Always Next Year

Dodgers coming apart like a cheap plastic camera

Dodgers coming apart like a cheap plastic camera; Dodger Stadium, Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles, CA.

One more before I hit the road. Been a lot of talk here in Southern California about a Freeway World Series between the Dodgers and the Angels; hell, there could have been two NoCal vs SoCal League Championships except only the Giants made it in. The Dodgers just can’t get past their arch nemesis the Cardinals, and probably never will. There still can be a freeway series though it will be the one between KC and StLouis. Do they call them Freeways in Misery?

This Actually Did Happen

One more quick detour, and then I’ll get back to the road-trip.

Samy's Camera; Los Angeles, CA. May 1992

Samy’s Camera; Los Angeles, CA. May 1992

Just got back from the Filter Photo Festival in Chicago, where I took an amazing workshop with Susan Burnstine and had some great portfolio reviews (something I’ve hadn’t done in ages). There was also a beautiful group show called “This May Have Happened” with a rather bizarre call for entries ┬áby juror Gordon Stettinius, which I found extremely intriguing. I want to share the images I submitted, which I never showed before, and never quite knew what to do with them.

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Pinhole Project

Jason Chinn of Pinhole Project

Jason Chinn of Pinhole Project

Met up with the folks from Pinhole Project, and worked with them on their last shooting day. If you ever made a pinhole camera out of a round Quaker Oats oatmeal box that held an 8 x 10 sheet of photo paper, imagine the same thing, but in a 50 gal shipping container with a 30 x 40 inch sheet of B&W photo paper! They have a portable darkroom with large trays of chemicals, and images are processed right on the playa. Outstanding! Check out their amazing images at pinholeproject.org

Much thanks to Jason for making my first burn a memorable, participatory experience. Looking forward to working with you folks again next year.

Pinhole Project Camp with camera and darkroom trailer

Pinhole Project Camp with camera and darkroom trailer

Salton Sea

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Salton City Yacht Club – Salton City, CA; 1991

Found a rare color Diana shot from my long ago visit to the Salton Sea. Added three more vintage black & whites to the Salton Sea portfolio which compares the Diana from 1991 to the Hipstamatic of 2012.