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10 on 10: Brooklyn Square

Greetings and salutations, my friends! And welcome to my new blog. We’re still in the development stage around here, so as you click around you will find some areas are still under construction. (Thankfully you will hear no jackhammers.)

I developed this blog as a companion website to my other online homefront, K. Rox Photography. Going forward, the content at K. Rox will be devoted almost exclusively to my client work, whereas this blog is a platform for my personal projects and a chronicle of living and loving in America’s favorite borough. It will be a love letter to Brooklyn; a visual ode to the wonders (and sometimes woes) of being married with children in the greatest city in the world.

Speaking of personal projects: my first official blog post here is devoted to an ongoing personal project I have been participating in since the start of the year. It is a monthly mini-blog circle, called 10 on 10 – a cozy group of like-minded photographers devoted to exploring a single concept in 10 images. This month’s theme is divine in its simplicity: Square.

This month, I eschew my beloved Mark ii and go all analog. My tools of the trade: PX 600-series film (developed by the good people at the Impossible Project) and my trusty refurbed Polaroid Sun 660. Sublime.

Let’s get started, shall we?


My guys.

Father and Son at Governor

Tattly Tattoos and an Attitude

Little Girl with Tattly Tattoos and an Attitude

The Farmer’s Market

Union Square Farmer

New Friends

Happy Couple, Polaroid PX 680 Impossible Project Instant Film

Old Friends.

I have found one of my favorite ways to play with this film (at least for now, while it is still new to me) is for this very kind of portrait. Who needs Throwback Thursdays?

Happy Family, Polaroid PX 680 Impossible Project Instant Film


(Also, I simply adore this Silver Shade Impossible Instant Film. Swoon.)

Mischevious Little Girl, Silver Shade PX 600 Impossible Instant Film

This is Six.

He tells me and his father he loves us everyday. And often. I know it won’t last forever. I cling to the joy of these sweet moments.

Sweet Little Boy, Silver Shade PX 600 Impossible Instant Film

The Guggenheim

 (Also, as it turns out, the Guggenheim is closed on Thursdays. But this capture made the trek worth our collective while.)

The Guggenheim, Silver Shade PX 600 Impossible Instant Film

Thelma and Louise.

Thelma and Louise, on Silver Shade PX 600 Impossible Instant Film

Life by the Sea

Schooner on the Eastern Seaboard, PX 680 Impossible Instant Color Film

Next up in this month’t 10 on 10 blog circle installment is my dear friend and fellow New Yorker Linda Hooper. Please take a moment to check out Linda’s square images this month – I promise they will be anything but run-of-the-mill.

And how is YOUR heart, soul and spirit today?

[…] Thanks for looking and as always, comments are welcome!  If you have thoughts on how this square crop worked out, please share!  And before you go, continue on in our blog circle to check out Kelly Patton of K. Rox Photography in Brooklyn, New York, to see what her interpretation of the square crop looks like here! […]

JuliaAugust 10, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Oh Kelly! I LOVE your new site- was so excited to open this up and see it- and props to you for launching a whole second site, hoping it was a less painful process than our first go-around. (And can I mention how much I love your fonts?!) Adore your Polaroid images- the feel of these match your new site so perfectly! So nicely done! 🙂

markAugust 11, 2013 - 4:47 pm

great stuff

Alex RickardAugust 12, 2013 - 4:26 pm

Love your new site and the pics are gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing more xxx

Jenny OwensAugust 12, 2013 - 5:09 pm

First of all what a great additional site Kelly! I’ll be following your journey on here too. Secondly – wow! love that you used impossible film for this month’s challenge. I have some sitting in the fridge and it never even entered my mind about using it (doh!). Love the authentic polaroid look 😉 and that silver shade looks nice (got some of that too but have not used it!)

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