Thursday, July 14, 2016

Prints: July NOLA Trip

This past week, Katie, her mom, and I traveled to New Orleans in order to find an apartment for when we move next month for grad school. I took along my Nikon F2 and did a little candid photography while waiting for them to finish shopping in the French Quarter. Here are a few darkroom prints I made from those negatives. I used a 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor lens and Kodak T-Max 400 film.  Each print is 7"x10".

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Extra Frames: Some "Lost" Negatives

I was thumbing through some of my old 120 negatives last night and came across a few I quite liked. I quickly "scanned" them with my Nikon Df and 50mm f/3.5 Macro, and edited them in Photoshop. Most of these were not exposed well enough to make decent darkroom prints, which is why they were sitting around for so long (some long since before I started this blog). I used my Mamiya C330 for all of these shots.

 House Outside of Oquawka, 2012

  House Outside of Oquawka, 2012

  House Outside of Oquawka, 2012

 House Outside of Oquawka, 2012

 State Line House, 2015

Dekalb House, 2015

Huntley Factory, 2014

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Print: Refuge

A couple weeks ago I bought a new lens for my Pentax 6x7, a 45mm f/4 Takumar. It's the widest non-fisheye lens for the 6x7 system and is great for interiors. I decided to test it out inside one of my favorite local abandoned houses in Gurnee, Illinois.

"Refuge" shows a room in the house where I believe questionable activities happen at night. Beer bottles and energy drinks often litter the table here, and I'm sure the grimy double mattress has seen some action. A vacuum tube ironically sits near the doorway.

I used Kodak T-Max 400. The physical print is 13"x9".