IMAGINATION IS ENTHUSIASM WITH A PURPOSE.

Poppy Frost,
21 years young, photographer, scorpio. I like 2 sugars in my tea and no seeds in my jam. I never dress for the weather and i have a terrible singing voice. I can count my real friends on one hand, but thats the way i like it.
alexihobbs:

photograph and text by Duane Michals

This photograph is my proof. There was that afternoon, when things were still good between us, and she embraced me, and we were so happy. It did happen, she did love me. Look see for yourself!

alexihobbs:

photograph and text by Duane Michals

This photograph is my proof. There was that afternoon, when things were still good between us, and she embraced me, and we were so happy. It did happen, she did love me. Look see for yourself!

All images Copyright Poppy Frost 2010, all moral rights reserved.

I found a few rolls of 35mm film during a rummage through my grandma’s blanket box the other day. She’s a hoarder. Anything i throw out or look like i don’t want, she swoops upon it and keeps it forever and ever in her blanket box. There is anything and everything you could want in there, from old early 20th century perfume bottles to blue tack and tea lights. I had the rolls developed that day.

I love finding old rolls of film and being unaware of the images on them, the anticipation of waiting for the prints so exciting. Once you have them you can sit for hours and reminisce about certain events and remember where you were when you took them, how you were feeling, what the weather was like, its so interesting and brings back all sorts of memories.

The first roll of film was taken in my home town of Scunthorpe, it was just a colour ISO 200 film shot on my Canon AE-1 Pro camera i was bought by my grandparents for my 18th birthday. I love this camera and take it with me on most of my adventures. The images always feel so genuine, i feel like it cuts away all the bullshit of modern digital photography and leaves you with images that are so raw and honest. The first two of the images above are from this film, they are of a road near where my boyfriend lives and the figure in them is an old blind man i’ve made friends with over the years, he’s so lovely. It was taken towards the end of last year and i remember it being an absolutely freezing day but the sunlight was utterly blinding. I love the way the buildings and cars form very powerful silhouettes against the light pouring from the sky. The small areas of colour are so subtle.

The second of the films were shot on a Fish Eye Lomography camera. I bought it from Urban Outfitters a year or so ago and i think this was only the second roll of film i had ever shot on it. The last 2 of the images i have included above were from this film roll. They were shot in Blackpool in summer of last year, i lived there for a year whilst attending University. I loved going down to the beach in the evening when the sun was setting. I had my labrador puppy Frank living with me too (you can see his silhouette in the last image), so he loved walking on the beach and running in the sea just as much as i did. The sunsets were absolutely breathtaking. They made every day into a good day, no matter how rubbish it had been. I really want to go back there soon, just for this beautiful sight, and they do cracking fish and chips of course.

Got inked again bitchez.. Gradually accepting the fact i’m eventually going to end up with a full sleeve.

Got inked again bitchez.. Gradually accepting the fact i’m eventually going to end up with a full sleeve.

Luke (my boyfriend’s) brother has asked me to take some pictures of his Dad’s dog to put on a canvas for their new house. He found a pet photographer called Carli Davidson, she did a series called “Shake” from which the images above are part of.

It contains portraits of both dogs and cats of all different breeds, shapes and sizes that are shaking in some way to rid themselves of moisture. It has been nicknamed “dogs in motion” and written about in numerous reviews and online blogs (guess I’m just following the crowd). 

I am hoping to recreate a similar kind of image with Mini, the dog in question, a Dog De Bordeaux, the same breed as the dog in the first two images i have included. She has a perfectly loose jaw and her lips hang down and swing from side to side when she moves her head. She also has a lovely temperament and does pretty much anything you ask of her as long as there is some sort of food involved as a reward, not unlike most dogs really. So i am hoping to get some really good shots of her :) I will post the images up on here and see how they compare to the work of a pro!

Images included are taken from Carli Davidson’s website http://carlidavidsonphotography.com/#/Portfolio/Shake/1/

Seeing as we are having a snow day (on February 7th?!) i’ve been doing a useless bit ofinternet browsing, ended up on Facebook and i came across Ellie Goulding’s page, always had quite a bit of an admiration for her, from a music point of view, she has an amazing and unique voice, her lyrics are thought provoking and real, then from aphotographical point of view i really loved her quirky face and no frills appearance, she always looks the same, but in such a good way.

I first came across some posed shots of her on Google a few years ago, ever since that day i have always had a bit of a girl crush on her, but today it became fully glued and stuck into my crush book.

She has a certain look that connects with the camera in a completely non committal way and never really seems to be “trying” to pose, it always appears to be genuine and very natural, she never looks completely at ease infront of the camera, but nor does she look uneasy or uncomfortable. 

What.A.Babe.