Monday, May 31, 2010

Plastic Fire, Synthetic Light

It's not that I don't like sleeping, but rather that the process that builds up to sleeping is quite boring and uneventful to me. If you're like me, it takes about two or three hours to fall asleep, even when my eyes feel all salty and tired. So why would I bother trying to sleep in bed for two hours when I know it won't work? Rather than succumbing to such a silly old thing, I chose the intelligible option of staying awake and ingeniously covering half of my face in silver eyeshadow, sitting in my sink in the darkened lights of my bathroom, shining a half-working flashlight into my eyes, all with the intent of snapping clever little pictures. Whilst taking said pictures, my mom walked in and said goodnight. I casually walked out from my batcave/bathroom with my face still murderously smothered in metallic silver. Mom looked at me, said goodnight again and casually nodded, not looking the least bit suprised after seeing my extraterrestrial face. You would think she's used to seeing me like this based on her so-called "reaction."

Anyways, above are the results of my insomnia: completely cliche single-eyeball photos!


LyddieGal said...

I love it. The first one is my very most favorite and most nights I'm with you and the inability to fall asleep.

I also really enjoy making photos that involve elaborate setups and speculative gazes from family members not willing to actually question why you are running around in a wig asking where the corn syrup is...

I love the sultry mystery of the metallic eye, so intriguing.

Chic on the Cheap

Anonymous said...

those are really cool pics!

Castor Pollux

Rebecca Clairine said...

done !


Nathalie Kartika Putri said...

GORGEOUS! great picts dear :)
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Julls said...

Haha,love your story ! It's very nice that you use your time (even if it is at night) to create art :). And the photos turned out to be phantastic.I really really like them,especially the blurred one with the 2 candels.
Talentated girl,and I'm not joking !

Oh and it's nice that your family got used to your crazy ideas,mine did the same :)

Lizz said...

great pics! love your blog

Jen said...

i know exactly what you mean. except for those moments where i just pass out instantly, i have the process of going to sleep and waiting to fall asleep. ugh it's tiresome...ironically haha

Nathalie said...

WOW. Love it. Now this is a really good way to spend a sleepless night. And love the reaction of your mom, too funny :)

LyddieGal said...

Hi again, I left you an award at my blog!

Chic on the Cheap

emily viveur said...

these photos are gorgeous, what a creative idea! the bit about your mom made me laugh :)

michelle_ said...

loved these pics !
the first one has to be favorite shot !
my rents also find me weird because i put in soooo much prep when i take photos .haha

Natalie said...

really cool photos! love it :)

Enamodeuse said...

The pictures of the eyes took my breath away....amazing!!!!

i came across your blog, really interesting;)