December 13, 2011

The Impossible Project X Urban Outfitters X Yours Truly

A few months ago,  Urban Outfitters and The Impossible Project got in touch with me about being part of a show in their NYC Space.  As a child of the digital generation, especially with regards to photography, I have grown accustom to bracketing shots and filling up a few 16 gig flash cards on an outing.   I’m a firm believer in doing new things outside of one’s habits, so I took them up on their offer. Equipped with a few hundred exposures of their 600 film and a few cameras, I documented two months on the road.   Shooting with film forced me to slow down and consider each shot more.  I really enjoyed it.  Here are a handful of the shots I picked for the show.

Morning sesh in Malibu, CA.

OG Landcruiser, Eastern Columbia River Gorge, WA.

Barbed Wire.

Rear view mirror.

Snow in Underwood, WA.

The Kern River, CA.

Tim reading in the back of the Syncro.

 #vanlife.

Shotgun in L.A.

The Klickitat River, Washington.

Wetsuits hanging to dry in Ventura, CA.

Deer.

A toilet cleaner, as John calls it, in L.A.

The show will be at The Impossible Project Space, 425 Broadway 5th Floor New York New York 10013, from December 15 to January 11, with an opening reception this Thursday.  I won’t be making the schlep back to New York for it, but if you’re in the area, stop by and have a look.  I’m really pumped to be a part of it.

Here are some more links,
Impossible Project X Urban Outfitters,

A Restless Transplant (Facebook).

17 Comments



  • carissa
    December 13 , 2011

    such a great series. well done.


  • December 13 , 2011

    Foster! I’m definitely going to check this out Thursday. Do you know what time they open? Cheers to Polaroids :)


  • December 13 , 2011

    Carissa,
    im glad you like them, i had a blast shooting them.

    Angie,
    the opening reception is from 6-9pm. you can rsvp by email, rsvp@the-impossible-project.com.

    foster


  • December 13 , 2011

    Congrats, Foster — love to see you shooting some film.

    I’ll have to stop by and see the shots in person.


  • December 13 , 2011

    Brian
    I feel like im going to have to start shooting some more. id love to mess around with medium format. how are you liking life back in NYC?
    foster


  • December 13 , 2011

    Digital can’t captured the details and colors that I find film can, particularly medium format. Great shots btw, particularly the “toilet cleaner” shot.


  • December 13 , 2011

    Nicholas,
    When i started taking photos, i couldnt tell the difference. no way. now its night and day. there is just so much more dynamic range in film. some day it may be better but today there is little comparison. not that you cant take nice digital photos, i love my 5d mark ii, but its not as good as a 35mm film. its just so damn expensive. thanks for the kind words,

    foster


  • Beegirl
    December 13 , 2011

    Just wanted to say congratulations! Found you via Coldsplinters and have been following your blog and fabulous photography. Wishing you all the best and safe travels ~


  • December 13 , 2011

    Thank you beegirl. I really appreciate the comment. dont be a stranger and if youre in nyc check out the show.

    foster


  • December 14 , 2011

    These are wonderful! Makes me want to dig out my Holga and head out for a day of fun! Congratulations!


  • December 14 , 2011

    Roben-Marie,
    glad you like them. Go for it. im sure you will have a fun time one way or another,
    foster


  • John
    December 14 , 2011

    Hi Foster,

    I’m going to be in Northern California for Christmas – the Bay Area specifically. I’ve been to all the typical places in San Francisco and the surrounding area, but I was wondering if you have any suggestions for lesser known road trip spots.


  • December 14 , 2011

    John,
    Id head north into the Sonoma coast and mendocino. Its gorgeous up there. take the 1. point reyes is very special also.

    foster


  • John
    December 14 , 2011

    Awesome, I’ll look into it, thanks!


  • December 14 , 2011

    John,
    here are some photos from point reyes from a week ago. its gorgeous there. https://picasaweb.google.com/111976087846518626646/PointReyes
    foster


  • December 15 , 2011

    Really a breathtaking series you’ve got here, makes me wanna get my Ricoh out in the field but it’s so expensive. The flaws of film and extra layers of suggested atmosphere, what’s not to love… Looking forward to more of this !


  • December 19 , 2011

    Gert,
    bust out the ricoh, im excited to shoot more film.

    foster