Waiting for me to meter the yashica.



Ben blinks


Maureen stands against the sun with a flower in her hair. Not posed, naturally, this is how we live.

These beautiful yellows are all I want.

A while a ago, I tried an experiment in Redscale film. I locked myself in the closet, pulled out a roll of expired kodak 100, cut it, reversed it, taped it back in and wound the film back into the canister. I shot the film with the light meter set at 25 asa, not 100.

Besides the one picture of joe below, I dont really know how the rest of the roll turned out. See, the person at the drugstore where I got this developed was completely befuddled by this film and didnt scan it straight, it seems. Like the picture below all the pictures are segmented, scanned in half frames. This was the only picture usable out of the whole lot. I'm going to have to scan these in my self to get all the pictures out of the roll, and I dont have a film scanner. So, uh, its going to be a while.

But aren't these colors wonderful?

Welcome to the Family (kind of) : Yashica A

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I've been hankering after medium format photography for a while now. My friend Stephen noticed and let me borrow his Yashica A so I could try out the 120 format. It was seriously nice of him because he goes to UPenn now and he sent me the camera all the way from philly. He also sent me these two really awesome prints with the camera that I freaking love. Thanks a million Stephen!!


I shot 10 shots on a roll today, and I'm pretty sure I messed up at least 2 of those shots. You need a lot of patience to work with this camera, and the lack of a light meter means that the chances that I've messed up the whole roll is pretty high. But you gotta start somewhere, and I remember ruining a bunch of 35mm film when I first started shooting.

Working man.

With the summer on, I'm back to work. So far getting used to 9-5ness has been difficult, and my eyes are fried after staring into computers all day long.

Taken with a shitty department point-and-shoot.

Carnegie Library of Braddock

Is a sad place sometimes.
The city of Braddock used to be a booming steel town that has since seen an incredibly sharp decline. The library was built during the boom by the steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie and like the city, the library has seen better days. I worked this last semester with the library to do some efficiency improvements for the building itself.

Some pictures from when I had a camera with me.

Outside the library