I heard stories about the misery winter brings for the photographer. Few daylight hours… bland colours… cold harsh weather for equipment.
Funny, though, for a prairie dweller like myself, I always imagined there to a magic about winter… something special you can’t find anywhere else. So why not capture that? The last time I checked, this is what my experiment with film was all about… trying new ideas, making stuff look nice.
And for the record, I’d have to say… I like the results. Another experiment proven successful.
My recent introduction into the world of 35mm film photography has been an exciting, challenging, and grand adventure. Having shot a few rolls of B & W film, including two that were expired, I decided it was time to buckle up and venture into the exciting realm of colour. Continue reading “Experiment III: Colour”
Amidst the discovery of a vintage SLR camera in the basement, there was an unexpected bonus: untouched black and white film. The only obstacle of course, was that it was at minimum 20 years expired. Research however, indicated that expired black and white film could be shot and result in some pleasant looking images if the f-stop was pushed. Continue reading “Experiment II: Wine Glasses and Expired Film”
There is no greater mystery then that which we live in. Continually, I find myself dumbfounded by the actions of people, the course of events, and the peculiarities of nature. The harder I look, the more I see, and the less I understand. The simple things often made complex, and the elaborate thesis reduced to a single thought. Throw this in with the mélange of everyday life, deadlines, commitments, expectations, and more often than not, I find myself overwhelmed. To slow it down is hopeless, and to comprehend it is impossible. Continue reading “Pursuit”
Plans were put in motion for a family trip to Vancouver Island. Hotels were booked, attractions researched and suitcases packed. However the plans were yet to be expanded with the discovery of a Canon AE-1 in the basement. This discovery led to the reading of books, and a trip to London Drugs to buy a roll of ISO 400 black and white film. And as such the fun began. Continue reading “Experiments in film: Vancouver Island”
Humanity is doomed. It really has nothing left to give. Perhaps there may be small glimmers of hope, but these do not last, simply fading away with everything else that once was good. We go about our days working a global economy that relies on the backs of slaves around the world. Millions of people lie homeless while a few desolate, confused people hold wealth that they don’t know what to do with. Immorality is prevalent in society, as people forsake morals for ideas like “relativism.” Right and wrong, good and bad, the lines between them becoming ever more faint with each passing day. Continue reading “The Fate of Humanity”
Freedom is never free. Freedom never was free. Freedom never will be free. Freedom comes with a cost. Freedom requires sacrifice. Freedom requires pain. Freedom requires blood. Freedom is never free. Continue reading “The Cost of Freedom”