Instant Film

I recently found some old instant film that I shot. The photographs span different points of my life, around a three year span. Here is what they had to share:

Dunes for days          This was taken during a trip to the Hopi reservation for a Native American class I took. Absolutely one of the best classes I have taken. What made this trip even more interesting, informative, and compelling to the soul, is the immense knowledge that our professor possessed, not just in the study of Native Americans; but of life itself. Thank you Professor      Padilla.

Dunes for days         This was taken during a trip to the Hopi reservation for a Native American class I took. Absolutely one of the best classes I have taken. What made this trip even more interesting, informative, and compelling to the soul, is the immense knowledge that our professor possessed, not just in the study of Native Americans; but of life itself. Thank you Professor Padilla.

Desert Band        this reminds me of an album cover for a band.

Desert Band       this reminds me of an album cover for a band.

Dune Jumper

Dune Jumper

Endow      this was taken during the 4th. Endow always has the best fireworks, or at least the most.

Endow     this was taken during the 4th. Endow always has the best fireworks, or at least the most.

Endow & Ramiro

Endow & Ramiro

Brothers       the   shenanigans are about to begin.

Brothers      the shenanigans are about to begin.

J&G

J&G

the fall      he actually fell from the tree, no joke. He was not dropped by one of the other scoundrels; I saw it all.

the fall     he actually fell from the tree, no joke. He was not dropped by one of the other scoundrels; I saw it all.

Moi San      taking a nap on the drive back home.

Moi San     taking a nap on the drive back home.

V      hold my hair man...

V     hold my hair man...

you shall love me       my friend is actually allergic to cats, but he loves them.

you shall love me      my friend is actually allergic to cats, but he loves them.

Kemo San      like always a hilarious day at work, thanks to this man.

Kemo San     like always a hilarious day at work, thanks to this man.

Elephant faced boy

Elephant faced boy

Sebastian and the blue balloon         man this kid gets into everything, you got to watch him.

Sebastian and the blue balloon        man this kid gets into everything, you got to watch him.

shopping changes me

shopping changes me

look ma no hands

look ma no hands

I'm seeing double Stee

I'm seeing double Stee

The Doctor and The Datsun         I truly miss this car, it had strange things besides the color. For example: it had two notches on the rear sides that according to the designers were to give it a sense  of movement when it was standing still .

The Doctor and The Datsun      I truly miss this car, it had strange things besides the color. For example: it had two notches on the rear sides that according to the designers were to give it a sense  of movement when it was standing still.

street view

street view

of our lives     This shot was taken during the Occupy movement that flooded the United States, bringing awareness to several social injustices and its repercussions that are still very prevalent in this country. The scene is a double exposure of The Times building and the people camping out in front of city hall in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

of our lives    This shot was taken during the Occupy movement that flooded the United States, bringing awareness to several social injustices and its repercussions that are still very prevalent in this country. The scene is a double exposure of The Times building and the people camping out in front of city hall in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

behind the scenes      it is always worth looking behind the curtain. The discoveries can be uncomfortable and beautiful at the same time, but that is the reality of many aspects of the human condition.

behind the scenes     it is always worth looking behind the curtain. The discoveries can be uncomfortable and beautiful at the same time, but that is the reality of many aspects of the human condition.

Daniel Miramontes