"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cross Castle/Shadow Self Portrait

I shot this image using my Holga.  I love how the bleachers looked like a castle from my angle.  I also shot one with my arms spread out but I liked this one better.  My shadow looks like a vulture hunched over.  I also liked the course marking tape right through the middle!

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.