Midwest Passage Landscape Photography Exhibit

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Friday night, we exhibited a modern interpretation of landscape photography in Landscape: Current Interpretations X=11, a group exhibition featuring works by local photographers working with traditional cameras and materials. This was the second exhibition in 2013 by Midwest Passage, a collective of Twin Cities photographers that favor film as their primary photographic capture media. Subjects ranged from more traditional representations of the landscape theme to hand-crafted, alternative/historic process, and abstract prints.

The exhibit was one night only on Friday July 26 from 6pm-10pm at Studio #201 in the California Building located at 2205 California St. NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418

Midwest Passage – In an age when most photographers have transitioned to digital cameras and all but a few professional photographic labs have closed, there exists a minority of photographers that use non-digital cameras as the means of realizing and expressing their art. The Midwest Passage collective formed in 2012 as an informal group of Twin Cities film photographers to share ideas, technique, and to critique each other’s work.

The exhibit included photographic works from the following artists: Thomas Bertilsson, Peter Boulay, Eduardo Colon, Osama Esid, Anthony Hoffmann, Paul Johnson, Victor Keller, Andrew Moxom, Reid Rejsa, Scott Stillman and Steve Zimmerman.

The exhibit was well attended and A LOT of fun! Thanks to all that attended and participated.

 

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Cowboy and Camel Reflected in a Lizard’s Eye

Zorki 4K Pinhole Camera photograph of cowboy and camel reflection in giant lizard eye

An oldie but a goodie, this 2006 photograph will be included in the upcoming 4th Biennial Pinhole Show at the Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco starting April 28, 2013. The exhibition dates are April 28th – May 25th with an opening reception on World Wide Pinhole Photography Day: Sunday, April 28th from 3-5pm.

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Soon at a gallery near you…

This photograph will be included in the upcoming exhibit, “Picture This: What We Photograph” at the Mpls Photo Center, starting on January 18, 2013.
Burke and James 8×10 camera and 305mm Caltar wide open. Captured on Kodak Ektascan B/R x-ray film at EI 50 and processed in Caffenol-C for 11:00
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World Wide Pinhole Photography Day WWPD 2012

Here is what I shot on April 29, 2012 for World Wide Pinhole Photography Day this year. I have participated on WWPD since 2007 and this was another good year.

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Recent Work – 2012

I’ve been busy on weekends and rather prolific this year. Lots of film shot and processed.

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Wedding Photos

We had a great family wedding in the last weekend in October. Although I have several digital cameras, I chose to shoot film because I wanted to create images that stand out in our modern, color, digital world.

Square photographs were shot with a Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 532/16 with a 80mm 2.8 tessar lens on Ilford Delta 3200 film shot at EI1600 and processed in DD-X 1+5 for 11 minutes. Rectangles were shot with a Nikon F100 and 85mm f/1.8 lens on 35mm Kodak Tri-X 400 and processed in DD-X 1+4 for 8 minutes with no agitation for the last 2 minutes. These were printed in the darkroom, scanned and photoshopped ’til I was happy.

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Murphy’s Landing

Alida and I made a nice trip to a place called Murphy’s Landing in September. I think it was September. Alida is a historical fiction writer and this was a great chance to see the re-creations of the 1750-1875 era in the upper Midwest. The location is set up with period buildings (although the structures are from other sites) and staffed by wonderful and knowledgeable interpreters of Minnesota history.  Check it out!

These were shot with a Leica CL 35mm camera on Acros at EI64 and processed in Rodinal using 1 hour stand development with a couple inversions at 30 minutes at 1+100.

 

 

 

 

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Colorado Retreat 2011!

In July, we went to Colorado to write and make photographs. We stayed in Minturn, a small town near Vail and used it as a base to hike from. We hiked across the road, up a big hill to Lion Head Rock. Another day, we drove to Shrine Mountain and had a fabulous hike up a muddy trail and finally ended up on snow. The last couple days, we hiked near town on a trail called Cross Creek Trail through vistas of mountains, streams, a beaver lodge and more.

 

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October Kayaking!

We went out on the Mississippi on October 22 and had a wonderful time. We saw an adult bald eagle and two juveniles. We also saw a small parade of turkeys walking along the bank in single file. As we got closer, they took flight and flew across the river to the opposite bank. Check out Clear Waters Outfitting Company in Clearwater, MN if you want to rent a canoe or kayaks and take a 13 mile or 8 mile trip.

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In Praise of Film

I have been shooting a lot of film this year (what else is new!) My formats of choice have been a little 35mm, but mostly medium and large format 6X6cm, 4×5 and 8×10. Here are some selected shots from the year so far. The new darkroom is taking shape in my basement. There were some plumbing incidents that I won’t discuss on this post, let’s just say that it’s a bad idea to start a project at 4pm on a Sunday, one hour before the hardware store closes. Let’s just say that it’s even a worse idea to do it two weeks in a row. Learning curve.

 

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