A small city-owned apartment. Usually they are filled to bursting, a honeycomb of micro-hoards straining against steel doors and cinder block walls. This one is different. It still consists of the obligatory two rooms plus kitchen and bath; it’s still painted Institutional Cream; it’s only accessible via a smelly, undersized elevator. Instead of the usualContinue reading “Threadbare”
I didn’t realize I’d been stressed lately. Life goes on, I have a lot of things going on and a few deadlines on the horizon. Work was starting to feel less fun and more like work, but all in all things are still good. Yesterday an errand put me north of the notches in theContinue reading “Carpe Granitum*”
One of my favorite blogs is gone. In the early days of my own blogging career, Tom Reynolds’ Random Acts of Reality was both a favorite and an inspiration. He painted a vivid portrait of the reality and absurdity of life in the London Ambulance Service. As time passed, Tom moved on to a differentContinue reading “Just a few notes on good reads”
Skipping ahead a bit, this past Sunday was World Pinhole Day. I’m not sure exactly who declared it, but if the Internet says it then it must be true. I read about many pinhole designs and theories before settling on my approach. I used a Nikon body cap, fitted with a pinhole made fromContinue reading “Pinholes”
4/12 4/13 – Escape from Stetson St. Argus C3, Portra 160VC expired.
I have a love/hate relationship with my local camera shop. I want to support them because they’re the only place in the metro area selling darkroom supplies. Their selection and prices may not be as good as the Internet, but they have most of what I need NOW. I recently went in for a hardwareContinue reading “Love/Hate (P366 4/14)”
I’ve been passing time in the car of late with the Film Photography Podcast. Michael Raso and the gang are a lot of fun to listen to. With 57 episodes (and counting) and an average show length of about 90 minutes, I can get lost in the back catalog for a long time. Well, approximatelyContinue reading “Blast from the past”
A century ago, Kodak hit upon a formula. Photography could be a huge market if only it could be expanded from the professionals and placed in the hands of the masses. A cheap and easy-to-use camera was the solution, and the Brownie series was born. For more than half a century Kodak would sell itsContinue reading “Kodak Brownie Hawkeye”
April 11-14 are still undeveloped in the Argus C3. I have 4 cameras currently loaded with 35mm film, and I had the urge to shoot medium format instead. 4/15 – Early morning light in Beverly harbor, shot with the Holga 120N and Portra 400. 4/16 – Cemetery wall @the farm. Holga/Portra.
This afternoon Scott Kier (@MedicSBK) asked the following on Twitter: Question for the masses: Just because you “Follow” someone on Twitter, does that mean you support their cause/beliefs? My initial reaction was, “Of course not!” I believe that maintaining an interest in a person’s views and statements can be valuable without implying endorsement. It’s aContinue reading “Social Media Sadness”