This winter has been very long. I had been leaving to work in utter darkness each morning and returning home to greet dusk, but, yes, there is finally daylight when I get home from work at the end of the day! Winter has made it difficult to find opportunities to shoot. Recently, however, I bought a Phalaenopsis (a moth orchid) as a prop to phot0graph in the late afternoon light in the kitchen. I also cracked open a Magic Pack of Time-Zero given to me by a special friend in addition to a pack of 100 Chocolate film that I bought from Polapremium. Shooting both types of film definitely brought a bit of levity back to my life, and the Choco turned out to be something I love.
The Chocolate Addiction: Composing with the Land camera, especially with a closeup attachment (as was done here) is not an easy thing. There is a lot of parallex error, and it takes time and a considerable wastage of film to learn to compose with the mind’s eye rather than with the viewfinder. Anyway, this 100 Chocolate film, with its rich contrast and lovely crackelure, has earned my affection along with my other favorite film types, Neopan and Time-Zero. My newly acquired love of chocolate.
Child of Mine
The Obsession: I’ve been inclined towards nurturing my own obsessions throughout the course of my life. I used to have a wild passion for orchids and owned and cared for hundreds of them! Now they find their place in my life as occasional props for Polaroid photography. Time-Zero film has been been the object of my affection for a long time now, though. I hope I’m not like the fellow in Adaptation who says, “Fuck fish“. I probably am, just a little, but I think my passion for photography is going to stick.
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Here is the continued story of the world as seen through plastic lenses…
Multiple exposures with the malfunctioning shutter of a Diana camera can render interesting results.
things get strange
More from the Diana camera…
Vintage signage from Mankato, MN. Holga with Ilford Delta 3200…
Diana camera shot of a mausoleum door in the cemetery next door to the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, MN.
Diana camera shots from South Shore of Lake Superior in Wisconsin…
earth times three
holding up half the sky
No gratuitous umbrella shots here… It was raining, and my daughter was carrying her Hello Kitty umbrella with her.
a girl with her umbrella
Holga, Ilford Delta 32oo, and blizzard…
Finally, through January 6th, if you buy one regularly priced item from my Etsy Shop, you’ll receive a gift print. (This excludes the items in the New Year Specials section of my shop.)
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In our home, photography is a fact of life. Every member of the family has been a photographic subject or the one behind the lens at one time or another, and for me that adds up to a lot of portraits of family and friends in my body of work. While I have taken my fair share of digital portraits, the portraits in film are the ones I love best, perhaps because the results of black and white digital conversion still cannot compare to the range of tonality one gets with black and white film types. I happen to love black and white portraits.
The following photo, The Naturual, shows my youngest son’s love for my favorite Diana camera. Each Diana camera is different. His favorite camera always seems to be what my favorite is at the time.
Photography is a family affair.
Sometimes the playmates of my children find their way into the frames as well…
an untitled portrait
Here is an angel among us. Look at the hearts in his eyes.
un ange parmi nous
It’s nice to remember the longer days during these, the darkest, coldest, shortest days of the year.
More memories from the neighborhood…
a boy child
My lovely daughter…
My youngest son with my oldest son’s girlfriend… My youngest has the brightest eyes you’ll ever see.
And finally a portrait of the artist herself… a very old portrait! It was taken with my late grandfather’s old Pentax.
Finally, through Decemeber 23rd, if you purchase any item from my Etsy Shop, you will receive an extra photograph! You may contact me about availability for gifts, either through Etsy or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are some of the photos currently offered in my Etsy Shop.
In the Form of a Dream
a poem in light
lost in translation
water, evening, poetry
and summer's lease