I’ve been here before a couple of years ago; I always wanted to go back and shoot some black and white, so I had one of the meetups there a couple of months ago.
21 Apr 2015 Leave a comment
20 Jan 2014 Leave a comment
Apparently that’s where I shot that mystery roll of black & white.
11 Nov 2013 Leave a comment
This was shot during the August meetup, but I procrastinated on getting the film developed.
I think we have one of the prettiest state capitol buildings, but I really like Art Deco architecture. It’s the tallest, too.
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.
23 May 2013 1 Comment
I shot one of my precious rolls of Fuji Neopan 400 at Fort Jackson, I thought all that brick would make a good subject for B&W.
I like this photo because of how the little figures in the distance tricks your perspective into thinking that downed tree is huuuuuge–it was pretty big, but not THAT big!
12 Mar 2013 Leave a comment
Shot in my Yashica MG-1.
Ektachrome (the non-professional version was sold under the name Elite Chrome) was Kodak’s last slide film, until they ceased production this year. It was close to Kodachrome in look, and was often used when that look was desired but higher shutter speeds were needed, or it had to be developed in the field where access to the specialized Kodachrome equipment and chemicals weren’t available. I had one roll that I decided I should use before it expired more than it already was. Some of the NOLA shots looks weirdly sketched-in; I think that’s because I was shooting in overcast conditions. I don’t know why it should have given them that look, but I like it.
July Lomographers of Acadiana meet-up: Old State Capitol (cross-processed slide film in the Yashica MG-1)
21 Sep 2012 Leave a comment
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.