The Tunnel to the Light.
Time to Eat.
In 2000, the last year of the 20th Century, I decided to take a photo a day of my son (11 years old at the time). I thought that it would be a fun project with him but there might be some difficulties. Technically this meant shooting one image per day, using one roll of film per month and hoping that I didn’t make any mistakes along the way. I also decided to shoot B&W film because I could handle the processing myself. The project started out simply – he’d stand against the same white wall everyday, with the date written on a piece of paper, and he’d make a silly face. Eventually I moved away from the wall and photographed him in different locations. As the year progressed I processed the film and put it into print file negative pages. At the end, I brought my “12 months” to a photo lab to make me 16×20 enlarged contact prints. They looked beautiful.
The following year – 2001 – was the start of the 21st Century and this time I photographed my daughter. The process and final product was the same but I shot color film instead. Then in 2005 I returned to the project shooting both my son and daughter together. This time I shot digital, which made it easier. The only difficult part was making sure that I didn’t forget to take a photo, but my kids would always remind me, “Dad, you didn’t take the photo of the day yet!” Digital also made it easier because I could shoot several images and pick the best one. The final product was different though, it was a book instead of a contact print.
The Universe and the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah.
After a rainstorm, wet leaves.
Photograph originally make with 35mm color slide film.
Scanned, processed and developed in B&W.
…to grandmother’s house we go…
It just ain’t my grandma’s house.
Photograph made with 35mm B&W film,
developed in my darkroom,
negative scanned and tinted.
….and apparently he forgot to look to his left.
Photographed with 35mm B&W film and developed and printed in my darkroom many years ago.
I wonder if the man is still looking…..
Photographed early in the morning after some falling rain.
I always wondered by someone put those eyeglasses on the stone post.
Photograph made with 35mm Kodak Tmax film, developed and printed
in my darkroom.
Medium format Kodak film. Processed and developed in my darkroom.
Photographed with a medium format camera, Kodak film, processed and printed in my darkroom.
Don’t you get the feeling that the refrigerator is looking out the window?
Photographed with a medium format camera,
B&W film and developed in my darkroom.