So I’ve had all this film laying about for a number of years now and I’ve been ever so slowly using it. Well, I got 7 rolls together and took it in to MPI (Memphis Professional Imaging) to get processed. My darkroom isn’t exactly dark, or a room, or climate controlled. So yeah. I suppose I can develop the negatives myself in the bathroom and then scan em myself. Just seemed like a lot of work at the moment.


Okay, so I got them developed and scanned. They are now ready to be seen. I will say this. The film was old. So, ISO100 suddenly looks like 1600 or higher. Sometimes. It wasn’t consistent. Also, the contrast was awful. And my 35mm has a light leak. You may notice little white flashes at the edge of the frame, same spot, in a lot of photos. Yeah. Also, my TLR has a cranking problem so there’s some overlapping shots for like 1/3 of the frame. Lastly, there’s the Holga. I won’t lie, I suck at Holga. My biggest problem is forgetting if I’ve cranked it. So a lot of double exposures happen. Some of them are fun so I kept them. Some not so much. Oh well. Hopefully I’ll get better at all of this.


So in the meantime, enjoy the deluge of posts that will all, for now, contain film scans. Some shots are 3 years old, some are 3 weeks old. Some, I can’t remember.



So this didn’t show up on camera quite like I wanted it to. It’s the view through my bathroom’s mini blinds. It looks really cool in the morning, the light shining on the house next door and the blinds in shadow. However, my eye sees things a bit differently than the camera, sadly. Anyhow, I figured I would go ahead and post it anyway on the off chance that you like it. Meh.


We had some Margherita pizza at The Trolley Stop Market last weekend. It was totally awesome. The place is owned by Jill and Keith Forrester of Whitton Farms. They grow most of the ingredients used in the food. Too me it’s an awesome combination of growing local and eating local. I love it! Also, the pizza was pretty great.


The Muddy’s Bake Shop crew had a tent at Zoo Rendezvous! We made about 2,000 mini cupcakes, 500 Minty Brownies, and 800 chocolate chip cookies. Elizabeth and I had such a long night baking up a storm! The party was awesome and we had lots of great food from all sorts of places all over Memphis. Many of them I probably wouldn’t have ever thought to try but this afforded me an opportunity to get a small sample. I discovered a few cool places!



We went to the Elvis Candlelight Vigil outside of Graceland. It was really weird. I mean, people sitting around with shrines to The King. In all honesty, I really can’t even comprehend what would motivate a person to travel across the globe in order to sit in a lawn chair, in the middle of EPB, in the hood, with a giant photo of Elvis and a bunch of burning candles (and sometimes crying is involved). I mean, really? I just think it’s insanely weird.


So the photos of Candace and Jack got me to thinking. What if I started with one person, took their photograph and then they had to introduce me to someone. I then take their photograph and they introduce me to someone. Etc. Maybe I could set a goal? Get introduced to a thousand people? Five hundred? Keep going till I get introduced to Kevin Bacon? The President? I dunno.


So what do ya’ll think?


This is Jack Alberson. He introduced me to Candace. Jack works at Cafe Eclectic behind the bar. He’s also a musician. Listen to his stuff here.


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So about a month and a half ago I was interviewed by someone from the NPR show, Marketplace. I was super excited about it. So anyway, it aired the other day and I missed it BUT, they have it on their website. So I grabbed it. Here it is!



This is Candace Canerdy. I met her at Cafe Eclectic through a friend that works the bar there. We started talking and she admitted that she was drawing me. I shot a photo so we were even.


For more of her work, head over to her site. She’s got some pretty sweet sculpture type stuff.



I went to Chicago again for Labor Day weekend. I figured that this time, instead of posting one photograph at a time, I would make use of this handy little gallery feature I’ve figured out. I’ll have more later as I get the film all developed. Took a couple rolls of 35mm and a few rolls of 120. yay!