Hiking across central Arkansas in search of archaeological sites, I came across the ruins of an old historic settlement in an area called the Devil's Backbone. Much more ominous sounding than it actually was. I was able to make a couple photos while I was writing up site forms and sketching maps of the area.
But like most things, after a bit of time to contemplate, you realize that the mistakes and the hiccups along the way help things later down the road - like signposts for bumps in the road.
So basically what you are looking at over here is a test shot, or I guess a speed bump. It is the first shot taken, developed and printed using my new Kiev 88. New to me anyway. It is a medium-format (120) film camera make in the USSR sometime in the 1950-60's. Here is a link to the Camerapedia page for the Kiev 88.
Sad and lonesome places, mostly...
Hot off the press! This work is a compilation of the Delete Me Uncensored (DMU) Flickr group. Props to Ivan for his hard work putting this thing together. Check it out! You know if you buy one photo book this year - make it this!
I hiked over to the midtown traffic circle to join the throngs of people. With a bit of luck I was able to duck past the gate guards and post up with the guys shooting for the news channels. I was able to hang out in the middle of the route most of the night. How often to you get to shoot tons of people marching like something out of a George Romero film? If you live in Oklahoma CIty, it would seem at least once a year.
Happy Halloween everybody!
I came across a 1916 Kodak Brownie Model No.1 - I am still checking it all out. This is the first model of consumer camera ever made for the public at large. It introduced the snapshot to the world.
I shot a roll through the camera and with some adjustments I think it will be really fun to shoot with. I am so pleased to be able to shoot, develop and process film with a camera that is 93 years old and still functions like it did right out of the box.
Here is some more information about Kodak Brownie Cameras