About

I’m Jenn Howe

I live to create.

I’m an art model, a muse, a photographer, a writer, a poet, a musician, a filmmaker, a thinker.

And I REALLY like Polaroid cameras.

Jenn As....Louise Brooks

Brassai Jenn

Music is very important to me… both personally, and as inspiration for things I create.   I especially love SHOEGAZE, BRITPOP, PUNK, POST-PUNK, CLASSIC ROCK, ALTERNATIVE ROCK, and CLASSICAL, including the following acts, to name just a few…..

The Cure, Interpol, The Radio Dept., Duran Duran, The Smiths, Slowdive, Xiu Xiu, Ride, Beach House, M83, The National, Suede, I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness, Sigur Ros, Joy Division, Fleet Foxes, The Shins, New Order, Chapterhouse, Edith Piaf, The War On Drugs, Chad VanGaalen, Bat For Lashes, British Sea Power, Glasvegas, Magnet Fields, Lou Reed, The Dandy Warhols, Editors, Beirut, The Dresden Dolls, The Sex Pistols, Air, The MWPE!, Depeche Mode, Roger O’Donnell, The Kills, Supertramp, Blonde Redhead, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Clash, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Raveonettes, Shout Out Louds, Sonic Youth, Brahms, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Hovhaness, The Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix, Death Cab For Cutie, The Velvet Underground, The Decemberists, Franz Ferdinand, Peter Bjorn and John, Morrissey, The P-Furs, Bishop Morocco, The Mary Onettes, Scarling, Death In Vegas, The Silversun Pickups, Elastica, The Temper Trap, David Bowie, The Beatles, Echo And The Bunnymen, The Knife, The Daysleepers, Air Formation, Ladytron, The William Blakes, Foreign Cinema, and many more….

So Sari

AND HERE ARE “40 FAVORITE THINGS”……one for each year of my life, so far:

40)  meeting an equal

39)  travel.  I want to see everything.  All 50 U.S. states.  Countless countries.

38) freedom

37)  the New Wave and New Romantic movements

36) Greek, Indian, Latin American, and Italian food

35)  classic Hollywood screen sirens such as Greta Garbo, Louise Brooks, Gloria Swanson, Pola Negri, Mary Pickford, Theda Bara, and Joan Crawford.  They don’t make ’em like THAT anymore…

34) Katharine Hepburn, George Sand, Amelia Earhart, and other strong women who lived like MEN

33) BRITISH comedies

 32) 18th Century, Victorian, Edwardian, and Bohemian clothing/style/decor

31) androgyny

30) colored, vintage, or shaped VINYL

29) shoegaze

28) antiques, history, doorways to a past time….

27) flappers and the “roaring” 1920’s

26) freshly ground coffee — FRENCH PRESS or TURKISH, please

25) ABSINTHE — the magical, mystical green drink of poets and artists…ah, la fee verte!

24) HONESTY

23) the magic of photography — the moment I press the button and “freeze time”

22) sleeping in late

21) Getting in the car and just driving — to nowhere in particular

20) handwritten love letters, or other hand-crafted gifts of love

19) questioning EVERYTHING

18) the smell of freshly cut grass

17) stockings, garter belts, and vintage lingerie

16) a man who is not afraid of FEELINGS. and if a man can cry in front of me, I will marry his ass

15) rising above the bad people who have come into my life by just…being BETTER than them

14) a powerful and well-crafted poem

13) Kurt Vonnegut, my favorite author and my hero

12) THE OCEAN

11) hours spent lost in woods, lakes, streams, rivers, mountains. nature saves me

10) creating something completely new – an ORIGINAL idea

9) the story that each scar on my body tells

8 )  the person who will actually LISTEN to each of those stories someday

7) people with big, sexy…..BRAINS

6) NATURAL physical beauty.  be yourself, and cherish what makes you DIFFERENT

5) exercise/health/being in shape.  nothing is sexier than taking care of oneself

4) HOPE

3) the perfect Polaroid

2) ART, in all of its forms

1) Lana

Black And White Alley Cat

 Welcome to my world.  Or at least, a small glimpse of it…

Jenn, “The Polaroid Artist”

15 thoughts on “About

  1. ….what a woman….
    ….what a talent….
    ….what a muse….
    ….what a friend….
    ….what a beauty….

    Jenn,
    please keep making this world a better place πŸ™‚

    love
    heli

  2. Stumbled across your video on YouTube…starting with the famous Cresent Hotel. Really enjoyed it.. thought it was cool! It made me laugh when you were waiting for something to happen….seems life is like that at times..:-) Just wanted to tell ya..enjoyed it keep up the good work. Read your likes on this site…have to agree with ya on most of them but have to admit havn’t heard of most of those song writers you’ve listed …hmmm..guess i’ll have to check’m out..Anywho…Keep Rockin what your doing…;-) Just thought I’d share even though…I don’t really know who the hell ya are..

