Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sneak Peak!

The past few weeks I have been working on a rather large project, one that has pushed my school's computers (as well as my sanity) to the very limit. Using my half-frame Olympus Pen FT camera, I documented 5 days of my life on 5 rolls of film. Each day, I set a timer to go off every 20 minutes, and photographed whatever I was looking at when the timer went off. I did this 24 hours a day, for 5 days straight. Each day added up to 73 photographs that I will display in a row (midnight to midnight), representing the entirety of that 24 hour period. I plan to make every individual picture 7"x5" with a 1 inch border and a half inch between each picture, so each of these 5 finished pieces will measure in at 9"x 403"!

These files are massive at just under one gig apiece, and I am having difficulty converting them to small enough files for me to upload to the internet. Until I figure that out, here is a photograph of a small sheet I made of all five days put together. I'm digging how these look all lined up.

More to come soon!

Friday, October 21, 2016

More Coming Very Soon!

So, I have not posted for a little while. It's been pretty crazy the last few weeks, as I had to prepare for my midterm critique. Now that that craziness is over with, I've been hard at work on my next project. It includes five sets of seventy-three images shot on my Olympus Pen FT half-frame camera. This photo of Furiosa is part of one of the sets. :) Hopefully I will have more to show soon!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Series: Offerings

Death is not easy to deal with. I often contemplate my own mortality, and wonder who will remember me when I'm gone. I walked through an old cemetery near my house the other day, and came across many overgrown graves adorned with neglected offerings. Flowers, decorations, and toys sat by their headstones growing rotten, sun-damaged, and rust-ridden. Seeing these ornaments made me wonder how long it had been since these graves were visited by a loved one. I thought back to my own life, and felt guilty I couldn't even remember the last time my deceased grandparents even crossed my mind. Offerings presents the question, "How long does it take to become forgotten?"

All photographs were made with my Pentax LX , 24mm f/2.8 lens, and Ilford FP4+ 125 film. A red filter was used for some of the shots.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Roll: The Sun Sets on the Crescent City

I took my Nikon F2 out a few days ago for a late afternoon walk downtown. I used my 50mm f/1.8 and 20mm f/2.8 Nikkor lenses. The film was Ilford Pan F+ 50, a film I had never used before. A yellow filter was utilized for some of the photographs.

I tried to push the limit of my F2's ability to make multiple exposures. The following images are comprised of up to 225 exposures. The results are unfortunately not nearly as cool as I hoped they would be. I think it's an experiment that would work better on color film, with a more stable tripod.

 (225 Exposures)

(16 Exposures)

(32 Exposures)

 (128 exposures)