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I take pictures sometimes. Mostly with film loaded into various cameras. I put them here because I'm too lazy for a real blog.

The Impossible Moment in Time…”Vintage”

There is a Flickr group called “The Impossible Moment in Time” and describes itself as “a collaborative project where group members shoot Impossible Project films on the last Saturday of each month to a common theme.” The second aspect of the group is that they ask for the photos to be geotagged with the goal that once people have submitted their photos, anyone can see where and what was captured during that “Impossible Moment in Time”.

The group has existed for going on 4 years.

I’ve not once remembered to take a photo to submit…until today! (Special thanks needs to go to @polaroidgirl who was kind enough to text me Saturday morning with a reminder!) 

The theme for this month’s moment was “vintage”, so I dug my grandfather’s fishing creel, filet knife, and rod out of my basement and set up a little still life in my living room. The wonderful late winter light streaming in through my windows created a little too much contrast from the impossible film, and I had some trouble with the automatic metering in the SX-70s, but in the end I walked away with two lovely images.


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Head over to The Impossible Moment in Time Flickr pool to see all the other wonderful submissions!

Blog post is from my website.

musclecar blackframe on Flickr.a “lead sled” on impossible project black frame. blurred because my flashbar didn’t cooperate…

musclecar blackframe on Flickr.

a “lead sled” on impossible project black frame. blurred because my flashbar didn’t cooperate…

appealtoemulsion:

A Dialogue Between a Film Photographer and His Favorite C41 Regarding the Former’s Affair with Another C41
Pro400H: “You bastard, I thought you loved me?!”
Photographer: “Look baby, I just wanted to see what she was like. I heard she was real cool in the shadows, ya dig?”
Pro400H: “You wouldn’t dare go E6 on me, you cheap bastard. Who was it, huh? Portra? That slut. Lomo? You’re too boring for Lomo. Gold 200? You wouldn’t stoop so low.”
Photographer: “Baby, baby, baby… listen, it was just a one-time thing, okay, a two-time thing, that’s all.”
Pro400H: “Am I not warm enough for you? Don’t I have enough contrast? Am I… Have I become too grain… too grainy for you?!”
Photographer: “I was in a bind, baby! What was I supposed to do?! I needed a 2-stop push and you… you were gone! You weren’t even in the fridge! I should be asking where YOU went!”
Pro400H: “How dare you. You know where to find me. You always know where to find me. I’m always there for you. I’ve always been there for you.”
Photographer: “Yeah, well. Well, you weren’t this time, and I was desperate. The colors had just changed. It was the weekend and it was supposed to rain. I had to get out there, I just had to.”
Pro400H: “Did you… did you like her?”
Photographer: “… I… <mumble> … yes.”
Pro400H: “Was she… better than me?”
Photographer: “Look, no, baby no, no one’s better than you. But it’s… you see, it’s different. And… And I think I’m okay with that. I think maybe there’s something between us. Ah, baby c’mon, I know it’s hard. you’re still my go to, but every now and then, there’s just something about that Ektar.”

Leica iiib, Kodak Ektar at 400ISO

appealtoemulsion:

A Dialogue Between a Film Photographer and His Favorite C41 Regarding the Former’s Affair with Another C41

Pro400H: “You bastard, I thought you loved me?!”

Photographer: “Look baby, I just wanted to see what she was like. I heard she was real cool in the shadows, ya dig?”

Pro400H: “You wouldn’t dare go E6 on me, you cheap bastard. Who was it, huh? Portra? That slut. Lomo? You’re too boring for Lomo. Gold 200? You wouldn’t stoop so low.”

Photographer: “Baby, baby, baby… listen, it was just a one-time thing, okay, a two-time thing, that’s all.”

Pro400H: “Am I not warm enough for you? Don’t I have enough contrast? Am I… Have I become too grain… too grainy for you?!”

Photographer: “I was in a bind, baby! What was I supposed to do?! I needed a 2-stop push and you… you were gone! You weren’t even in the fridge! I should be asking where YOU went!”

Pro400H: “How dare you. You know where to find me. You always know where to find me. I’m always there for you. I’ve always been there for you.”

Photographer: “Yeah, well. Well, you weren’t this time, and I was desperate. The colors had just changed. It was the weekend and it was supposed to rain. I had to get out there, I just had to.”

Pro400H: “Did you… did you like her?”

Photographer: “… I… <mumble> … yes.”

Pro400H: “Was she… better than me?”

Photographer: “Look, no, baby no, no one’s better than you. But it’s… you see, it’s different. And… And I think I’m okay with that. I think maybe there’s something between us. Ah, baby c’mon, I know it’s hard. you’re still my go to, but every now and then, there’s just something about that Ektar.”

Leica iiib, Kodak Ektar at 400ISO

My most liked Instagram thing of the 2013 “Cats, mostly.” or “cat, not cat”

My 2nd most liked Instagram of the year.

I’m going to be selling all these on eBay… Anyone around here want to make an offer before they go up?

Interesting to see these two side by side&#8230; one is by me taken with a 35mm film camera and the other is by my wife with a point and shoot digital camera. 

Interesting to see these two side by side… one is by me taken with a 35mm film camera and the other is by my wife with a point and shoot digital camera.