KISS- Keep It Simple, Stupid. A piece of advice that was often used by engineers. I first learned how to develop my own b&w film in the early 1970s, as I was in an informal photo class in my high school. My first self-developed film was Kodak Plus-X from my Instamatic camera, and yes, i still have those negatives. It would be another 25 years before I was developing my own film again, and that first whiff of fixer brought it all back to me. Enthused
There are some people who carry a non-phone camera at all times. Some of those people carry film cameras. I wanted to be more like latter group so I made a New Years’ resolution to carry a film camera more often. Maybe not all the time, but definitely more regularly. Even if it’s just a point and shoot!
It’s been mostly successful though I’m not necessarily shooting a lot more. There’s still room to have a camera on me more often.
The purpose of this experiment is
As a photographer I take a lot of notes. Most are regarding print exposures and aren’t that interesting. Here’s one on a camera back that jammed that I later thought was a bit amusing.
I put up a dollar store white board in my Darkroom so I can keep track of ToDos. You might not think there’d be much to keep track of but some stuff you might forget until it bites you in the rear. Don’t want to get all excited to start a developing session only to realize there’s no
Rumbleville Underground Clothing is having it’s grand opening celebration this weekend. The feature vintage and retro clothing and accessories as well as other oddities and fun items that anyone in or near the PschoBilly/Rockabilly/Greaser/Pinup/Rat rod/Biker/retrosexual/etc lifestyle would love! For the grand opening I was asked if I had any prints I’d like featured at their store. I just dropped off 38 5×7 prints and 62 matted 8×10 prints!
Saturday June 11 from 12:30pm
Please ignore any dust, it comes from the scan and is really noticeable on dark backgrounds.
If you like Skull Vodka you might recognize this. A friend of mine had one and I just had to borrow it.
Setup for the shot was pretty easy just a light tent with a black background.
I shot this with a Graflex Pacemaker press camera with a Kodak Aero-Ektar lens, on some expired TXP320 film. Stand developed for 1 hour in Rodinal 1:100.