way to keep ideas flowing while traveling. I sometimes like to make my own based off of particular summer themes.
What are some of your summer favorites?