Jes Lee

Film 365 – Day 5: December 26, 2013

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Hasselblad 501c/m 80mm lens

f5.6 30 second exposure

Kodak Ektar 100 c41 film developed at West Photo

Camera balanced on a cooler.

9:44pm 16˚F with freezing fog.

I should have made this exposure a bit longer so you could better see the mist rising from the hot tub and the fog surrounding it. This was my first long night time exposure in quite awhile. This project is already teaching me that I need more practice. I am listening.

Film 365 – Day 1: December 22, 2014

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Taken with a Hasselblad 501 c/m 80mm lens

Kodak Trix 400 film pushed to 1600

f16, 1 second.

Developed in Ilfosol 3.

Home. And the start of a new 365. This year’s photo-a-day project will be on film, taken mostly with my Hasselblad 501c/m. In college, that camera felt like an extension of my body. I have realized that over the last few years it hasn’t. I plan to get back to it though.

I’m taking cell phone photos of what I’m photographing each day to help collect metadata in my journaling app so I can keep track of film, camera settings, weather, location, etc. We’ll see how long all of that tracking lasts! So why start a project on December 22nd? On this day, 10 years ago, my love came back from being overseas in Iraq. Christmas is always a special holiday for me, but the 22nd is the tops. This is my little way of celebrating it.