The Dry Test at Saratoga Harness

Okay.  I’ve got my “new-to-me” Nikon EM cameras – which I’ve combined in a c’est schisse format to hopefully create stereo photos, and now it’s time to test out my photographic plans. Work with me on this. First, take a look at the frames from this vintage 1960’s-era View-Master photo set. Well now.  These are…

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My Homemade Nikon c’est schisse Camera System

What, you’ve never heard of the Nikon c’est schisse camera system? Let me explain. I love three-dimensional photography, and over time I’ve purchased various single-use cameras to help me create this effect – the Trio3D and the Nimslo and the Kodak Realist, for example.  But these cameras are not as strong as I want.  They’re…

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A new competition in 2020, for three-dimensional images

I’ve dabbled in three-dimensional film photography for several years.  I’ve never really won any awards with these prints, but that hasn’t stopped me from continuing to do what I can. And I’m thinking that the only way to make this actually work to my advantage is to take my three-dimensional photo skills and aim them…

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Five Tickets to Ride Day and Night

After my recent success in mixing vintage Verichrome Pan film with Kodak Instamatic film (88 Minutes in Chinatown), I wanted to try this splitfilm trick again.  And I wanted to create something that was a “day versus night” exposure, using the lights of an amusement park or the midway of a county fair to build…

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A return to the “Ladies Entrance” sign

Last year, my model friend Muse posed in front of a distressed sign on North Lake Avenue in Albany.  The picture, Ladies Make Their Own Entrances, later found its way to the Historic Albany Foundation’s BUILT charitable auction. The other day, as I’m testing out some redscale film in my Leica M3 camera (“Leica Green”),…

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One frame in the mystery roll … do not EIR with these shots …

So I was cleaning up around my apartment and I found this one canister of Kodak EIR 35mm infrared film. Woah. Do you know what this is?  It’s Kodak’s ultra-rare color infrared film.  This stuff is like finding a Black Lotus card in a Magic: The Gathering pack. But here’s the problem.  I don’t know…

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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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