Play. Play. Play.
This’ll be my first #ShittyCameraChallenge and I’m using the Argus 520 Focus Free 28mm camera – eBay $9.99 – loaded with a roll of Ilford 35mm XP2 Super 400/24 exposures that expired in February 2009.
I’m heading into Austin tomorrow morning for Battleground 1863 at Camp Mabry… perfect for this challenge.
I’ve been playing with art a bunch this winter. Paintings, collages, and even a little monotype. You can see my efforts on Instagram.
One of my fave resources for collage material is magazines.
There’s a store in Cedar Park that sells used books, and back in the corner of the store they have a set of shelves with all kinds of magazines. Mostly newer publications, but there’s a handful of cubbies with National Geographic mags, some dating back to the 1960s.
I picked up a few issues – a range of years – a coupla’ weeks ago, and while I was in my studio I started flipping through the 60s issues and noticed a few ads for cameras.
Pretty cool. Check ’em out…
Olympus Pen F – Vol. 126, No. 1 / June 1965
Hasselblad – National Geographic Vol. 128, No. 3 / September 1965
Kodak Instamatic 800 – National Geographic Vol. 126, No. 1 / July 1964
Olympus Pen – National Geographic Vol. 126, No. 1 / July 1964
Honeywell Pentax & Konica Auto-S – National Geographic Vol. 127 No. 6 / June 1965
New seals. Fresh batteries. UV filter.
I replaced the light seals in this old guy today. Total time involved was just a little over an hour.
And, of course, I spent more time scraping off the old gunky seals, removing residue, and general cleaning than I did cutting and installing the new pieces of felt and foam.
Luckily, I had everything I needed to take care of the seals without having to spend another penny.
I’m waiting for batteries and a UV filter to arrive and then it’ll be ready to see the light of day.
I’m thinkin’ a roll of 36 exposure Kodak Plus X Pan, expired 03/1992. Stoked to get out and shoot with this relic…
13 pictures, 9 cameras, 8 different film types.
A little shameless self promotion…
I put together a short essay titled ‘Cars on Film’ about shooting cars using film cameras and the good folks at Film Shooters Collective were kind enough to publish it on their website.
Please > Give it a look, give it a read.
And while you’re there, check out the FSC Journal for a ton of great film photography.
Fall ‘RoidWeek 2018.
Today is the last day of Fall ‘RoidWeek 2018. I uploaded two-a-day starting Sunday.
All my instant shots were made with the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10.
There were plenty of awesome instants uploaded over the past week, check out the pool on Flickr.
Here are my contributions…
Ready to go.
I have three cameras loaded up with film, ready to get out and shoot.
My Olympus Stylus Epic is loaded with Kodak Ektar 100, 36 exposure, Color 35mm.
The Lomo Sprocket Rocket has a roll of Fujifilm Superia 800, 24 exposure, Color 35mm in it.
The Holga 120N is ready to go with Ilford PAN F Plus 50, Black and White, 12 exposure, 120mm.
Now all I need is for my Plantar Fasciitis to calm down for a day and hope that a little let-up in the rain that’s been falling in Central Texas happens simultaneously.
Maybe this Sunday…