I’m not Ezra Croft but I totally believe this sentiment and strive to create something different people can enjoy, myself included. There are tons of artists, photographers, painters, potters, and designers that all want to make your world a little stranger for the better!
This is a slight departure from the rest of the Motel Pinup mini-series. Usually I try to incorporate retro lingerie to help define the genre I’m working in and that’s absent from this shot. While shooting in this kitschy motel room I noticed these snow shoes could look like wings with a person between them. The idea for this shot came in a sort of stream-of-consciousness. I asked the model what she though and she liked the idea. The image has a fairy
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