With the end of the year upon us, I figured it would be good to start announcing what’s up and coming for me in 2013.
Project:1812 continues to move on, with most of the Niagara Region covered this year, I’m switching focus through the winter of 2013 to documenting the campaigns in the western areas of Toronto, Forts Malden, Mackinaw, St. Joseph, and the battles surrounding them, also Port Dover, and Backus Mills. Hopefully in the summer and fall I’ll be able to get out covering some of the Eastern battle sites and fortifications along the St. Lawrence. So this project continues.
But the big news for 2013 is the return of the fifty-two roll project. With the fanfare I got with the project last year, I decided to let it rest for the 2012 year, and then bring it back in 2013. However this time it’s going to be a bit different. The idea will be to build up my skills with black and white photography, developing, and printing. So you’re going to see fifty-two weeks of Tri-X; the classic black and white fast emulsion from Kodak. So if you have a theme idea, please leave me a comment. Like the original fifty-two roll project I’ll be laying down some restrictions for myself, which are a bit more specific.
- A week Starts on Saturday, ends on Friday.
- I can only use a Nikon F3 with a AI-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 lens
- I can only use Kodak Tri-X
- I can only use Kodak HC-110 to develop the film
- I must post at least seven shots per roll.
The idea is to build some level of consistency, and hopefully by the end of this I’ll have a solid body of not only negatives but proper silver prints of some of my better works. So keep an eye out for the new project and the continuation of the War of 1812 one.
Long Live Film.