Snap to Grid show in Los Angeles

This is the image I submitted to the Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts “Snap to Grid” show. Up November 11th through December 4th. Opening reception November 11th 7:00 – 9:00.  The “UN-Juried” show where every entry is shown.

The reception was very well attended and the work this year was exceptional. Upwards of 20,000 people come down for the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk and viewed the spectacular array of works with much delight and enthusiasm. There were so many people viewing the work—their fascinated expressions and intent questions were testament to the high caliber of the show. Please find a link below where you can find images of the reception amongst their archives. click here!

LACDA

107 West Fifth Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

New scans from a Kodak “Fun Saver Panoramic 35” disposable camera

Over the last few days I have been scanning new 35mm Tri-X negatives, and re-scanning older negatives from a Kodak “Fun Saver Panoramic 35” disposable camera. A few months ago I purchased a scanning table for my Epson V-700 flat bed scanner. The quality is so much better than the scans from the Epson negative carriers, I can’t even look at the old scans. The betterscanning scan bed holds the negative flat against a sheet of anti-newton glass, no more out of focus scans, sharp scans right down to the grain of the film.

These images represent a rough draft of what I’m thinking about submitting to the RayKo Photo Center’s 4th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show.

Monitor Valley, Nevada

Death Valley National Park, California

Black Rock Desert, Nevada

Diamond Valley, Nevada

Death Valley National Park, California

Ruth, Nevada

Steptoe Valley, Nevada

Kodak “Fun Saver Panoramic 35” Disposable Cameras

I have been using, or I should say re-using Kodak “Fun Saver Panoramic 35” disposable cameras since 1992. I usually purchased these cameras at the checkout line of grocery stores for $10.95. I have purchased about two dozen of these cameras over the years, but since Kodak quit making them in 1999, I have been slowly running out of them. After a couple of hundred rolls of Kodak TX-135-36 run through them, they have a tendency to cease to function. I have saved every one of them in hopes that I can take parts from one and make another work. Unfortunately it’s always the shutter that quits. I am down to my last three cameras. I just found one on e-bay in Great Britain, one has a funky viewfinder, and the last one is working about a third of the time, this is typical of what happens just before they crap out.

Do you have any of these cameras you would like to sell? I am wiling to pay top dollar for any working Kodak “Fun Saver Panoramic 35” disposable camera. It does not need to have the original film in it, as I reload with black and white film anyway.