Category Archives: Project:52

The category in which I will be posting things relating to my photography project for 2011. Titled Project:52 where I will shoot one roll or pack of film per week for the entire year.

52 of 52

As the title suggests, here’s a compilation of the two images from the entire project:52. Think of this as a teaser…for the book, which if all goes according to plans should be out by mid to late spring.

01: Squeal Like a Wage Slave
Week 1 - Monday Thru Friday
Pentax 645 – Lomography X-Pro 200

02: Toronto’s Castle
Week 2 - Casa Loma
Nikon F4 – Fuji Acros 100

03: Of Winter Drives and Small Towns
Week 3 - On Winter Drives and Small Towns
Nikon F3 – Lomography X-Pro 100

04: Feelin’ Blue
Week 4 - Blue
Contax G2 – Kodak Portra 160NC

05: We’ll Cross that Bridge…
Project:52 - Week 5
Nikon F4 – Ilford SFX200

06: Smile! You’re on Camera
Project:52 - Week 6
Fuji Instax Mini 7s – Fuji Instax Film

07: Sudden Inspiration
Project:52 - Week 7
Rolleiflex 2.8F – Ilford HP5+

08: This Hobby Keeps Landing me behind Bars
Project:52 - Week 8
Pentax 645 – Kodak Ektar 100

09: Upon this Rock
Project:52 - Week 9
Nikon F4 – Kodak E100GX

10: Rain, Rain on my Face
Project:52 - Week 10
Nikon F3 – Astia Premimum 400

11: All Shiny and New
Project:52 - Week 11
Contax G2 – Kodak Portra 400

12: Rise of the Lizard Woman
Project:52 - Week 12
Pentax 645 – Kodak Portra 400

13: Ghost Towns and Brickworks
Project:52 - Week 13
Nikon F3 – Lomography X-Pro 100

14: Rust and Mud
Project:52 - Week 14
Nikon F4 – Kodak Tri-X 400

15: Join the Army they said
Project:52 - Week 15
Nikon F3 – Efke KB50

16: Queen and Rain
Project:52 - Week 16
Nikon F4 – Kodak Portra 400

17: London Calling
Project:52 - Week 17
Pentax 645 – Fuji Velvia

18: Film Wasters
Wander Wander
Rolleiflex 2.8F – Fuji Astia 100F

19: A Country Wedding
Project:52 - Week 19
Pentax 645 – Kodak Portra 400

20: Dead Industry
Project:52 - Week 20
Rolleiflex 2.8F – Ilford Delta 400

21: Laying Siege
Project:52 - Week 22
Rolleiflex 2.8F – Ilford HP5+

22: The Last Destroyer
APUG Meet - May 2011 (Project:52 - Week 21)
Pentax 645 – Shanghai GP3

23: ROADTRIP!
Project:52 - Week 23
Polaroid Auto 240 – Fuji FP3000b

24: And now for something completely different
Project:52 - Week 24
Minolta X-700 – Kodak E100G

25: Impossible!
Project:52 - Week 25
Polaroid 600 OneStep CloseUp – Impossible Project PX680 ColorShade (First Flush)

26: Ding! Ding!
Project:52 - Week 26
Rolleiflex 2.8F – Fuji Velvia 100

27: The Parkway
Project:52 - Week 27
Nikon FM2 – Efke KB50

28: Dark Chocolate
Up on the Roof
Polaroid Auto 250 – Polaroid Chocolate

29: The North
Project:52 - Week 29
Contax G2 – Lomography X-Pro 100

30: A Ferry
Project:52 - Week 30
Nikon F3 – Kodak Plus-X 125

31: Straight from the Hip
Project:52 - Week 31
Lomography Fisheye V.1 – Fuji Superia 400

32: Battlefield of Blood
Project:52 - Week 32
Pentax 645 – Kodak Tri-X Pan

33: The West
Project: 52 - Week 33
Contax G2 – Kodak Portra 400

34: Hitting the Streets
Project:52 - Week 34
Nikon F4 – Ilford FP4+

35: Trying Something New
Project:52 - Week 35
Rolleiflex 2.8F – Kodak Verichrome Pan

36: The Fort
Project:52 - Week 36
Nikon F3 – Kodak Portra 160

37: Demolition Man
Project:52 - Week 37
Nikon FM2 – Fuji Acros 100

38: Going W.I.D.E.
Project:52 - Week 38
Lomography Horizon Kompakt – Ilford HP5+

39: Chrome
Project:52 - Week 39
Pentax 645 – Fuji Velvia

40: A Momentous Day
Project:52 - Week 40
Olympus Stylus Epic DLX – Kodak Tri-X 400

