I shot these photos on Fuji CDU II that I purchased from Northern Film Lab on eBay. I picked up 3 rolls in 120, however, the film was cut down from wider 70mm film stock and therefore has perforations along one side. Fuji CDU II is duplicating film and is meant to be shot at […]
There are many damaged headstones throughout Union Cemetery. Sandstone was quite often used in Calgary in the early 20th century until they discovered it didn’t stand up to the climate very well. But this is the first (and only) time I have come across a wooden cross. The cross was broken in three pieces with […]
This 6×12 panorama was an accidental double-exposure. At first glance it looks like an image of trees are layered over the sky, but it’s not as simple as that. Those trees belong to the scene on the left of a group of rock climbers, while the mountains and the lake in the center and to […]
Here is another photo from my Self-Portrait Challenge. The theme for this one was reflection. The photo turned out better than I had anticipated. That being said, I think that it could do with an improvement. Conceptually, if I had to take this photo again, I think I would have some friends pretend to be […]
My wife has since redecorated and our bedroom looks nothing like it did in this first photo taken before I met her.
This is from a photo walk I took through Fish Creek Park the year after the 2013 flood. I went to see the damage from the flood once the park had re-opened and was deemed safe again for the public. I had a few cameras with me that day, but I only snapped this one […]
I shot these photos in Eau Claire (downtown Calgary) along the river. It’s pretty clear that my Kodak Six-20 Model C has some light leaks. I’m not sure where the leaks originated since I had the camera taped up and my examination of the bellows when I got the camera didn’t reveal any pin prick […]
These are Casablanca Lilies and they are a varietal of the oriental lily. A few months ago I decided that I wanted to try my hand at photographing flowers. I bought a bouquet of lilies at the supermarket, grabbed a vase and some decorative black rocks, and arranged them all together. Then I sat back […]
I took this self-portrait as part of my Self-Portrait Challenge a few years ago. The idea behind the challenge was to take a series of creative self-portraits that would push my creativity and skills as a photographer. It isn’t easy to be both photographer and subject when you are using a manual focus camera. Unfortunately, […]
One of the things I love about Calgary is that some days, when the weather is right, you can see the Rocky Mountains looming large in the west. You can see them on the horizon of the first two photos.
I shot these photos using the Bel-Aire ‘Special’, which is the new name I have given to my Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter modified to accept a 100mm Anastigmat Special lens mounted in a Compur Rapid shutter. After my successful attempt to shoot Instax Wide with the new lens and shutter, I took a trip to […]
I shot these tractors 5 years ago at the Coyote Flats Pioneer Village. They easily have over 100 tractors and I think I spent most of my time with just these three, ha ha.
From time to time, I will take self-portraits. Often it’s because I have no idea of what to photograph. I’m easily bored of photographing the same subjects and locations over and over again. There are only so many times that I can visit the same places and vary the point of view or use a […]
I received a camera for Christmas this year. My wife gave me the Kodak Six-20 Model C. Made in 1933, it’s a 6×9 folding camera that takes 620 film. 620 film is the same size as 120 film except that the spools holding the film are smaller. This means that you cannot fit 120 film […]
This is a photo from Central Memorial Park here in Calgary. I shot this shortly before it was announced that manufacturing of the Holga camera had ceased production. Of course, that decision didn’t last long and the Holga is still being made to this day. I like my Holga and should probably shoot with it […]
These are a few of my smaller cameras. I shot these a few years ago when I first got my Mamiya C220 TLR and a small studio light box. I was quite disappointed with the way these turned out and I’ve never bought another roll of Fuji Pro 400H film.
My wife gave me a Lab-Box for Christmas this year and I’ve started developing my own film. These were developed using Rodinal (or Blazinal as it is branded here in Canada).
I managed to get my hands on a roll of Shanghai GP3 100 B&W film and shot these in studio with Sarah. My Mamiya C220 is a fully manual TLR that doesn’t have a hotshoe. Instead it has a PC socket with a M-sync / X-sync switch. Using a cable, I can connect the Mamiya […]
Still more photos from my trip to Elbow Falls with Sarah. These were shot on expired (and no longer available) Lomography Redscale 100. Its replacement is the much improved Lomography Redscale XR 50-200.
I shot this self-portrait with my Diana F+. At the time, I didn’t realize that I had forgotten to remove the Instax insert lens and so that’s why this photo is the way it is. There’s more from this roll of film if you’re interested.