This is about as minimal as I’m able to get with my “analog” desk.
I finally ran out of ink in the Lamy 2000. Refilled it with Noodler’s Bernanke black & blue “Q-E’ternity”. It dries so fast! Great for left-handed people like me.
I made a handfull of 11″ x 14″ darkroom prints last night. Bigger prints are cool, but I never know what to do with them.
Mostly, I print at 5×7. The smaller paper is relatively inexpensive so I don’t freak out every time I waste a sheet (and I waste a lot of sheets). Smaller prints are easy to handle, display, and store.
Still, big prints are fun. I’ve got about 100 sheets sitting in the freezer so I might as well use them up.
New Vinyl: “Lord Willin’” – Clipse
I spend a lot of time thinking about cameras, formats, sharpness, color fringing, distortion, megapixels, and so on yet none of that matters when it’s a photo of my mom.
Some things in life need distance for us to acknowledge their true value – youth, health and letters.
The Field Notes Dime Novel Edition might be my favorite so far. I like the larger size.
“It’s a real person — the stationery they commissioned, the paper they put into their typewriter.” She described a personal archive as “a deep well of empathy.”
This really makes me want to visit more archives. Fascinating.
I learned today that Meijer, the last nearby option for C-41 processing, is no longer doing C-41 processing.
This means I’m left to my own devices. Thankfully, that device is a JOBO CPE-2 with lift. Processing color film isn’t difficult, so I dug the JOBO out of the basement and mixed up a fresh batch of chemicals. I’ll be processing my own color film from now on.