03 April 2014

april is here.

I cannot believe it is already April!
today I would like to share a photograph that I did not take but that Jacopo took of me instead. a couple of weeks ago we ended up walking on Hietaniemi beach just before sunset: it was a very windy day and my eyes were watering but Jacopo took my Hasselblad and shot this photograph of me which I think turned out quite good - I have a dreamy yet melancholy expression in it that I really like. I believe it is meaningful that this portrait of me was taken just a few days after I had changed my hairstyle - saying goodbye to the straight bangs that I had worn since my childhood.
a photograph of me taken by Jacopo:
Hasselblad 500 C/M - Lomography Redscale 100
unfortunately the rest of the photographs taken on this film roll all turned out really badly - extremely grainy and with horrible stains of colours. I have to say I was quite disappointed by the Lomography Redscale 100: the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 is much better in my opinion. still I thought this particular photograph was really worth sharing. many thanks to Jacopo!

22 comments:

  1. It is wonderful to have a photo companion all the time :)
    you look very beautiful and very mysterious!
    more photos of new hairstyle please!

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    1. Thank you, dear Sara!
      I always like it more when Jacopo can join me for a photographic excursion!
      I will post another photograph of me some other time... I rarely like myself in photographs.

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  2. Sorry to hear that the other photos didn't turn out. The one that did though - beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Samantha! That's the risk with analogue photography, but it is all worth it!

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  3. beautiful photo ♥
    I don't see your hairstyle in this photo but I can't wait to see the new look. ;-)

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    1. Thank you! It is not so much a new look, just a fringe swept on the side, to let it grow. I wanted my hairstyle to be more practical.

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  4. Such a beautiful portrait!

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! Jacopo knows how to photograph me!

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  5. Lovely Polly ! :)

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  6. this is a very beautiful portrait! you look lovely! you know, i also use to have straight bangs always till two years back when i "finally got rid of them" but still i sometimes miss them... but remembering how hard it was to wait them to grow....

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    1. Thank you, Etta! You know, I totally agree with you. Straight bangs are beautiful and I really miss mine, but they are absolutely not practical at all. Especially in a city likes Helsinki, where it is always so windy!

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  7. this is a lovely portrait polly! but it does not show your new hairstyle, we're curious here!
    i can't belive it's already april, either. this is my favorite month of the year, i hope to have time to enjoy it properly :)

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    1. Haha, thank you, Silvia! I suppose it doesn't show that much in the photograph, but there is really not that much to see, just a fringe swept on the side.
      April is a beautiful month indeed!

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  8. Bangs are adorable but your new hairstyle really opens up your face! :) Happy April, Polly!

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    1. Thank you so much, Katie! Sometimes I think I look older... I have still to get used to it!
      Have a wonderful April!

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  9. Love the picture! Yes April has come really fast :O

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    1. Thank you, Melissa! It has indeed come fast, but I'm really glad that summer will be here soon!

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  10. Outstanding portrait. Well done, Jacopo!
    I understand perfectly your disappointment. Last year I got so many bad results that I started to think that the Hasselblad doesn't really see eye to eye with that Lomography film.

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    1. Thank you, Antonella! Jacopo will be happy to hear that!
      I was really disappointed by this Redscale 100, but I still have some faith in the Redscale XR and I hope it won't let me down!

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  11. You look lovely! On the contrary, I'm considering bangs :D

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    1. Thank you, Evelyn! Bangs are beautiful, as long as you don't live in a windy place!

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