Friday, April 25, 2014

These were taken with my Crown Graphic 4x5 camera, on paper negatives. I created contact prints (on the left), and scanned them together to create a diptych.

Pentax Super ME. They were sitting an an outdoor cafe and I snapped a few.

Brownie Hawkeye camera, 120 film. Venice. 2012.

Yashica Mat EM, TMax 400, My Friend, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

It is self-chosen.

Pentax super me, Kodak Tmax 400 iso, Dektol 1:1, 11 minutes
My second enlargement from 35 mm.


And a woman spoke, saying, "Tell us of Pain." 
And he said: 

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy; 

And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as your have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields. 

And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief. 

Much of your pain is self-chosen. 

It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.

Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility; for his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen, and the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.

The Prophet

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Here are a few more of the lost 4x5 negatives that I found in a box recently. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pentax Super ME
Kodak TMax 400 iso
this is what I shoot when I have no idea what to shoot

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ilford 120 film, Yashica LM

Taken at the local Buddhist temple. If you knew my town, you'd know how odd it is to have a massive temple here. I love going to this place for the peace and quiet. The monk told me that it's okay if I pray to Jesus there. Odd, I never told her I was a Christian.