Chinon Infrafocus on a harbor tour

Last week I found a Chinon Infrafocus camera at the thrift store for $2.   I have one already somewhere here, but for $2, how could I not buy it? This camera model’s claim to fame is that Andy Warhol had one.   Here’s a photo of him with it.  And here.  And here.  There are more…

Roll 32: The Marina in the Desert

Sometimes my work day sends me out on expedition across town and then leaves me with some free time inbetween activities.   A while ago, I had some extra time before a meeting and decided to detour to the Sparks Marina.   This is a big lake/marina thing in the middle of Sparks, NV.  …

Roll 31 – impossible fun

Several of my friends are into Impossible film right now and I have really loved seeing their results. I was at the film dealer store, staring into the freezer, trying to decide what to get. I stared at the boxes of color 4×5 sheet film for awhile, deciding if I wanted to fork out the…

Roll 30 – WPPD film swap with Alex

Why hello there! I seem to be in a blogging funk lately. I just don’t have any words in me lately so I’ve been having a hard time motivating myself to write blog posts. Once again, I have been encouraged to keep on keeping on, so here I am. Luckily, this post was originally on…

52:320TXP – Week 37 – The Stone House

The weather at the beginning of Week 37 wasn’t too bad, but as the week progressed it slowly got worse. And I kept on putting off loading up a film holder to get a shot. One of the joys of having a proper press camera is the ability to shoot it handheld. So here is…

Big Ole - photo by Susan Stayer

A Daytrip to Alexandria, Minnesota

Here are a few photos from a daytrip to Alexandria, Minnesota, home of Big Ole: Check out the brief blog post I wrote about A Visit to Alexandria, MN. All of the photos from the roll on are Flickr in the Roll 23 album. Cheers! P.S. Peter, I absolutely LOVE all the Australian Big Things…

roll 37_ our Farmer’s Market

My neighborhood hosts its own farmers market and the last one of the season was on September 11th. Doesn’t seem like an appropriate day for a celebration, but what our veterans, police and fire responders do every day allows us to celebrate and be free. We’ll never forget the lives lost on 9-11 and in…

roll 36_ farm destruction

The farms are going. as my neighborhood in Wilsonville continues to expand it is swallowing up the neighborhood farms. I understand the progress and the homes are selling quickly. I also understand that the farmers who owned the land made a lot of money and are probably enjoying a very nice retirement, but I will…

roll 35_ Valley Road trip

My husband and I love spending one day each weekend driving around Oregon and SW Washington. This day we headed south to visit two nurseries outside Albany and then drove into Corvallis to walk around the town before the new school year starts at Oregon State University(my rival school). I chose my Canon AE1 and…

roll 32_ my Holga, friends and Portland

I met up with friends for lunch at the Nell Cafe in NW Portland. We were celebrating my friend’s daughter, Nellie, on her return to college for her senior year at the University of Oregon. Choosing a cafe with her name was a slight coincidence. The food is wonderful and on a hot day it is…

Roll 14 – I’m back baby!

So here it is, my first roll of film since June. Not quite sure what was responsible for my funk, low funds, car problems, house problems, lack of inspiration, or maybe just plain laziness. Last week I got to travel to Philadelphia PA for work, so I packed several film cameras, hoping I’d have some…