long time no see

Whew, it’s been forever since I last posted here. Some of you, who follow me on IG or are friends on FB already know I’ve been away from home for 2 months. All four of our suitcases still sit in the master bedroom, waiting to be unpacked (why does this process have to be so hard for me?), memory cards full of summer memories are tucked in a card wallet and a ziplock bag with 24 medium format film rolls hasn’t left the dresser it was placed on two days… that’s all to say that no, I have nothing new to share but the archives are full of images I have never blogged. It will be a while before I can get around to personal images from the vacation as I came home with quite a few client sessions as well, and those have priority, of course.

Jetlag is kicking my butt so if what I wrote doesn’t make sense, you know why. I won’t proofread this post.

These are from last September, when Alice hadn’t started preschool yet.



Mamiya NC1000s | Fuji Superia Xtra 400

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From the archives. The Mamiya has been retired with the arrival of the Canon A-1.R1-04109-0004Mamiya NC1000s | Kodak Ultramax 400

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What’s in my camera bag.

Or on the shelves…

Top row, left to right:
Hasselblad 500C/M – you have seen plenty from this camera already. Medium format, 6×6. I have two 120 magazines, two polaroid backs, prism, waist level viewfinder, closeup filter, 80mm 2.8.

Ferrania Rondine: Italian camera, takes 127 film. It should be in working condition but I have not had a chance to test it yet. On my to do list for this weekend or next week. Belonged to my father-in-law.

Mamiya NC1000s: the 35mm I used before getting the Canon A-1. It has given me some great shots but occasionally the shutter will remain open for an indefinite amount of time. With 50mm 1.7.

Rolleicord II: medium format, 6×6. Also belonged to my father-in-law and sat in a basement for 20 years. We had it as a prop at home for a few years before I decided to polish it and run a roll of Portra 160. I don’t give it much love, because f/3.5 is not open enough for shooting indoors, but it has given me beautiful shots.

Tiny camera in the center:
Minox 35GL: the smallest full frame 35mm. Viewfinder camera. Unfortunately, the last roll I ran through it, a month ago, came out almost blank. The shutter remains open until film is wound. Sad news. I have shot more than a few rolls with this and for being pocket size, it’s amazing. This one also belonged to father-in-law.

Bottom row, left to right:
Pentax 67: if you have been following for a while, you know this is the most recent addition to my film camera collection. 6×7, obviously. With 105mm 2.4, prism.

Canon A-1: my baby. She is tiny and awesome for a walk-around camera. With 50mm 1.4.

Polaroid Land Camera 450: I love this one but haven’t shot it in forever. Cost of instant film is too high for my taste.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThat’s all about my cameras, I guess. Soon, a post about my darkroom.

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afternoon light

he found one of my headbands…




mamiya nc1000s | fuji superia xtra 400

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halloween 2013

the kids were so excited about trick-or-trunk at school. i was one of the parents that signed up for it. too bad i barely got any photos because i was busy handing out treats to over 80 children that walked by.







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flowers of different kinds

more photos from the archives.

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my tree


it’s been almost a year since i found this tree. its wind blown shape is so gracious. i’m looking forward to documenting some fall colors but that will take a while. unlike elsewhere, we don’t get to see reds (if any) until the end of november. i know this tree turns red because that’s how it was when i first photographed it. check out #thatsltree on instagram.klodjana_dervishi_49550001mamiya nc1000s | fuji superia xtra 400

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polka dots and chalk

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a thief’s hand

i have to take all of my drinks decaf because the kids tend to steal them from me. this was taken quite some time ago. alice was maybe not even a year old and i was trying out my mamiya. the rainy weather made for perfectly diffused light.MamiyaKodakUltramaxmamiya nc 1000s | kodak ultramax 400

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picking apples

from our very own apple tree in the backyard. they were delicious.











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