• work in progress

    work in progress

    Because perfection is a scam, here’s another thing that only almost worked. The idea is double/triple exposure with at least one of them completely out of focus. In my head these would align perfectly but in reality I’d probably need a tripod and/or a back-focusing view camera. So this is not quite how I wanted […]

  • The Royal 10 Typewriter

    The Royal 10 Typewriter

    This is a review or something, though with the added complication that I know almost nothing about typewriters. But I also can’t just let this chunk of obsolete metal sit here and not talk about it. It’s this: It’s a Royal 10, made in the US, serial number X-1081691, which means it was made in […]

  • First two-tone cyanotype test

    First two-tone cyanotype test

    Not entirely 100% successful but we do have yellow, blue, and green…ish blue. I have to change how I create the channel negatives. What I did for this was just taking the Cyan and Yellow channels of a CMYK image, but that doesn’t really work all that well. So this image is not the best […]

  • sea

    sea

    Cyanotype contact print (25x25cm) from an inkjet printed enlargement of a 6×6 medium format negative. Still working on a practical UV enlarger, so I don’t have the stupid computer in the workflow anymore. But this is nice too. It’s on Boesner “aquarelle 300” paper which works alright, but doesn’t hold up during washing quite as […]

  • infrastructure

    infrastructure

    Saxony’s first wind power park, built in 1991, under my supervision (I was 2, it was unpaid voluntary work). 📷 1932 Rolleiflex “Old Standard”, in Fomapan 100, scanned negative

  • old tree on even older vulcano

    old tree on even older vulcano

    Shot with a 1932 Rolleiflex “Old Standard”, which remains my absolute favorite from the long list of obsolete machinery I habitually carry around with me. On Fomapan 100, scanned negative.

  • happy new year

    happy new year

    Will I learn to bring a tripod in 2023? Probably not. Zeiss Ikon Contax IIIa w/ Zeiss Sonnar 50mm/f1.5, on Fomapan 400, scanned negatives

  • symptom of the universe

    symptom of the universe

    Not sure what happened here, with my 70 year old camera, at minus 10 degrees. Surely that’s a recipe for reliability if there ever was one. But I like how this looks ◡̈ Zeiss Ikon Contax IIIa w/ Zeiss Sonnar 50mm/f1.5, on Fomapan 400, scanned negatives

  • nature in the city

    nature in the city

    On Fomapan 400, but underexposed, so the grain is not the film’s fault. With a Contax, but at 1/25s, so the lack of sharpness is not the camera’s fault. And in my personal defense, it was really really cold yesterday 😀 Zeiss Ikon Contax IIIa w/ Zeiss Sonnar 50mm/f1.5, on Fomapan 400, scanned negatives

  • monument

    monument

    On an appropriately monumental 6×10 cm negative. Now that I have worked out that I don’t really need to scan these at ultra-high resolution, it’s much quicker to work with too. This is at 2400dpi, and it’s still 54 megapixels, which should be enough for anybody. But I really ought to do proper darkroom prints […]