Tiny Darkroom

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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.

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Women and their cameras

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women and their cameras (pinhole)

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.

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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.

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Step into the light

Fifty-four years lighting up the sky.
A quivering leap smashes a billion worlds.
Hah!
Entire body looks for nothing.
Living, I plunge into Yellow Springs.
-Dogen

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This was taken with my Zero 45 pinhole camera using the 25mm configuration. I used Arista.edu 100.

The poem is Dogen’s death poem. I read it for the first time the other day and I love it. I wrote my own “death poem” that I will share on Monday. (I am not planning on dying anytime soon, it was just a writing exercise).

Haystack Rock

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Haystack Rock 1

Alright. New Year, new motivation. One of my goals this year is to post more on Blatherskite. So Fridays will be photoblog day, as been my tradition in the past.

Another thing I’m trying to motivate myself into is starting another sheet-a-day project. Two days into the year and I can’t bring myself to do it. Maybe posting this will help. Here is one from my last sheet a day project – a pinhole photo of Haystack rock.

Lomo’ Instant fun

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I’d been dying for an Instax Mini for a very long time. I completely dig the business card size of the prints. I started really shopping around last summer and kind of decided on the Instax Mini 90 Neo but kept getting hung up on the price. Someone directed me to the Lomo’ Instant Kickstarter. I hated the thought of contributing to a Lomography Kickstarter project. I had mixed feelings about the Kickstarter they did for the Petzval lens. But in the end my wallet won out because the cost of one of these cameras during the Kickstarter was quite reasonably priced. I kind of hate that I was played in this way but what are you going to do.

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Roll 44 – The pumpkin patch

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Moni:

Here is my latest on 52 rolls. Enjoy!

Originally posted on 52 rolls:

For roll 44 I visited a pumpkin patch in Sauvie Island with my pinhole friends Gretchen and Donna. We had a great day playing pinhole in the corn maze. At one point we found ourselves surrounded by kids and I scared them with a zombie horse mask. I may have gotten punched in the face by one of them…

These were made with my Zero 45 and  Ektar film. Check out Gretchen’s photos of the day here!

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