Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My super power is patience.

I-40 looking east.
Paint can pinhole, paper negative sloshed in caffenol.  75 second exposure
I've decided that my superpower is patience.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Be very still, be very prickly....

From the trip to Tucson.
Holga pinhole, unmodified
Kodak Portra 160

Friday, January 9, 2015

It's 2015.....

This year began with a bang and I've kinda hit the ground running.

New Year's Eve found me being stranded in my Jetta...some major engine failure thing, it's still in the shop-- then the snowblower broke...which is not a good thing to happen this time of year!

Other than a few hiccups here and there, the beginning of 2015 is looking up!

I entered a few competitions and hope to hear something soon, and I was interviewed by "She Shoots Film"  over at SSF.

There's a mix of pinhole, solargraph and some Diana photos in my interview, so check it out.

Over the Christmas break, we went to Tucson for a week and I made a few pinholes there, so look for some of those in the coming weeks.

Also, I'm going to start using Rodinal for developing my black and white film.  I've been using Caffenol for a few years now and have decided I want to try something else for a while.

I'll be teaching a caffenol class in Colorado later this year at the college in Colorado Springs, and will be doing a caffenol workshop in Texas too...so 2015 is looking good.

Hope you all had a great Christmas and the new year is treating you well.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Trona Pinnacles

A closer view of the pinnacles in Trona, California.
Holga Wide Pinhole
November 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

dust and dirt and everything

The desert means everything to me...
it's where I live and love and want to be until I can't be anymore.
No, this isn't meant to be cryptic, it's just that when I make photos of the desert, especially pinhole photos of it, I realize just how much all of this dust, dirt and rocks add up.

Holga Wide pinhole
Arista 100 film sloshed around in caffenol
Trona, California  November 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

sweeping landscape

The Trona Pinnacles are swooshed away in this minute long pinhole made with a P-Sharan  cardboard camera with Fuji 200 film.
The P-Sharan is a fun little camera that comes in a flat box of die cut cardboard pieces that requires about an hour of assembly.  It's fun!

It's truly not about the camera or the film but the place.