Sunday, May 29, 2011

Rapture Day Potluck.

All these pictures were taken on the day the Rapture was supposed to destroy us all. Good Times were had indeed.
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The previous pictures were taken at a Potluck gathering of a bunch of local punks.
I came to the party loaded with a roll of expired Fuji velvia 35mm film and a roll of 35mm
Ilford Delta 3200. The camera was my trusty (though in the last few weeks it has become continuously less and less trustworthy!) Pentax K1000. I started in on the velvia as the light was out in full glory. For the majority of these shots I used a F=135/1:2.8 lens that allowed me to isolate subjects while staying out their space. As the light got low I switched to the 3200 film and faster lens. I am continuously blown away by the delta 3200 film. The man who sold me my first roll warned that this film was addictive, He was right I am now a full blown low light junkie.
Taken with a Mamiya 645 on Ilford HP5 400 film.
Taken with a Mamiya 645 on B&W 400 film. 
Taken with a Pentax K1000 on Kodak portra 160vc film
Taken with a Pentax K1000 on Fugi slide film Cross Processed.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Taken with a Holga on Lomography's B&W 100 film. 

Taken with a Holga on Kodak Portra 400nc 120 film.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"Work sucks"
Polaroid 600 on silvershade film

"Something wicked..."
Polaroid 600 on silvershade film

"Sad Clown"
Polaroid 600 on silvershade film.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Holgaroid with Polaroid 100 sepia film

Holgaroid on Fuji FP-100c film (saturation levels have been played with to get the exaggerated colors)

These three pictures are all the product of a homemade Holgaroid. Basically I tore down an Automatic polaroid 100 series camera and using an existing faceplate I was able to scrounge up, was able to attach the Holga to the front of the Polaroid camera back. You can find much more detailed instructions online. The one problem I have with the overal camera is that it doesn't expose the entire film. As you can see its a very small picture surface. But all in all I'm kind of proud of my project.  polaroid  

Friday, May 13, 2011

"Lost youth #12"


"Lost Youth#5"

"Byron in the Kitchen"

All these were taken in a dark basement with a pentax K1000 on Ilfords Delta 3200.
There were suriously two bare bulbs llighting this basement. Ilfords 3200 film is my  is 
 my favorite low light film.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Taken with a Mamiya 645 on unknown film.
Taken with an Argus C-3 on Delta 3200
Taken with an Argus C-3on Delta 3200 Film

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mamiya 645 on Ilford Delta 3200.

"Tin Soldier #5"
Mamiya 645 On ilford Delta 3200
Taken with a Mamiya 645 on Fuji Provia XPRO

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Stanley Kubrick's Chicago

Apparently before he became one of the greatest and most fastidious film makers ever Stanly Kubrick was a Photojournalist  Here is some of the work he did in Chicago for look magazine. These are pretty rough scans but  Kubrick's talent still shines through. Check out the Marquee on the theater playing He Walked by night. Great film.
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I have to admit I've never been a fan of digital photo manipulation techniques. For a long time I was a purist. A believer in the sanctity of the unadulterated image. This I believe came out of my disdain of digital cameras and my love of film. I know for the majority of folks image manipulation isn't even a second thought; for me it took awhile to decide if I was going to edit or manipulate any of  the images on this blog. Since I am obsessive and constantly ruminate over every little thing in my life i did allot of thinking on this subject. As I was thusly ruminating on the subject I started thinking about my other obsession.: Film. For many film makers editing is one of the most important steps in the film making process. Only in editing is the story fully realized. Art by its nature is manipulation and calculation, whether you only used unadulterated forms or you manipulate media for your own ends its all manipulation. Its all created to illicit a response. Me not wanting to manipulate my images was in fact its own brand of manipulation. Anyways long story short. Here's some pictures that are manipulated in the editing phase. All are taken with a Pentax K. Two on fuji velvia 60 and two on Revologs Rasp film.

Pentax K1000 on Fuji velvia 60.
Pentax K1000 on Fuji Velvia.

Pentax K1000 On Fuji Velvia ISO 60.
Each of these pictures are from a lot of fifteen rolls of expired fuji velvia slide film. For the most part the film has preformed well. So far only one roll out of the fifteen was unusable.