Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Red Razzle was finally let out!

So in case you have no idea what the Red Razzle is, it is a Polaroid 110b camera converted to accept 4x5 film.  The really awesome thing of this camera is that it has a functioning range finder and coupled with it's 1/300 shutter speed allows you to hand hold and shoot which is pretty much unheard of for large format cameras.  It is also relatively compact and light making it easy to put in your bag and use while walking around town. Don't get me wrong it's no compact camera, but in comparison to other large format cameras it is down right portable.

I have had the camera for quite some time, but as usual I took a few months to actually load it up and take it out.  So here are a few images from Old Town Alexandria, where I live, to give you an idea of what the camera can do.  I think this camera will see regular rotation in my camera bag!

"Door at 714"
Polaroid 110b Conversion (Red Razzle), HP5

"Alexandria Alley"
Polaroid 110b Conversion (Red Razzle), HP5

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Breakfast with my Sis!

So since I am still working, slowly, through images from last year and the few new rolls I have shot so far this year here is a quick Polaroid from today.  One of the nice things about being considered a photographer by all your family and friends is that they at least tolerate you pulling out the crazy vintage contraptions otherwise known as cameras.  One of my goals this year is to try and photograph my everyday life a bit more.  To often I go through the day with a camera in my bag (you know just in case) and end the day with nothing.  I tell myself that I passed nothing or saw nothing of great enough interest to inspire me to pull out the camera.  Now I am thinking I need to work more to just find the images in the ordinary.  Even look for the ordinary and shoot it.

All that said, my awesome sister is anything but ordinary!  So maybe next week I'll post something blah :)

Sis it was a blast seeing you!  I'll try and make it out your way soon.

"Breakfast at Perk Up!"
Polaroid 180, ID-UV