It all started with my love for analog photography and it continues still because of my love for analog photography. Technology has provided many advances that I find satisfying, but nothing can compare to the process of loading film, the feel of the camera clicking, manually advancing, the quiet anticipation of the darkroom and smell of photo chemicals on your hands. When using plastic cameras one must surrender to the unknown because the camera will not capture the image as it is witnessed. There is a risk in relinquishing control and perfection, but there is so much to gain from trusting the process.
I added a new page under my Series page of different analog/ plastic camera prints through the years. These photos were mostly taken with Diana F+, Spinner 360 and Belair X6-12.
View my new analogue page here.
I have also decided to start to enter more contests and felt the Rayko Plastic Camera contest was a perfect start. It’s been a while since I have entered contests or exhibited my art so I thought it was a good way to start the new year. The photos below are some of my enteries in the Rayko contest.
UPDATE: Excited to report that one of the photos was selected for the exhibit! “Frosty Window” (second row, right) will make it’s way to CA to be included in the 10th Annual Juried Plastic Camera Show, March 1st – April 23rd, 2017.
From the letter: “Along with the juried show, we will also exhibit photographs by the featured artists from our past 9 years of fantastic plastic shows: Veronika Lukasova, Aline Smithson, Michael Emery, Roy Berkowitz, Michel Borek, Thomas Alleman, Robert Holmgren, Sam Grant, Michelle Bates, James Rohan, Ernie Button, Jennifer Shaw and Gordon Stettinius. It’s a landmark show, so we’re thrilled to show some history in what could be the last exhibition ever at RayKo Photo Center.”