"There are the things that are out in the open, and there are the things that are hidden. The real world has more to do with what is hidden."
Scanning Away on expired film shots taken with a vintage Diana camera I bought at a toy store in Campbell.
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
— Elliott Erwitt
Beautiful Home. Fuji Instax Wide. San Jose, CA 2016
Come check out the group Polaroid Exhibit, Very Instant. I have several pieces that will be in the mix.
Misunderstandings. Expired Film. San Jose, CA 2017
Dead Space. Expired Film. San Jose, CA 2017
Trust Issues. Expired Film. San Jose, CA 2016
Jimmy. Monterey Highway. San Jose, CA 2015
A Quiet I'll Never Know. Dinuba, CA 2016
We Waited So Long For Him. Vancouver, WA 2015
Too Many Days in the Sun. Berkeley, CA 2015
Morning Crossword. Monterey Highway. San Jose, CA 2016
Some of the film I shot recently was over 12 years expired, and found sweating away in freezer bags in the sun among piles of odds and ends at the flea market. I wasn't sure if anything was going to come out on the film at all, so I decided to to have some fun and run the rolls through plastic cameras and then cross process. The first batch came back, and from the c-prints, it looks like the film still works. Time to shoot some more.
I got the first few rolls of film back, including the first slide film I've ever shot. Now I just need to save up to buy a scanner...
Over the last 2 years I've been slowing buying up boxes and bags of expired and discarded film, as well as flea market cameras, looking for a chance to return to shooting cheap film on cheap cameras like I did when I started photographing San Jose all those years ago. After over thinking what to do with it all, I just decided the best thing to do was hit the streets with it to see what I find... Let the fun begin.
Stains Don't Come Out. Midtown. San Jose, CA 2016