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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.

Flowers in the Women's Park
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:











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:


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.










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.


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.


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!