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the Art of Waiting will hold 4 contests, all quite different, over the course of 2010. Each will be held on the first day of each season – to recognize the ongoing anticipation that accompanies regular changes in our surroundings; the cycle of waiting.

Winter Contest

this one’s a little simpler…

Instant Fall Contest

click here for details on the Instant Fall Contest

Summer (Photobooth) Contest

click here for details on the summer photobooth contest

click here, here, and here for summer photobooth contest winners

Spring Contest

Other than a few random months in my university years, I have always lived in the Canadian prairies. As a result, I have experienced, again and again and again, the mixed blessing and curse of having four distinct seasons. Yes, winter prevents all kinds of nasty little creatures for moving here, but it also destroys my motivation to go outside for several months at a time. If your part of the world involves a fourth season that consists of sub-zero temperatures (celsius and fahrenheit) for weeks or months at a time, you know that the most awaited season is spring. You can argue with me if you want; you might think that summer is awesome, or fall is plentiful, but my position on this is firm. No season arrives to a more welcoming embrace than spring.

While the start of spring means many things to many people, for toy camera photographers it means the first of six months of more good lighting hours than bad lighting hours. This is a big deal.

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, the Art of Waiting is holding a giveaway!

We’ll be holding a random draw to giveaway a swell prize, and not only that – we’ll also be giving one reader the opportunity to join our project – it’s actually two contests in one!

Prize #1 is a fine little toy camera. This camera is called the Yellow Peace; it is Superheadz’s original version of the 35mm compact camera known as the Ultra Wide and Slim. It has a Super Fat Lens (f=22mm) and is made entirely of lightweight plastic.

Prize #2 is a coveted invitation to join the Art of Waiting project as an official contributor.

To enter to win Prize #1, do any or all of the following; each will earn you  entries into the draw on Sunday, April 4th.

1. post the following on twitter (you can earn one entry for each original “tweet” to a maximum of 5 entries – be sure to fill in the blank with something original):
I’m waiting for [fill in the blank]. Win a free toy camera from @theartofwaiting http://bit.ly/waithere

2. subscribe to the RSS feed for the Art of Waiting project (aka the Waiting List, part way down the right side of this page)

3. follow @theartofwaiting on twitter.

4. write a post on your blog reviewing or mentioning the Art of Waiting project, including a link to the Art of Waiting site. (and send me an email to let me know where your blog is)

To enter to win Prize #2, a coveted and rare invitation to join those who wait, write a few sentences about yourself including one or more links to samples of your writing or images or both, and submit this to the Art of Waiting either in the comments on this page, or by email to jeff at filmfridge dot com.

Happy Spring and Good Luck!

[Edit: April 5, 2010: click here for the Spring Contest results…]

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35 Comments leave one →
  1. March 21, 2010 4:38 pm

    HAHA! Does having already mentioned and linked the site on my brand new blog count or should I mention it again, not that that was ever a problem as I was going to include it in another entry anyway, Irony! or is this purely for the uninitiated?! Email a comin’

  2. March 21, 2010 10:59 pm

    wow – i love prizes! 🙂

  3. March 22, 2010 1:25 am

    I write I take pictures and my home is at : http://www.lomography.com/homes/copefan or http://www.russ-sanders.co.uk

  4. March 22, 2010 10:59 am

    Did I mention I have a couple blogs? http://www.aphotomemoir.blogspot.com is the other one. Plus, ya know, I’m very impatient–which makes for great circumstances sometimes (i.e. lots of s*%t to write about). Plus, well…now I shouldn’t hold this over anyone’s head, but I AM an English major with a focus in creative writing *does that thing where I fog up my knuckles…what is that called, anyways? ya know, like you fog your glasses up before you wipe them off, except you do it on your closed fist?…*

    And I believe I’ve pre-mentioned/linked this project at least twice already, perhaps more =)

  5. March 22, 2010 11:24 am

    Well I’m just a girl who is obsessed when it comes to the things she loves… I drink at least 3 cups of coffee a day, buy a bunch of scrapbooking papers even though I have enough to last for the rest of my live and I take lots and lots of photos with all different kinds of Lomo Cams, oh and I travel a LOT…
    few of my articles of Lomography
    http://bit.ly/ayR1qp
    http://bit.ly/a91DZw
    http://bit.ly/8Y7zOH

  6. March 22, 2010 1:02 pm

    I’m only an artist when I’m behind a camera. It’s the only way I feel like I’m able to express myself creatively.

