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jmxphoto
07-01-2008, 06:04 PM
Well here's a couple things fresh off the scanner. I pushed some Ilford Delta 400 to 800 and developed it in Xtol for 10min.

Jamie and his Cirkut:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3037/2628737889_ce0fe89d41.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmxphoto/2628737889/)

The Group:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3123/2628737883_a7e75046b2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmxphoto/2628737883/)

Little gloves:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3082/2628737895_501c40496d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmxphoto/2628737895/)
Ok, on that last on I have to confess, Jeff told me he thought about shooting the little gloves on the clothesline. Was walking back from Bill's house after getting my insulin out of his fridge, saw them and had 1 shot left on my roll. So if you didn't get it Jeff, here it is. Otherwise, hat tip :-)

-James

jp80874
07-02-2008, 06:12 AM
What a pleasure to meet again or the first time, so many interesting and enjoyable people. How great to sit down to a meal, even breakfast at the Big Chicken, or a hillside at O’Neal Lake, and within minutes have a wonderful conversation going with strangers about out favorite subjects. Thank you Bill for making it happen. Thank you all for bringing so much to the party.

One mystery solved. Large Format camera builder Dick Phillips did not show up for dinner at Legs as planned. While driving back from visiting their son in Montana, Dick and Judy discovered their house in Midland had been hit by lightning. They drove straight through to assess damage and start replacing computer, garage door opener and answering machine that had been blown out. That didn’t stop them from being gracious hosts on my way back to Ohio.

John Powers

Jeff Bannow
07-02-2008, 08:35 AM
Little gloves:
Ok, on that last on I have to confess, Jeff told me he thought about shooting the little gloves on the clothesline.

Very nice James. I didn't end up getting the shot of those gloves so I'm glad to see that you did.

I uploaded a few scans from the trip here: http://www.jeffbannow.com/gallery/v/WIP/
They are rough - I haven't done much adjusting and will be playing with brightness, contrast and tone when I get to printing them. I think they have potential though.

df cardwell
07-04-2008, 09:56 PM
OK, I confess. It was dark, there was beer and I was talking to a fellow at Bill's about a Fotar.

I just don't remember whom.

Oberon Leinenkugel, I think.

Is that right ?

Anyway, please PM me. I think I have a stash of Fotar stuff
you are welcome to. Just DON'T ASK where it came from.

Don't.

Thomas Bertilsson
07-04-2008, 10:45 PM
Everything has had time to sink in now, almost a week after returning to Minnesota.

A few old friends, but mostly new ones. It was a very fulfilling thing to take part in. I met so many interesting and great people, not just talented photographers. My heart races when I think of the beauty of the area, and I specifically think a lot about how gracious Bill has been, three years in a row, to put up his land, time, patience, and resources to make this happen. I just showed up and had an awesome time!

I remember very dearly the last night we were gathered around the camp fire, with Dan's talented guitar playing and singing (you're good, man!). It was the perfect evening.
I got my portrait taken by two world class photographers in two days (gawk!). Thanks to Bill and Nicole for that!
I echo Bob Carnie's sentiments that perhaps we should see if the resources at the Birchwood Inn could be used. The proprietors certainly didn't seem foreign to the idea. You should have seen the light go off in the owner's eyes when I asked to view the facilities. They have a huge basement, as well as a very large room upstairs to house lots of people. And the rooms are very clean and well kept up.
All in all something I will never forget. Everybody helped make it special, that's for sure!
- Thomas

Toffle
07-04-2008, 11:01 PM
I echo Bob Carnie's sentiments that perhaps we should see if the resources at the Birchwood Inn could be used. The proprietors certainly didn't seem foreign to the idea. You should have seen the light go off in the owner's eyes when I asked to view the facilities. They have a huge basement, as well as a very large room upstairs to house lots of people. And the rooms are very clean and well kept up.
- Thomas

I concur. I was actually thinking just today that there were so many passionate and skilled photographers present that you could easily mount a one-day public exhibition, wherein you could generate considerable interest, and even a few sales. Before anyone shouts this down, I was quick to veto my own notion... the weekend as it is is already jam-packed with activity (and more than a little revelry) I just don't see how such an event could fit in without adding an unnecessary level of complexity to what is essentially perfect in its present form.

