Npegg Has A Camera.

I'm @npegg and I have a camera.

Tag: Film Photography

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

Brent.

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

Blue.

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Maybe we are all disappearing into where we think we ot’ to go.

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.

Never Quick, Nor Easy.

Easy Divorce.

This photo would fit well into a project aimed around the ideas of “commitment” or a series on “North American Living”. ironically of course.

This was a sign outside what seemed to be a small, walk in, walk out law office in the lower east side of Manhattan.

Walking around with my Nikon AF600 (a small point a shoot 35mm camera) while waiting to play a concert at a small venue, I spotted the sign. Having no idea how to photograph it though. I walked up and took a picture of it for my own personal memory, knowing the composition would hold no value. Later, however, after developing the roll, I noticed that I accidentally captured a bus with a American Flag on the side. This, I think, adds some sort of value to the image. Leading one to impose an idea of a downfall in North American culture as to the idea that divorce as become a way of life and a cultural norm. I think that it speaks to the area of commitment and instant gratification all at the same time.

I think it’s a neat picture.

Shot on some expired Blacks 200iso film that I found at a thrift shop. the best thing about this film is that it has the processing included. Free developing. Go team!

anyways, thanks for reading.

Walking a Dog in NYC.

NYC Pug

I feel like owning a dog in NYC would suck. It would have to live in your small over priced apartment. It would bark and make your neighbors mad. Dog hair. Dog smell. Dog poop. You would have to walk it down narrow busy streets full of tourists and pissed of cab drivers. Then when it decides to take a crap on the side walk, you have to grab the little bag a pick up its crap while 300 people eating pizza and wearing “I heart new york” t shirts watch and shame you as if dogs aren’t supposed to poop.

And then not to mention some long haired Canadian guy will decide to take a picture of your dog as your’e walking it down the side walk in hopes that it will do it’s business so you can go back to your apartment, throw on Netflix and stress about how you’re going to make your next rent payment.

Life yahknow?

anyways.

I’m less afraid to point my camera at animals than I am to point it at people. This dog still didn’t seem to impressed.

This is on some small numeric street in west Manhattan last week.

Nikon AF600 F3.5

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.

Thank you so much for following, and reading my blog.

Look Left.

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Those Hamilton one ways.

Arista 400 35mm Black and White

Highs.

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Highs From Toronto Ontario.