A display of cooking pots and other household items in a Japanese farm-house from the 1100s. Okinawa, Japan.
Taken with a Hasselblad 501 c/m using Ilford black and white film.
There are some technical details of what I am working on for Made Here that haven’t been exactly easy.
Such as how my film scanner is not playing super nice at letting me scan negatives in at a higher resolution than what I normally do. Specifically the black and white negatives, when scanned in on Grayscale mode. Scanned in on color negative mode, they work fine. I have not yet learned why.
10 minutes at a time, re-scanning the black and white images I took last weekend.
10 minutes at a time editing and color correcting, bringing them back to black and white.
10 minutes at a time with all the other things that have taken place over the last couple of days (including dropping a shampoo bottle on my toe…)
10 minutes at a time has worked out pretty well!
This year, John and I decided to head out on an adventure. Our adventure began on Christmas Day. The next bunch of blog posts will be quite photo heavy…but I’m excited to share this little adventure of ours! If you don’t want to see photos of the beach, pottery villages, caves, and castle ruins, well, wait about a week and I’m sure I’ll have something else to blog about! For those of you sticking around, enjoy!
Somehow, Jeremy Messersmith knew that we would be heading out on this adventure, and wrote a travel song just for us!
….took one 12 hour flight up above the clouds…
….landed, took a taxi bus full of people out to the runway, walked up to our plane and up the stairs…I thought they only did this in the movies!
Ok – enough with the crappy airport cell phone photos!
After another 2 1/2 hours we landed in Okinawa. It was pretty late on December 26th by the time we got there. It was awesome to see a familiar face at the airport, and have a home to stay at after all the traveling.
The next day we finally got to say hi to the rest of the family (Eric, Millie, Evie, and Clara) before we headed out on our first adventure.
I journaled quite a bit on this trip. Some of those pages I will include for you in my posts, so you can read more about the day, or just skip to more photos if you like!
Being out by the sea wall was amazing. I love visiting the ocean…something I don’t get to do nearly often enough.
I brought my Hasselblad 501c/m with me on this trip, and a lot of film. Below is a little slide show of photos I took our first full day there. If you would rather just sort through them yourself, the gallery is here.
8:03pm 9˚ mostly cloudy
I went to an opening reception for a friend’s art show. It brought me close to where I spent many college days, to streets I wandered day and night. I drove by for one quick look back.
Fuji Neopan Acros 100 film developed in Ilfosol 3
f2.8, 60 second exposure.
A little weekend get-away…
John’s company took us on this amazing weekend trip to Nisswa, MN for the weekend. We stayed at a cabin in the Grandview Lodge resort with a pretty little deck filled with snow. We quickly dubbed this the ‘cake table’.
Of course the photo is a bit blurry….it was dark, and I didn’t bring a tripod with. It was dark by the time we arrived at the cabin, and we spent a very large chunk of time before that on a bus. So it was a bit less photogenic of a day to begin with.
I was not sure what this trip would be like, but figured I should pack light. So instead of bringing my Hasselblad with, I brought my Nikon Fg-20 with. Other than really disliking scanning 35mm film, and realizing that expired Ilford HP5+ 400 film gets EXTREMELY grainy when it expires, I really do like this little camera!
Nikon FG-20 camera
Ilford HP5+ 400 film developed in Ilfosol 3
f 2.8 1/15 shutter speed.
8:45 pm 30˚ with mist and fog.
The same view as yesterday’s photo, except with day light making it seem more ordinary.
Retro Rolei 100 film developed in Ilfosol 3.
7:49am 3˚ and cloudy
7:54am 3˚ and cloudy
Rolei Retro 100 film developed in Ilfosol 3.
Hasselblad 501c/m camera.