I want to take the time in this blog post to say that I am having fun with fashion photography and fine art composites, certainly, but I will never truly stray from FILM and street photography.
Those are my artistic roots in photography and where I always return to in walkabouts throughout my own neighborhoods -or- wherever I travel.
There is something of practicing and playing an instrument, like shooting often - where I find investing a daily practice of "playing my instrument"/MY CAMERA - not only important, but imperative. I am still on the road of putting in my "10,000 hours" toward mastery. :-)
Here are two street shots I took while photographing a musician, Andrew Duhon, who was in town in Portland recently -and- during a photo concept series with Beth Dodge, downtown Portland. There was a protest going on right next to us as she was posing as "a piece of trash."
So much fun to capture spontaneous, good-looking, compositional moments!
Even sometimes, ON COLOR FILM!
Fixer and Strange Things
It has been a long while since I have posted ABOUT FILM I am shooting/developing/etc !!
It's high time for a post, wouldn't you say??
So my last roll of film was developed in a fixer solution that was...
How to say it?
ON IT's LAST LEGS.
It was probably the absolute last working use I could make of this batch.
You see, when fixer is used up (after about 20 rolls)...it makes the film look foggy.
It gets weird. :-)
And this roll it definitely got foggy...
But I also was not paying enough attention and the water rinses WERE VERY (SUPER) COLD.
And this adds to the look of film fogginess...
But when I scanned in the images from the negatives...something inexplicably beautiful -
AND POETIC happened...
I accidentally also scanned in the black and white (Ilford bnw 400) film as "color film."
And it had this wonderful foggy to clear/crystal sepia color tone.
See below and let me know what you think? I rather liked it on these particular film images!
Once in awhile, well, BAM!