Grain // Normality

Photo by Jesse Littlebird - Pyragraph

Jesse Littlebird is a photographer, filmmaker and our current Creative Resident. Reposted from his blog.

“Against the grain” : Against what is normal.

I love when people look in disgust at my film cameras, being blown off as “Oh, just another hipster.” But I also love when someone reacts with excitement and understanding in their eye upon seeing I’m shooting film. Those who know, simply know.

I developed these in my bathroom. Developer on my hands making them rough, fixer in the air and The Doors playing in the background. Breathe and slowly but surely the images appear. Physical recording of life. Light to celluloid. Tangible, chemical, magical reactions to moments.

Embrace the grain.

My friend James Harper (woodworker and painter) and I will be running darkroom prints of some of these in March. These will be the first from the beginning of the year. If any catch your eye drop me an email.

Photo by Jesse Littlebird - Pyragraph

Photo by Jesse Littlebird - Pyragraph

Photo by Jesse Littlebird - Pyragraph

 

Photo by Jesse Littlebird - Pyragraph

Photo by Jesse Littlebird - Pyragraph

Photo by Jesse Littlebird - Pyragraph

Photo by Jesse Littlebird - Pyragraph

 

For more photos, see Jesse’s original blog post

About Jesse Littlebird

I am a music and life photographer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. One can not have passion in anything without purpose, and purpose does not go without the passion. My purpose in photography is all about inviting the right moment and showing it through light. My passion is the pursuit of the elusive moment and evocative image.

I was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico in a household of two artists. One a filmmaker and storyteller, Larry Littlebird, and another a graphic designer and loving mother, Deborah Littlebird. From the start my eyes and ears have been filled with art. I moved on to college studying under wonderful teachers at the University of New Mexico’s Photography and Media Arts departments.

You can find me actively walking with camera in hand out on the streets, painting in my garage, drinking tea late at night in my home darkroom or out photographing the local music scene.

I hope to meet you soon,
Jesse

Find me online:
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