That time I took a photo of garbage


Here is another shot from my One Pinhole A Day project. On my walk to work I often see empty plastic bottles of this brand of vodka lying by the sidewalk. It always makes we wonder about the person who emptied it. I decided to pinhole it one day.

Incidentally, I was interviewed last Friday evening on my friend John Meadow‘s podcast, MPP. We had a great conversation about pinhole photography, film, and the postcard swap. You can listen here. And his podcast, in general, is really great and worth subscribing to if you are a film photography geek (like me). 🙂

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One Pinhole A Day

Day 35
Camera: Terrapin Bijou
Film: Ektachrome (cross processed)
Exposure time: 1 minute 4 seconds
Date: Dec 3, 2016

lesson learned


Remember that time, a million years a month ago when 45 was sworn in as president and millions of women went out in the streets to march the next day? I mentioned in my post about it that I brought my film camera, an Olympus Trip, to my local march. I got over my shyness and fears and managed to take several portraits of my fellow marchers with their signs. I was so stoked.

A few weekends ago I decided to develop two rolls of film, the Women’s March roll, and a test roll from the wonderful Sprocket Rocket I received from the Emulsive Secret Santa.

Imagine my horror when I pulled the film out of the tank and it was blank. It felt like my heart sank and broke into a million pieces all at the same time.

After inquiring about what could have happened I realized the problem was that my developer failed. I mean, of course it failed. I’d been getting down to the end of  a bottle of Adonal that was at least two years old and, (this is the key red flag here) it was CRUNCHY. Why did I not throw it away when it started to get crunchy? I don’t know. Admittedly, it was crunchy for awhile and still working. But I guess developer can only be crunchy for so long before giving up the ghost. Which it did. But I lost a roll of important-to-me film in the process of learning this lesson.





Today’s photoblog post revisits my One Pinhole A Day project. I brought my camera to work with me and pinholed the books piling up on the book truck as I weeded them.

You can follow more of this project on my photography website’s blog.


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Camera: Terrapin Bijou
Film: Kodak Ektachrome
Exposure time: 15 minutes

Sick Day self portrait


I am confusing myself. I have two “one such and such a day” projects going on two different blogs and I kind of forgot which photography project I was posting on this one. I think I will post something from my One Pinhole A Day project.

Here is a pinhole photo from the day after the election. I was actually sick that day, and not because of the results. I decided to pinhole myself taking a nap. while I was napping a friend texted me to cheer me up.

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Camera: Zero 2000
Film: Portra 160
Exposure Time: 21 minutes 45 seconds
Date taken: November 9, 2016