36 of my Favourite Albums
A Rare Visitor on Flickr.
The CGS Bartlett refuels at the neighbourhood Chevron station.
Not often you see a Coast Guard ship in Burrard Inlet since Stephen Harper decided that the busiest harbour in Canada was less deserving of a Coast Guard outpost than Selkirk, Manitoba, located some hundreds of miles from the ocean.
We’ve so far been incredibly fortunate in that there’s been only one notable incident resulting in a death in Vancouver’s waters that likely could have been prevented if the Coast Guard Station was still open in Kits.
So Long Koala Punk on Flickr.
No, he’s not going anywhere. Still doing just fine but, today it became pretty obvious he’s outgrown the moniker.
Koala Punk just isn’t the right moniker for a young man who can’t wait to get out of Kid’s Only Market to take a tour of his uncle’s university darkrooms. It’s most definitely not applicable to a kid who can spend an hour sitting on the seaside debating the merits of dip pens vs brush pens for inking his sketches. And, it’s certainly not appropriate when he goes and buys those pens to try out. With his own money.
We talked about it and settled on KP. He’s not quite ready to leave childhood completely behind it seems.
The Shortest Month Gives Way on Flickr.
The days are getting longer, the sun is shining a little brighter when it does, people are wearing a layer or two fewer. Generally much rejoicing as we close out February and head into March.
For my part though, I’ll miss the long shadows the sun casts in the winter months, not to mention sunrise at a civilized time.
Pro Eto Revisited on Flickr.
A modern take on Aleksandr Rodchenko’s photomontages created to illustrate Mayakovski’s opus ‘Pro Eto’. Teetering right on the edge of incomprehension. (as all good art school projects should).
Of course, not entirely true to the spirit of the original. Rodchenko cut pictures out of magazines whereas I took all of these myself. As far back as 1988 and as recently as last week.
Aleksandr’s Perspective on Flickr.
In the spirit of Rodchenko. Neopan 1600 developed on Clayton F76. Damn, I like this combo. Pity I didn’t discover it years ago, only have a few rolls of Neopan left. :-(
A project for school, emulate a favourite photographer. Of course, I picked the guy with the collages. Will be hard at it with my scalpel and glue stick tomorrow.
Some info on the Russian master for those not familiar with his work. Well, for those not familiar with his name. Half a dozen or so of his images have been so widely used that it’s pretty inconceivable that anyone hasn’t seen them before!
Time to take the skeletons out of the closet on Flickr.
The last time I made prints in a darkroom, this guy was fat and jolly as was the newspaper he’s reading. Lots of people still connected to the internet via modems and fax machines were still a thing. The first viable DSLR’s were just about to start shipping and nobody talked about analog photography because photography was still, for all intents and purposes, wholly analog.
Fortunately, it turns out that printing is just like riding a bike. Not a skill you lose over time. Was able to pump out contact sheets for the last 65 rolls I’ve shot and do a couple prints for good measure in just under 4 hours.
The darkrooms at Emily Carr are very nice to work in and the Kreonite for RC prints has got to be the cleanest paper processor I’ve ever seen. Looking forward to spending a substantial amount of time there over the next few months.
Have also gained a new appreciation for my Fuji GW-670iii, having never made an actual silver print from it before. My Canon scanner does not do the negatives justice at all.