41: How Emily Got her Groove On
Project:52 - Week 41
Nikon F4 – Kodak Portra 400

42: The Big Apple – Pt. 1
Along the Curved Walk
Rolleiflex 2.8F – Fuji Velvia

43: The Big Apple – Pt. 2
Hotel New Yorker
Leica IIIc – Lomography Lady Grey

44: Red Scare
Project:52 - Week 44
Smena 8m – Kentmere 100

45: You can call me BOB
Project:52 - Week 45
Leica IIIc – Rollei Retro 100

46: Steel Town Blues
Project:52 - Week 46
Nikon F4 – Kodak Ektar 100

47: Taking the Scenic Route
Project:52 - Week 47
Bronica SQ-Am – Kodak Tri-X

48: Grab Yer Sandals we’re going Walkin’
Project:52 - Week 48
Nikon F4 – Kodak Portra 400

49: Back to Trafalgar
Project:52 - Week 49
Polaroid Auto 250 – Fuji FP3000b

50: Back to…Ohio?
Project:52 - Week 50
Nikon F4 – Kodak Portra 160

51: Barber, By Night
Project:52 - Week 51
Pentax 645 – Kodak Tri-X Pan

52: Christmas…Is Coming
Project:52 - Week 52
Rolleiflex 2.8F – Kodak Portra 400

Project:52 – Week 52

The Numbers match.

I can’t believe it, fifty-two weeks of analog, an entire year, 365 images posted to the blog for the project…I feel…sucessful, I actually did it. Yet, oddly sad the project is done.

In it’s own way, it was…fun, not a burden.

So to end it off I ventured out into the cold night and wandered through downtown Milton, had to give my hometown the final spot in the project. Milton’s downtown features all those wonderful late 19th century early 20th century buildings and thankfully many still standing however there are a lot still missing. Being Christmas Eve I took in some decorations of the historical homes in and around the core of ‘Old Milton’ and yes, I used Kodak Portra 400 for the final week.

Project:52 - Week 52

Project:52 - Week 52

Project:52 - Week 52

Project:52 - Week 52

Project:52 - Week 52

Project:52 - Week 52

Project:52 - Week 52

Rolleiflex 2.8F – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 – Kodak Portra 400, Shot at ISO-1600, no push in Development.

Project:52 – Week 51

I just had to bring it back before the end, something abandoned. In this case I am dragging you to one of my personal favourite locations, the Barber Mill in Georgetown Ontario, but unlike many of my trips, I took a chance and went at night. The Mill was built in 1823 but abandoned for several decades now. The ruins are beautiful at any time of day and in any weather. Dangerous…yes, but worth the risk.

Project:52 - Week 51

Project:52 - Week 51

Project:52 - Week 51

Project:52 - Week 51

Project:52 - Week 51

Project:52 - Week 51

Project:52 - Week 51

Pentax 645 – SMC Pentax A 645 35mm 1:3.5 – Kodak Tri-X Pan (TXP, ISO-320)

Project:52 – Week 50

Finding myself back in Ohio I took a break from the long drive home to stop off in the city of Findlay, home of the university where we had a day earlier gone to a Polaroid Party. I had seen the downtown from the photos taken during the FPP mid-west meetup a meetup I sadly was unable to attend, so I made a point to stop off this time. Spent some time at Imagine That, and even ran into a friend and inspiration Mat Marash while enjoying lunch at a local pub.

Project:52 - Week 50

Project:52 - Week 50

Project:52 - Week 50

Project:52 - Week 50

Project:52 - Week 50

Project:52 - Week 50

Project:52 - Week 50

Nikon F4 – AF Nikkor 35mm 1:2D – Kodak Portra 160

Project:52 – Week 49

Having moved back up the Hill to the main Trafaglar Road campus of Sheridan, I decided to let one of the more photogenic of the four campuses be the subject for Week 49 (only fair since STC got to be the subject for Week 1). So to add some flare, I used polaroid cameras to capture the campus. Of course the Auto 250 got the most attention.

