It’s not just an XTC song…

All right.  I want to use some of my experimental film for this project.  A quick check of my archives revealed I had four packs of Revolog boutique film – Revolog is an Austrian company who makes small batches of distressed 35mm film, that when processed provides striking colors or scratches or stripes or what…

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So about those three roses and a bottle of mineral water…

Last week, I showed off some lenticular-like photos – the subject was three home-colored roses that were arranged in a bottle of Saratoga Vichy mineral water.  Looked sorta like this. It looks nice …kinda funky … but, as you can see, a small breeze kissed some of the blue petals during my shoot, which caused…

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88 Minutes in Chinatown

When I get a photo concept in my head, I won’t let the concept go until I’ve actually achieved successful results.  I don’t care how long it takes – weeks, months, years – the journey is just as important as reaching the destination. Here’s my concept.  I want to take a picture with one type…

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Returning to the Nimslo

A few years ago, I purchased a four-lensed 35mm toy film camera.  The Nimslo was originally built so that the average photographer could capture four images simultaneously, then that film would be sent to a special lab to produce a three-dimensional “magic motion” print. Although Nimslo’s lab went away, the camera is still a fully…

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My photography entries in the 2018 New York State Fair are …

The Syracurse. That’s what I’m currently dealing with. For the past two years, and in three of the last four years, I’ve submitted entries to the New York State Fair’s photography competition … and they’ve all been rejected. Urgh. Syracurse indeed. However … this year I am hoping … hoping hoping hoping … that the…

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The photos I’m NOT entering in the New York State Fair…

Right around this time, I list the six images that I’ve captured and mounted and nursed and nurtured and hoped would reach the walls of the Harriet May Mills Art Center at the New York State Fairgrounds. And right around this time, I wonder if these six images have earned their right to be among…

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Yeah, that is a rough stretch on I-787…

There’s a section of Interstate 787 – just before you reach Exit 6 – where, if you look over to the side of the road, you can see what looks like a rotting white tree next to a stream.  I’ve pulled over on occasion and photographed that tree, but I’ve never felt that I’ve captured…

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The Contents of Solarcan #370

Recap.  Way back in July, I installed several Solarcans – passive cameras made out of pinhole-poked beer cans and photo-sensitive paper – and set them up in various locations around St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands. After a three-month soak, I removed Solarcan #367 from its post, scanned in the contents, and got a halfway-decent picture…

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