Npegg Has A Camera.

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Category: Black and white

This Past Summer

This past summer I built a darkroom in my basement apartment. Guess I’ve come a long way since the first post on this blog.

This past week, a series of prints that I developed in that darkroom are now for sale at a local art shop called Iris Arts in Cambridge Ontario. Guess, I’ve really come a long way since the first post on this blog.

It takes about 3 minutes total to see the image on the paper, once you get the enlarger in focus in the darkroom. About 2 seconds once you press the shutter button on your iphone.

The 3 minutes time statement is a lie actually. I took these images 3 years ago, on a old Bronica ETRSI medium format camera that I traded a bunch of thrifted Polaroid camera’s for at Burlington Camera.

So I guess, these photo’s took 3 years to appear on paper.

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Speaking of thrift shops. I was at one about 2 years ago and stumble across a box loaded with darkroom equipment. Up until that moment in my life I had never even seen darkroom equipment in real life before. Literally everything except the chemicals and a dark light sealed room was in that box. For $40 (which I actually didn’t have at the time) was all they were asking for about (if sourced all individually) $1000 + worth of gear.  So smacked that $40 dollar charge on to my credit card and brought it home, cleaned it all up, and stored it in my dads basement for about 2 years.

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One day early 2018 I was taking a pee in a small unfinished bathroom. It had a small window, bunch of two by fours and running water. I thought, after flushing the toilet of course, I could block out that window and make this into a darkroom.

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So this summer, I decided to follow through with that, I pulled out the 1000 archived negatives from the past 5 years and decided to find something to print and hang on my wall.

I’m really glad I did that.

More to come soon.

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Is it broken?

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After jumping off the stage at the end of his set… Marcel, Lead vocals and guitar of band called Die Hexe , announced to the audience that he thought he broke his ankle.

For the rest of the show, he was be asked probably around 100 times.. if it was broken..

no word yet from the doctor whether or not it is actually broken.. but pretty punk rock regardless of the outcome.

Canon 60D Kit lens blah blah blah

Galt.

 

Had a few hours to kill in Galt Ontario.

Walked around with a 40mm 2.8 Pancake attached to a Canon 60D

Galt has, for a while now, been the subject of alot of cameras. A few horror films have been shot there. And it seems everyone and their 4 year old wants to instagram the place. Painters and poets also seem to flock there. I guess I don’t blame them. It is a cool glimpse into the “once was, now isn’t” book.

 

The cloud texture made a cool backdrop for some silhouetting in post.

so, here are some eerie shots of old Galt Ontario

The Real World.

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Canon 60D – 18mm Kit – IDKiso IDKapt – Nov 29/15

Hamilton Ontario Skyline, in the late November fog.

Today, I turned down a Job opportunity.

I don’t actually have a real job, so that was probably a bad idea.

I turned down 35k a year. ( which is significant in comparison to my 12k a year I’m making now)

I guess, I’m just not into money.

Maybe I’m into funding however.

Money is a tool to help you get other tools, so you can accomplish a goal.

Money is not a net that catches you when everything falls apart.

Money is a mirage.

Maybe life is a mirage too.

Anyways, I said no to an opportunity that was big. However, by doing that I through myself blind into something much, much bigger.

Hope.

#HAMONT

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Somewhere above Hamilton Ontario.

Brent.

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Brent Rambler of August Burns red at #KOIFest15 KOI Music Festival in Kitchener ON.

Crowd.

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I found my self in the photography pit fro a recent local August Burns Red concert. It’s a funny story how I got int here to begin with. But once in there, I realized I was totally unprepared to take concert photo’s. I was shooting a Vlog that day for another project.

There were a few moments when the lights were right for my Kit lens on my canon 60D to handle the surroundings.

I wasn’t actually trying to take this picture, it was more of “hey I see my friend in the crowd lets take a picture of him” at the exact moment a very popular song started up by the band , the crowd roared and I snapped a picture with loads of emotion.  And my friend Matt smiling center frame.

There were only like 3 other pictures that turned out from the 100 that I took.

Such is life.

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Screaming.

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You told me to get better, but then just walked away.

You said, I was screaming for attention, for someone to notice.

I’m sorry.

I guess, I was just screaming for you.

Sad.

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It almost seems to sad to emit any light at all. But every night, when it’s to dark to see, it shines the brightest.

And so can you.

A Lake.

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Yashica FX-D Arista Black&White

After dropping this camera down a mountain, I’ve started wrestling with light leaks. Some may say that Light leaks are creative and artsy, but not when you are trying to take a non-lightleaked photo..Duhh.

This was one of the few on the roll that was not affected. Haven’t really figured out why yet.

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