TK Rolls 1–52, 2015: Live and Learn

In December 2014 I decided to apply for 52rolls. As all of us here, I would commit myself to shooting (at least) 52 film rolls in 2015, develop them or have them developed, scan them, edit them, and put them up on the blog with little essays I would write for each. To my own surprise…

TK Roll 2015-43: For Deep-Seated Reasons (Minolta X-700, 45/f2 and 28/f2.8, Agfa Precisa 100)

Thomas Mann’s sad but evocative early novella, “Death in Venice” contains these haunting words: He loved the sea for deep-seated reasons: because of the hard-working artist’s yearning for repose, his desire to take shelter in the bosom of undifferentiated immensity from the demanding complexity of the world’s phenomena; because of his own proclivity – forbidden, directly…