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Happy Birthday

Fifteen years ago, a lonely unwanted cat gave birth in a wood pile.  The days were warm and sunny, and she soon brought her 5 charges out to frolic in the fresh air.  She never allowed them to stray very far from her side because the world is a big scary place. We began to…

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Waiting – 011513

  1/15/13 Waiting Polaroid SX70 Model 2 / Impossible PX100 Color Protection There is a moment every morning when all four crews make shift change. Very rarely we all roll out and hit the streets at once, off to Save Lives and Make a Difference, or at least make a living. It's a wonderful sight…

Just ducky

It’s a relatively normal morning. We get our first call before coffee. She’s a regular chest pain patient; an uncontrolled angina. Oxygen, IV, monitor; 12-lead ECG and nitroglycerin. The only hitch is with the aspirin. She doesn’t like the taste and refuses to swallow it. The early morning traffic is light, and we make easy…

Letting go

Yesterday at work I broke my $1000 pen. The backstory: Two years ago when Jasmine was sick, we made multiple visits to the emergency vet.  These usually involved an overnight stay and a scary bill.  Each time I signed, I kept the pen.  It was my own small rebellion against her illness. Over time I…

Situational Awareness

For a while now I have been endeavoring to teach Kiddo situational awareness.  This is largely centered around parking lots and traffic, things like “Don’t put yourself between a moving vehicle and a stationary object,” and “don’t walk behind any car which could back up.”  It will eventually extend to the things any young woman…

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Why I Shoot Film

I bought a typewriter today.  This will become relevant shortly. Defenders of film photography often focus on the technical aspects.  They expound about how they are forced to slow down and plan each exposure, or about how they can control the entire process from start to finish, or about the ‘feel’ of creating an image…

Week 87 – Ansco Clipper

It’s eight degrees and there is over 2 feet of snow on my flat roof with more expected tonight.  I really should be out shoveling.  Instead I’m catching up with my blogs. For this week’s roll, I chose the Ansco Clipper. I don’t remember where or when I got my Clipper.  It’s a folding box…

52prints:02

This week’s featured image is up at 52 Rolls. While I did not personally lose any friends on 9/11, I have a mere 2 degrees of separation from 4 different victims.  Gerry was the uncle of a good friend.

Red Light District

Almost a year ago now, the pdexposures crew began running a darkroom feature entitled Red Light District.  I keep intending to submit something. . . My darkroom is located in a basement utility room.  It shares space with the boiler and water heater as well as a tool chest and a large number of shelves.…