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

slowcarnival 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.

I finally developed and scanned the first roll I put through my Century Graphic and couldn’t be happier with the results. I was so excited when I put the film up to dry and looked at the huge negatives. I was surprised at how much bigger 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 seems than 2 1/4 x 2 1/4. People who shoot large format probably find that laughable, but I haven’t ascended to that scope quite yet.
You probably can’t tell from the compressed images in this post, but the 101mm Graflex Optar f/4.5 is quite sharp. It seems like the bellows are in good condition and the shutter doesn’t stick too much. That’s pretty good for a 64 year old camera.
Most importantly, though, I had a really fun time shooting with it. It was a much more deliberate process than with any of my other cameras. I had to find the subject, open the shutter, compose, make lens movements, focus, close the shutter, tighten all tripod adjustments, remove the ground glass, put the film back on, meter the subject, compensate for shutter stick, and then finally make the exposure.
Graflex Century Graphic | Ilford XP2 Super I finally developed and scanned the first roll I put through my Century Graphic and couldn’t be happier with the results. I was so excited when I put the film up to dry and looked at the huge negatives. I was surprised at how much bigger 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 seems than 2 1/4 x 2 1/4. People who shoot large format probably find that laughable, but I haven’t ascended to that scope quite yet.
You probably can’t tell from the compressed images in this post, but the 101mm Graflex Optar f/4.5 is quite sharp. It seems like the bellows are in good condition and the shutter doesn’t stick too much. That’s pretty good for a 64 year old camera.
Most importantly, though, I had a really fun time shooting with it. It was a much more deliberate process than with any of my other cameras. I had to find the subject, open the shutter, compose, make lens movements, focus, close the shutter, tighten all tripod adjustments, remove the ground glass, put the film back on, meter the subject, compensate for shutter stick, and then finally make the exposure.
Graflex Century Graphic | Ilford XP2 Super I finally developed and scanned the first roll I put through my Century Graphic and couldn’t be happier with the results. I was so excited when I put the film up to dry and looked at the huge negatives. I was surprised at how much bigger 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 seems than 2 1/4 x 2 1/4. People who shoot large format probably find that laughable, but I haven’t ascended to that scope quite yet.
You probably can’t tell from the compressed images in this post, but the 101mm Graflex Optar f/4.5 is quite sharp. It seems like the bellows are in good condition and the shutter doesn’t stick too much. That’s pretty good for a 64 year old camera.
Most importantly, though, I had a really fun time shooting with it. It was a much more deliberate process than with any of my other cameras. I had to find the subject, open the shutter, compose, make lens movements, focus, close the shutter, tighten all tripod adjustments, remove the ground glass, put the film back on, meter the subject, compensate for shutter stick, and then finally make the exposure.
Graflex Century Graphic | Ilford XP2 Super

I finally developed and scanned the first roll I put through my Century Graphic and couldn’t be happier with the results. I was so excited when I put the film up to dry and looked at the huge negatives. I was surprised at how much bigger 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 seems than 2 1/4 x 2 1/4. People who shoot large format probably find that laughable, but I haven’t ascended to that scope quite yet.

You probably can’t tell from the compressed images in this post, but the 101mm Graflex Optar f/4.5 is quite sharp. It seems like the bellows are in good condition and the shutter doesn’t stick too much. That’s pretty good for a 64 year old camera.

Most importantly, though, I had a really fun time shooting with it. It was a much more deliberate process than with any of my other cameras. I had to find the subject, open the shutter, compose, make lens movements, focus, close the shutter, tighten all tripod adjustments, remove the ground glass, put the film back on, meter the subject, compensate for shutter stick, and then finally make the exposure.

Graflex Century Graphic | Ilford XP2 Super

I want to try experimenting more with physical film.
I shot this with my Holga 120WPC (Wide Pinhole Camera) on expired 120 format Lomography Colour Negative 800 speed film. Because it only has a small pinhole instead of a lens, this exposure had to be about 30 seconds long. After developing it, I burned select spots with a lighter. Because the film curled a lot from the burning (this was actually the flattest one) I couldn’t scan it, so I put it on a softbox and took a photo with my DSLR and inverted the colours.
Self Portrait Project [5/12]

The Spaces In Between

Nikon FM2 | Kodak Portra 400

Sir Richard McBride Elementary on 29th & Knight.

Shot on Kodak Portra 400 with my Nikon FM2

My plan isn’t for all of my self portraits to be photographic.

This one was done in India Ink with a large bamboo dip pen on two sheets of 8.5 x 11. The eyes are my fingerprints.

Self Portrait Project [4/12]