Another non-photographic self portrait this month. This one involves less self-inflicted suffocation, which is a plus. I feel like I haven’t been using my cameras as much as I would have liked in the past few months, so I drew myself using one of my favourite cameras, my Yashica-A.

I recreated my sketch in Illustrator and then brought it into Photoshop to apply the patterns. I overlaid the scanned sketch over everything to give it some texture and keep it from being completely flat.

Self Portrait Project [9/12]

I like lines. I like imperfection. 

I drew parallel-ish lines with Sharpie on some cling wrap and taped it around my head. I cut an air hole over my mouth and breathed in through my nose to make a vacuum between the cling wrap and my face. I took a photo and traced the lines onto 8.5x11 paper with a Pilot V-Pen (cheap fountain pen), until it ran out and I used a Micron .05 pen. I didn’t light the reference photo well at all, so there was a lot of guessing in the tracing. I was also considering making a topological map of my face, but that meant drawing on the cling wrap while it was on my face, which made my eyes dry out because of the vacuum. I also had to guess at where the elevation loops would be, which didn’t work very well. I also drew a half moustache on myself through the air hole by accident.

Self Portrait Project [8/12]

Alley east of Main St, Vancouver

Yashica-A | Ilford XP2 Super

Here Comes the Nighttime II

Somewhere downtown (I guess Davie St, East of Granville)

Lomo LC-A+ | Lomography Color Negative 400

Seeing the light

I needed to test push processing before I developed the photos I took for a band at their show last week. This was shot with a Nikon FM2 on 35mm Kodak Tri-X 400 and pushed to 1600 in X-TOL 1:1. I will definitely try pushing film more because I really liked some of what I was able to get on the first few tries. 

Self Portrait Project [7/12]

A pigeon and a window find themselves in a staring contest

Somewhere on the alley alongside Main St, Vancouver

Nikon FM2 | Nikkor 35~105mm, 1:3.5~4.5 | Kodak Portra 400

Great Northern Way, Vancouver

Zorki 4K | Jupiter 8 (50mm, f/2) | Ilford XP2 Super

Somewhere off of Main St, a sign is forgotten

Nikon FM2 | Nikkor 35~105mm, 1:3.5~4.5 | Kodak Portra 400

Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School, northeast of Main & King Edward, Vancouver

Yashica-A | some expired film, I think

I shot the two initial photos with my Canon 60D, then gradient mapped them in Photoshop and printed them with my regular home printer (not the best for retaining detail or colour accuracy, but that kind of made it more graphic-looking, which worked for this). I then cut the four sheets of paper into 1” diagonal strips and wove them together. The trickiest part of the whole thing was flipping it over onto my scanner. When things shifted, I couldn’t really tell how to fix it, because I could only see the white back side of the paper. I guess I could have taped the back, but I like that it can hold itself together on it’s own, and the misalignments make it more interesting anyways, so having them be slightly more dramatic isn’t the worst thing.

Here Comes the Nighttime

Somewhere downtown

Lomo LC-A+ | Lomography Color Negative 400

Woodpile in an alley, somewhere in Riley Park, Vancouver.

Zorki 4K | Jupiter 8 (50mm, f/2) | Ilford XP2 Super

Lynn Canyon / Mt Seymour Park

Nikon FM2 | Nikkor 35~105mm, 1:3.5~4.5 | Fujicolor Superia X-Tra 400

Q

aciddads asked:

hey! im from toronto. love your film photos, keep it up!

A

Hey, thanks so much! I dig your lo-fi experimental photos. I’m going back to TO for August, which I’m looking forward to. It’ll be nice being there when it’s not -25 like the last time I was there in December.

Here are some alternates from last month’s self portrait. I had a tough time choosing between the first one here and the one I ended up picking. The last one is just one long strip because I forgot to advance the film two frames at a time for the first 6 frames on my Holga 120WPC. Here are some alternates from last month’s self portrait. I had a tough time choosing between the first one here and the one I ended up picking. The last one is just one long strip because I forgot to advance the film two frames at a time for the first 6 frames on my Holga 120WPC. Here are some alternates from last month’s self portrait. I had a tough time choosing between the first one here and the one I ended up picking. The last one is just one long strip because I forgot to advance the film two frames at a time for the first 6 frames on my Holga 120WPC. Here are some alternates from last month’s self portrait. I had a tough time choosing between the first one here and the one I ended up picking. The last one is just one long strip because I forgot to advance the film two frames at a time for the first 6 frames on my Holga 120WPC.

Here are some alternates from last month’s self portrait. I had a tough time choosing between the first one here and the one I ended up picking. The last one is just one long strip because I forgot to advance the film two frames at a time for the first 6 frames on my Holga 120WPC.