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Jeff Bannow
08-31-2010, 09:03 AM
That looks like fun. Bring on the stories.

John

BTW, what condition is that truck depot in? It was vacant for a while, has it been renovated or is it still sitting? Might be a good subject for my project ...

jp80874
08-31-2010, 09:42 AM
The truck depot is in pretty bad shape, but it is surrounded by locked fence and we have a pretty active Police force patrolling.

My canal series is all about entropy and some of it is within 2-4 miles of the house. Here is a link to some older pictures and my artist statement. Would you and Dan be interested in any of that? I can show you more recent images when you get here. Half of my Van Dykes are 7x17s from the series.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000479112834#!/album.php?aid=3636&id=100000479112834

John

Jeff Bannow
08-31-2010, 09:53 AM
The truck depot is in pretty bad shape, but it is surrounded by locked fence and we have a pretty active Police force patrolling.

My canal series is all about entropy and some of it is within 2-4 miles of the house. Here is a link to some older pictures and my artist statement. Would you and Dan be interested in any of that? I can show you more recent images when you get here. Half of my Van Dykes are 7x17s from the series.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000479112834#!/album.php?aid=3636&id=100000479112834

John

Hmm ... no security on site, but police patrolling. Probably not worth it, but we'll take a look on the way by.

I think my next theme is going to be something along the lines of entropy - I want to photograph nature recovering land that was previously inhabited. Is there anything in the locks that is less "groomed" - wild and overgrown? Glad to see some of your work making it online btw - great series and it deserves to be seen.

Jeff Bannow
08-31-2010, 10:07 AM
Here's a couple of poor examples of the type of locations I'm looking for ...

House (http://untitledname.com/2005/08/overgrown-house)

Porch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davesphotogallery/4802770264/)

Bench (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcveen/34029891/)

Looking for all types of structures - we actually have many houses in the metro Detroit area like this.

We are also interested in shooting other things if this idea doesn't pan out - whatever works for the group.

jp80874
08-31-2010, 10:25 AM
Here's a couple of poor examples of the type of locations I'm looking for ...

House (http://untitledname.com/2005/08/overgrown-house)

Porch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davesphotogallery/4802770264/)

Bench (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcveen/34029891/)

Looking for all types of structures - we actually have many houses in the metro Detroit area like this.



Some of the locks look that bad or good depending on your view point. The catch is you have to walk to them, maybe a mile one way. I can loan you the baby buggy if you want to carry gear.

Some of the structures down our driveway on Dolly's mother's land look like your Andrew Moore links only strangely in B&W to me. There is a semi trailer that decades ago was put in the woods for storage. It is now almost flat on the ground, rusted away and over grown. There is a tractor shed and a chicken coop in much the same way. Then there is always the old box trailer in the camping area that Dorothy has photographed.

John

Jeff Bannow
08-31-2010, 10:36 AM
Some of the locks look that bad or good depending on your view point. The catch is you have to walk to them, maybe a mile one way. I can loan you the baby buggy if you want to carry gear.

Some of the structures down our driveway on Dolly's mother's land look like your Andrew Moore links only strangely in B&W to me. There is a semi trailer that decades ago was put in the woods for storage. It is now almost flat on the ground, rusted away and over grown. There is a tractor shed and a chicken coop in much the same way. Then there is always the old box trailer in the camping area that Dorothy has photographed.

John

Those all sound like definite possibilities. We hiked 8-10 miles a day in Utah with my 30 pound backpack, so I think a mile or so wouldn't be too bad. I haven't seen the spots on Dolly's mother's land yet - they sound intriguing as well!

ic-racer
08-31-2010, 02:31 PM
I will plan on being there Sat or Sun. When do you thing people will be showing prints? I'd like to go out to eat with the group also.

I didn't see anyone at the camera show but jameswilliamjones drove up. I picked up another Minolta 16mm camera (Texas Minox) and a new-in-box Peak 1 grain focuser. One less thing to carry back back and forth to the 8x10 enlarger.

jp80874
08-31-2010, 05:27 PM
I will plan on being there Sat or Sun. When do you thing people will be showing prints? I'd like to go out to eat with the group also.

I didn't see anyone at the camera show but jameswilliamjones drove up. I picked up another Minolta 16mm camera (Texas Minox) and a new-in-box Peak 1 grain focuser. One less thing to carry back back and forth to the 8x10 enlarger.

Dale,

I am guessing we will show prints Friday night and Saturday after coffee and rolls into the afternoon. I think that because there is some interest in going to the Akron Art Museum Sunday afternoon. I remember you and Bill went last time. On the other hand Dolly and I enjoyed a second visit. When the prints will show is a guess at this point not a statement of fact. I am still trying to learn who all will be here.

