Saturday, March 28, 2015

An Afternoon Inside Julio's Mind


Once upon a time, I could walk thousands of mile, climb every mountain, and swim in every ocean.  I know that sounds like bragging but it's the truth.  Or what I seem to recall.  These days my mind have been hazzy.  How long has it been?  I better start taking notes on pieces of paper.  Mental notes seem to scatter everywhere that I forget where I put them.  Where is my favorite pen?  No ink.  Darn it.  I don't want to use that old typewriter. My fingers don't seem to find the right keys anymore.  Coffee makes it worse.  Did you come here to take me away?  I forgot who you were.  Come.  Yes.  Come.  Can I bring Stella with me?  You know, Old Stella.  She used to sit by my feet during those hot lazy days.  I missed her.  She was a good dog.  Yes. Come.  We must go.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Random Thoughts of Mrs Wright


Mrs Wright felt that the winter would never end.  Hardly any sign of spring on the horizon.  I better get me another cup of hot tea, she thought.  Why does the tea get cold right away?  I'll have to talk to Doctor Leete about my sleep.  The system of socialism is utter nonsense.  I recall in 2078 - yes that was a memorable year - when the Boston Underground played a concert for 36 hours straight.  We were wild and running free.  That was then.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Drift Away

Hasselblad 500CM, 150mm, 21mm extension tube

The expired film and used chemicals can sometimes result in beautiful accident.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Repost: Viktor at Grand Central Market


Viktor:  You talking to me?

Juzno:  I would like to take your picture.

Viktor:  Why?

Juzno:  I am going to be the next Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Viktor:  Who is he?

Juzno:  Why?

Viktor:  Why you ask why?

Juzno:  Bye.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Dreamin' of My Chevy

Dreamin' of my Chevy and my old blue jeans

I had a dream.  My old 56 Chevy.  A V8 engine that was all mine and an overhead valve high compression, short stroke design, a two-barrel carburetor rated at 162 hp complete with "Idiot" lights as gauges for the generator and oil pressure. The interiors matched my cowboy boots from the classic old time crocodile rock and roll.  Yipee-ka-yay!  Now if I could just fit in my old blue jeans.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Doing the Thing I Do (part II)

Sometimes an egg and fork can make you think deeply.

An ordinary shot, yes.  But the result is very organic.  Moreover, the process excites and stimulates me more than digital.  In order to get this shot, I used a 21mm extension tube on the 80mm CF lens, a nice lens that came with my Hasselblad 500 CM.  The 80mm on a medium format is wide enough to get a good perspective and yet give out a nice blurred out background even at f16.  Try doing that on digital SLR.  One would need a wide angle lens at f2 or wider.  The 21mm extension tube allows me to get closer to the subject.

I am really into this film phase.  I'm for the most part liberated from Photoshop.  Except for digitizing the image - digitalized with Carl Zeiss 100mm Makro on Canon 5D mk ii, everything is done old school: shot on Hasselblad 500 CM with Ilford 100 Delta Pro 120 film, and self-developed using Ilford solutions.

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