Back at it

Back at it

I graduated from the University of Iowa in May, which caused me to lose access to a lot of their amazing film equipment... but I just bought a Braun NovoScan 120 film scanner so I can finally make digital copies of my images again. I'm still getting used to it, and I've been having trouble [...]

The Last Lab in Town

The Last Lab in Town

I visited University Camera in Iowa City and talked to the owner and lab manager about how they stay in the film business.

My Black and White Photogram Project

My Black and White Photogram Project

I had not seen any work where photogram techniques and negatives were used in combination. I experimented with semi-transparent materials (so the images would still show through) including salt, plastic wrap, artificial flowers, and lace. In the limited red glow of darkroom safelights, I strategically placed the objects on top of the paper (either 11x14" or 16x20"). After exposing negative onto the paper, through the materials, I developed my print normally.