I have just shot and developed my first roll of PAN F (50) ((Ilford)).
I like it.
It's super contrast-y.
It develops more dramatic shadows.
It has great detail.
(The silver pieces on the film are much, much smaller than the silver pieces on say 3200 ISO film...so the grain is non-existant - very smooth.)
I love this aspect of it.
This is coming out like a poem.
An Ode to Film.
This is my favorite shot with it..
Ohp...Nope...the Next one is my favorite shot with it..
Cutest little ice cream van. Ever.
P.S. > It was 1 to 79 HC 110 film stock dilution!!
I FOUND ONE.
The Old Scotch Church.
On the outter edges of Hillsboro, Oregon.
Pretty cool, peaceful, picturesque place - especially with a Holga camera!
It was an overcast (but bright) day and I developed this roll for 14.5 minutes in HC developer as it was 3200 ISO Ilford bw film...
Pretty happy with this lot.
AND...the outing was a happy excursion too.
Photograph everyone. Photograph everything. #Artaslife
It's coming together ... my next conceptual series ... first shoot coming up in August..
But the MAIN wardrobe piece is........<!>
ANGEL WINGS !!
I have designed these myself. I still have the finishing flourishes ...
But here are the building-process pics..
Yes, the cat.
I originally began with two hanger wires bent straight. (Thank you vice grips!)
Then held them together as I bent a solid "V" that will eventually hang the wings between the model's shoulder-blades. I did not yet know how heavy the wings would actually be and I wanted a back-up frame in case things did not go well in the first attempt.
NEXT came building a scaffolding structure for the feathers to adhere to..
I cut cardboard PIECES out -NOT ALL ONE PIECE, BUT PIECES- and duct taped them to the wire hanger frame. I did not want to create a flat scaffolding wing structure. I wanted some bit of bulk and I wanted some movement to the shape. So I duct taped away...
I duct taped until I go these somewhat rounded, somewhat symmetrical pieces (above).
I began to apply the feathers. (The feathers, and feathers, and feathers..)
I glue-gunned all day. I burned myself many a time. Can you say, "Glue gun burns?" Awsum. All in the name of ART.
Now, I did not want an altogether white angel wing. I wanted something a little darker...so after applying the white feathers in a first layer as below...
...THEN I began to add in gray feathers. Now, keep in mind, I am only using the cheapest, smallest craft feathers so this is taking QUITE a while! This is as I expected though. I didn't want the big feathery-Vegas-show-girl wing thing. I wanted something more simple, but still texturized and rather arresting. In the series, these wings will all be lit and then potographed in black and white images with a model...(!so FUN!) Below is my most up-to-date wings. I still will add some flourishes and a barely there harness. STAY TUNED! (Also still working on Working Joe series !!!)
This assignment, or theme to shoot was a little challenging. I wanted to get LINES of people, but I picked the wrong area of town and the wrong time of day...so I may post an update to this assignment soon..
I went straggling to the Pearl in Portland. Everything is under construction and there are new buildings being built all over - so I thought this might lend itself well to LINES> I caught a lot of obvious geometric lines and want to do better...
I do not go to the touristy parts of Portland, but for this follow up I may need to check out VooDoo Donuts line (always a 30+ minute wait) for sure.
Here are my favorites so far:
This next two were from a different part of town (NE Sandy) when I realized I was a bit limited by my first choice of area...and I got one BAM! (old car too, which I love - FinsUpBaby!)
And another two..
And finally - THIS IS WHY I LOVE TO GO OUT AND SHOOT "ASSIGNMENTS" ...
Because I get images I would never normally take if I was not out looking for something and come upon the unexpected...
Keep shooting your cameras! I am discovering photography is a discipline as well as an art form -and- I must stay agile with my eye. It is like playing an instrument - I must constantly practice and enjoy the long life of fascination. JOY.
Once in awhile, well, BAM!