Whoah! I’m impressed with this camera! Sorry my trusty Bronica SQa that’s gotten me this far but the ‘Blad is wonderful though a little quirkier. Shot on Kodak Tri-X and developed in HC-110 dilution E for 8min. My first time using HC-110 also! These are negative scans.
Mac’s Bar (118 N Michigan Ave, Saginaw, MI), Old Town Saginaw’s number one spot for elegantly crafted cocktails and upscale eating, is proud to feature the pinup photography of Darkroomist.com. He has been photographing women in the vintage pinup style since 2003. His images, and his reprints of vintage negatives have a classic, alluring beauty. Its a perfect fit for our establishment and helps patrons fully immerse themselves in the glamor of that a bygone era.
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Officially named the Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad East Saginaw Depot most locals call it the Potter Street Station or just the train depot. Built in 1881, this structure was designed by the architectural genius Bradford Lee Gilbert. That’s not tongue in cheek, the man boasted a phenomenal career that included the first sky scraper in New York City, the first expansion of Grand Central Station, the first flat iron building in the country in Atlanta, and numerous train stations
The abandoned Packard Plant is 40 acres of industrial ruins. From certain points it looks almost like a city. The Packard Plant hasn’t made cars since the 50’s. I think this image looks like a scene that could have been captured at the end of World War II in Europe, but it’s present day America.
Shot this close to home at Saginaw’s Baker Perkins Plant. They used to make ovens and do customized machining.
It was a fairly large industrial complex in varying stages of demolition. Almost like a mini Packard Plant. This room was weird, lots of vacuum tubes were stored on the shelves if I recall correctly. Looked like someone tried to play dominos with the shelves.
Nice lighting and captured with a Fuji GW690 which is the most tack sharp camera I own. Printed this at 16×20
If you live anywhere near one of the Great Lakes and you shoot film, this is THE annual event to be at! Produced by Bill Schwab, it is truly phenomenal. It’s reasonable to expect around 100 attendees most of whom shoot and print film photography. There is also a high concentration of alt process photographers doing wet plate photography (there are also platinum/palladium printers, gum over bichromate, and others).