Still, it does speak to the inspiration that has had me flying high since I first walked up the path on Van Rd.

Cheers,

Marc Akemann
07-04-2008, 11:42 PM
Well, I've scanned the 4 rolls of 35mm candids I shot at Bill's place last week and uploaded them to my Flickr site. I edited the number of images down from 96 possibles to 74. The 22 images edited out were either repetitive or just plain no good.

Flickr is still kind of an experiment for me so if anyone has an objection to having the images being free to view for anyone on the planet, please let me know and I can make it so that only 'friends' on my contact list can see them...I guess. Suggestions are welcome.

I scanned the images to 8x12 at 300 dpi and you can take what you like.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/makemannphoto/sets/72157605975202127/

Marc

Marc Akemann
07-04-2008, 11:48 PM
Oh, I forgot to mention that the images are in chronological order and can be viewed as a slide show. So turn on your favorite music and enjoy!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/makemannphoto/sets/72157605975202127/

Marc

jd callow
07-05-2008, 12:00 AM
wow am i jealous

blaze-on
07-05-2008, 07:49 AM
Nice job on the candids Marc..thanks.
I'm starting my last leg home today..had to stay and finish some stuff in Muskegon area and left Thursday.

Nicole
07-05-2008, 08:11 AM
I've made it home after a very long trip back via Shanghai and Singapore. Took a couple of days and was so happy to see the family again after being away a month. Lots of work now ahead and planning for the next trip in 2009, which will include Florence, Venice and Vienna, wonderful backdrops for more romantic portraits. :D

It was a real pleasure to meet you all!! You realise it's your turn now to come and visit here for the next gathering - in Australia. :D

See you Down Under!!

Toffle
07-05-2008, 08:24 AM
OK, I confess. It was dark, there was beer and I was talking to a fellow at Bill's about a Fotar.

I just don't remember whom.

Oberon Leinenkugel, I think.

Is that right ?

Anyway, please PM me. I think I have a stash of Fotar stuff
you are welcome to. Just DON'T ASK where it came from.

Don't.

It was ME. Please send it to me. :D (Don't ask.)

Actually, it wasn't, but I thought it was worth a try.

(Can hardly wait until next year)

Cheers,

deisenlord
07-05-2008, 08:27 AM
Great stuff Marc, thank you!
Ike

Dan Henderson
07-05-2008, 09:01 AM
Marc: thank you very much for sharing your photos with us. As I watched the slide show with my morning coffee I was transported back a week to a very enriching time.

Dan

df cardwell
07-05-2008, 09:46 AM
Marc: great stuff, thanks

d

Jerry Basierbe
07-05-2008, 01:01 PM
Nice work Marc.

Tha was quite an adventure NIcole. Glad to see you made it back OK. It was great to meet you and everybody else that was up fot the first time. Thanks again to Bill.

Jerry

Fintan
07-05-2008, 02:30 PM
Oh, I forgot to mention that the images are in chronological order and can be viewed as a slide show. So turn on your favorite music and enjoy!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/makemannphoto/sets/72157605975202127/

Marc

I got goosebumps looking at that set, what an amazing time you guys had.

Nicole
07-05-2008, 05:07 PM
Marc, thank you very much for sharing those photos. It's like a time warp now. :)

Andrew Moxom
07-05-2008, 05:12 PM
Thanks Marc! I now realized I missed a great evening when Nicole showed her prints, and JAmie did his Cirkit presentation! I was so wiped after the 10 hour ride over from MN and had to crash. We hope to see you at the Northern MN Fall gathering in September. Not long to go now!

smieglitz
07-05-2008, 09:00 PM
Only 51 more weeks to go and counting for the next Michigan gig. :rolleyes: The time flew by last week. I'm jonesin' already.

I managed to score an absolutely exquisite print from Matthew Blais this year in trade for a plate I shot of him Sunday just before the last of us left. The year before, I coerced Daniel Lin into the same sort of deal. And, I've managed to pick up a few of Bill's prints over the past couple years as well, so my collection is growing as a result of these annual gatherings.

There were a lot of marvelous images displayed at the portfolio show & tells over the week, and I want more, more, more. So, I'd like to propose next year everyone participating bring at least one print or plate to do a blind swap, and perhaps a few extra to trade openly with folks.

Joe