Friday, April 29, 2011

Dutchman's breeches

Here's another photo shot with infrared film in my reversed lens Brownie Hawkeye camera. This is a Dutchman's Breeches plant growing in my yard. It's one of two plants (that I know of) growing in my yard whose seeds are spread by ants (the other is bloodroot). This photo shows the blurred edge effect I like in the photos shot with this camera better than the one I posted yesterday.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Brownie Infrared

I bought ten rolls of infrared film a couple of months ago, with plans to try it in my reverse lens Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera. Of course, to get the good infrared look you need foliage, which is in short supply in February in Chicago. I had plans to go to the Lincoln Park Conservatory over spring break, but it wasn't sunny enough, and other things came up. I finally made it there last weekend, and this is the first shot from the roll I shot (part there and part in my yard). It looks like the infrared film will work well in that camera. I just need to figure out what to shoot with it now.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

At The Vietnam Memorial

Ok, It was posed, but it's still a cool photo. Shot in 2003 (I think) at the Vietnam Vetrans Memorial in Washington, DC.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ivy Covered Building

I received a nice comment about the photo of ivy I posted a few days ago, so here's another photo shot the dame day. It's an ivy covered building on the University of Chicago campus, shot on a cool but pleasant day last October at about the peak of Fall color.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

An Experiment

Just trying something with this photo. Not sure if anything will come of it. You're looking at a photo cut from an old driver's ed textbook, stuck on my official city of Chicago garbage can and photographed. My garbage can has streaks of white paint on it, which explains the white lines behind the photo.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Fence and Mural

Shot in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood last Fall. I like the color in this photo.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


It's a poorly exposed Holga camera shot made with infrared film and a long exposure resulting in camera shake and a blurry image. I like it anyway. It reminds me of a still from a 50's sci-fi film about the dangers of nuclear war-right when the bomb goes off.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Shot while walking through a forest preserve on a sunny day last Fall.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Infrared U of C

A slightly blurry digital infrared shot taken on the University of Chicago campus last October. I like the shadows on the wall on the left side of the photo.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Creepy Kid

One creepy looking kid just isn't enough, so here's another, shot a few minutes (and about a half block down the street) after the photo in yesterday's post. He may be a little creepy, but I love that jacket. I wish I could pull off wearing something like that!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Shot earlier today in a storefront on Devon Ave. on Chicago's northwest side.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Ice Cream!

An old drive in restaurant outside of Chicago, shot late last summer with my reversed lens Brownie.

Friday, April 8, 2011


This photo was shot as part of a student project for a class in studio lighting I took in 1994. I used a 4X5 view camera to shoot it. It's plastic party picks and a glass salt shaker arranged on a light table that was sitting on the floor of the studio. I haven't shot with a view camera in years. I really should buy one.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


This stark landscape was shot on Maui. Not the tropical paradise that comes to mind when you think of Maui, but beautiful in it's own way.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I shot this photo of a crumbling bit of wall in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood last summer.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Red Car

Shot with my Holga camera a few weeks ago. Sometimes I really like boring photos.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


This is a hurried first attempt at shooting a panorama with my reverse lens Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera. I kind of like this, and want to try some more.

Saturday, April 2, 2011