In August I began a project in which I shot one sheet of 4×5 in my Zero image camera everyday. I am a big believer in daily practice as a way to learn something which was exactly my goal – to really learn how to use this camera. The 25mm ultra wide angle on this thing was confounding me so I was hoping that familiarity would make me feel less intimidated. I shot these with Arista 100 because it’s cheap and you can buy it in packs of 50. I would shoot six days and then develop it with my Mod54 (it holds six sheets of film). Then I would scan them by taking a photo of the negatives on a lightbox with my iPhone and then inverting the negative in the Photoshop iPhone app. It became a nice routine that I really looked forward to. I uploaded these shots to Flickr and didn’t share them publicly – just with a few contacts. I was originally going to keep them private but I am glad I did decide to share them. It was really interesting to see which ones got “Liked.” It was interesting feedback. Since I don’t have a V700 scanner I chose a few that I liked and scanned them at Newspace in Portland (you can rent time there). Here are a few that I scanned.
I had to stop doing this because I ran out of film before the end of the month in October and was broke and then I didn’t order more film when I got paid in November. Also, Work has been busy and I feel like I need to focus my energy on other things. I am planning on starting this up again at the beginning of the year with a new film. I like the idea of choosing one film and one camera setting and trying all possibilities.