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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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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