Listening to: Regina Spektor – Music Box
… And it’s the greatest voyage in the history of plastic….
That title was kind of long. My apologies.
Well, I got my latest roll of LC-A+ film back from the drugstore yesterday. And there are a bunch of neon-blue and green squiggly lines all over the photos, like if someone was standing just behind my shutter waving glosticks. I’m not sure if it’s a light-leaks thing or a film thing, but it’s très bizarre. I kinda like them, though, but not for the same reasons I like my other (digital) photos. People who don’t use Lomos rarely seem to understand this, other than noting, “That photo’s out of focus!”
But anyway. I spent the past day retrieving ice cream for my cousin, who just had a tonsillectomy. We spent countless hours lounging on her bed watching season one of The Vampire Diaries and the movie The Losers, which I must say has the best use of slo-mo I’ve seen in some time. We got so fed up with Elena, the main character of The Vampire Diaries (I mean, what is with girls in things about vampires? Have they no sense?) that we drew a “BISH PLZ!” sign and would hold it up at the screen whenever she got too out of it.
And, despite my reservations, I purchased this month’s issue of French Vogue. As usual, it was for the photography. It’s my opinion that Vogue Paris and Vogue Italia have the best spreads, and this month there was a particularly amazing one titled L’hiver avant l’hiver (Winter before winter) featuring in part the amazing Crystal Renn, so I couldn’t resist. Scanned and work-safe (because many weren’t) examples below:
My apologies for the sucktastic scans, but my scanner is puny and I really wanted to keep the issue intact. In addition, I had to do this in the dark, because I got a killer headache halfway through writing this (from waking up to the house alarm and then going for a run on an empty stomach) so I had to stop and take a nap.
But, oh French Vogue, you make it so much harder to dislike Carine Roitfeld when she styles such beautiful (and plus-size model inclusive) shoots as these.