Monday, March 22, 2021

Faffing About

 

Putzed around the yard today with a cobbled together pinhole camera made out of an old "Exquisitos" cigar box with a "23" Graphic film back on it, which I promptly loaded a bit bass ackwards and ruined the first three frames. This nice Cedar had nothing better to do than let me make its portrait which I quite like after all that faffing around....

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

I met an old Bridge

 

The old Rio Puerco bridge on route 66.

Built in 1933.

Pinhole camera made out of Baltic Sea Driftwood by a guy named Sergey.

Unknown mystery film found in the desert then dunked in caffenol.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Black Sun and swoshy light arcs


 Little black sun in this one....made with a cut up priority mail shoe box with some added foam core.

I like making pinhole boxes out of scraps and stuff that would ordinarily go in the trash bin.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Last Day of September

 

The last day of September brings more long morning shadows.  I never tire of watching the sun move southward through the trees outside my bedroom window.

Leonardo pinhole

CatLABS 80 sheet film 

sloshed in caffenol

Monday, September 28, 2020

Low September Sun

 

Low sun and pinhole are a good mix.

I love backlit scenes like this, so you can expect to see more of them as the sun goes ever lower as the year end draws nearer.

Leonardo 4 x 5 pinhole camera, CatLABS 80 sheet film dunked in caffenol.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Tree Portrait


 

Leonardo pinhole camera with CatLABS 80 film.

Dunked in delta caffenol for 8 minutes....stirred not shaken. 

The Leonardo pinhole camera is a 4 x 5 box made by the late Eric Renner of New Mexico. This one was sent to me from a friend in New York. It's nice to have a native new Mexico camera back in New Mexico.

I have since bought another one.  They are great simple boxes and this particular model shoots fairly wide as it has a 2.5 inch focal length. 

Monday, August 24, 2020

No rush...that's all I'll say

 

all the way from Belarus, a converted 8M Smena.

 

 

Sandstone bluffs, near Grants,NM.  Arista 100 dunked in caffenol.

 

 

 

Old slow growing trees posed for family portraits.