As I mentioned earlier, the roll of Kodak Elite Chrome I had was cross-processed. Thus, instead of defined, cooler colors, the images had an incredibly high contrast. The "bluest" picture from the entire roll--and consequently my favorite--is the fourth one down (the second from the bottom).

All the photos were taken in my front yard; the home pictured is indeed the one in which Hans and I live. (Granted, we live in the basement apartment.) At the time these photos were taken, the magnolia had bloomed, showering the steps with a glory of pink, waxy petals. It was spring, finally, and I had waited since November--when I first rented the apartment--for it to bloom. As Aura so adequately said, "Spring. Hello, hello. Never here fast enough, always gone too soon."

In fact, when hunting for apartments in Indianapolis, I was immediately attracted to the magnolia and the three-story, wooden giant. It's old, it's tired, it has its stories. Quite literally, there is writing on the walls. It gives me ideas, gives me stories, and also keeps some secrets. So, maybe, just maybe, these images work for the house.

They're other-worldly. They're surreal. Haunting. King of like a Tim Burton wonderland--one of dull colors, dark imagery, and just a few well-placed objects of color.

Camera: Refurbished LC-A
Film: Kodak Elite Chrome 100


  1. They're kind of eerie looking, but pretty too! My favorites are the second one from the bottom, the one with the birdhouse, and the one at the top of the post. :)
    I'll (hopefully) answer your email sometime this week! :)
    Sarah xx

  2. I see what you mean about the blue in the fourth shot, and why you were hopeful for more of that in this roll!

    Where do you get your film processed? The CVS near me (Northwestside) shut down their one-hour color lab; it was the last one I know of anywhere near me. Goodbye, $6 processing and scanning.

  3. Keep believing in film! I think they're lovely. :)

  4. It looks like a beautiful house. I would love to live there - that first photograph is gorgeous.

  5. I love these pictures. The next to last one is so so pretty!

  6. I like these photos!(and the "Oops" ones from the post before).
    They're dreamy and not quite perfect which makes them even more interesting. Eerie and intriguing. Well done, Olsen.


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