Rolls 51-53: Pinhole Meetup and Mini Maker Faire

These three rolls of film were shot on two separate occasions:

The first being a pinhole photography meetup that I organize and try to coordinate at least once a month. We started with a great breakfast at a restaurant in Arlington, WA, and then we convoyed to the Oso Mudslide site and then to an abandoned mill site outside of Darrington. We capped off the day with ice cream and roadside cheeseburgers at a gas station / general store on the highway.

The second event was the Seattle Mini Maker Faire, held at the Experience Music Project (EMP) museum at Seattle Center.  This was my second year exhibiting at the MMF, and I was sharing my open source 3Dprinted pinhole cameras. I was very busy talking to people, but I endeavored to make some pinhole photos during the event.

All color exposures were made with FUJICHROME Velvia 50 Professional [RVP50], the square format photos were made with the terraPin 6X6 3Dprinted pinhole camera, f/135, and the rectangular images with the terraPin 6X9 3Dprinted pinhole camera, f/174.

All B&W exposures were shot with ILFORD PAN F Plus ISO 50, the B&W were all shot with the terraPin Bijou 6X4.5 3Dprinted pinhole camera.

S.C.O.P.E.S. pinhole meetup, Oso slide and Darrington mill

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This tree is growing in the shell of the old mill structure.  I was hoping for a bit more contrast, but slow slide film might not be the best medium for this shot.

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Tiny, delicate almost translucent ferns.

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Walls and openings.

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Freedom is a lie.

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A bouquet of flowers left in memoriam at the Oso Mudslide site. 43 people were smothered in mud and debris in moments without warning. Hundreds labored to save the victims and later recover their remains. 

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Oso Strong.  I spent several days providing paramedic coverage to the town of Darrington, having been cut off from nearby Arlington by the slide across the highway. The local fire and rescue people were single-minded in their resolve to recover everyone from “the pile”. 

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You can see where the body of the slide calved from the hillside in the distance.

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An ad hoc roadside memorial.

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The concrete walls of the old mill structures are festooned with mosses and ferns, clinging tenaciously to the mouldering concrete.

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The mill pond is still there.

Seattle Mini Maker Faire, EMP Museum, Seattle Center, Sept 19/20 2015

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Looking at the EMP from the Schlaboratory booth.  Light leak and maybe a double.

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I am on the right, in the lab coat, shooting this shot with a remote-controlled servo-actuated camera.

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Two kids really wanted their pictures taken. I didn’t get their names, but I gave them a link to my Flickr account.

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People milling about at nearby booths.

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Somebody examining my pinhole photography.

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This garish couch was build onto two electric wheelchairs and able to be controlled with a joystick. It zipped all over the maker faire site.

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An elaborate plywood shelf structure featuring made-in-washington goods and products.

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The EMP museum (designed by Frank Gehry) glows in the distance.

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A giant solar-powered trike that took people for rides.

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Titanoboa, a robot hydraulic giant snake. Wonderfully complex, there were always people working on it.

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Beehive posing for pinhole in the Schlaboratory tent.

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A pinhole selfie taken in the embrace of my white translucent canopy.

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Breaking down at the end of the weekend.

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A quiet moment without any crowds.

These rolls were processed and scanned by Moon Photo in Seattle; all images are as scanned without alteration.  More photos from this and my other 52Rolls can be found HERE.

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