Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rain Drops Fell

It's been raining. That doesn't seem too exciting for most people, but around here it gets people talking like they hit the lottery or something!

Vivitar Wide and Slim with expired Kodak Gold 200. A decent combo for a rainy day.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

another day, another Holga shot

Holga with Tri-x developed in caffenol
This is one of my favorite camera, film and developer combos.

This is down a dirt road near my house that I use several times a week. I usually see a Roadrunner around here, but he was absent this day...however the clouds were in abundance.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

waiting and clicking, waiting and clicking

The photo above was made with a simple Diana camera on a tripod and clicking the shutter multiple times throughout a several hour time period.
One of the best things about this is it gives you time to think and contemplate.

Friday, August 4, 2017

in the beginning....

This is a photo I made of my parents when I was eleven years old with my first camera.

It was an Imperial Mark XII, made by the Herbert George Company out of Chicago.  My Dad still has it and I'm pretty sure it still works!

The camera came in an assortment of colors, and mine was the brick red model and used 620 film.

You've probably noticed that the horizon line is a bit skewed, which is something I still do today.

However, if you look at the tilt of my Dad's head, well...I guess that explains a lot.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Lawrence Tree...part II

Another version of the Lawrence Tree.

This time with a disposable camera I reloaded with old Tri-x and then dunked in caffenol.

I asked the docent at the Lawrence Ranch how many people ask to make a photo of this tree and he said "all of them".

If you look at the Georgia O'Keeffe painting, the tree appears to stand on its head. She had made notes about it and also saying that a certain museum had it displayed incorrectly. It's quite a story and a magnificent painting.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Lawrence Tree at DH Lawrence Ranch

The Lawrence Tree at DH Lawrence Ranch near Taos, NM

Holga 120S
Arista 400 in caffenol

This tree was made famous by Georgia O'Keeffe in her painting
"The Lawrence Tree"

Friday, July 21, 2017

Revival is Coming

A multi tasking meaning perhaps....

I only mention it because I've been driving by this place a couple of times a week for the past 14 years.
When I first noticed it, it was a Feed Store. The building is back toward the left of the frame in the shadows.
Later it was a horse stable.
Then a few years ago it opened as a feed store again...briefly. You could buy chickens here.
Then it was a place that I "think" was used for drop offs, or illicit exchanges. Not sure, but it looked sketchy at times.
Earlier this year, it became a church.
So, in light of the sign, I think the word "revival" serves a multi purpose.. not only for the churchy aspect, but for the building and area in general...maybe even the country. But that's another topic for another day.

Pink Holga Glow 120N camera
expired Kodak 160NC

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Route 66...levitates

For some reason this picture just looks odd to the New Mexico 66 is levitating above the road.....
I like weird stuff.

Brownie with a reversed lens, T-max

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Abraham Lincoln

I've been remiss about writing much about my photos here, but I'm going to expound a bit on this one, and why the odd title.

In this part of the world, the cell towers are vaguely disguised as trees. It's a good ruse, I mean it's better to look at this, than a scraggly tower of wires.

But when I see these, and I must admit I have a slight fascination with them, I tend to wonder what Abraham Lincoln would think or say if he somehow time traveled forward and came upon one. Not to mention all the other modernities of the current world.

Anyway, it's a good idea to disguise what would otherwise be a landscape eyesore.

The only thing I wish is that somehow the "trees" would change color as the seasons dictate...or perhaps have some big bark beetles appear at times....No?

That's a bit dramatic I admit, but I think the future holds a place for cell-towers to really come forth as artistic nature pieces.

Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim, Tri-x

Sunday, July 16, 2017


White Sands
Vivitar Wide and Slim
Kodak Gold 200

Friday, July 14, 2017

Simple Things...

Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim
Delta 100
Bosque Del Apache NWR, Socorro, New Mexico

Sometimes it's the simple things....some water, a few trees...

A simple camera with no control, some film and a splash in some chemicals.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

fly by

Holga 120S
T-max 400
The bird flew in the frame at just the right time...
I never liked this photo until now...I shot this 15 years ago when I lived closer to water.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

there it is

this is pinhole
homemade even, with paper.
Like you do when you want something really slow and mindful

Monday, June 19, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Big I

I-40 meets I-25
Albuquerque, NM
Zenit E with old T-max 100....because it just seemed right for this

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

I went this way

fancy pants Gretchen Bleiler model 120N Holga with Tri-x
Pinto Canyon Road, Texas
Where souls are lost and found...

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

54 miles of it

Holga 120S model with Tri-x
the road that makes you bleed dirt

Monday, June 5, 2017

colorless TV

Original 1999 model 120S Holga with Tri-x
you know how I feel about Tri-x already...

Saturday, June 3, 2017

other things...

something nice for Saturday
Zenit TTL with T-Max 100

Friday, June 2, 2017

a cliché kind of foto for a Friday

Original 1999 model 120S Holga and Tri x...because Tri-x is not a cliché

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Solar Aurora in Saragosa

Original 1999 Holga 120S model camera
Konica 100 Centuria film, because I don't mess around when it comes to using old crap film

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Slip Step

Cranky old Russian Zenit TTL camera and Agfa Precisa 100 cross-processed.
It's all about the look of beauty in a worn out place

Monday, May 29, 2017

No Water, No Swimming and No Graffiti

Original 1999 Holga model 120S with Tri-x.
Use Tri-x and shoot like a boss!

Thursday, May 18, 2017