Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Two rolls down, lots more to go!

Hello all! I'm super happy to report that I've finished two rolls of film since last week! The rolls were already partially completed, but I'm not going to allow that fact to get me down. One roll was color 120 for my Holga, and the other was 35mm slide film for my Nikomat (Japanese Nikon).

I don't have a whole lot to report on this week, so I'm going to share a few little tidbits and add in some photos I've been taking with my cellphone. :D

The Holga that I once hated.

It's really great to be able to tell everyone that I am psyched to get started on shooting more film. Right now I'm out of 120, which is a bummer, but I'm hoping Andrew and I can pick up some this weekend from Samy's. I have a lot of 35mm film, although it is all expired and it is all slide film. That will make the photos quite interesting. I can't wait until I have a film scanner so I can share my captures with the world!

In the meantime I've been using an application for my phone called Little Photo. It has a slew of different filters that can be applied and there's a fair amount of control to the images as well. I've been enjoying the heck out of tweaking my pictures to look like film. I know how that sounds, and I'm OK with it! I'm just so excited to be embracing the unpredictability of the Holga and my expired film. I want the weird focus and off-colors and the surprise of what comes out.

I made a kitty. I didn't know what to use him for, so he's a pincushion.

Yesterday while I was cleaning the kitchen I found a horrifying maggoty WORM... thing. I was not happy about it. I yelled at it and blew on it, inspecting it with revulsion. I decided to try to move it outside and near the garden, but my attempts at picking it up with a paper towel eviscerated it instead. Oops. It might have been good to take a photo of it, but I was too busy being angry.

Andrew bought some new books. Also, he made a delicious and cute dinner!

I've been sewing a lot lately, which has been really fantastic. I wish I could share with you all what I've been working on, but it's top secret! It should be revealed soon though, so make sure to check back. It's been really great to be working on so many creative projects at once. The only downside is that most of them are either secret projects or gifts for my friends and family, so I can't share them publicly! But rest assured, exciting things are in the works.

 It rained last week! REAL RAIN! It was beautiful. Also, some colorful
paper scraps from a few of the crafts that I've been working on.

On Saturday I went to Disneyland with Andrew's friend Mikki. She might be my friend at this point too. I dunno, I'll have to ask her xD I didn't take any photos because we were too busy having a totally awesome time! There was so much I could have taken photos of though! Oh wait that's not true, I brought my Nikomat! Gosh I am so anxious to get the film developed. Maybe I'll hop out to the store and drop them off today. *squeal*

Andrew has suggested that I go to Disneyland whenever I'm feeling a little bored or isolated, or if I feel like I need some inspiration. It never really occurred to me to go to the park alone, but I have an annual pass so I may as well. What a different experience it would be to wander alone and truly do whatever I wanted! I think I will soon. I bet I could blast through so much film. Oh my gosh now I'm really excited.

 My Mickey Mouse Ghost souvenir popcorn bucket!!! I love it so much.
There's me in front of the stand holding my new Disneyland item.

Well, it's time for me to sign off here. I have some fun things to work on and more film to shoot! What do you all think of film versus digital? Do you have a preference? Does anyone miss the surprise of getting their developed photos back? Let me know! :D

-MJ


3 comments:

David said...

I'd have to say that because of the look of film, it's more for items that look better with vintage, organic representation. For instance, your Holga camera. While not antique, it does represent something from an almost bygone era. Digital, on the other hand is clear. It's crisp and colorful. Things you want represented with exacting standards, things where the colors and vibrancy are what define the object (e.g. paintings, photos, foliage); that is where digital stands out.

Kid Mikki said...

You are a goober, lol. Of course you're my friend!

MJ said...

Yay! :D sometimes I just have to ask xD

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