Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Shoreline Abstract

Taken on a very foggy day, at the beach with a cardboard box pinhole camera I made.  Just enough image to get the gist of it.  That 'dot' a bit left of center is a couple walking along the coast.

UPDATE: Not a couple, but a man and his black lab walking along the coast.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Brownie Holiday

This camera is one of the easiest to shoot.  It uses size 127 film, which is less common, but not difficult to find.  There are zero settings, no "cloudy" vs. "sunny", no "near" vs. "far".  Just point at the subject and click.  And every time I use it I make a notation in my mini recorder (which later gets transcribed in my film logs) that it might be broken, because the 'clicker' feels so slow and like it's not 'catching' on anything.  I note this in case after development I can't understand why the film came out blank or blurry.  But each time, I get some decent shots on the roll.  Here are some recent scans.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Scanning Film

When I scan my film, I usually scan several versions of a single frame.  This, for example: original on the left, more neutral in the middle, and b/w on the right.  Taken with a toy plastic Holga TLR camera, using Lomography's RedScale film.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Three Little Kittens

Calico kittens in color, sepia, and black.  Hand drawn pen illustration, scanned and digitally painted.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Parking Lot

Parking Lot. Soho, NYC, 2015
There was a time when you'd find these small parking lots in the empty spaces between buildings all over the place. Now, almost every one we had in the neighborhood has been snatched up and replaced with ugly big buildings, slick glass monstrosities with no souls. Even lots, as narrow as little more than a car's length.... are bought by developers intent on building highrise condo's to sell and rent out at ridiculous prices. These spaces were/are as much a part of the character and beauty of this city as anything else which marked it's once unparalleled style, unfortunately, at breakneck speed, I am witnessing the eradication of history, and the destruction of this city's unique character by the greedy real estate machine, intent on obtaining every inch of available space in order to build something new to block out more and more of the blue sky and sun. Bah.