Posts Tagged 'Eugene Oregon'

Summer: Take One

Over the last few weeks, I have had a lot of luck with the Holga. I have gotten my first two consecutive rolls of 120 film back in which all 12 pictures have been printed, and more or less pretty awesome. In an attempt to summer-ize, some things I have experimented with and/or learned are explained below.

One of my biggest nemeses in Holga photography….

1. BATTERIES: THEY ALMOST ALWAYS SEEM TO FALL OUT

AND DO FUNNY THINGS TO THE FILM BY THE END OF THE ROLL.

Seen here:

Sasquatch Festival

George, WA

Shot on Holga 120CFN, Kodak 100T-Max

Sydney: First shot with Fisheye Adapter

Sasquatch Festival

George, WA

Shot on Holga 120CFN, Kodak 100T-Max

Clouds?

Sasquatch Festival

George, WA

Shot on Holga 120CFN, Kodak 100T-Max

2. DOUBLE EXPOSURES ARE AMAZING

As seen here, in two of my favorite pictures yet….

“Stoop John B”

Eugene, OR

Shot on Holga 120CFN, Kodak 160 Ektar

Sunrise on the Gorge

George, WA/Eugene, OR

Shot on Holga 120CFN, Kodak 160 Ektar

Err… Lamp?

Eugene, OR

Shot on Holga 120CFN, Kodak 160 Ektar

3. LIGHT LEAKS ARE UNPREDICTABLE,

BUT WORK IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS.

Clouds over the Gorge. Sunrise? Sunset? I’m not sure.

Somewhere, Washington

Shot on Holga 120CFN, Kodak 160 Ektar

Lorax Manner

Eugene, OR

Shot on Holga 120CFN, Kodak 100 T-Max

Lorax Manner Take 2

Eugene, OR

Shot on Holga120CFN, Kodak 100 T-Max

Sunrise somewhere.

Somewhere, WA

Shot on Holga120 CFN, Kodak 160 Ektar

4. TOO MUCH SUNSHINE WILL BLEACH THE PICTURE OUT

(BUT STILL CREATE INTERESTING RESULTS)

Sam-In-A-Tree.

Silverton, OR

Shot on Holga120CFN, Kodak 160 Ektar


Adam and Eve.

Silverton Reservoir, Silverton, OR

Shot on Holga120CFN, Kodak 100 T-Max

5. SOMETIMES, PICTURES COME OUT JUST HOW

THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO.

(Some nice vignetting, too!)

Myself and John Z.

My Backyard, Eugene, OR

Shot on Holga120CFN, Kodak 100 T-Max

Tara in soft focus.

Ferry St., Eugene, OR

Shot on Holga120CFN, Kodak 160 Ektar

Voice Dawgs. (L to R) Noah, Scot, Tyler.

13th/Patterson, Eugene, OR

Shot on Holga120CFN, Kodak 100 T-Max

Go Ducks. (Taken on mine and Deirdre’s first ever “Wednesdate”)

Willamette River, Eugene, OR

Shot on Holga120CFN, Kodak 100 T-Max

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“In Transit”, Finally!! Online

This project started as one accidentally gorgeous moment that was caught on a FlipCam along I-5 en route from Salem, OR back to Eugene. After catching that clip, I started collecting footage of my travels along the I-5 Corridor and integrated them together alongside the memories, emotions, and people who have inspired me to create this project.

This is my first short film, ten minutes in length, and has had a tumultuous history. When it was supposed to show as part of a collective presentation of student work on the big screen at the Bijou Cinemas in Eugene, my DVD was burned in the wrong format for screening and couldn’t be shown. Two hours before presenting at the Subversion Gallery (a.k.a. my friend Brenna’s basement), my hard drive crashed and I lost the video in its entirety. It seemed like “In Transit” was never meant for anyone’s eyes but my own, until it was recovered by my computer genius roommate Nathan, just in time to squeak it into Brenna’s projector that evening. In the recovery from the hard drive crash, some of the HD quality of the film was lost, and consequently there are some pixelations and low-fi quirks that were never meant to be that have now become part of the art (hehe, that rhymes!).

Anyways, I suppose I should just let the video speak for itself and mean what it does to the individual viewer. But for me, this project is all about memories and revelations gathered and formed whilst between here and there. Thanks for checking it out!

Twas the Night Before Solstice

A night before the longest day of the year, and consequently the last night of spring, I bring you Spring 2010 in a photographic retrospect (with captions!). Hope you enjoy.

Tearing down the Fringe Festival installation that was put up at the Lord Leebrick Annex in Eugene in conjunction with the first annual Cinema Pacific Film Festival at the University of Oregon. Installation was a work of myself, Stephen Person, and Brenna Cheyney, and featured student winners from the Fringe video remix competition of the Korean film The Housemaid.

