Baton Rouge Capitol Building: Fuji Neopan in the Yashica MG-1

This was shot during the August meetup, but I procrastinated on getting the film developed.

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I think we have one of the prettiest state capitol buildings, but I really like Art Deco architecture. It’s the tallest, too.

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Huey Long’s memorial. He was assassinated inside the building and the bullet holes are still in the wall. Louisianans revere his memory, which I find hilarious because they’d never vote for him today. From his Wikipedia page:

Long is best known for his Share Our Wealth program, created in 1934 under the motto “Every Man a King.” It proposed new wealth redistribution measures in the form of a net asset tax on corporations and individuals to curb the poverty and homelessness endemic nationwide during the Great Depression. To stimulate the economy, Long advocated federal spending on public works, schools and colleges, and old age pensions.

He was also a corrupt son of a bitch, but because of him Louisiana was actually a lot better off during the Great Depression than many other parts of the country–hell, probably better off than we are now.

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July Lomographers of Acadiana meet-up: Old State Capitol (cross-processed slide film in the Yashica MG-1)

This was where me met for July’s meetup.

Hope likes to joke of one of her cameras that has an especially loud auto-advance that it’s her “spy camera”; I have a similar joke where I refer to my Yashica MG-1 as my “action camera”, because like all range-finders, the focus needs a lot of fiddling to get just right. (It’s also heavy enough to beat off rabid wolves.) I really like this camera though, especially for non-standard films–slide that’s going to be cross-processed, red scale, black and white. And there’s something about pressing the shutter button and advancing the film (you do that with a lever, not a dial) that I just really, really like. Like, it’s physically a pleasant sensation; I enjoy the noise it makes, too. I dunno, it’s hard to explain but that little ping! zzzip! that I both feel and hear fills me with such visceral joy.


683775-R1-24-25, originally uploaded by pinstripe_bindi.

683775-R1-16-17, originally uploaded by pinstripe_bindi.

683775-R1-12-13, originally uploaded by pinstripe_bindi.

683775-R1-13-14, originally uploaded by pinstripe_bindi.

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