Week 4 – Prints (again)

I printed again, very recent work.  This time I set my sights on a couple of family photos from Christmas Day and my most recent street photos; I used Ilford RC for the family shots (I love the gloss) and Ilford FB for the rest.  Darker, more difficult negatives that I suspect may require split…

Week 3 – Toy fisheye

The news of the Holga factory closing down hit me pretty hard.  This is not because I am especially devoted to my Holga (I do love it, but I’ve only had it a year and it isn’t my main camera); the demise of anything film related is a source of great sadness for me.  My…

Week 2 – Prints

I printed!  Keeping my promise to myself, I am printing what I *want* to print this year, not what I feel like I *need* to print for an art call.  I spent a couple of lovely hours in the darkroom and came out with these. These are just iphone shots of them, because most are…

2016 – week 1

Helloooooo again 52 rolls!  I fell off, pathetically, around the middle of last year, and for that I apologize.  Rest assured I feel quite guilty about it, and I have missed reading everyone’s weekly journeys; I’ve also missed the writing itself.  Being a part of 52 rolls last year proved two things to me: I really…

Week 31 – Cyanotypes!

I hope no one minds me posting about an alternative process here. . . . lately I have been making lots and lots of cyanotype photograms on pre-treated cotton fabric.  It’s FUN!  And it’s in conjunction with a Big Project I am a part of (www.worldcyanotypeday.com).  Last weekend, I lead a workshop where we ended…

Week 30 – Recreation

A couple of weeks ago, someone in a facebook group posted a bunch of photos from a 1911 book of amateur photographers. I loved the idea of his sharing work by people whose names had faded into the archives, and immediately decided my daughter and I needed to try to recreate some of the examples.…

Week 29 – Holga at the waterpark

I’ve lost count of the number of rolls of color film I have gone through at the local water park this year, but it’s definitely more than 12.  We have season passes, so I have been there often.  The last two trips, I decided to bring some Tri-X in my Holga, and oddly enough I like…

Week 28 – A Morning in Johnson City

This is reaching back to June, but I only just developed this roll the other day.  I spent one morning of my stay in Johnson City wandering around the town by myself, and this roll is a part of that wander.  Hasselblad 500 c/m and Tri-X 

Week 27 – Golden Summer

My goodness I am so behind in posting. . . . meanwhile I think I’m on roll number 200 or so for the year. Here is a recent roll of Kodak Gold 200, made with my Nikon FM2; what you see here are the scanned lab prints (because I have about 30 rolls of color…

Week 26 – Kono! 125T

Kono! The reanimated film is re-purposed motion picture stock, specially doctored and hand rolled in Austria (http://reanimatedfilm.com).  At the time I received mine it was not available for purchase in the US.  That, however, changed today!  Lomography is now offering it, so if you like what you see here please order some and give it a try.…

Week 25 – Seeing Red at Luckenbach

A while back I saw some inspiring photos made with redscale, so I bought a roll and squirreled it away in the freezer until the right moment.  That moment came during my week in Johnson City, when we went to Luckenbach.  I had a feeling that the overexposed result of this film would lend itself…

Week 24 – Johnson City Oaks

The last week of June, I was fortunate enough to spend an entire week in Johnson City, TX, with a group of photographers who are also my friends.  I could write a book about the week, and I will post more about it once I work my way through the 14 rolls that are still waiting…