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phonepics #1


Fall/Winter, 2013

Part of my ongoing personal therapy of curing myself of snobbery over gratuitous phonecam filtering. I'll be posting a handful at a time, under #mobe.

Relax, it's just another camera.

these images originally posted to instagram, edited with some variety of phone apps

28 June 2014


phonepics #0


Fall, 2013

Part of my ongoing personal therapy of curing myself of snobbery over gratuitous phonecam filtering. I'll be posting a handful at a time, under #mobe.

these images originally posted to instagram, edited with some variety of phone apps

22 June 2014


A Fabric Test


The bottle for the cyanotype solution is labeled May 2013, but I think this is when I combined the two separate parts, potassium ferricyanide and ammonium ferric citrate; those have been in solution for probably a year or more before I combined them into the same bottle. The cork of the bottle has been soaked through with cyanotype solution, but still smelled faintly of bourbon when I popped it. That's what I get for storing chemistry in poorly-washed liquor bottles. Into the fabric it goes!

My main goal for this test was to practice aligning the pattern, since I'm intending on dying an entire bolt of fabric in the near future. A manila folder is heavy enough to block out exposure, though I will probably switch to black cardstock for subsequent exposures due to paranoia.

8 minute exposures per segment, under the home-cooked UV box that's been on campus for as long as I have known.

Immediately after exposure, along the actual seam where I aligned two separate exposures. The linen is coarse enough that a little bullshit is hard to detect. No one will ever know.

Lukewarm water rinse for about fifteen minutes, including vigorous scrubbing. The highlights didn't clear very well, owing mostly to the age of the solution, I'm betting.

18 June 2014


Tangents


Sometimes I think it's wrong to bring a piece of the earth with me, but sometimes I cannot resist.

detail

15 May 2014


Contact Sheets


People I'll never see again; places I can't get away from.

14 May 2014


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