I had the Holga set on the bulb setting by mistake, but I love the way the photos turned out. Maybe I should do more with the camera set on bulb on purpose!
Mixed media photograph, 16 x 20 inches
© 2011 Susan Stayer
Jazz and I had a nice conversation about her life on the farm. I photographed Jazz and some of her more curious friends during a farm visit last June while I was in Illinois for The Fields Project.
Last summer I was in a thrift store in Ohio when I found a Brownie Hawkeye Flash camera. I had to have it — it still had film in it!
I developed and scanned the film and these are the photos I found:
I made the two exposures that turned out the best into photo encaustic pieces. Each image was printed on a laser printer and transferred onto a cradled board coated with clear encaustic medium. I enhanced the transfers with oil pastel, watercolor, and encaustic paint.
Here are the two finished photoencaustic works: