There was no post last week because the day before I was to leave town my mouse and keyboard decided to die which could have been foreshadowing as to how my trip would go. I had a few hiccups on the road; I lost my glasses, I ruined two shutter release cords, and my mosquito bites have mosquito bites. Nonetheless, I met some wonderful new friends, and created some very interesting new images, making this one of the best impromptu trips that I’ve ever taken.
I am in a very creative phase right now, and the intensity just keeps growing so I intend to enjoy the ride. I’m working on a new portfolio, and I have begun to add new images to Autre. I’m doing a lot of long exposure photography, and I’ve begun to experiment with light writing. The latter I think was made for the Holga because it’s a nighttime process, and the Holga doesn’t require focusing. So you’re composing your shot, and producing the image, which is easy enough once you have figured out the correct exposure; the not so easy part. I’m shooting primarily black and white film because I'm still in the learning phase, and I can quickly process it myself. I’m too impatient to wait a week for color film to go to New York for processing and then be returned.
I want to see what worked and what did not and solve the why. A week is a long time to remember what you did, and how you did it. As I said in my last post I note which is my rough draft and not the final print. The final print is when I can note that I exposed the film for this length of time, using these filters, and under what environmental/lighting conditions. I’m hoping that the creative juices continue to flow, and to have the new portfolio up by the end of the month.