๐Ÿ–คghost-shaped people๐Ÿ’€ (@ryanmuirhead) [similar]

A sincere effort to put things felt into physical artifacts. Not really here.

๐Ÿ–คghost-shaped people๐Ÿ’€ (@ryanmuirhead)

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At my workshop in Utah one of the attendees Adam brought a handheld 4x5 Camera with an f2.5 projector lens custom mounted on it. I made a few images and fell in love and Adam was kind enough to find and assemble the parts for me so that I could have one. Here is a Polaroid of my sister @michelle_muirhead made on said setup. I attached a poor phone photo of the camera as well for anyone interested as well.

๐Ÿ–คghost-shaped people๐Ÿ’€ (@ryanmuirhead)

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except when you donโ€™t
because sometimes you wonโ€™t

#cinestill #indiefilmlab

๐Ÿ–คghost-shaped people๐Ÿ’€ (@ryanmuirhead)

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I want to thank Alabama for two things:
For being home to @indiefilmlab who develops and scans all my film.
For not electing a monster to the US Senate. Hereโ€™s to good news.
#kodakfilm #indiefilmlab

๐Ÿ–คghost-shaped people๐Ÿ’€ (@ryanmuirhead)

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So begins the long journey home. New Zealand, youโ€™ve been amazing. I hope to return soon. Iโ€™ll leave you with a phone photo of @sasmoore โ€˜s favorite tree. Film to follow once I can get it to @indiefilmlab

๐Ÿ–คghost-shaped people๐Ÿ’€ (@ryanmuirhead)

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Band saves kid.
Kid meets band.
Kid makes art.
Band makes art.
Everyone saves each other.
Over and over again.

The new album by @theused comes out tomorrow. Itโ€™s about โค๏ธand๐Ÿ’€ and itโ€™s got my work all over it. One of the first things you can hear on the first track is the sound of my shutter making images in the recording booth on one of the most special nights of my life. Itโ€™s truly my greatest dream come true. It didnโ€™t fix anything, but Iโ€™m so glad it happened.

๐Ÿ–คghost-shaped people๐Ÿ’€ (@ryanmuirhead)

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Getting mobile previews of my Scotland film from @indiefilmlab as I board my flight to New Zealand.
#xpan #indiefilmlab

๐Ÿ–คghost-shaped people๐Ÿ’€ (@ryanmuirhead)

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I caught fire.
Portland to Auckland.
I am in here.
See you out there.

๐Ÿ–คghost-shaped people๐Ÿ’€ (@ryanmuirhead)

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Some caption about things being beautiful and scary at the same time.
A tree growing off a cliff face somewhere in Scotland.
Iโ€™m down to just having Instagram on my iPad and hoping to take a much needed complete break soon. Thank you all so much for all the love and kindness youโ€™ve consistently shown me.
Prints available.

๐Ÿ–คghost-shaped people๐Ÿ’€ (@ryanmuirhead)

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Raluca left instagram for awhile. I think Iโ€™ll join her shortly. Love you all, except the guy who said he was sick of seeing my chicken videos.

#cinestill #indiefilmlab

๐Ÿ–คghost-shaped people๐Ÿ’€ (@ryanmuirhead)

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I have seen too much
I havenโ€™t seen enough

๐Ÿ–คghost-shaped people๐Ÿ’€ (@ryanmuirhead)

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My favorite part about doing workshops is letting everyone who signed up pick whatever image they want and delivering a print of that in person. Itโ€™s something I love doing and it makes me a little bit more comfortable taking money for teaching. Thinking about it as an extended in-person sale calms me down just enough to get through what is always a difficult and personal day for me.
That being the case, I of course decided to see what would happen if I flew the prints to Amsterdam and then left them in the gate area while boarding my connecting flight. Ha. Needless to say I showed up in Scotland without my security blanket and feeling quite defeated and embarrassed. While is tempting to make it a story about how completely unhelpful KLM was about retrieving my portfolio that was 200 feet away, itโ€™s much better to focus on the kindness of strangers who stepped in to help in another way. The super kind folks at @the_wee_album_co stepped in and offered to make prints for my attendees with almost no notice. It was one of many kindnesses I would be shown while in Scotland and Iโ€™m so grateful for it. So if youโ€™re in that area and need an album/printing friend, check them out.
Iโ€™ll go on hoping someone found the other prints and loves them, and that the airport didnโ€™t just blow them up. Haha. Anyway, yay, kindness of strangers right?

๐Ÿ–คghost-shaped people๐Ÿ’€ (@ryanmuirhead)

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Scotland was amazing but itโ€™s good to be home. Iโ€™m going to try and work in a little social media break before New Zealand at the end of the month. Iโ€™d also love to do a print sale soon so if there is something youโ€™d like, let me know.
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