Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

appelhandjes

appelhandjes

An old camera has recently arrived at my doorstep, asking me if he could, despite his flaws and malfunctions, live with me and maybe come with me on a trip sometimes. Of course what he really wanted was to be used again, but he was too proud to say it. I saw through him easily, and I have to be honest: he was too good-looking to resist. I took him in.

At first everything was great, we joked around and had a good time. But then came the point where he had to perform. I gently cocked his shutter, and fired it. Almost without a sound and trembling with anticipation, he opened up his shutter blades and closed them again rapidly. So far so good. I turned the dial down to 1/4 of a second, cocked his shutter again, and fired. He opened up his blades quickly, made the softest whirring sound, and then did nothing.

After my inventory of the camera’s flaws (a sticky shutter that was unreliable at high speeds and not functional at all at speeds below 1/8 of a second and a view finder with festive mouldy patterns encrusted in it), I must say I felt ambivalent towards him.  I wasn’t sure what to do: get him fixed and pay the bills or throw him out and avoid the costs and the risk of wasting film. And like a cat that doesn’t know whether to attack the bird or just eat from the bowl starts washing itself out of pure confusion,  instead of choosing either option, I just loaded him up with a roll of 120 film.

Handed down

Handed down

Camera: Yashica D TLR with f/2.8 viewing lens and f/3.5 taking lens

Interiors

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Inside

Skin and bones

Deep

Friday, March 12th, 2010
Salt of the earth

Salt of the earth

Boxes

Boxes

Never am I really up to date with what I made during the day when I post here. It’s mostly stuff of the weeks before, not stuff I made that very day. Today is no exception. I think it’s because when I make something, I am in ‘creating mode’, and blogging about what I make feels like ‘observation mode’.  Apparently they exclude each other within the limits of at least one day.

Drawing naked people: I love it. I thought it would be an awkward peeping sensation, but instead there is no feeling whatsoever that anyone in the room is embarrassed. At all. It feels very clinical, and I think that’s good. It means that we are all focused on just looking and conveying what we see onto whatever it is we are drawing on.

Pink Orange Lady

Pink Orange Lady

(click for larger version)

Dusty still lives

Friday, March 5th, 2010
Companions

Companions

space

space

bed

bed