Taken with my Rebel K2

Taken in the Central District in Seattle. What a lovely shop front.

Hello friends! I have a whole bunch of prints of my work that are all fancy and matted in preparation for a show coming up in Seattle! Want any of them? They’re $10 total (that includes shipping within the US). Anything on this site is up for grabs, plus a bunch more photos I’ll be posting. Email me at racheladmasart@gmail.com if you’d like some.

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Taken in China with my Rebel K2

Unlucky grasshoppers trapped in cages to bring good luck.

Hello friends! I have a whole bunch of prints of my work that are all fancy and matted in preparation for a show coming up in Seattle! Want any of them? They’re $10 total (that includes shipping within the US). Anything on this site is up for grabs, plus a bunch more photos I’ll be posting soon. Email me at racheladmasart@gmail.com if you’d like some.

LOOK AT HOW FANCY THEY ARE. BUY ONE AND BE FANCY, TOO.

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Salt flats in Death Valley

Stickers for $4 / Prints for $22

I think big, alien emptinesses are nice, so I really enjoyed spending a couple of days in Death Valley recently. Sleeping in my car. With another human. When the temperature was 109 F. Ok maybe the park itself was more of a highlight than the sleeping arrangement. The salt flats at sunset are surreal, and the ground makes creaky noises at some times due to the salt crystals expanding or contracting.

Salt flats in Death Valley

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Color photo from Naches Peak Loop outside of Seattle

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I think it’s uniquely beautiful when nature becomes monochrome. It feels still and quiet, bleak but also cozy at the same time. Found this tree while hiking. It’s a full color photo with no edits.

When I lived in Minnesota and winter settled in, the only color to really be found was a incredibly blue sky now and then. The ground was white. The trees were black. The plowed roads were a grey mush. Walking along the sidewalk, the piles of snow that surrounded you on both sides had a striations of white and grey.

Another full color photo from the Cascade mountains

Here in Seattle, it’s similar minus the snow. The streets are black, the sky is eternally grey for several months of the year. The clouds hang so low that they feel like being buried under a warm blanket. The morning fog sometimes obscures sight completely, making everything white.

Ok, one non-artsy-fartsy photo just for fun, because this is making me fondly remember walking ten block to class on sidewalks like this.

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There are a lot of images of the solar eclipse of 2017. Images of massive celestial bodies roaring through the vacuum of space and happening to align briefly in such a immensely spectacular way that our ancestors fell to their knees and knew the gods were coming to destroy all they controlled. Images that one could describe as: jaw-dropping or awe-inspiring or breath-taking or otherworldly.

I present to you my own image of that eclipse.

I think one could describe it as: adorable.

Just some space pals passing through

This was the view when I watched it through some supremely fashionable eclipse glasses. Put the glasses on my camera to see what would happen, and wound up with this shot of the just the sweetest, most unassuming lil eclipse.

COMPUTER, ENHANCE.

Being able to see a (partial) solar eclipse was absolutely incredible. Nature knocked it out of the park when it came up with that idea. Thanks, nature.

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Mannequins left in the attic of an second hand shop – taken with my Rebel K2 (film)

I like thrift stores and second hand stores. Someone loved a Thing then stopped loving the Thing then sold the Thing for money then someone else came to own the Thing in hopes that someone else will love the Thing and decide to own the Thing.

Or maybe the Thing will just gather dust and mold and decay in an attic until it’s forgotten forever.

Humans and Things are neat.

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Interior of the asylum outside of Tuscaloosa, Alabama I took with my Rebel K2 on film.

Being devious teenagers way back when, we broke the law and snuck in to what is sometimes called Old Bryce, but officially named the Alabama Insane Hospital, to explore. Had to park in a far away lot to avoid suspicion and hike through brush and briars to reach it. Also had to sneak our way back out when we saw cop cars pull up. Fascinating and dark history behind this place that was shut down due to concerns about the way patients were being treated.

By 1970, however, the concept of patients remaining in the hospital for long periods of time while at the same time working productively became a subject of public concern, especially as many citizens felt that patients were retained by the hospital as a source of free labor.

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1564

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