Storing Muses

Here’s something I found while digging through my vast archives of unedited… stuff. I took this photo about a bajillion years ago in the Fontbonne University sculpture studio. I’m not sure if this lady is still  hanging around there, but judging from the amount of random junk she was stored behind it seems very possible. Chillaxin. Mannequin style.

About this image: Ilford 35mm film scan, moderately modified – digital ‘frame’

Chinese Garden (infrared)

Wow. Lot’s of pollen around here at this time of year. And most of that’s stuck in nose. Good times. Kleenex, anyone?

*This just in* Mr. Paul Johnson has kindly featured my Houdini piece on his hilarious super-blog, The Good Greatsby. If you’ve not yet visited Mr. J, please head on over and check out his antics… you’ll thank me for it!

About this image: Kodak 35mm High Speed Infrared film scan – lightly modified

Point Betsie

Anybody have a light?

I wonder if this thing runs on a 60 watt?

Does this remind anyone else of a foghorn? How about Foghorn Leghorn?

I say, I say I need a nap. Or more caffeine. Or both. Can you tell?

Oh yeah, I almost forgot… this is Point Betsie, in Frankfort Michigan. Yup.

About this image: 35mm Ilford film scan, lightly modified

4 Days Short and a Dollar Late (pinhole)

Did I mention I just spent 2 weeks building a 35mm pinhole camera for Worldwide Pinhole Day 2011? Did I mention Worldwide Pinhole Day 2011 takes took place on April 24 2011? *sigh* Oh well, let’s pretend I intended to hit this party ‘fashionably late’. Salsa, anyone?

George: “Why don’t they have any salsa on the table?”

Jerry: “What do you need salsa for?”

George: “Salsa is now the number one condiment in America.”

Jerry: “Do you know why? Because people like to say salsaaaaa.”

Jason Alexander and Jerry Seinfeld – Seinfeld

About this image: 35mm pinhole film scan – lightly modified

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

Okay, this is a bit linear, right? I took a metric ton of photos  for the Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge, but, being slow AND indecisive I’ve posted an older shot…

I guess you could say I’ve… hit… a wall? *finger on chin, Dr. Evil style*

I’m trapped between some blocks and a hard place? *cricket chirping*

But seriously, folks… what’s the deal with airline peanuts? *blank stares*

About this image: Ilford 35mm film scan – lightly modified

Rooftop – Alton, Illinois

Hey, hey, it must be random rooftop day! Aren’t billboard support structures great? Oh, and rooftop water towers, too. There’s something very… ‘built’, and imposing about them. Or maybe it’s just that they remind me of Empire Records. Which has an excellent soundtrack. And isn’t too shabby a movie, either.

Warren: “Who glued these quarters down?”

A.J.: “I did.”

Warren: “What the h*** for, man?!”

A.J.: “I don’t feel the need to explain my art to you, Warren.”

– Empire Records

About this image: Holga/35mm film scan – moderately modified

Cantilevered?

Is anybody out there?! I hope so… the villagers might have revolted yesterday… so, today I have a calm, lightly toned, black and white image to share. Although the random craziness of this blog is what makes it fun-ish (I think). It’s like Forrest Gump. Or his proverbial box of chocolates, anyway.

I’m not sure what to title this photo… I keep going back and forth. It was called ‘port’ for a while. Then ‘cantilever’. Then ‘cantilevered’. Not sure I’m cool with those, though. Any suggestions? Besides “STOP FORREST, STOP”, that is?!

About this image: Ilford 35mm film scan – moderately manipulated

Evening Blacktop

It’s been a while since my last Holga post, so I decided to rock another.

AND, dear readers, it’s time for an experiment… let’s see what happens to my stats if when I throw a random ‘twilight’ tag into this post. I mean, technically, it was ‘twilighty’ when I took this photo; I just didn’t happen to be attacked by any tween-aged vampires. I don’t think. Although… I’m fairly certain I used to have a reflection…

About this image: 35mm Holga lightly manipulated

North Basin (infrared)

Hey, hey, it must be infrared day!

Since the fridge is currently based in St. Louis it was only a matter of time before I got around to posting an arch photo or two (it is the ‘portal to adventure’, after all).

AND my wedding ring is laying around there somewhere. Or was, anyway. I had read infrared film is most sensitive to photosynthesis in the spring and fall – here’s the math:

cold weather + boney fingers + limited attention span = OOPS! If anyone spots something shiny in this photo (besides, you know, a giant metallic monument) please let me know.

About this image: scanned sepia toned print made from 35mm Kodak High Speed Infrared film – lightly manipulated

K&I No. 2 (pinhole)

Here is the last of my K&I images…

Lenses?! We don’t need no stinkin’ lenses!

I’ll have other pinhole photographs to share in the future… I’m building a new 35mm pinhole camera as I type. Well, not at exactly the same time; I’m not much of a multi-tasker. Anyway, this one’s made-o genuine wood, which should hold up better than its cardboard predecessors. AND it should be completed in time for worldwide pinhole day (April 24)! Huzzah!

How many cameras would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck cameras?

About this image: 35mm pinhole film scan – moderately modified