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Yarnbombing Makes the Neighborhood a Little More Cozy

I’m a big fan of street art, and I absolutely LOVE yarnbombing. I’ve even written about it before here on the blog: (Sub) Urban Knitting: A Tree Cosy Commission and Yarnbombing for Ma & Pa.

Well, I could hardly contain my excitement last Thursday when I saw that a fun and colorful yarnbombing installation appeared in my neighborhood in South Saint Paul, Minnesota. The cozies cover 11 ugly wood bollards that are supposed to prevent drivers from cutting through a closed-off end of the street. They look great!

According to small tags attached to the yarnbombs, the cozies were created by Zsa Zsa. More of her yarnbombing work can be seen on z-squared, and she’s on Twitter, too, @GuerillaKnitter.

Holga Week 2014 – Part Two

This year, the week of July 21 through July 27 has been designated “Holga Week 2014.” I absolutely LOVE the Holga camera, especially the original 120S model. Sadly it’s been discontinued.

I own quite a few different Holga models, including the 135BC that I used for Roll 20 of this year’s 52-Rolls Project. During Holga Week I also used my Holgaroid, a Polaroid back for the Holga medium format model.

Interested in learning more about the Holga? Check out the Holga Wikipedia page.

Do you use a Holga camera or two or three? I’d love to see your work! Share a link in the comments and let us know where we can find you.



A Whole Roll of Half Frame

The Olympus Pen EE-2 half-frame camera is one of my all-time favorite cameras for walking around. Sure, it can sometimes take a long time to finish a roll, especially a 36-exposure roll, but interesting pairings make it all worthwhile. I think of each frame as being sort of a double exposure.

I finished this roll quickly. It includes my neighborhood, downtown Minneapolis along the Mississippi River, and St. Paul’s Mall of St. Paul. What a fun place!

This selection of photos is from Roll 17 of my 2014 52-Rolls Project. If you’d like to see the rest of the roll, they’re all in the Roll 17 album on Flickr.

The XA Files: Minneapolis

I’ve decided to create a special category here on the blog called “The XA Files” for photos and blog posts related to the Olympus XA camera. Quite a few 52-Rolls Project gang members shoot with the XA and after seeing lots of inspiring photos, I picked one up at KEH. I’m still getting the hang of it, but so far I’m enjoying it, although I still prefer my Lomo LC-A.

Wendell and I went to the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis to see “Finding Vivian Maier.” I took the XA with me and shot a few frames outside the theater.

This roll is number 13 of this year’s 52-Rolls Project. I have no idea what film I used! (See my post about making notes.) There’s no information on the negatives either.

The rest of the frames are on Flickr in the Roll 13/2014 52-Rolls Project album.