Sorry to miss you and Bill last Sunday. I was at the camera show just after it opened.

John

winger
08-31-2010, 05:45 PM
The big question - what is "planned" for dinner Friday?

Dan Henderson
08-31-2010, 06:21 PM
Jeff: John had earlier described the flats in Cleveland that sounded interesting to me. But I am a little concerned about equipment security.

jp80874
08-31-2010, 06:56 PM
The big question - what is "planned" for dinner Friday?

We can go to Fishers in Peninsula Friday and possibly Musketeers Saturday. Will you be packing baby? If so does either restaurant serve your needs better? We can switch days if that helps. The wait at Peninsula may be longer on Saturday.

John

jp80874
08-31-2010, 07:02 PM
Jeff: John had earlier described the flats in Cleveland that sounded interesting to me. But I am a little concerned about equipment security.

If you want to go to the flats security is best with numbers of people. We all watch each other's backs. If several people want to go there we may want to go Saturday. That of course would change when we view prints as stated above to Dale. I am open to ideas so speak freely. What frustrates me is when nobody says anything and I begin to wonder if we will have an event. That sounds certain, so lets work out who wants to do what.

John

winger
08-31-2010, 08:41 PM
We can go to Fishers in Peninsula Friday and possibly Musketeers Saturday. Will you be packing baby? If so does either restaurant serve your needs better? We can switch days if that helps. The wait at Peninsula may be longer on Saturday.

John

I will have the munchkin, if I make it. Whichever place is more used to babies and can have space for a carseat. He'll probably end up on my lap anyway. I'm doing a 3 day trip this coming week (to the in-laws), so I don't know if we'll be up for it or if my neighbor will watch the puppy posse 2 weeks in a row. But I need a dose of some good photography.

jp80874
08-31-2010, 08:50 PM
I will have the munchkin, if I make it. Whichever place is more used to babies and can have space for a carseat. He'll probably end up on my lap anyway. I'm doing a 3 day trip this coming week (to the in-laws), so I don't know if we'll be up for it or if my neighbor will watch the puppy posse 2 weeks in a row. But I need a dose of some good photography.

Hope to see you both.

John

Jeff Bannow
08-31-2010, 09:20 PM
Jeff: John had earlier described the flats in Cleveland that sounded interesting to me. But I am a little concerned about equipment security.

I think if we're in a group we should be OK, right?

Jeff Bannow
08-31-2010, 09:22 PM
If you want to go to the flats security is best with numbers of people. We all watch each other's backs. If several people want to go there we may want to go Saturday. That of course would change when we view prints as stated above to Dale. I am open to ideas so speak freely. What frustrates me is when nobody says anything and I begin to wonder if we will have an event. That sounds certain, so lets work out who wants to do what.

John

Sounds interesting to me.

daleeman
09-01-2010, 07:22 AM
Security in numbers does sound like a good way to tour the flats. Nothing like my last visit in the late '70s. Had to run, jump in the car and floor the gas to survive to tell about it. Last time I was there or at least on the main drag it seems it mostly yuppieville with bars and stuff. I could be wrong and hope I am because I am certainly intrigued by rusting old stuff. "Cleveland Disassembled." We wouldd need to get off the beaten path.

Also... a change in venue for Friday dinner might be tasty (lower the 45+ minute wait) besides I rarely and hungry enough to eat three horses, one would be fine. Too filling and the hooves get caught in my teeth.

daleeman
09-01-2010, 08:24 AM
I've been longing for a new toy and it has hit the market. A Lomo Spinner just looks like a lot of fun with a possible trip to the Flatts. I could see myself crouched down with this little guy spinning overhead.

http://www.amazon.com/Lomography-Spinner-Degree-Camera-Black/dp/B003T5BY6W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1283343666&sr=8-1

Lee

Jeff Bannow
09-01-2010, 08:28 AM
I've been longing for a new toy and it has hit the market. A Lomo Spinner just looks like a lot of fun with a possible trip to the Flatts. I could see myself crouched down with this little guy spinning overhead.

http://www.amazon.com/Lomography-Spinner-Degree-Camera-Black/dp/B003T5BY6W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1283343666&sr=8-1

Lee

It would be fun to compare that to my wife's new toy - a Roundshot 220 VR. Same concept, different engineering. :)

http://www.roundshot.ch/pictures/Super-220-VR.jpg

Lee L
09-01-2010, 09:50 AM
If we're bringing pano setups to look at, I can bring my Kaidan KiWi-VL, which uses a 35mm rangefinder body and an offset mount to allow multiple still frames for stitching or regular printing and side-by-side display. Did you buy the Spinner, Lee, or just thinking about it? I'd be interested in seeing one in person. Same goes for the Seitz.

Lee
(the other one, neither of us usually talks to ourselves, at least not in public.)