Awake the Wilde at Tonic Ball 2014

Added on by Pauline Shypula.

The gentleman who models for me most often, Sam Griswold, is also a bass player in the band Awake the Wilde. They performed their renditions of Velvet Underground and Lou Reed songs at this year's Tonic Ball on November 21, 2014. They truly rocked their covers and even concluded their set with an original entitled, "Bad as I Want," a song I can only describe as indescribably sexy.

The band members are identified from left to right. Go check out their Facebook, like their page and get ready because their new album is about to drop soon.

Alex Roth (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar)

Sam Griswold (Bass) | Bill Eckhart (Lead Guitar)

Alex Roth (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar) | Andrew Davis (Drums)

Alex Roth (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar) | Sam Griswold (Bass)

Brock Lucchese (Rhythm Guitar) | Alex Roth (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar) | Andrew Davis (Drums) | Sam Griswold (Bass)
 

Sam Griswold (Bass)
 

Alex Roth (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar)

Bill Eckhart (Lead Guitar)

Brock Lucchese (Rhythm Guitar) | Alex Roth (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar)

Thrifted Finds: Kodak Pocket Instamatic 40 Camera

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The first Saturday of the month is Goodwill day. Everything at Goodwill stores is 50% off. Not far from our local Goodwill is a store called "Vintage Vogue," which is a subsidiary of the former. Basically, Goodwill takes their "best" merchandise (arbitrarily, it seems) and marks them up a few dollars. On 50% off day, it's worth the trip.

About two months ago, my boyfriend was digging around the miscellany when he came upon a little brown pouch with a long strap. Within, he found a small camera. Knowing how geeky I am for film cameras, he ran up to me as I was trying on over sized blazers and showed me the item. I opened the pouch to see a sad little Instamatic with the company's emblem plate taped on. I was going to leave it, thinking it was a camera that I couldn't buy film for. Lucky for me, he shrugged me off and decided to get it anyway as it was only three dollars. Then I noticed that it was a 110 camera and that there was no battery necessary. Then I bought it for myself and I'm glad the only defect was the taped on KODAK plate.

I took it to the Monon trail before dropping off a roll of black and white film at Indianapolis's Mr. Poster. I wasted about four exposures not knowing how to open the shutter, but the rest turned out pretty great.

Lo-Fi Fun & The Cost of Film

Added on by Pauline Shypula.

A long while ago, I purchased two little 110 cameras. One was a keychain that could actually fold up into a square when there was no film in it. The other was a Holga Micro 110. At the time, I was doing my undergrad in NYC and somehow, no one in New York City could develop my film. Instead of sending it out, I just shelved it for three or hour years. When I moved to Indiana, I decided that was close enough to Kansas to get the film developed. I did. This post isn't regarding those photos, though, because they were pretty lousy. Anyway, I got some more rolls of 110 film from Lomography, inserted them into the cameras and tried to snap away. I exposed one roll when one of the cameras broke (I think it was the shitty little keychain.) The other two turned out okay and will be posted below... but not before I've made my spiel.

My local lab just moved to a shiny new facility in downtown Indianapolis. They used to develop and scan color 120 rolls of film. When they moved, I walked in to drop off about four rolls of 120 and four or five rolls of 35mm. The guy just slid the rolls of 120 back to me and told me I had to ship them out now.

Dwayne's Photo in Parsons, Kansas is one of maybe two or three labs in the entire country that develop 110 film and they're the most affordable lab when it comes to developing 120 film. What was once the cost of developing copious amounts of film was now a single roll. My heart dropped to my feet when I eventually received my electronic bill after miscalculating my order. And since they don't readily make 110 scanning masks for my scanner, I had to make do with the low-resolution scans Dwayne's offers. It's a sad day when you can feel the death of film in your wallet. True, people are trying to maintain the tradition of making and developing film, but a smaller and smaller number of people seem to care. Oh well... here are my pictures.

Next time, I'm making a happier post about a thrifted Kodak instamatic. Stay tuned.

