English Garden (infrared)

Water. You can probably guess where this is going. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Klaus Daimler: “He’s got hydrogen psychosis, the crazy-eye! Steve! They say you’ve got crazy-eye! Get him out of the f*****g water!”

- Willem Dafoe – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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

Under the Bridge

Looks like it’s time for the big Thursday show. And Chili Peppers. Red hot ones. More stuff Monday… have a great weekend, everyone!

Under the bridge downtown…

Is where I drew some blood…

Under the bridge downtown…

I could not get enough…

Under the bridge downtown…

Forgot about my love…

Under the bridge downtown…

I gave my life away…

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge

About this image: Holga 35mm film scan modified to replicate instant/analogue photo

Bottle No. 3 (liquid emulsion)

A flashback from ye olde darkroom days! Have a great weekend, everyone!

Maude Lebowski: “What do you do for entertainment?”

The Dude: “Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback…”

- Julianne Moore & Jeff Bridges – The Big Lebowski

About this image: Ilford 35mm film print on 6″x6″ canvas panel via liquid emulsion

Nets

Here’s an old photo of ‘Fishtown’, Leland, Michigan. I sure wish I could go back in time and throw a little more background out of focus (if hindsight is 20/20 this is one time it wouldn’t hurt to be a bit blurrier). Oh well. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Kip: “It’s a time machine, Napoleon. We bought it online. “

Napoleon Dynamite: “Yeah, right. “

Kip: “It works, Napoleon. You don’t even know.”

- Aaron Ruell & Jon Heder – Napoleon Dynamite

About this image: Ilford 35mm film scan digitally modified to replicate old alternative process/print

Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

My strict adherence to photo prompts is usually sketchy. At best. I guess I just don’t like to take these challenges so literally all the time.

Originally there were several people working their way down to the water here, but I airbrushed all but one of ‘em into oblivion. It just seems like a solitary figure works better in this one. To me, anyway. I think.

John: “Yeah, that’s exactly what I was saying, but then you, you know, you try to… I mean, I mean… you know… it… it’s, it’s what I think.”

- Giovanni Ribisi – Lost in Translation

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers

For those who remember my burning pear,  here is an image that found it’s way onto the back cover of Chiasma. I was thrilled! I was honored! They… must have been… desperate.

I took a few liberties with this weeks challenge (yet again) as the above isn’t strictly a photograph. But… I started out with one (processed the film myself). And hey, I won’t tell if you won’t.

Eli Cash: “Well, everyone knows Custer died at Little Bighorn. What this book presupposes is… maybe he didn’t?!”

- Owen Wilson – The Royal Tenenbaums

About this image: Ilford 35mm film scan combined with images captured on a flat-bed scanner (botanicals and dictionary text)

Hay Bales

Sometimes I don’t mind a bit of lens flare… today I was kinda’ feeling the burn (so to speak). Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Hans: “Ya, once again I am Hans…”

Franz: “And I am Franz…”

Hans & Franz: “And we just want to pump *clap* you up!”

Hans: “Alright, you know, we’ve been on sabbatical the last four months . That’s right.”

Franz: “Ya.”

Hans: “Some 300 scientists from 23 countries made an exhaustive study of our bodies to try to find out if we were real.”

Franz: “Ya, that’s right. Could 2 men be this perfect? Is it genetically possible? Answer? Ya.”

Dana Carvey & Kevin Nealon – Saturday Night Live

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

Tower, Alton Illinois

Here’s a tower… deal. Since I’m on an Alton kick. It’s printed a bit flat… someday I’ll probably scan the negative and pump up the contrast in a few spots, but for now, I’m kinda digging all the similar mid-tones. I think.

Prince: “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair…”

Rapunzel: “Not a chance, dude. Do you know how long it takes me to condition all this stuff? Get a friggin’ rope. Then we can talk.”

About this image: Scan of hand printed image (from Ilford 35mm negative)

Slow

I apologize for how slow it’s been around here lately… things have been CrAzY! Hopefully calm will return shortly. Although Annabelle and I hope to do a bit of traveling in a week or two to visit my family and unwind a bit. And after we return I may pull my posts back to a couple per week (until I can figure a few things out, anyway). I do plan on visiting everyone as often as possible, though… because you ladies and gents are the best. And that’s just how I slowly roll.

Thanks very much for all the kind comments, everyone – did I mention you’re the best?!

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

No Parking

These boots were made for walking, but this ramp sure wasn’t made for parking.

Walter Sobchak: “Who’s got a f****n’ million f****n’ dollars sittin’ in the trunk of our car?”
The Dude: “Our car, Walter?”
Walter Sobchak: “And whadda they got? My dirty undies… My f*****g whites…”
Walter Sobchak: “Say, dude. Where is your car?”
Donny: “Who’s got your undies, Walter?”
Walter Sobchak: “Where’s your car, dude?”
The Dude: “You don’t know, Walter?”
Walter Sobchak: [clears throat] “It was parked in a handicapped zone, perhaps they towed it.”
The Dude: “You f*****g know its been stolen.”
Walter Sobchak: “Well, certainly that’s a possibility, Dude.”

- John Goodman, Jeff Bridges & Steve Buscemi – The Big Lebowski

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