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Month: December 2015

Photo Mojo

I kind of lost my photo mojo last year. I was just discouraged I guess, what with not really digging where I was living, the prospect of yet another move, an actual move, and getting settled in a new house.

I spent a LOT of quiet time knitting, crocheting, yarnbombing, and baking. Now that we’re coming up on a brand-new year, I’m feeling more photography enthusiasm welling up. Taking a walk  with a couple of 110 cameras on Thanksgiving Day ignited my interest again.

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Flower sculpture in the Women’s Park, Yellow Springs, Ohio

In a previous post I mentioned that I’m gearing up to do another 52-Rolls Project, this time with a Holga. I’m planning to post highlights from each roll here on my blog and in my Flickr photostream.

If you’re reading this, I sincerely appreciate your interest. Most of the time I feel like I’m talking to myself around here.

In the meantime, here are a few photos I took on an outing to the Mall of St. Paul at the end of 2014:

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Finally! Some Halfway Decent Photos From a Plastic 110 Camera

I loved my 110 camera when I was a kid — not that I even remember what camera it was. Now that I’m supposedly an adult, I’ve tried a few different 110 cameras and ended up really liking the white plastic Ikimono 110 that I picked up from the Film Photography Project’s store. I like it way better than the Pentax 110 I had briefly!

I have one of those tiny qpöbby cameras (the Ikimono Bumble Bee) and it’s insanely difficult to know if you’ve got your subject in front of the lens. I managed to eke out three photos from a couple of rolls I took with it:

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Kerry on the Cliff Walk, Newport RI

Kerry on the Cliff Walk, Newport RI

Here are a few photos from a walk I took around Yellow Springs, Ohio, with the Ikimono 110. You can see the entire roll in my Flickr photostream.

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To 52 Roll or Not To 52 Roll

Holga Microclicks in Key West

So we’ve just about reached the end of 2015 and it’s time to think about what I want to accomplish in 2016. I have to admit I felt a pang of guilt for not doing a 52-rolls project this year like I did in 2013 and 2014. But ultimately I just wasn’t feelin’ it.

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Now the old photo mojo is coming back and I’m going to go for it again — this time with a Holga. I love that goofy camera! I picked up my first one back in 2005 or so. It was my first medium-format camera and even now I’m amazed any images come out of it at all. It just seems like magic.

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I was also inspired to go for it after reading Alex’s post about his 52-rolls project for next year.

52 rolls or bust!