    I’m part way into my first real photo project – one photo per week for the year 2010. So far 11 weeks have passed, and you can follow along with the progress here: http://mattallenphotography.blogspot.com or here http://www.facebook.com/mattallenphotography

  7. March 22, 2010 1:37 pm

    As much as I’d love a new camera to play with, I think I’d much rather be a contributor, so here’s a link to what I consider examples of both my best published writing and photography: http://www.utata.org/ff/24098.php. You can also see a personal essay example here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theotherpete/2788383896/

    And me? I’m just your garden variety writer–editor–vintage camera photographer who’s trying to develop the skills of patience and acceptance that this project would require in abundance.

    Either way, I’m enjoying following both the feed and on Twitter. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out (remember that patience thing?).

  8. March 22, 2010 3:06 pm

    i just wrote that twitter-thingy…. rest will follow… i think…. 😉 good idea

  9. March 22, 2010 4:46 pm

    I’m a freelance photographer living in San Francisco. I moved out to CA after being laid off from the Discovery Channel as their staff photographer. Realizing my only reason to stay in MD was gone, I sold everything in my life – condo, car, music equipment, furniture, etc. – and headed out west to follow my dreams to make it as photographer. And that’s what I’m doing now, I photograph and I wait…. wait for my big break.

    Below is my online portfolio and my blog.

    http://www.czona.com
    czonafoto.wordpress.com

  10. Chino N. permalink
    March 22, 2010 8:38 pm

    I write when I have feelings to express. I shoot with my film cameras at an chance I get. I’m waiting for my senior year to start so I can walk around with a degree, I love lomography.
    http://cinzinc.blogspot.com/
    http://www.lomography.com/homes/cinzinc

  11. March 22, 2010 10:55 pm

    I’m Kyle. I’m obsessed with the thought of foreign cultures and countries. The sound of foreign accents just drive me completely (good) insane.
    I’m the drummer in a struggling band and I’m not really sure where I’m going in life yet.
    Next year is my first year of college and I’ve no idea what to major in.

    All I want to do is find what I want and pursue it.
    I’m going to be doing a lot of thinking over the next few years.
    I guess all I can really do…is wait

  12. Kyle Boland permalink
    March 22, 2010 10:56 pm

    http://www.lomography.com/homes/kboboland

  13. March 23, 2010 2:03 pm

    I’m Diego (aka disdis) and I think I’m already part of the project, but as I like making people wait for me, I haven’t send the promised letter yet. I wait for flowers to grow and to have some spare time… I’m quite tired of this busy life.

  14. March 24, 2010 1:57 am

    hi, you can check out some images here http://www.lomography.com/homes/paramir and some quite old scribbles http://www.paramir.blogspot.com (well, maybe it is a bit outdated…). would be glad to join the waiters! and spring is being wholeheartedly embraced here in Amsterdam…

  15. March 24, 2010 9:35 am

    I didn’t know I was a photographer until I discovered lomo/lo fi photography. Now I’m obsessed. I love to express myself with photos and words.
    samples of my pictures are here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sallyrocks/
    and here: http://www.lomography.com/homes/vikingprincess.

    And I have a fairly new blog where I write about my other obsession rescue dogs:
    http://sallyrocks.wordpress.com/

  16. March 24, 2010 6:38 pm

    What a neat prize! The idea to wait to develop your film is so CRAZY AWESOME! At first I thought that surely it would be really hard for me to wait but then again, I did doubles with mephisto19 like last April and I still haven’t developed the roll to scan it (but no worries I’ll scan it soon!)

    Anyways, I’m a passionate lomographer and I just want to capture the life around me, the life I share with my family and friends, the life I live. Take a look (below) at a few of the articles I wrote for Lomo and I’m emailing you some pages I wrote in the LCA-Race notebook as well.

    With all the people you have to choose from, I’m sure your invite pick will be GREAT! Good Luck!

    http://www.lomography.com/magazine/blog/2008/10/01/its-all-about-the-name-lubitel
    http://www.lomography.com/magazine/cameras/2008/12/08/the-horizon-perfekt-a-right-of-passage-for-every-lomographer
    http://www.lomography.com/magazine/locations/2010/01/24/eiffel-tower-a-day-and-night-obsession
    http://www.lomography.com/magazine/films/2008/09/08/kodak-ektachrome-epr-120mm-64-iso-user-review

