Monday, October 27, 2014

Print: Living Room

Today I made a print from a negative I made while visiting the abandoned house in Kildeer, Illinois. As the title explains, this is a shot of the living room, the first room you see after walking through the front door. I just love that amidst all the rubble, dirt, and grime, a vacuum cleaner sits on the floor, still plugged into the wall. The shadows contrasting with the bright window almost turn this shot into an abstract piece. I used my Pentax LX with an SMC 24mm F/2.8 lens, and Ilford HP5+ film. The physical print is 7 x 10 inches.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Print: The General

My friend and very talented illustrator, Peter Blair, gave me this George Washington (at least it looks like George) marionette about a year ago. For a year, I let George lounge around our backyard in Chicago's unforgiving climate. For much of the time, he sat in a flowerpot, where plants and spiderwebs grew around him.  We just recently moved Mr. Washington to our front porch to scare off trick-or-treaters, but before we did, I photographed him in his favorite little pot. I used my Pentax LX with a 50mm lens and Ilford Delta 400 film. The physical print is 10 x 8 inches.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Roll: Quebec City (Part 2 of 2)

Here is the second roll from our honeymoon in Quebec City. I used my Pentax LX, 50mm F/1.4 lens (For most of the shots), and Ilford Delta 400 film.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Roll: Quebec City (Part 1 of 2)

Last month Katie and I got married! For our honeymoon, we traveled to Quebec City for six romantic nights. I was pretty astonished at just how European Quebec City is, especially considering it's less than a 3-hour plane ride from Chicago. We stayed at a charming little hotel called the Chateau Fleur De Lys for the first night, but for the next five nights we crashed at the Chateau Frontenac, the most photographed hotel in North America (I purposefully did not make a picture of it solely based on this fact). I brought along my Pentax LX and shot a couple rolls of Ilford Delta 400. Here are some shots from the first roll. I mainly used my SMC 50mm F/1.4 lens.

Thanks for looking! I will have the second roll up very soon.