    1. Awwww – thank you most sincerely! Very kind for you to give a compliment to a stranger. Thanks for visiting and reading, and glad you enjoy some of it. Don’t be a stranger… πŸ™‚ Jenn

  3. Found your Louise Brooks inspired Youtube video and your blog link so thought I’d drop in and have a look as I am fascinated by the actress Loise Brooks.
    Love your blog and photos.

  4. Hi Jenn, My daughter is named Jennifer and I call her Jenn also. I watched your video on the Crescent Hotel and having been there myself wondered what scared you? inquiring minds πŸ™‚ I live in a house that was built in 1917 with a few ghosties in it. My sister stayed at the Crescent a few years back and the room she stayed in had some weird things go on. It is an interesting place. Your blog is very insightful and fun. A joy to read. tc later…

    1. Hey, thanks Teresa! Sorry I’m just getting this and replying…thank you for reading and commenting πŸ™‚ I certainly do understand your curiosity,and everyone else’s. I think it’s hilarious that when I said that I can’t tell the very last thing that happened, the first thing EVERYBODY did was ask, “What was it???” — ha ha! As if THEY are the exception to “anybody”! πŸ™‚ And I mean EVERYone asked…family, friends, strangers — no exceptions. I STILL haven’t told anyone (I lied to the few people who wouldn’t let up, even close friends who were RUDE enough to think that they should be allowed to know, as if THEY are the exception to the rule!) Now, having said that, let me explain: I took this stance because my life has already become VERY public, and I’m allowed almost NOTHING to keep just for myself. The very few things and moments that I’ve kept private have become very PRECIOUS JEWELS to me. In recent years and months, I’ve had to deal with a lot of pushy, selfish, greedy, NEEDY people, who wanted CONSTANT attention and information…and somehow even the TONS of stuff, moments, ideas, etc. that I shared in public were NOT enough for these greedy people! I had to erase my Facebook, MySpace, etc. There are still a few people in my life who think I “owe” them EVERY moment of my life! (There are people who feel this way about celebrities, as well — have you noticed? People assume that just because a person is a “public” figure, they are owed that person’s PRIVATE moments as well…ALL of them! How crazy!! I feel sorry for celebrities :-/) Now of course, I don’t assume this about YOU…I’m just trying to explain WHY I’m “keeping MUM” about this moment of my evening — I just like to keep a few moments of my life for just myself πŸ™‚ But, I shared SO much in the video that a person should definitely have an idea of what it feels like to stay in the room (as you probably know already)…lots of electronic glitches, noises, doors opening/closing, the feeling of being “watched”, and a lot of being genuinely frightened! It’s a great, spooky place. Your house sounds interesting – and LOVELY (I love old homes, the older the better). Thanks again for the comment and compliments, and have fun with your ghosties! πŸ™‚
      Sincerely, Jenn

  5. Midnite here in the Az. desert. Bored. Probably can’t sleep. Going thru a rough patch in life right now. A sad…rough patch. It won’t last. Nothing that I can’t handle… I always land on my feet. Bookmarked your site a couple of months ago. Needed a little soul pick-me-up so when thumbing thru bookmarks tonite, saw yours and decided to take a quick minute and see what’s new. You’ve got a wonderful site. A lot of work put into this, obviously. I needed a few smiles tonite, and I got ’em in here. Thanks for putting so much cool energy into this. I’ll stop by again someday. Adios joel in tucson

    1. Thank you very much, Joel. We all go through these tough times you speak of…for me, creation – writing, photography, making films, etc – is a cure. Take time to rest and do whatever lifts you. Thanks again…jenn πŸ™‚

  6. Hi Jenn, I just want to to say I love what you do, you are really a very
    talented and beautiful woman. I just
    watched your video of the crescent
    hotel and thought it was really cool
    my wife and I live in nw ar and it’s
    onlly a 45 minute drive from where
    we live to eureka springs so we’ve
    been to the crescent many times
    and stayed in the same room you
    were in and like you we had the
    feeling of being watched and we
    heard a lot of noises coming from
    the bathroom and the closet area,
    it’s a really creepy place ain’t it.
    I just have one question for you
    do you plan on ever going back
    to the crescent and making more
    videos ? I think that would be really
    cool, untill then please keep doing
    what you do and stay safe

    1. Thanks, Larry! It would be nice to get back to Eureka and The Crescent someday soon – and it’s marvelous this time of year. Maybe someday! Thank you for viewing the video and checking out the blog. Cheers to you and your wife! πŸ™‚

    1. Awwww, thank you πŸ™‚ I just went and checked out/liked your polaroid page on Facebook. I dig it. Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog and comment! I’m certainly an odd duck in this small town in Arkansas…but that’s okay — that never bothered me. πŸ˜‰ I would, however, like to be around more open-minded and creative people! Contact me anytime. and thanks again… πŸ™‚

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