Monday, August 3, 2015

You Never Know...

So, it's not very easy to write a post and add pictures from an iPad, but I am going to try.

Recently, I went through some of my old Polaroid film stores.  Among the mix are some really old boxes I assume are all dried up inside, but I've kept them for the old packaging and graphics.  I pulled one out, recently, and thought to myself, "why not?  Just try to shoot some."   This particular box,  (type 108 expired in the mid-70s) has the lovely rainbow packaging which is so iconic, ( not to today's generations!). I carefully opened it, and put it through the test.  As I expected, every shot was a dud, but i had to try, I mean, you never know.

(Sorry for the grainy photo.  iPad cameras are pretty bad.)

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Some time back I doodled a bunch of cutesie 'flapper' looking girls.  If you've seen my Facebook Page, you may have seen this particular pencil sketch.  I'm working on digitally painting a large scan of this sketch with variations in the oval frame and background.  The hair is still rough, as are a lot of the features.   Thought I'd share my progress so far.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Blues

Not the sad kind.  Just some instances of this wonderful color in my life....

Some street art.....

A hot summer night rooftop cocktail...

An old building in lower Manhattan shot with a plastic Diana camera...

Other people's art I've collected....

New England tufts captured on expired Polaroid film....

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.