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Artomatic has been open a few weeks now, and I’ve gotten some great feedback on my space and photos, plus over 200 business cards have been taken! If you’re visiting this blog via Artomatic, please drop me a line and let me know what you think. It’s a great event, and a rare chance for …

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I admit it – after November 8, I was in a creative and personal slump. (Do the math…) I’m glad I’ve had a weekly darkroom class at The Art League to look forward to, and now Artomatic to prepare for! Artomatic has been a DC-area institution since 1999. (I attended my first one in 2000, …

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Over this past Labor Day weekend, my husband and I attended MaxFunCon East in the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania. We have been to plenty of conventions before – horror conventions, sci-fi and comic conventions, classic film conventions – but we had no idea what to expect about this one. All we knew is that we …

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I first learned how to do cyanotypes from a great class I took at the (dear, departed) Corcoran College of Art + Design four years ago. After the class, I tried doing some at home and completely failed. I’m still not sure why, but not a single thing came out. And I put it all …

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I’m very honored to have my photo “Capitol” displayed for the summer in the Crystal City FotoWalk Underground as part of Exposed DC‘s 10 year anniversary celebration. Exposed DC is a great resource for local Washington DC area photographers, and they hold an annual show that I always look forward to. “Capitol” was originally selected …

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I’m still working out the best way to use my Agfa Isolette. I’ve gotten some great images, but I thought I’d share one I wasn’t that happy with. I was so excited to see this on the scanner thumbnail view, but when I looked a little closer it became apparent that I had the focal …

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Other than one roll of film just to make sure the thing worked, this was my first time experimenting with my “new” vintage camera, an Isolette “folder” from Germany. I picked it up from an antique/junk store in Cary, NC with no idea what I was doing or if it would work at all. I …

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I’m not sure if this is the oldest roll I have lying around that’s been processed but not scanned, but it’s got to be close. (We went to London in June, 2009.) I had just a few usable images; it’s nice to feel like I’ve learned something even if it makes for a frustrating scanning …

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It’s the first day of spring, but it’s a miserable and cold one here in the Washington DC suburbs. The Cherry Blossom festival just started, but there’s no way I’m going outside today. Instead, I reached into my (extensive) backlog of processed but unscanned film. Today’s random roll is some Lomochrome purple I shot last …

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Just posted a new gallery, with some 35mm and 120 photos of the abandoned trolley station lurking underneath Dupont Circle. Having lived in the DC area (on and off) since the 1980s, I’d heard of the Dupont Underground, and even remembered its ill fated stint as a food court, but I’d never actually been inside …

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We visit New Orleans once or twice a year, and for January’s visit I took the Revolog Lazer film I received for Winter Gift Giving Holiday. The “lazer” effect goes continuously throughout the roll; now that I know what it looks like I wish I had gone with standard 35mm frames instead of Diana Baby …

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