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Theories and Techniques on Instant Film

Last month my good friend Michael Ash Smith and I experienced the culmination of a years worth of thought, planning and hard work when we held our very first Theories and Techniques on Instant Film workshop.

We had carefully crafted a unique and hands on curriculum to teach and inspire our attendees about the magic of instant film.

To our great joy and satisfaction, it was a huge success!

With the help of our amazing sponsors we were able to provide an all encompassing instant film experience.

The Impossible Project, State Film Lab and Trillo and Son Leather Co generously provided film, post processing, camera straps and of course word of mouth.

Their sponsorship ensured that everyone not only had a variety of films to shoot but also were able to go home with some really great swag bags!

Mike and I brought all of our knowledge, experience, cameras, accessories and supplies and literally poured out as much information as we could possibly think of.

We had a beautiful model who worked with us as we created some absolutely stunning imagery together.

The end result was an entire day of learning, laughing, shooting, creating, bleaching, scanning, discussion and inspiration in an intimate and educational setting.

Since our beta workshop on 03.29.15, we have had time to reflect on our experience and evaluate the pros and cons of hosting a workshop.

I am happy to announce that after much consideration, Mike and I are preparing more engagements in new cities very soon.

The next of which will be held in Minneapolis, MN on 09.22.15.  If you are interested in joining us for this T&T Instant Film workshop please visit the link and sign up!

Further more, I will keep everyone posted on future Theories and Techniques on Instant Film workshops and if you’d like to attend, please let me know and tell me where you’re at so we can plan accordingly.

 

 

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Liz

These photos were taken just over a year ago.

This is the first film I ever developed on my own.

I did so under the tutelage of the master, Mitchell Issel.

I have him to thank for completely redirecting my efforts with film and forever changing my workflow for the better.

Because of him, I learned how simple and satisfying it is to develop black and white film at home.

A skill that I am so thankful to have incorporated into my creative process.

My love for shooting and developing black and white film has grown exponentially this year and for that I am very grateful.

These photos remain some of my favorite images I’ve ever taken.

They speak to me.

I hope they will speak to you as well.

 

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March 17, 2015 - 9:15 pm

Jennifer - These moved me, so beautiful Kiera. I love your originality.

November 24, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Tearese - love these. I wish I’d have had more creative ideas when I had access to the photo lab in college, I really regret wasting my free film time on basic school projects. These are awesome.

November 24, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Miriam Dubinsky - Beautiful as always ♡♥♡

NYC on a Saturday

One of my favorite things to do is to go into NYC and meet up with other photographers.
This is made even more fun when my sister is with me.

Tavia and I met Brennan and Ebb for the first time on a Saturday in August.

It was a lovely day.

 

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All of the black and white is Tmax 100 shot through my Holga 35mm.  All of the color is Kodak Gold 200 shot through my Leica m6. I self developed the black and white in D-76 and sent the color to a local lab for processing. I then scanned all the film using my Pakon 135. It is a brilliant machine that has changed my life.

March 17, 2015 - 9:16 pm

Jennifer - My sister is out there for a photography internship right now, I think the two of you together would be magical.

Olivia Madeline

Debbie and Thor welcomed me into their home just weeks after their beautiful daughter was born.  
They are completely smitten with her and really, how could you not be?  
She’s absolutely perfect!
Welcome to the world Olivia.
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and hey, because this is my blog Im going to include this last pic too.

Debbie and I have been friends since early childhood.  What a uncommon blessing it is to maintain friendships over the years.  I’m thankful.

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August 21, 2014 - 8:19 pm

Holly - I’m rewarding your return to blogging with a comment because I ALWAYS love seeing your images. You captured this family so perfectly. Love and miss you!!!