Wedding on Lake Michigan - July 4, 2014

Wedding on Lake Michigan - July 4, 2014

Wedding on Lake Michigan - July 4, 2014

Wedding on Lake Michigan - July 4, 2014

Wedding on Lake Michigan - July 4, 2014

Wedding on Lake Michigan - July 4, 2014

Lake Michigan - July 5, 2014

Lake Michigan - July 5, 2014

Lake Michigan - July 5, 2014

Lake Michigan - July 5, 2014

Lake Michigan - July 5, 2014

Lake Michigan - July 5, 2014

Blissfest - July 13, 2014

Blissfest - July 13, 2014

Blissfest - July 13, 2014

Blissfest - July 13, 2014

Blissfest - July 13, 2014

Blissfest - July 13, 2014

Blissfest - July 13, 2014

Blissfest - July 13, 2014

Pond Hill Farm - July 2014

Pond Hill Farm - July 2014

Fisheye From the Summer

Added on by Pauline Shypula.

Winter arrived in Indianapolis far earlier than expected. Yesterday, it was 18 degrees at its highest.When I finally scanned my roll of film that was taken with my Lomography Fisheye camera, I got to relive some fun shots from the summer. So as the snow is freezing onto the ground, take a look at these; they might warm you up a little.

Film: Kodak Color Plus 200

The First Snow

Added on by Pauline Shypula.

Technically, the first snow of the year happened on Halloween night here in Indianapolis. However, we got our first substantial snowfall yesterday and am now posting the pictures.

I took the photos on the now discontinued FP-3000b film and of course I squandered a few exposures. And I'm still racked with guilt. In my haste to peel apart the film, I dripped melted snow (so water) on the negative of my favorite photo and destroyed it partially. I also ruined another negative this way, but it wasn't nearly as good of a photo.

Colts Games

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I've been hoarding these pictures until my 35mm rolls got developed, but here they are - a collection of photos I took at various Colts games.

Unfortunately, I won't be attending this evening's game against the Patriots. However, as current Indiana resident and a former resident of New England, albeit for a brief period of time, I can now safely say, "Go Colts!"

The first game of the season. September 7 against the Denver Broncos iPhone 4S - OlloClip Fisheye & Hipstamatic: Tinto 1884 Lens + C-Type Plate Film

The first game of the season. September 7 against the Denver Broncos

iPhone 4S - OlloClip Fisheye & Hipstamatic: Tinto 1884 Lens + C-Type Plate Film

The first game of the season. September 7 against the Denver Broncos Diana F+ - Ultrafine Xtreme 400. Double Exposure.

The first game of the season. September 7 against the Denver Broncos

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Xtreme 400. Double Exposure.

The first game of the season. September 7 against the Denver Broncos Diana F+ - Ultrafine Xtreme 400

The first game of the season. September 7 against the Denver Broncos

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Xtreme 400

IU Marching Hundred during the halftime show on September 28 Olympus OM-G - Lomography XPRO 200

IU Marching Hundred during the halftime show on September 28

Olympus OM-G - Lomography XPRO 200

The first game of the season. September 7 against the Denver Broncos Diana F+ - Ultrafine Xtreme 400. Double Exposure.

The first game of the season. September 7 against the Denver Broncos

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Xtreme 400. Double Exposure.

September 28 against the Tennessee Titans Olympus OM-G - Lomography XPRO 200

September 28 against the Tennessee Titans

Olympus OM-G - Lomography XPRO 200

The first game of the season. September 7 against the Denver Broncos iPhone 4S - OlloClip Fisheye & Hipstamatic: Vincent Lens + Irom 2000 Film

The first game of the season. September 7 against the Denver Broncos

iPhone 4S - OlloClip Fisheye & Hipstamatic: Vincent Lens + Irom 2000 Film

Life Finds a Way

Added on by Pauline Shypula.

Since I haven't had any commissioned work lately, I've been editing photos from a month or so ago. Last month, I took out my camera to our patio. There is a small fire pit there that we've stopped using since it began to rust over and collect trash. This fall, we noticed that life found a way in between the beer cans and cigarette butts.

The selective focus was achieved by putting both my camera and my lens at peril with the "free-lensing" technique, which produces the tilt effect.

Birds on the Canal

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I've been "busy" (video games, personal problems, coping with more video games, other work, mostly video games) and had not gotten around editing these photos from September. But here they are - I edited them in between playing Costume Quest and writing.

This was on the Canal in downtown Indianapolis. People feed these ducks and geese so they get very close to you expecting you to have bread.

I really liked that one goose.

