Weeks 1 and 2

Week 1 was in Hot Springs, Arkansas with my Olympus OM-1 on Fuji Superia 400. Week 2 was shot in Downtown Memphis and my home neighborhood of Cooper Young. More at my Flickr page https://flic.kr/s/aHskbP7b65

Wrapping Up 2014 and Returning for 2015

After participating in 52 Rolls in 2013 and 2014, I planned to sit out 2015, but I missed the community here and the discipline of shooting every week. Urban was kind enough to invite me back. I realized that I hadn’t completed 2014 and, in looking back, I can’t quite tell which photographs belong to…

Week 48 – Yashica Mat 124G and Ilford HP5

Week 48’s roll should not have turned out at all. I thought I was loading a roll of Ilford PanF 50, but instead it was HP5 which is 400 speed. Yes, the film was overexposed by three stops. When I loaded the film for developing, I didn’t notice my mistake and developed it according to…

Week 40-41 – Nikon L35AF and Fuji Superia Extra 400

After a very productive September, my photography mojo went missing in October and I just was not able to finish a roll in a week so this roll and the next few posts will straddle weeks. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a film photographer spending enough time on Twitter will come down with a…

Week 39 – Olympus OM-1 and Kodak Portra 400

A little bit of Mississippi, Tennessee, and more Lower Alabama in week 38. This cornmeal is used in the style of cornbread made in Lower Alabama. It’s an unleavened bread made with hot water and cooked on a griddle. The cornbread is flat, crunchy and delicious. More week 38 at my Flickr page.

Week 38 – Yashica Mat 124G and Kodak Ektar 100

Every summer when I was growing up, my family visited my grandmother in South Alabama (also known as L.A. for Lower Alabama). In my mind, my grandmother’s house was in the middle of nowhere and the land was flat as a pancake. My return trip there during week 38 was a lesson in how different…

Week 37 – Olympus OM-1 and Ilford HP4

Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis is home to victims of the yellow fever epidemics that struck during the 1800’s the worst of which was in 1878. People died at such a fast rate at the height of the epidemic that the dead were buried in trenches in an area known as “No Man’s Land”. It was…

Week 36 – Olympus XA and Agfa Vista 200

My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a spontaneous trip to New Orleans where we honeymooned last year. I took along the Olympus XA with Agfa Vista 200. In retrospect, 400 would have been a better speed because the 200 was just too slow for interiors. We had a great time and…