Thursday, April 21, 2011

Young Love: A New Polaroid Series

This is a series about a couple in the 70s and their child-like journey through love. I am proud about this series for a number reasons:

#1 My friend Ian and I really look like we are in the 1970s.
#2 There were only a minimal amount of outtakes, which = wasted film/money.
#3 Neither my camera nor my film crapped out on me.
#4 I knew Ian be perfect for a 1970s series AND he didn't complain at all while we shot photos (both Polaroid and digital) for eight hours and didn't really stop to eat anything.

and what I am MOST proud of...

#5 My mad self-timer skillz. What most people don't realize is: all of the Polaroids you see of me are self-portraits. Like all my self-portrait shoots, Ian and I only had 12 SECONDS to get into character, including the time it took me to jump into place (and sometimes on his back).

You can view the series in its entirety at I will be adding all of the digital photos/portraits of Ian to my site very soon.

(Special thanks to Natalie, who helped out by telling me whether my head was in frame in the car shots!! xo)


Bryan said...

Just found you through @ImpossibleUSA on Twitter - what lovely shots! :) I appreciate your creativity. :D

jena ardell said...

Thanks so much, Bryan!! I appreciate you stopping by my blog.

Anonymous said...

Awesome site, keep up the great work... bookmarked!

Anonymous said...

Hey - I am certainly happy to find this. great job!

Sarah Kate said...

Wow! Great job! You both fit the part perfectly!! This was exactly what my parent's looked like when they were dating in the 70's & I love those old photos!

Also love your retro life section. Pretty cool shots!