A blog that features the film (and sometimes digital) photography of Carol Mikkelson.
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust
Saturday, January 30, 2010
This was an image that I shot during my class with Michelle Bates entitiled "Toying with Creativity." The class shares the same name as her book on Toy Camera photography. I have really gotten into photography using toy cameras. I had seen the class offered at Newspace Photo Center in Portland, Oregon while I was looking for a traditional wet darkroom to rent. I have been having fun using my Holga ever since. I have also added other cheap and sometimes plastic cameras to my collection. Prior to discovering the plastic/toy camera craze online, I would often buy and modify other old cameras to make them useable. Imagine my delight to find a whole community of people who enjoyed this strange obsession.
I hope to post more images in the near future. Currently I need to have an actual print to scan as I do not own a negative scanner. I am signed up to take a class at Newspace at the end of Feburary on scanning and hopefully I will learn how to do negatives as well.