Monthly Archives: January 2014

Last of the Autumn Film

Last night I loaded the Lubitel 166B with my last roll of Shanghai GP3. If you’re going lo-fi, you might as well go all the way, right? I bought ten rolls of Shanghai GP3 in October for $28 and free shipping, or $2.80 a roll. That’s less than half the price of the cheapest 120 film I can get anywhere else. The resulting photos contain odd scratches and flaws, but they seem to have simply added character to the photos. I probably will order another ten rolls, which at my current rate of use will get me well through the spring.

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Hair Today

Hair Today

My wife Desirée swigs water while our friend Cats shaves a portion of her head. We’re real high-brow in east Hamilton.

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January 23, 2014 · 3:32 pm

Matriarch

Matriarch

This is my wife’s grandmother at Thanksgiving in October. She’s not far shy of 90, and still keeping her own house. She talks incessantly about connections and families and who married who, and who has which children, and who divorced who. My wife (Erin, that is) thinks grandma keeps her marbles by fitting everyone into her vast Grand Unified Family Tree, like a medieval monk’s mental cathedral. If your family was in the Salvation Army in Canada at any point since 1940, she can make a connection to someone she knew in person.

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January 22, 2014 · 3:21 pm

“In Her Character…”

An extremely old tombstone at Little Neck Cemetery in Rhode Island. The graves around it included a woman who came over on the Mayflower. This was part of a row of stones worn down and worn razor thin, like brittle teeth. Whoever lies beneath this stone was remembered for her “Christian moral and social virtues” which “shone with lustre” in her character.

Yashica D, on Ilford Delta 400

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January 16, 2014 · 9:47 pm

Night Numbers

Night Numbers

A long-term exposure of Skyway Bridge in Hamilton, taken on cheap Shanghai GP3 ISO 100 film. You can see the flaws in the film, including the appearance of the numbers on the backing paper.

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January 16, 2014 · 9:42 pm