The truth is behind the kale and yogurt

The truth is behind the kale and yogurt.

A few weeks ago someone on Facebook (I can't remember who it was now) linked to a tweet from someone else I can't remember. What I do remember is the tweet. It said (something like) "Checking Facebook has become the equivalent of opening the refrigerator and not finding what you are looking for."  I love that metaphor. Have you ever done this? Opened the refrigerator and stared into it and not finding that one thing that will make you happy? Isn't life like this sometimes? 

So this refrigerator metaphor had been on my mind for a few days when I decided to do a pinhole interpretation of it. Yes, I stood there with the door open for more than 8 minutes. I felt kinda bad about that. But it was for art. 

Camera: Zero 2000
Exposure time: 8 minutes 24 seconds
Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Pinhole: 0.18mm
Focal Length: 25mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: f138
Dev: C-41 by Lab
Scan: Epson V500

reflected

With apologies  to Vivian Maier #2

This is from the same roll as my last post. I had my Yashica Mat in my purse with me as I stepped into the grocery store. I passed by this game as I do everyday but this time I looked at it and I saw my reflection. I stopped and took this shot as passers-by got annoyed with me for blocking the foyer. 

I have been looking at Vivian Maier's work, as many others have, and love her reflection self portraits. I was inspired by her, as well as Jana Obscura, who did a series of self portraits with her Rolleiflex a few months ago.

Though I am not sure inspiration is really the right word here. I have been doing these since I have had a camera in my hand. I think it is a natural thing for us photographers to do because I am not the only one. I wonder why? 

Camera: Yashica Mat 124G
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100
ISO: 100
Dev: Diafine (home developed)
Scan: Epson V500

LenZLess

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Several months ago I took a chance on my photography and entered some of it into the Plates to Pixels LenZless exhibition. I found out a month ago that one of my photos was selected! The photo that you see above. I took this photo the weekend after my first pinhole photography class with the Holga PC I received as part of the class.

You can find the rest of the exhibition here. There is some AMAZING work here and I am so completely humbled and honored to be included here with them.

If you would like to purchase a catalog of the exhibition you can find it at the Diffusion Store. When you buy one of these you are supporting art and in return you will receive good karma.

Camera: Holga 120 PC
Film: Kodak Portra 400
Pinhole: 0.25mm
Focal Length: 48mm
ISO: 400
Aperture: f192
Exposure: 2 minutes
Dev: C-41 by Lab
Scan:Epson V500