Sunday, April 11, 2010

Emulsion Repulsion >> Experiments in Plasticity

It's good to have hobbies, right? My current diversion of choice is toying around with plastic cameras. And despite not knowing what a tumblr is exactly, I have one: emulsion/repulsion

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Back on the Figurative Horse

As mentioned here, I have a bit of a camera collecting habit even though any serious photographic pursuits I once had fell off long ago. But my recent interest in this little number

made me realize that many of the cameras in my collection have yet to be tested, and while most of them require film that would be difficult to track down, a few of them are 35mm cameras.
Test subject #1

The Kodak Retinette 1A. 24 shots to go until I find out if it actually works...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

At the Top of My Reading List

I'd generally describe myself as a "to each their own" kind of vegetarian but lately I feel like I'm one step away from throwing red paint on Anna Wintour...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

BACK IN BLACK (and white)

Polaroid cameras and film (both black-and-white and color) are slated to be relaunched in 2010. Read about it here.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

#1 Death Song

I'm fairly certain a secret meeting of television executives was held in which they debated the go-to song to be played anytime anyone dies on a tv show and they all voted for Jeff Buckley's cover of Hallelujah.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Made for Polaroid Corporation by the office of Charles & Ray Eames.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

When I Die I Hope I Remember to Say, "Julian, Take Off the Red Shoes"

After a week and a half of starring at the Orange Library's Criterion copy of The Red Shoes lying inert beside my TV, I finally watched the film. I now understand Martin Scorsese's fervor for Powell and Pressburger's creation and I can also appreciate what it means to be truly fascinated and bored by something simultaneously (see: ballet).

And also, is it just me or would The Red Shoes viewed without sound resemble a horror film?