Feathers and Ryhmes in the Desert: The 7 Day Collection
Last week I spent 7 days shooting in the Arizona and Utah deserts with 16 other professional photographers. Each day I assembled one thing from the shoot that will go in a book along with my photographs from the trip.
Here’s what I found and assembled, including a book of charming rhymes from my Aunt Carmen’s high school days, written over 85 years ago, as this trip also included a trip to visit my mother in Phoenix. The C41 film and the Polaroid backs were given to me by other photographers on the trip. Thanks, Don and Bryan!
3 pheasant feathers; 1 creaky wooden plank; 8 shiny black feathers; 2 discarded Polaroid backs; 1 zillion creosote seeds; 2 sprawling, tangled wires; 1 roll medium format C41 film; 1 circular upholstery needle; 1automatic awl, threaded; 1 blue, vintage leather book (“My School Day Autobiography”) of my Aunt’s, circa 1927-1930.
Today begins the process of finding images and assembling the book. I wonder what will come of it!
Antique Watch Repair, Time-Telling Cards, and Roses on Your Pillow. ©2015 Anjani Millet
Ah, the beautiful ephemera of book making. A few things from my studio make me happy today: antique watch repair bottles, children’s time-telling flip cards, vintage ledger, blue silk ribbon and a tiny brooch.
I’ll use these in my transparent book called Roses on Your Pillow, about the transient, fleeting nature of our time here on earth in the fragile little physical containers which we inhabit while we live.
Red Dots and Pantaloons, I’m charming! ©Copyright 2014 Anjani Millet
Long ago, I set 2 personal goals: I wanted to be charming, and always smell lovely. Sadly, me and perfume don’t get along, but today I feel quite dapper and maybe even a little charming in a little red polka dot dress and, that’s right, white pantaloons. Who couldn’t feel adorable in pantaloons, seriously? #HowToFeelAdorable #vintage #Clothing #selfie #Pantaloons #PolkaDots
Anjani Millet, Behind the Scenes
Your truly! Many thanks to my friend and photographer Lori Patrick who shot this at our Photographer’s Vintage Tea Party.
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Pink Starflash Camera
I found this lovely little pink Starflash camera at the best vintage store I have ever seen, in (who knew?) Grand Junction, Colorado. Due to Cool Old Camera Overload, I didn’t buy it.
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