Week 9: A weekend in Duisburg

In week 9 I was a little under the weather. That’s why I wanted to go away for the weekend; I was wondering if a change of scenery would be the cure to my winter blues. I ended up booking a hotel in Duisburg, Germany. My husband and I had been there before. It’s within…

Week 5: Castle in the Water [Disco Foxtrot]

It took longer than I anticipated, but my darkroom upgrade is nearly complete and I can start printing again. I replaced my compact enlarger because of its limitations with medium format: small print size, enforced cropping, and needing to cut negatives into strips of three. I picked up a couple of enlargers for cheap on…

Week 3: Quiet snow [Disco Foxtrot]

We had our first snow of the season this weekend so I rushed out to one of my favorite spots while the light was still good and before the snow began to melt or get trampled. It was a very quiet place Sunday morning, with only a few footprints to be seen. I had one…

Week 2: Swing and a miss [Disco Foxtrot]

I’m heartened (not “pleased”) to see that I’m not the only one having problems getting their processes nailed down at the start of this project. This week I photographed a 300-year-old wine crane on the banks of the Rhine in the Rheingau. The light was flat because of the overcast skies and I was struggling…

TK Roll 2015–18: Autocord in Black and White (Tri-X 400)

If you’ve come across my posts before, you may have noticed that I have taken quite a liking to a nice old 1960s Twin Lens Reflex camera, a Minolta Autocord with an Optiper shutter and a 75/3.5 Rokkor taking lens. In color, the thing just produced ridiculously beautiful color negatives. But months back, I’d already…

Week #30 Holga week!

Those of you who read my posts on a regular basis know that I’m a big fan of the Holga. I was happy to read on Twitter that week 30 was Holga week. Of course I had to join in and take my darling Holga out for a shoot. I loaded her with Fuji Provia…