Image #1

I have long thought one of my strengths as an image collector has been the pleasure and beauty I have been able to find in the everyday ordinary things. This image was a silver gelatin paper negative taken on a Calumet CC 401 with a Wollensak Optar. There are more details here.
This was a two second exposure on a dreary and windy day.
It is evocative for me of images taken by Eduard Steichen of Rodins home.
There are light leaks and other issues with the negative yet it still seems to work as an image, it tells a story and has a sense of movement.

Image #2

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Again taken with the same camera and lense on the same day.
Days can seem to be battles balancing the things I need to do and doing what I so desire to do.......play photography. Most days are given to having the left overs of light as when its sunny and good for photography I am being a good boy and doing what needs to be done.........and then the light is gone.
I love clotheslines.

2019 UPDATE

And so I sit at my laptop finally getting around to finishing my article.....begun 3 years ago.
Where does the time go?
We all know the answers.....it goes on the treadmill of life, working, playing, being responsible, being naughty........mowing the lawns, recreating.......family.....each of our lists is different...but probably also very similar.....unless you live in Antartica or the desert and ain't got no lawns. LOL.
Much has changed in my life in this 3 years and if you read this long overdue that it was Vol 5 of The Analogue Resistance Mag you will catch up on some of those.

This was Vol 1
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Back to the changes.......

In many ways those changes have found me way way happier and maybe not as profoundly aware in a melancholic way of the inner seasonal mirror and the changing seasons.
My passion for photography has permeated those 3 years since starting to write this article.
As I sit finishing this I am aware of the changes around me. The leaves are starting to fall reluctantly from the trees as summer draws to a close, when not that long ago they born unfurling limest green on the poplars on our driveway.
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I would like to share some of the images from the 3 year hiatus this article has slept through, waiting to be woken and finished.

One of the things I love about Ipernity is this ability to write articles and to add visuals.
These are analogue images, paper or film that are representations of still being alive, happy and slowly getting it all sorted at 62.

I hope you enjoy these images from the hiatus years as much as I have living them....with hope and love.

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In conclusion.

I have always had a thing about roads, as I have clotheslines and the simple things around me. They all represent something to my symbolic and philosophical mind.

There are new articles to write as the seasons come and go and I move inexorably nearer to that time when I am no more, when like my parents and their own parents we sleep in the earth, resting from life. I am okay with that, I need no immortality for I am alive right now.

My concluding images are simple things, on my doorstep or down the road I live on.
Autumn is coming soon and I say goodbye to my leaf friends, the trees will sleep and the earth will hibernate for the new spring and summer to follow. I may be there, i may not be, but I am here now.

I got thru that winter in 2016.

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