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  1. Artomatic: On the Wall!

    by , 05-27-2009 at 11:10 AM
    Well, I've gone and done it. My exhibit is up on the wall now, all prepared and ready to go. Five images only, but I think five good ones. From a series of large format night photos of scenes in Washington DC, in and around the neighborhood where I live. Platinum/Palladium prints in whole plate (6.5 x 8.5 inches). I DEFINITELY need to get new lights for next year though- the little LED-based ones I'm using are nowhere near bright enough. I'll post a pic of the exhibit when I get home and can download ...
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  2. Keeping it "Fresh"

    by , 05-22-2009 at 02:22 PM
    Recently I was persuaded by my good friend and co-experimentalist, Diwan Bhathal, to try some metal-plate ink printing, which produces results resembling intaglio.

    The process is simple: you lay out a print, sketch it roughly onto a metal plate with a wax pencil, add ink, flip the inked plate onto some paper and brayer it. The ink partially transfers to the paper, and you get a print.

    Faced with the task of drawing my image onto the plate and inking it, I conjured ...
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  3. Moving furniture and old photography books.

    by , 05-16-2009 at 01:55 PM
    Well, today I met my brother at his mother-in-law's house to help him move some of her furniture out to sheds. She's getting her carpet redone. Well, it didn't take long and it wasn't hard work. But she insisted on paying us. She handed me $50 and I immediately said 'No!' I was more than happy to help. She said to take it or she'd beat me. I looked at Ron askance and he said she would fuss until I took it. I relented. 'This is for the last time (helped before), this time and the next time ...
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  4. Anything for a Hasselblad

    by , 05-13-2009 at 01:40 AM
    So, very quickly, I figured I would bloggify. This is a much better outlet than twitting on Twitter. So...(omg, I went to the mall, like, today, and i like, saw the cutest shoes, omg!!!!)

    On a more, mature note, putting aside my mocking of many women my age (16), I find that my love of analog photography has me coveting expensive cameras and lenses in a manner that is unhealthy to both mind and wallet. People my age are supposed to waste their days smoking or getting a driver's license ...
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  5. Fortune Favors the Foolish

    by , 05-04-2009 at 07:04 PM
    Well, in my bout of G. A. S. this winter I had a pang of regret. Not that I had given away all of my Minolta X and S series cameras to friends to get them started in photography. But rather that I missed my cameras. BADLY. So what's a G. A. S. stricken photographer to do? You guessed it.

    I went ebay crazy. I found the lowest prices Buy It Now and won four auctions. XG-1 with a 45mm Rokkor f/2, a Vivitar 28mm f/2.8, a Albinar 80-200 f/3.9 MD mount Macro Zoom (don't know why ...
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