Somehow blogging has fallen off of my radar and I haven’t posted in a few weeks. It’s kind of crazy how time can get away from you. I have missed my blog, so this is an attempt to get back into the habit.
First, more pinhole in the library!
This is one of the photos I printed to have hanging in the library this month. The photos were hung the other day and it was really awesome to come to work to find my photos the ones featured on our art wall. Kind of surreal, actually. In an wonderful way. 🙂
Now for the musical soundtrack for this post. Honestly, this should be a different blog post because the song has nothing at all to do with the photo. The only reason I’m posting it is because it’s been an earworm for me the past couple of days. I woke up crying yesterday with this song stuck in my head after a dream in which David Bowie made an appearance. I am not sure what it was all about but it did leave me feeling sad and foggy brained all day yesterday. I am feeling much happier today but have been thinking about what was going on in my head yesterday. I realized that this week (a couple of days ago) marks the 8 year anniversary of my stepfather’s death, so I think there has been some sadness seeping through. Which is totally fine. As I was on the elliptical machine today I thought: you know, I hope I never stop feeling sadness for those that I love who have passed on. They deserve to be remembered and missed.
And now the song. It’s a great song.
Camera: Holga PC
Film: Ektar 100
Exposure Time: 7 minutes
I mentioned that during my super productive weekend I developed some film from over the summer and even scanned it! Usually it takes me weeks and weeks to get to the scanning so I’m really stoked with myself for finding the initiative to do this so quickly.
Here is one that I particularly liked. Taken up at Trillium Lake with my Zero and Ektar 100 film.
Way back in 2014, when I first met my friend Inge in Amsterdam, she gave me a roll of dishwasher film, along with my beloved Olympus XA. I brought the camera and film home with me, promptly loaded it up in the XA, and took it out with me on my first Pinhole Mayhem adventure. I sent the film in to be developed but it was sent back to me. The lab refused to touch it! So that was when I knew I would someday have to get over my fear of developing color film because, dammit, I had to see how the results of this roll of film.
Well folks, that day has come, 3 years later. I FINALLY developed this film. I love how they turned out, so eerie and disheveled and fun.
I’ve had a few people ask what dishwasher film is. Here is a blog post from Inge explaining it.
Here are my favorites from the roll. You can see more here.