Photo Friday – Analog

self, photo booth, Santa Cruz, CA

Photo Friday’s theme this week is “Analog.” {the challenge is that we are supposed to post photos taken with film}


And a story about process:

A friend of mine has a sister who is developmentally disabled and is a very talented artist. He loves photography and gifted her a disposable camera, very excited and curious about what she would capture.

A few weeks later, he returned home for a visit and asked her how she liked the camera. “I loved it!” she said enthusiastically.

“Did you shoot any photos?”


“Can I see them?”


“Can I see the photos you took?”

“I don’t have any.”

“Didn’t you shoot any photos on the camera I gave you?”

“Yep. It was so much fun! Then I threw the camera away.”

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  1. Gayla

    Yes! I love that you chose to do a photobooth image. Excellent. I love that this one is very faded

  2. kim

    Love this photo of you!
    And the story is hilarious.

  3. samantha

    i love that story about process. Very important to remember – to always have fun!!

  4. penelope

    You are beautiful.

  5. rachael

    great choice – a photo booth photo. 🙂
    The story is a nice one too. I get way too wrapped up and involved in the end result, sometimes. It’s nice to be reminded to have passion for the process.

  6. lena

    lovely photo of you and beautiful story.
    i have a friend who has a severely developmentally disabled uncle who takes hundreds and millions of photos with an old 110 camera that doesn’t have film in it.

  7. kat

    I love that you chose a photobooth photo for the analog challenge! I was interested to see what you would select. 🙂

  8. meg

    i have been checking out your site for a couple of years & i just enjoy it tremendously & today after reading your latest entry & being inspired & giggling for the gizillionth time, i see it’s time to tell you: thank you, andrea, for sharing all of your creations with me/us!

  9. ani

    Too sweet of a story.

  10. Jennifer

    What a great story!! And probably how we should all live our lives, at least on some level…

  11. Andrea

    Ah, what a beautiful story! If only we could live our lives with more fun and more abandon. Just do it, then forget about it! Hmmm…I think I’ll try that!

  12. stef

    it’s always nice to be reminded of the process and not the end result. being present… i think i’ll go with that today!

  13. Julia

    I laughed and I cried!!! I loved this story. As a teacher of special ed. children, This story so perfectly illustrates the way many of them look at life. I guess the message here is that it really is all about the journey, not the destination. Great post, Andrea. You rock! 🙂

  14. Kristen

    haha – that’s a great story. Cool picture too, lovely graininess

  15. Tchatchke

    How brilliant is that?

  16. jenn

    great photograph andrea,
    i love it.
    the texture is great. very grainy.
    this reminds me of film… it looks like you’ve cut a single frame and posted it.
    great choice for photo friday!

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