Headshots

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I'm officially doing head shots now. In a moment of sublime convenience, my boyfriend (Indianapolis comedian Sam Griswold) happens to be as handsome as he is hilarious and was in need of some head shots. Here are three of my favorites. We took some very funny ones that he's reserving for later, but I loved taking some ironic "studio portraits." With this shoot, I discovered the idea for a new set to along as soon as I have a few more participants.

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Please visit Sam's website, Twitter, and Youtube page for a good laugh

FujiFilm FP-3000b

Added on by Pauline Shypula.

A little while ago, I saw that Amazon had temporarily lowered the price of the now discontinued FujiFilm FP3000b film. It's an instant 3x4 film in Black and White. I couldn't have been more excited to test it out.

My model is Sam, the burgeoning lumberjack.

I forgot that the film speed is 3000 so they're a little overexposed, but I still love them. I wish I had known about this petition to save the film from extinction a while ago. I better make some money and stock up on the now dwindling stock left over and do what I can with them before they expire.

And Finally, The Indiana State Fair - iPhoneography Edition

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And what would my post dumps be without a few pictures from my iPhone?

Burke Lens, Irom 2000 Film - trees removed

Burke Lens, Irom 2000 Film - trees removed

Burke lens, Irom 2000 film

Burke lens, Irom 2000 film

Jane lens, DC film - rotated and cropped

Jane lens, DC film - rotated and cropped

Jane lens, DC film - rotated and cropped

Jane lens, DC film - rotated and cropped

Jane lens, DC film

Jane lens, DC film

Burke lens, Big Up film

Burke lens, Big Up film

Bettie XL lens, Ina's 1982 film

Bettie XL lens, Ina's 1982 film

Indiana State Fair 120 & 35mm

Added on by Pauline Shypula.

So, you've seen the neat sprocket holes. Now, here are the regular ol' pictures.

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Xtreme 400

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Xtreme 400

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Xtreme 400

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Xtreme 400

Olympus OM-G - Lomography CN-800

Olympus OM-G - Lomography CN-800

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Xtreme 400

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Xtreme 400

Olympus OM-G - Lomography CN-800

Olympus OM-G - Lomography CN-800

Olympus OM-G - Lomography CN-800

Olympus OM-G - Lomography CN-800

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Xtreme 400

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Xtreme 400

Olympus OM-G - Lomography CN-800

Olympus OM-G - Lomography CN-800

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Xtreme 400

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Xtreme 400

Olympus OM-G - Lomography CN-800

Olympus OM-G - Lomography CN-800

Olympus OM-G - Lomography CN-800

Olympus OM-G - Lomography CN-800

This guy served me a pretty okay mac-n-cheese grilled cheese sandwich. Olympus OM-G - Lomography CN-800

This guy served me a pretty okay mac-n-cheese grilled cheese sandwich.

Olympus OM-G - Lomography CN-800

Rocketship Comedy at Flat 12 Bierwerks

Added on by Pauline Shypula.

A few days ago, I had the privilege to see and photograph Matt Braunger at Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis, IN. As of late, I've been photographing some of the events put on by Rocketship Comedy at Flat 12. Here are some of my favorites from shows past while I fall behind on editing the photos from last week. (Note: These are edited much more heavily than what you might see on Rocketship Comedy's page just for the sake of differentiating them)

July 25, 2014 (Three of which made their way into NUVO - which I posted about before)

The August 29 Show

Antonio Edmonds

Antonio Edmonds

The September 12th Show

Film dump day is the best kind of day

Added on by Pauline Shypula.

So I dropped my film off at the one Black and White developing lab in the city on Monday. On Wednesday, I was clutching for rolls of film waiting to be scanned. I invested in a new scanner and I haven't quite gotten the hang of properly scanning negatives, I'm still pretty stoked to share some of them here... and of course more later.

As I type this, my order from Lomography is out for delivery and 10 rolls of film will be arriving on my doorstep in the next 6 hours I presume.

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Extreme 400

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Extreme 400

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Extreme 400

Diana F+ - Ultrafine Extreme 400

Lubitel 166B - Ultrafine Extreme 400

Lubitel 166B - Ultrafine Extreme 400

Lubitel 166B - Ultrafine Extreme 400

Lubitel 166B - Ultrafine Extreme 400

Lubitel 166B - Ultrafine Extreme 400

Lubitel 166B - Ultrafine Extreme 400

Lubitel 166B - Ultrafine Extreme 400

Lubitel 166B - Ultrafine Extreme 400