Monday, November 29, 2010

downtown on film (continued)

the writing on the blue wall

wall shadow



don't get cross with me

vines and window

parking meter, bike, downtown

palm stump and graffiti


mannequin feet

campus corner

(pentax k1000, fuji superia 400)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

china retrospective: 2009

just outside of hutong

a man and his pug

jade factory

street, zhengzhou

street to orphanage

walking, guangzhou

alley, guangzhou

which way man?



(all photos: canon 50D)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

tees over trees over sun

trees over trees over sun

no happy accident here. i actually tried for this one and was pleasantly surprised that it worked.

(holga 120N, fuji pro 400)

Friday, November 26, 2010

adaptive tennis

on the net

foam tennis balls

hit it

about a week ago e had her first tennis game. she was initially very shy, but quickly warmed up to the volunteers, who were so engaging. it seems she's found something new to love as she was ready to play again the next day. they offer this free once a month, and we plan on being fixtures at these events.

(pentax k1000, kodak ektar 100)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

detour: a pasture along our way









it's interesting that when i first view my own film (particularly from any of the Holga rolls), i initially feel a bit unsure or cautious. it's like i am viewing them from the years spent using the dslr (aka the computer that records light rather than writing it onto film- and there is such a difference). i don't know what i am expecting, really. i only know that the longer i look, or the more i come back to the same shots that i originally discredited, the more i appreciate them for their imperfections. film is organic that way. you grow in love with its work, its surprises, and even the mistakes (that sometimes become happy accidents- do you see the horse in my daughter's face?). and there is a softness in the grain that is not achievable with my digital- at least not straight out of the camera as i prefer.

(all photos shot with the holga 135BC except the last 2- pentax k1000. film: kodak ektar 100- inspired to use by Astrid and Solve who shot much of their NY trip using the same)!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

tree in the glow of sunset

(pentax, fuji superia 400)

Monday, November 22, 2010


3rd round of chemo given today. my one wish? another christmas with him snuggled up close, snoring in front of the tree in the soft glow of lights and ornaments and dreams.

(pentax, fuji neopan 1600)

update november 26th: i just printed this and cannot believe how gorgeous the quality is- much better printed than transferred to CD (as this was) from the negative. richer, and though it still has these soft grays, there is more contrast to ransom himself. it's going up on a wall :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

thrift store jesus


(pentax, Ilford HP Plus 400)

Friday, November 19, 2010

paranoia agent

paranoia agent

i'd prefer a totoro messenger bag for my cameras, but this works as long as i'm only carrying 3. yes, we are anime nerds too. and sometimes he's my camera caddy and gives me a break from hauling the equipment :o) he's the kindest person i know. i'm so lucky i will marry him one day.

(pentax, fuji superia 400)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

holga, b&w



(ilford HP plus 400)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

by the lake

a pretty song (mary oliver)

From the complications of loving you
I think there is no end or return.
No answer, no coming out of it.

Which is the only way to love, isn't it?
This isn't a playground, this is
earth, our heaven, for a while.

Therefore I have given precedence
to all my sudden, sullen, dark moods
that hold you in the center of my world.

And I say to my body: grow thinner still.
And I say to my fingers, type me a pretty song.
And I say to my heart: rave on.

(pentax, ilford HP plus 400)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

candles of prayer

Sometimes I pray: Please don't talk.
Let all your doing be by gesture only.
Go on writing in faces and stone
what your silence means.


(pentax, fuji superia 400)

Monday, November 15, 2010

ransom as seen through the pentax




(pentax, fuji superia 400)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

downtown digitial



girl on bike


table, chair, booth

bicycle seat

sunset walker

red bike

why she takin' r picture, yo?

church rooftop and crows

flight 2

wall and shadow

twigs and lines


(canon 50D DSLR)

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