Project:52 - Week 49

Project:52 - Week 49

Project:52 - Week 49

Project:52 - Week 49

Project:52 - Week 49

Project:52 - Week 49

Project:52 - Week 49

Polaroid Spectra – Impossible Project PZ680 Color Shade
Polaroid Automatic 250 Land Camera – FP-100c, FP-3000b

Project:52 – Week 48

For the past ten years Milton churches have been putting on a living christmas pagent I have been several times, and even volunteered to be a person in the pagent. So for the tenth year I decided to take my Bible Study group along and a film camera for Week 48! So let’s take the journey to tell the story of the birth of Jesus.

Project:52 - Week 48

Project:52 - Week 48

Project:52 - Week 48

Project:52 - Week 48

Project:52 - Week 48

Project:52 - Week 48

Project:52 - Week 48

Nikon F4 – AF Nikkor 35mm 1:2D – Kodak Portra 400

Project:52 – Week 47

I love backroads and sunday afternoon drives and taking the senic route. Sure it may take you a little bit longer to get there, but sometimes the journey is more important than the destination. So coming home from a party I decided to load up the newest member of my camera family with some film and took the long, stupid, and conviluted route home, just to see what I could see.

Project:52 - Week 37

Project:52 - Week 37

Project:52 - Week 37

Project:52 - Week 37

Project:52 - Week 37

Project:52 - Week 37

Project:52 - Week 37

Bronica SQ-Am – Zenzanon-PS 150mm 1:4 – Kodak Tri-X 400 (400TX)

Project:52 – Week 46

Steel Town
The Hammer
Hogtown
Tiger Town

Whatever you call it, we’re talking about Hamilton, Ontario. Ever since I started up this project I wanted to include this city in the project but for some reason or another it just slipped through the cracks. But on a day when I actually found myself in the city, I realized that now, near the end, that time to feature Hamilton was here. I mostly stuck in the downtown area, which is only a small slice of the city, but a slice that I spent many nights, during the early days of my exploring, since you could hit up four abandonments by walking, and getting a cheap greesy slice of pizza at National Afterwards.

Project:52 - Week 46
How about a panorama from the top of the ‘mountain’ of the downtown core to kick it off.

Project:52 - Week 46

Project:52 - Week 46

Project:52 - Week 46

Project:52 - Week 46

Project:52 - Week 46

Project:52 - Week 46

Nikon F4 – AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D – Kodak Ektar 100

Project:52 – Week 45

Excuse me, but have you seen Bob? This neat little worldwide photo project seemed to grab my attention so for week 45 I took my “Bob” along and photographed him in and around the area during my errands, mostly through Hamilton’s downtown. Needless to say I got a couple strange looks as I photographed this cardboard character in various spaces. Some people even wanted to know what I was doing, so I happily explained, some continued to give me the strange looks while others thought it was kinda cool.

Project:52 - Week 45
No, Bob hasn’t been around since 1958, but Burlington Camera has, and they even had the required yellow filter for my Summitar 50mm f/2 lens.

Project:52 - Week 45
Bob on some boarding keeping the Royal Connaught Hotel sealed.

Project:52 - Week 45
Bob on the freshly restored Lister Block.

Project:52 - Week 45

Project:52 - Week 45

Project:52 - Week 45

Project:52 - Week 45

Project:52 - Week 45

Leica IIIc – Leitz Summitar f=5cm 1:2 – Rollei Retro 100

Project:52 – Week 44

I’m not often one who will get a new camera and throw it into a project that has been going very well, and hoping that I’ll get something decent. I usually test out the cameras first. But when I was given a Lomo Smena 8m from Michael Raso of The Film Photography Project it must be a good camera. And well the manual was all in Russian so I just launched right into using it. The results were…interesting. I carried it with me over the course of Sunday errands so there’s really no rhyme or reason to the images, they’re shot straight from the hip with little or no looking at focus or settings.

The Smena is as basic as basic can be, it’s plastic (although sporting a glass lens), there’s no focus aid, you just sort of guess, shutter speeds are indicated by pictograms (the actually numerical speeds are listed on the side of the lens barrel), and the aperture settings are on the front of the lens and you seem to pick them by the film speed you have loaded although the scale is none that I had ever seen before. Oh and there’s no light meter or automatic settings.

You shoot from the hip, and pray it turns out.

Project:52 - Week 44

Project:52 - Week 44

Project:52 - Week 44

Project:52 - Week 44

Project:52 - Week 44

Project:52 - Week 44

Project:52 - Week 44

ЛОМО ϹМЕНА 8M – T-43 4/40 ЛОМО – Kentmere 100