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Powerstation Theater, McMennamins Edgefield (after Sugimoto)

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My next series of photographs will be my first from the Ondu MK2 6×6 format. I received my Kickstarter reward in June and immediately loaded it up with film. Over the course of the next few months I tested it with a number of different rolls.

To kick this off, I will also introduce a truly remarkable photographer. I was introduced to his work in Barcelona’s Fundación MAPFRE. I gave the visit a ridiculously quick mention in this post, which does not come near a fraction of how much this exhibition affected me.

The photographer is Hiroshi Sugimoto.  To be honest, there isn’t much to say because word fail me. I found his work simply mind-blowing. You must go visit his website. And if you ever have chance to see his work in person, for the love of god, go see it. The remarkable thing about his work are the prints and you have to experience them in person. A computer screen does not do his work justice.

The photo I am sharing with you today was inspired by his “Theaters” series. The idea was to capture an entire film in one frame of film. You can read more about it on his portfolio here. When I saw this I wanted to try it with a pinhole camera. The opportunity came when my husband and I caught a film at the Edgefield’s Powerstation theater, where you can eat dinner and drink a beer while watching the movie. This allowed me to prop my camera on the little counter in front of me instead of hauling in a tripod.


Geeky Bits:

Camera: Ondu MKII
Film: Fuji Acros 100
Exposure Time: 90 minutes
Stand developed for 1 hour with Adonal.

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Dispatches from a shy street photographer: waiting

Shot with an Olympus XA.

Today’s image in this series comes from Amsterdam. I had a lot of fun randomly pointing my camera at things in that city.🙂 This was the first outing with my XA. In fact, my friend, Inge had just given to me when we met a few days before.

 


Geeky Bits:

Camera: Olympus XA
Film: Kodak Tri-x

Developed in Diafine.

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Dispatches from a shy street photographer: Man without a face

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I spent a few short hours in Dublin and didn’t take many photos, and the ones that I did take didn’t come out very well, technically (the roll had some development issues). However, it’s such an interesting place and there is so much going on. I am looking forward to returning and spending more time shooting the streets.

 


Geeky Bits:

Camera: Olympus XA
Film: Kodak Tri-x
Stand developed for 1 hour in Adonal.

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Dispatches from a shy street photographer – Travelers

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Today’s image is from Barcelona’s beautiful Parc de la Ciutadella, at the top of the park’s ornate fountain.

For some reason this photo reminds me of the film “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” – the scene at the end when all of the missing earthlings were walking off of the spacecraft, returned to Earth.

I am reminded about how I was totally and completely obsessed with that movie. Just totally obsessed. I have no idea why, but there was something about it that fascinated me. I really would love to watch it again, In an old theater if possible, for nostalgia’s sake. A pilgrimage to Devil’s Tower is something I need to do as well.


Geeky Bits

Camera: Olympus XA
Film: Arista.edu 400
Stand developed in Adonal.

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Dispatches from a shy street photographer

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When I travel I like to take a camera loaded with 35mm black and white film with me to capture the city I’m in. I don’t live in the big city, but I love street photography, and I like to try my hand at it when I get the chance. The problem is that I am very shy and I HATE being intrusive. So there is this very strange dichotomy going on inside of me when I do street photography.

As I looked through the photos from my recent trip I realized that this might make an interesting series for my photography Friday posts. So here is my first post in the series. The first few will be from my recent trip to Barcelona and Dublin and then the rest will be from other places I’ve traveled, as well as Portland, the largest city near me.

This particular photo was taken in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. I really loved the narrow alleyways in that city. I could’ve wasted rolls and rolls of film on them.


Geeky Bits

Camera: Olympus XA
Film: Arista.edu 400
Stand developed for 1 hour in Adonal.