Posts Tagged ‘35mm’
I shot some new photos recently with my 35mm Kodak VR35 film camera. My friend Keith dubbed it the Darth Vader camera because it kinda looks like Darth Vader. I spent some time walking in the Loop the other night and documenting the demolition of the house across the street from me. I would guess that the 2 flat house was around 100 years old. I felt I had to take photos of it’s final hours. There’s a timelapse video in the works as well, but that’s for another post. For now, let’s enjoy the rest of the photos.
Lomography announced their first movie camera today, the Lomokino. It’s a handcranked 35mm movie camera. No batteries needed. This is amazing. The videos that are posted look fun. It’s just under a minute of footage per roll of film which can get expensive if you’re making something of considerable length, but who cares! You’re making a damn 35mm movie! On a hand cranked camera! Embrace it. Love it.
I wonder if Super-8 is next for Lomography. Maybe 16mm? Till then, I’m holding back the urge to bust out the credit card and buy my own Lomokino. Check it out here.
I bought this Kodak VR35 K12 at an estate sale last weekend. The estate being of a longtime neighbor named Joe who passed away recently. He was over 90 years old and lived there for most of his life. I was curious about checking out his house and seeing what the estate sale was so I stopped in. The house looks like it hadn’t been updated in decades, which was strangely nice to see. If only it had been kept in better condition. Sadly I think it’s going to be bought, torn down, and replaced with a 3 story cinder block fort, like they tend to do on my street. The photos below are from the roll of film that was in the camera. Apparently it had been shot in the late 80′s and never developed. The Osco brand film started fading and leaving a pinkish hue on some parts of the image, which makes me like it even more. I wonder where he went on vacation. I’m guessing California. I wonder who those kids are too. They must be in their late 20′s by now. I also think the guy in the yellow shirt looks pretty cool. I hope he still has that car.
I’m going to leave a set of prints in the mailbox for Joe’s family with a note. I think they’d like to see them. To see the rest online, go to the flickr page here.
That’s Joe in the blue jacket…