Jul 20, 2010

University days

I am so slow on this film taking/developing process, but I'm happy to finally share some images from the last two rolls I shot. Unfortunately, I can't say I made too much progress in terms of improving my manual focusing. Third time's a charm?

Another sort of nice thing about being so slow is that by the time I've got my negatives back and scan them in, I'm totally in for a surprise because I hardly remember what was shot! Dealt with a ton of scanner dust and scratches though; not sure why because I definitely cleaned the glass thoroughly.

These images below were taken on campus when I went back for graduation in May. Ahh, simpler days ;). I do miss Philly. Especially the food carts. And the food in general. I don't miss how everything shuts down by 2am. Or the nasty steam emanating from the sidewalks. Or how wide the blocks are. 10 blocks in NYC != 10 blocks in Philly for sure. Ok, enough with the non sequiturs.

Oh hai, Minna!

Excuse the fact that the shirt and wind make me look about 5 months preggers. Photo taken by Minna.

Who do I look like? :)

Oh, many many MANY hours spent in this bookstore.

This was Kodak Portra 160NC. I just placed a B&H order for some higher speed films and lomography films, so I am excited to try those out.


  1. I am glad I am going back to school. won't have to miss it just yet.

  2. Hi Alice,

    I just recently started following your blog and I absolutely adore your photography!

    I had to comment on this post because I'm going to Penn for grad school in the fall. What a small world! Too bad you have already graduated, it would've been great to be friends with you once I'm on campus.

    I just wanted to ask if you knew of any places to live around school? I'm completely unfamiliar with the area and I'm STILL searching for a place to live. I'm hoping I won't be homeless by September :(

    Thank you!

  3. Hi Cici!

    I'm not too too familiar with where grad students usually live, but I know a few great buildings are the Hub and Domus, or even Left Bank (I think that's what they're called) if you want to check those out. There's also the Radian which is in a really convenient location.

    Hope that gives you some direction. It would have been nice to meet you! I hope you enjoy your Penn experience :)