I have begun an adventure in publishing some of the images I have collected and amassed over the last few years of this analogue ride. I was looking at some images tonight and remember that first thrill of developing paper negatives and film. The business of life and left field balls have jaded that somewhat....though I am still reasonably prolific and passionate. It will be nice to clear the decks somehow........to get that fresh feeling back.
2017, album created on March 20, 2017
These images represent things that I am doing this year in photography. Some of the images may have been taken several years ago but have finally been processed or reprocessed with my new V800 scanner. Most if not all of these images will be analogue by birth, some will be blends.... as in today's world any publishing on the web will have a digital kiss. And some blended not just in the publishing but the processing. Ultimately I am on a journey towards analogue printing.....born in a wrong…
Sinar P 8 x 10, album created on March 12, 2017
I have resisted the 8 x 10 camera thing, mainly because of the expense for the cameras themselves, and the film. I was going to make my own 8 x 10 (and still intend to do so). Things changed however when I bought a 4 x 5 Sinar F. Wow what a lovely camera. I made lense boards for my eclectic collection of lenses, it was small enough to take with me, and for the field hikes I want to build into my life......and 4 x 5 film was accessible to me. I loved the Sinar system, and while not wooden, or u…
Aero Ektar, album created on October 30, 2016
I have been naughty and spent way more than I should have for this lense, considering it's state...but the glass is okay and I am pleased with the results. It is a 1944 Kodak Aero Ektar. 7 " F 2.5. Pleased with the images from my 1st day. This lense has come to life as if re-incarnated in contemporary times as a portrait lense on a Graflex, that's where the cool seems to be. Portraits shot wide open. I realised that my use here is maybe back to some kind of close to its intended purpose........…
October 28, 2015There are times in the ether of cyberspace I have posted images and comments on those postings told me people had not really seen or understood what the image was, how it was made, and what it was made with. The digital life or myth pervades earth to the extent that people think you can't get film anymore. I don't mind, because they give me their beautiful old SLR's, so I go and shoot paper in them.
April 6, 2015As we all know, light that is not man made originates from the sun. (I cannot help acknowledge the people here that think the sun shines from their nether rear regions...you know them too I know) The sun is, I am told the source of life for our galaxy.I totally get why cultures worship the sun. The way that light falls on the world is what creates the images that our eyes see, and cameras capture on emulsion or digital sensor. The lumen print in its simplicity and its science goes back to the very beginnings of photography. I personally find it very gentle and very beautiful as a process.