Hasn’t gotten much use lately. “B” key sticks but that’s not why. Shame
I’ve been feeling lazy lately and so have been preferring cameras with some form of automatic exposure. This has left my beloved Hasselblads in a lurch.
I love making these little square photos with the Fuji Instax Square camera. I own and use a classic Polaroid SX-70. Cool and retro as that is, the Polaroids are a bit of a pain to use and the film, frankly, isn’t very good. The new Polaroid film has its own look, but unless you’re […]
In 2009, I hadn’t listened to cassettes since buying my first CD player in the 80s. I bought a Nakamichi 500 deck that year and hauled out all of my old cassettes. I listened to it on and off until it finally broke in 2015 or so. Haven’t listened to a cassette since. After writing […]
One of my favorite things about listening to vinyl records is that I can see the music as it plays. Ok I suppose I can’t exactly “see” it, but you know what I mean. I like my old reel-to-reel player for the same reason. Even cassette tapes give me a little of that feeling.
I used to subscribe to the idea that cropping film images was cheating and made the image less “pure”. This was especially true when using the Hasselblad because its frame lines have those famous notches, so not only was I proving that I had planned the shot perfectly, but also that I had done it […]
Now that I no longer live alone, I don’t get as many opportunities to put some vinyl on the turntable and turn the volume way up. I’m doing it right now, though, and it’s wonderful. Today’s selection is Roger Waters’ “Is This The Life We Really Want?”
I continue to pick at the process of scanning all of my grandfather’s 8mm films. It’s been slow going, mostly because there are so many of them. I’m fortunate to have a scanner that scans at 1:1 speed, but it’s still 10-30 minutes for the scan, 10 minutes to render, and 10 minutes to copy […]
I am enjoying this combination of C.D. Notebook, TWSBI fountain pen, and Noodler’s American Aristocracy ink. I’ve used each separately, but together they’re awesome.
I haven’t been shooting much film this year, so I pulled the Hasselblads out of the closet and shot a roll at my parents’ on Easter. Just some quick, hand-held outdoor portraits.
A coworker just came into my office and asked if I had any Wite-Out and when I told him I did not he said, “I thought you were the ‘paper guy’?” and now I feel like I’ve let everyone down.