This is from a group photo walk with the users of the aforementioned Edge Photo Group. This was shot on Colour Neg Film (Kodak Portra VC400 I think) with a Mamiya RB67 and then Cross Processed. I like it.
K a certain tiger is having a BBQ so I leave you all now.
My building is awesome. If you haven’t heard me rave about our Amenities building before you will now. We have an awesome user run art building that contains pottery/wood/metal/print making/music studios as well a awesome darkroom that I help run. one of the things that we have acquired for the darkroom is the every lovely Epson V750 Film scanner.
This is a reasonably cost effective film scanner that will scan Negatives up to 8X10 and at way better quality then I could have imagined from a flatbed. I haven’t until recently had the opportunity to play with this magnificent beast until recently but I am super impressed with speed and quality!
I took this opportunity to develop a bunch of random rolls of film that I have had laying about (Truthfully I have a large box of undeveloped film some dating back to 2001) and I feel I should share.
This is from a trip to Tofino in 2009 (where we recorded the Tofino sessions)
Lately I find myself doing a lot more music wise then I do photo wise (not to say that I am going to become a jerk with a camera /guitar/banjo/microphone or anything anytime soon) In addition to playing in our increasingly inaccurately described folk rock duo My Friend Lisa (there are four of us now) I have found my self playing with Mikala on a fairly regular basis. I have also been working on a raunchy punk rock side project with my other awesome friend Jenna (whom you may remember from this video) called “The Stank“ All that & I have been recording a few demos for other people! All in all it has been rather busy on the music front these past months.
All the while I have been tring to live up to the camera part of my jerk with a camera name though, as such this is a polaroid from Wednesday of my friend Mikala manhandling Chester!
We were working on some new material but its not quite ready for the masses yet so I will leave you with a cover of the worlds best band EVAH!!!
Mikala & I covering Cactus by the Pixies
After getting my ‘morning‘* coffee I took a polaroid of this porsche! Now this Porsche for some unknown reason always seems to pull in to the coffee shop’s parking lot just as I am getting my coffee. This is probably not at all strange to you folk with morning routines and well I know of the idea behind Commuting Friends (people who ride the same bus at the same time everyday and thus become acquaintances/friends) and other things that people with morning routines have. So if I got my coffee at the same time every day I would understand but I am not a creature of habit! Daily routine is truly a foreign concept to me. I am always getting coffee at wildly different times on wildly different days and this Car is always pulling in just as I leave. ODD! Perhaps in the complexity of the universe there are two people that are so without routine that their non-routine lives are on the same schedule, and these two folk like JJ. Bean coffee! :)
* my morning coffee is rarely in the morning
I walk this street a few times a week to go to my fav coffee shop, & I drive it nearly every day & I never noticed that there is a little ‘park’ just off the street before! :)
I was cleaning up a little on friday when I cam across one of my polaroid tins. You see we ship prints, cd’s and such in these snazzy tin containers,
but when one of them is dented or otherwise not fit to send to a client it gets delegated to ride around in my camera bag protecting polaroids on photowanders. So I found one of these the other day & to my surprise there was a whack of polaroids in it that I have never scanned in to share.
So here I am now sharing them with you! :)
Where I got turned around on the Coquihalla because of crappy tires and lots of snow.
I think were the last of some Polaroid Type 80 Pack film that I had. Shot on the Mamiya RB67 With I am guessing a 90mm lens for the first one and a 50mm lens for the second. I am quite amazed at how much these faded since I took them in November. I had to bring a lot of contrast back when I scanned them in because they were nearly faded right out to grey in spots.
These photos are the result of one of the things that I tend to do when I am out taking polaroids with the Mamiya or a Land Camera. I will often take a photo but leave it undeveloped in the camera or film back and then double expose it at a different time/place. Some times I do this intentionally and other time I just mean to develop it in a few moments but completely I forget. Regardless of the intent I have ended up with a few double exposures of late that I think are stupid rad!!
This photo is the product of a complete accident I Shot the photo session with Sera-Lys at the end of March last year where it sat forgotten in the camera for almost a year till I went on a road trip to the Alexandra Bridge near Hells Gate BC and I un-knowingly double exposed it in Hope BC.
These are photo of the Alexandra Bridge, near Hells Gate and a highway tunnel again taken months apart only this time it was on purpose :)
The Film is the second last pack I have of the Polaroid Blue 100 film shot using a Land Camera 360.
Here are three more photos from the first roll of black & White that I have run thought the Yashica C.
This is the train yard in front of my house.
These are actually my front steps.
An old Train Caboose from Westlock alberta.
Again it is a crappy scanner so there are blacks and there are whites and not much in between :)
Last week I developed my first roll of Black & White film from the Yachica C down in our darkroom. (side note.. It has been a really long time since I have developed my own film I nearly forgot how to load it) I am quite happy with the results. The DOF with this camera is very shallow, more then I would expect from a medium format f/3.8 so sharp focus will be a bit challenging, but the viewfinder is quite bright and it does have a built in loupe so I should be able to get the swing of it in another roll or two. The bokah is certainly peerrrrttyyy though so a few out of focus will be well worth it. These were just quickly scanned in with my Canon flatbed so the photos are laking in the mid-tones, they are full of moiré where the negatives touch the flatbed, and they are scratched all to hell. :) I am excited to get an Epson V750 and an air compressor installed downstairs in the darkroom. Together they should make short work of scanning in the future.
These are some photos of my wonderful Honda CB400T that I am reasonably certain your sick of hearing me talk about, but it is what it is.