I shoot with plastics, polaroids, pinholes, as well as my digital Canon Rebel. I also like to do other forms of art; I'm not great, but it makes me happy. :)
I miss the old days on Flickr, and many changes have made me question my desire to be here, so at one point I made everything private and lost all my faves. I have learned from and been inspired by several wonderful photographers on these pages, many of whom are still here; it's really what got me started. Before signing up here, I'd never had any interest in photography, but I'd just bought my first camera, a digital, which interested me solely for the video capabilities - - an idea completely novel to me- - then my sister introduced me to Flickr, and thus to the incredible art form that is photography.... in ways I had never seen. The rest is an ongoing history.
I have a twin sister known as original_ann
Some of my stuff is on sale at etsy.com:
I share much more on my Facebook Page:
And occasionally on my blog:
- The Known, the Unknown and the Under Known 657 photos, 53 members
- Keep The Analog Alive 53,043 photos, 1,158 members
- °POLAROID TYPE 100&80 FILM° 7,931 photos, 336 members
- Polaroid ID-UV 3,494 photos, 189 members
- Les Photomatics 1,035 photos, 246 members
- B&H Photo 37,080 photos, 6,243 members
- Through The Lens Magazine 4,666 photos, 339 members
- Arte Urbana / Urban Art 119,824 photos, 1,205 members
- ALTERED MIXEDMEDIA ART 18,148 photos, 821 members
- Drawing - Painting - Digital Art 41,577 photos, 2,798 members
- Color Pinhole Photography 8,521 photos, 726 members
- New Photo Page Preview 0 photos, 3,459 members
- Without a Lens 7,913 photos, 311 members
- polaroid pinhole 3,093 photos, 823 members
- pinhole perspective 25,564 photos, 1,233 members
- PinHolga 3,754 photos, 358 members
- FILM CAMERAS ONLY! 834,953 photos, 28,420 members
- Polanoiders (NO FAKE POLAROIDS) 52,041 photos, 2,165 members
- FECAL FACE DOT COM 87,364 photos, 3,764 members
- Blackandwhiteology 28,197 photos, 1,112 members
- Graffiti / Street Art 671,350 photos, 16,156 members
- *Graffiti, Tags and Street Stickers 330,532 photos, 4,152 members
- Streetsy.com 473,786 photos, 6,292 members
- NYC-Architecture 468 photos, 46 members
- NYC in BW 15,240 photos, 916 members
- Manhattan Street photography 46,587 photos, 1,742 members
- The Birdsill Holly Society 8,103 photos, 1,148 members
- Small modern art work 29,477 photos, 1,529 members
- Perception of the Magic Reality 1,852 photos, 1,274 members
- SCHOENHUT Dolls Toys & Games 193 photos, 14 members
- The Photo Editor 47 photos, 48 members
- polaroid expired film 40,187 photos, 2,499 members
- LDR (Low Dynamic Range) 13,809 photos, 780 members
- Holgaroid 4,972 photos, 1,338 members
- polaroid photograph 62,467 photos, 2,987 members
- Polaroid Night 2,455 photos, 624 members
- Digital Art and Mixed Media 85,515 photos, 3,737 members
- 2D & 3D digital artists 517 photos, 82 members
- Digital Illustrations by Artists 19,184 photos, 868 members
- Toy Show 33,248 photos, 1,050 members
- Holga / Diana / Polaroid / Lo-Fi in Sepia 1,001 photos, 218 members
- focusschmocus 14,658 photos, 1,974 members
- Polaroid -COLOR- (Instant Peel Apart film only) 22,713 photos, 2,236 members
- ~ dream doll ~ 5,578 photos, 517 members
- lavender dreams & aubergine moods 4,661 photos, 1,650 members
- Endangered Objects on Film 122 photos, 40 members
- photosofphotos 7 photos, 6 members
- My Art 23,062 photos, 809 members
- Artworks on Paper 268,196 photos, 11,433 members
- Love to Draw or paint 40,484 photos, 1,484 members
Jiffy Cat says:
"Although all of sMacshot's photos are boffo-licious it's the instances when she takes seemingly innocuous subjects and transforms them into something far more sinister that really tingle this cats whiskers.Take "fur" example the cab driver without a face beckoning one to take a ride with him to hell and quite possibly not back again. That bed looks comfortable you say? Look again it's actually made of marshmallow fluff quicksand.These and many other wonders may be visited here but don't linger too long or you might have to deal with Daisy."
28th May, 2008
"It is my room of Favourite Art.
Your work always is a book of surprises.
A greeting of the craftsman across of the street.
Thanks....Jordi from Barcelona."
24th April, 2008
"I've seen heaps of amazing work on Flickr, abstract and real - but this artist is in a realm of her own completely....... so much talent from a self-confessed late starter.
If i could choose one person from Flickr who's eyes I would like to see through it would be sMacshots.
Trying to find a way to describe to the ethereal quality of the newer polaroid series is like trying to search for the holy grail - it is impossible, for they mutate and flux before your very eyes.
There are so many of these I would have on my walls it is frightening! AND I generally prefer bare walls.
5th December, 2007
aka bea says:
"her work leaves me breathless in a visual wake of bygone times and secret places..."
2nd December, 2007
"sMacshot keeps surprising me, again and again."
5th October, 2007
"sMacshot has the unerring ability to take an apparently meaningless subject - such as a weed growing out of a wall - and lay on the "Hollywood" treatment, turning it into a distant vision of glamorous beauty. I think it absolutely unthinkable that she ever takes even an ordinary picture. Everything that follows her shutter opening and closing is hallmarked with original style and panache. I particularly appreciate her more recent work with the Holga and the Diana and feel she has already seemlessly forged a true niche in the world of plastic lenses. Oh yes, I nearly forgot....... she even writes great tags."
4th October, 2007
" sMacshot creates masterful dreams in her photos; she's constantly transporting me to astonishing new realms with her magical creations. She's also an amazingly generous commentator and overall one of the most pleasant flickr-ers out there!"
26th September, 2007
"sMacshot's images are drenched in the most beautiful, burnished amber light -- they're lush as honey, and just as sweet. she sees things everybody else misses because she sees with her eyes -- and with her heart.
I am so grateful for her presence here."
13th February, 2007
"I've become a horrible commenter myself (meaning I hardly leave any), but I'm so happy I have such a visitor as sMacshot in my stream. I won't say anything about her own photos, everyone knows that they are gorgeous."
3rd December, 2006
el shack del hombre says:
"sMacshot is a contact that i must vist frequently. one of the best on flickr, not to mention one of the nicer people too. sMacshot is a wonderful like minded creative, and we in the art community are fortunate to have an inspiration such as her."
1st November, 2006
angie M. photography says:
"This is my 1st testiomonial to ever writeon Flickr and I have been in it for a year. Your images captivate me. Every one of them makes me stare and just think, "How in the world did she get that?" Or, "I would never have thought of that shot but it is SO cool!" Or, "Man I wish I could take pictures like that!" What a great photographer AND novelist. Wow! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!"
7th October, 2006
"THIS GIRL HAS GOT IT GOIN' ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
8th October, 2006
"more depth and thought in any one of her photos than in most peoples' entire streams"
17th August, 2006
"sMacshot is a master at faux vintage processing. Her photos are engaging and every detail in any given photo works well together conceptually. And all of this shot with a digital powershot camera. Amazing. I look forward to seeing more work from her."
13th August, 2006
"sMacshot is not only niftier than raspberry jam but also takes a mean, mean photograph. whoa!"
15th July, 2006
- February 2006
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