I am determined to post something on this blog 3 times a week, dammit. I was tempted not to today because I am feeling blah and cranky and irritable and I have nothing interesting to say. But then I remembered Flickr Time Machine. YES!
Here is a photo from this day (January 28) in 2008. That was 7 years ago. SEVEN YEARS AGO. Where has the time gone? I was in Capitola, CA, visiting my in-laws and was watching the sunset with Rafael. Oh how I wish I was in Capitola right now. If I remember right, we returned to an unbelievable amount of snow and at the tail end of The Storm Of The Century.
Here are some more photos from that day.
Here we have another found negative. This time slide film. I am not sure what kind of film was used – it doesn’t say anywhere on the frame. The frame does say that it was processed at Identicolor Laboratory in N. Hollywood, California. The date is very faintly pressed into the slide frame and I can only identify the year: 1967.
Only with pinhole photography can you get these fantastic swirly colorful sunbeams. I love them so very very much. Someday, if I am lucky, I may even burn a black dot right in the middle of the sun. Someday.
Camera: Zero 2000
Exposure: 3 minutes.
I made a short video to show you how I have turned my small, under-the-stairs bathroom into the tiniest of darkrooms. I wanted to show you this because I often hear people say that they don’t have space for a darkroom. I think that even if you have a very small space you can make a darkroom. Mine is temporary. I set it up and take it down as needed and it only takes about 5-10 minutes to set up and take down.
Here is what I have and what you might need.
I have found myself with a small collection of found negatives. I scanned them and thought it would be fun to share them on my blog.
here is one my friend Lacey sent me. It is a large format negative. In the note she says that it is a 1950s San Francisco negative by Dick Mercer.
I love this photo. It reminds me of a very fun day with my pinhole crew (we are calling ourselves Pinhole Mayhem). For this particular outing we rented the portrait studio at Newspace and tried our hand at Pinhole studio portraits. It was super fun.
This was shot with my Zero 4×5 on the 50mm configuration. I used my Graflex ’23’ 120 back and used Acros 100 film. I think the exposure was a minute and a half.
The silver crescent
Is but a slice of what really is.
In a moment
The moon will be full again.
Read more poems about death and rebirth from my friends here.