Shot on a Canon Rebel, Kodak Portra 35mm 100 VC

Eugene, OR

Experimenting with soft focus filters. I was very pleased with the results.

Shot on Holga 120CFN, Kodak Ektar 100

Eugene, OR

After watching this squirrel get run over by a bicyclist, I thought I could only do it justice by taking a photo of it… with a triple prism lens.

Shot on Holga 120CFN, Kodak Ektar 100

Eugene, OR

Johnny enjoying the daily dose of whiskey and cigarettes on Tara’s front lawn.

Shot on a Canon Rebel, Kodak Portra 35mm 100 VC

Eugene, OR

An unidentified Pig and Stephen’s arch nemesis Officer Stone (who has got his piece out and ready to go) put on a show for us while we enjoyed aforementioned whiskey and cigarettes.

Sneakily shot on a Canon Rebel, Kodak Portra 35mm 100 VC

Eugene, OR

Beautiful Tara.

Shot on a Canon Rebel, Kodak Portra 35mm 100 VC

Eugene, OR

After a long road trip to and from Eastern Washington, we stopped to check out Multnomah falls. Sam was kind enough to let me snap a touristy photo of him.

Shot on that brand of crappy green 35mm disposables that I love so much.

Multnomah Falls, OR

“We’re back in Oregon! Yay!”

Another 35mm Disposable gem.

Multnomah Falls, OR

Fun with filters.

Shot on Holga 120CFN, Kodak Ektar 100

Portland, OR

Noah’s roses with red soft focus filter.

Shot on Holga 120CFN, Kodak Ektar 100

Eugene, OR

I left my camera at Sam’s apartment in Portland, and I found this picture in the bunch. I didn’t take this, and Sam claims he has no recollection of it being taken. Where did that chicken come from? Who is that ghost girl? It’s a mystery.

Shot on Holga 120CFN, Kodak Ektar 100

Portland, OR (or so we think!)

Scot B. drinking his free birthday beer at Eugene City Brewery. His beer was three times the size of mine, and mine was $4.50. Damn. Scot got a killer internship at NPR’s All Things Considered Arts and Information Desk in D.C., and has graduated U of O leaving the Editor-In-Chief position at the Oregon Voice behind to pursue bigger things. Good luck, Scotty!

Snapped via camera phone.

Eugene, OR

Megan and Stephen making beer music… Even though I’m pretty sure Megan’s cup isn’t making much of a noise at all.

Disposable 35mm.

Eugene, OR

Noah D., myself, and Tyler P., Voice Dawgs of the Past, Present, and Future. Noah and I will be Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, respectively. Tyler P. (aka T. Pell, Pell Grant, Alexander Graham Pell) will be holding down the Managing Editor position in style.

Disposable 35mm

The Boys of Silverton: Jesse, Kyle, Sam and Henry. Sam came back into town from Hawaii and Kyle was on leave from the Marines for a week, and both of them turned 21 on June 12th… to quote a friend, “the camera seemed to be as drunk as they were.”

Shot on a Canon Rebel, 35mm Kodak Portra 100 VC

Portland, OR

This is Ned. He got locked out of his house earlier in the afternoon, and consequently got to hang out with us across the street.

Shot on a Canon Rebel, 35mm Kodak Portra 100 VC

Eugene, OR

Who is this girl? I don’t know or care, but that’s a great outfit.

Disposable 35mm

Portland, OR


A beautiful day at the reservoir after a beautiful weekend with my west coast family.

First 3 Photos by Jeff Harris, Picture of feet by yours truly on Jeff’s funky digital.

Silverton, OR

Durga’s chewed up toys and our weathered boombox that came with the house.

Shot on a Canon Rebel, 35mm Kodak Portra 100 VC

Eugene, OR

For as much as he didn’t seem to want his picture taken, every shot I snapped of Chase was gorgeous.

Shot on a Canon Rebel, 35mm Kodak Portra 100 VC

Eugene, OR

Jeffery, smiling with delight as he attempted to explain why my computer was doing what it was doing. I was uninterested in the technical jargon, though. (This is the same Jeff that took the photos of the reservoir.)

Shot on a Canon Rebel, 35mm Kodak Portra 100 VC

Eugene, OR

Oregon Voice Article Sparks Friendship

The newest issue of the Oregon Voice came out just a few weeks ago, and I am proud to say that this issue is our best of the year. However, today I received an awesome message and friend request which was in direct response to a review I wrote of The Tao of Wu, RZA’s newest piece of literature.

You can read the article, along with the entire issue by clicking here:

Oregon Voice Volume XXI Issue II: The Film Issue

and you can peep the new friend I made in the name of Wu here:

(Click to enlarge)


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