Lushes LaMoan (pics in the article may be NSFW)

Lushes LaMoan is a burlesque dancer and founder of a Detroit burlesque troop. I saw her preform recently at a farewell party for some good friends. For me this was the first time I’ve ever seen burlesque done to a live jazz band! Really cool time.

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Dan and Silke

The Farewell Party!

There’s a couple that’s been going to Photostock since about 2009 that I befriended over the years. I didn’t see them often, but we followed each other on Facebook and other sites. We met up occasionally outside of Photostock to do some urban exploration in Detroit. They were friends I saw a few times a year. They are film Photographers that usually

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Jeff Blandford

Jeff Blandford’s Exhibit at the Saginaw Art Museum

Jeff Blandford is a ceramicist with an eye for the unusual. While he’s certainly know for throwing some very large works, I was intrigued by th differentness of his work and the creative way it was displayed. I took my grandfather’s Rollei T3 (F3.5) and a tripod to The Saginaw Art Museum and shot a roll of Tri-X 400 film. It’s not often something this enigmatic comes to town and I’m really glad I was able to catch it!

flag reflection 18-365

Day 18 of 365 Flag Reflections

Canon EOS 620, EF 24-105 L IS, Tri-X 400 developed in Ilford DD-X



Leena's Burlesque

Holly Hock and Leena Allure’s Burlesque show on Film!

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A while back I posted some videos of Holly Hock and Leena Allure’s burlesque performances from the Rumbleville grand opening celebration.

Well at the same time I was filming the videos I was also shooting some Kodak Tri-X 400 in a Konica BigMini Zoom camera! I recently developed the film using Ilford DD-X. Previously I’ve had thin negatives when using

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Skull DecanterĀ 

My apologies on this picture of a picture. It’s difficult to take a good shot of a bagged glossy print. Plus is 11×14 so scanning isn’t an option and it’s fiber base paper which means it curls which means it will find reflections! 

 

 
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

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Room Service: Motel Pinup

Motel Pinup 1

Every year for ten years now there has been a gather of film photographers in Northern Michigan called Photostock. There are so many great things about this gathering, the people, the talent, the beauty of Northern Michigan, the list goes on. One of the things I’ve enjoyed about it is the kitschy roadside motel that has been the epicenter of most gatherings, The Birchwood Inn.

Most participants stay at the Birchwood and we’ve been an ever increasing percentage of this sold out weekend

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