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

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 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…

Week 33 – Olympus OM-1 and Kodak Portra 800

Elvis Memorial Week was during week 33 and I went to the Candlelight Vigil at Graceland which is held each year to memorialize Elvis Presley’s death. The city closes the streets in front of Graceland and fans gather to wait for the Vigil and socialize. Some groups set up little shrines of memorabilia. This year…

Week 32 – Olympus XA and Fuji Superia Extra 400

During week 32, my husband and I traveled to Lexington, Tennessee and made a stop at Scott’s BBQ. The barbecue at Scott’s is whole-hog style where the pig is cooked over an open pit beginning in the wee hours of the morning, then topped with a spicy vinegar sauce. It’s a little bit of heaven.…

Week 31 – Holga 120N and Fomapan 100

Holga Week in the film photography community on Twitter reminded me that I didn’t have this camera, so I got one just in time for Holga week. Although I made a rookie mistake that resulted in overlapping frames, I was hooked by the results from my first roll. I used Fomapan 100 for my second…

Week 30 – Pentax K1000 and Kodak Ektar 100

The Pentax K1000 was my first film camera and I have a great deal of affection for it. I hadn’t used it since last year so decided to use it in week 30. While the results were just fine and it was a pleasure to use my old friend, I couldn’t help but think how…