As we celebrate our independence today in the United States of America I thought it would be appropriate to share how proud we are of our flag and what it stands for on this day.
I took part in a film exchange last month for the facebook group Negative Positives Film Photography Podcast. The plan was that we would be paired up with an unknown photographer and we would share a roll of film to create double exposures. Shaun Nelson collected names and paired people up. My photo partner was Sherry Christensen from Canada. She supplied the film (Kodak Ektar 100) and shot the roll. She then mailed it to me for me to shoot and I was in charge of processing and scanning the film.
I was pleasantly surprised how well these turned out. There are a few that I really like that I have included here. This was a great way to meet photographers and get a feel for what they like to shoot. The only rule we set was we were to shoot all frames in landscape. We also tried to line up our fame lines. It didn’t quite work out but I really like the overlap. She warned me her shots would be from around the farm house so I wanted to be be sure to add some color and urban scenes. I really like the eye looking through the door of the grain bin above. As I look at this image I’m reminded of the many many hours I spent inside these grain bins shoveling grain in the hot summer heat. I wouldn’t pass growing up on a farm for anything these days.
- Name: Sherry Christensen
- Location: Canada
- Camera: Pentax MV with 50mm lens
- Name:Scott Smith
- Location: Utah
- Camera: Leica M6 TTL, 35 & 50 mm lens
We used Kodak Ektar 100 film. It was developed by Replicolor in Salt Lake City, Utah. I scanned the roll using a Epson Perfection V700 scanner.
Morning Shadow, Idaho, 2017
Commuter deep in thought as he works his way through Grand Central Station in New York City.
It’s an analog/old school kind of day. Spent a few hours looking for some new vinyl while shooting some black and white film in my #leica M3 in my newly rebuilt 1970 Ford F250 truck.
Please be kind to each other.
This would have been just a typical Hawaiian Sunset but just at the right time this family launched their boats and paddled off right in front of us. I overheard people complaining that they ruined their “perfect sunset” but for me I was excited and captured them at this moment just before the sun disappeared. Look for the opportunities to add a human element to a photograph to give it more impact and meaning.