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Latest Photographs and some Random Thoughts…

I’ve really enjoyed having a few days off from the college.  I still got some work done on my courses these past few days, but on  my time and I didn’t have to go up to the school.  I must admit I could retire tomorrow if I could and just pursue my creative endeavors like writing, painting, traveling and of course my photography.

In-between working on various projects I got out with the “Diana Camera” and shot another roll around the neighborhood.  diana-camera-1There is no doubt film cameras (especially Holgas and Diana’s) force you to slow down when you are making pictures and that is what I like about them.  With digital photography I can blast through 80 exposures in a matter of 5 minutes and constantly be looking at the back of the camera to see if I like them or not – if not…I just click delete and go on to the next shot.  Film photography definitely has a more deliberate and thoughtful approach to it if you want to get decent photographs. Here are a few black & white photographs I scanned from the last roll I shot Sunday afternoon.  Shooting with these very basic “plastic” medium format cameras forces me to relinquish control of what I conceptualize the image to be in my minds eye.  Most of the time the camera translates your subject very differently than what you you would imagine.  I kind of like the suprises I get when I develop and evaluate the film.  There is a bit of a mystery to the entire process and it forces me to think more about the WHY behind the subject matter I choose to point the camera at. Click on the thumbnails to view the larger image.

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One comment on “Latest Photographs and some Random Thoughts…

  1. Patricia
    April 13, 2009

    You should try TTV. Do a search on flickr and grab a pringles can. 😀

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