  17. Adrian Douglas Gilliam permalink
    March 26, 2010 6:53 pm

    I’m just a silly high school kid/almost college freshman with three names who is nearing his one year anniversary with his first camera, my lovely Holga 120FN, has a weird fancy for Spanish/Hispanic things, and is a lover of the dramatic arts. I have a bad accessorizing habit, as I’m nearing completion in my collection of (useful) Holga accessories, and I spend a lot of time at area thrift stores flicking through piles of plastic to find a companion for my Holga, though so far the pickings have been slim. I am a huge advocate for toy/lomo/lo-fi/whatever-you-want-to-call-it photography, and have gotten at least two of my friends bitten by the bug, and I have garnered the interest of a few more. I don’t have an enormous portfolio of 6x6s taken on hundred plus dollar cameras, partly because my lack of monetary funds has led me to become a prime example of a toy photographer on a budget, and partly because I try to put as much thought and care into every shot I take, whether or not it’s particularly stellar, and don’t fly through rolls of film like a madman. I think they call that a labor of love.

    Below is my Lomography.com page. I will include my Flickr page as well, since the resolution is better and whatnot, but as I have not gotten the money together yet, I haven’t gone “pro” and thus some of my earlier pictures are hidden.
    http://www.lomography.com/homes/nation_of_pomation
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacetreefan/

    Thank you for this glorious opportunity to join you/win the Yellow Peace.

  18. March 27, 2010 9:35 am

    tweeted the art of waiting in my twitter. hope everything follows!

  19. March 27, 2010 9:43 am

    I want to join and wait!

    Email sent. 🙂

  20. March 28, 2010 3:55 pm

    Hi.
    i’m Guillaume.
    31 years old i’m living in Paris.
    Street walks, persons you met, your friends, public transportation all that little things tell us story
    and i’m here in this watching and listening.
    i choose Photography for trying to narrate you this.
    i’ll be glad to wait with you.

    Guillaume.
    http://www.lomography.com/homes/guiguiste/albums

  21. Jane Russell permalink
    March 31, 2010 7:23 am

    Hello, Im waiting for a million things to happen, and nothing at all, I find great joy in just waiting for a leaf to fall or life to smile back some times, I do think some times, someones got there finger on the fast forword button of life!… at the moment in waiting for my 42nd birthday to arrive on Monday, and the paint to dry on my walls, iv just painted… I live in South Yorkshire England, Im a mother of three, a Fashion designer/Photographer….not to sure too which came first..iv taken photos all my life and designed and made my own clothes from the age of 8, iv a passion for image think that’s why i really design clothes…
    Id love to be part of this project …..for the personal journey and artistic road it will take all the who joins on…i take pleasure in waiting for my mail..:-) Jane.

  22. March 31, 2010 2:30 pm

    Ok, I’m so shameless – I’ve posted on my blog 🙂

  23. dirklancer permalink*
    April 4, 2010 11:11 am

    I’m heading to random.org to draw a number for the toy camera prize – there were only 167 entries – so your chances are pretty good…drumroll please!

  24. dirklancer permalink*
    April 4, 2010 11:34 am

    the WINNER of the Yellow Peace toy camera is @conniechiwa (via twitter)!
    DM or email me with your mailing address, and your new treasure will soon be on its way!

  25. dirklancer permalink*
    April 4, 2010 9:59 pm

    Wow. I never anticipated the difficulty I would have with selecting the winner of the invitation to join this project! I have made a decision – watch for a new blog post soon. 🙂

  26. April 7, 2010 9:03 am

    this is such a fun project! good luck everyone. too busy with work travel to join in this time. that means i’ll have to keep waiting. 🙂 I shoot not what my eyes see but what my gut feels. Intuition guides me. Photographs and negatives capture more information than my eyes can gather. That’s the beauty of negative and positive film. cheers

  27. May 22, 2010 8:58 pm

    I’m just a silly high school kid/almost college freshman with three names who is nearing his one year anniversary with his first camera, my lovely Holga 120FN, has a weird fancy for Spanish/Hispanic things, and is a lover of the dramatic arts. I have a bad accessorizing habit, as I’m nearing completion in my collection of (useful) Holga accessories, and I spend a lot of time at area thrift stores flicking through piles of plastic to find a companion for my Holga, though so far the pickings have been slim. I am a huge advocate for toy/lomo/lo-fi/whatever-you-want-to-call-it photography, and have gotten at least two of my friends bitten by the bug, and I have garnered the interest of a few more. I don’t have an enormous portfolio of 6x6s taken on hundred plus dollar cameras, partly because my lack of monetary funds has led me to become a prime example of a toy photographer on a budget, and partly because I try to put as much thought and care into every shot I take, whether or not it’s particularly stellar, and don’t fly through rolls of film like a madman. I think they call that a labor of love.
    +1

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