Keep Those Old Cameras
I shot "Beach Walk" with my Dad's Ciro-Flex double-lens camera, circa the 1940's, using Kodak 120 film. Exposing the film twice just seconds apart, created the shadow effect. *Note the square negatives. I printed the photo on semi-gloss fiber paper, adding sepia toning.
Stranded on a Sandbar
I shot "Stranded on a Sandbar" with my Mom's 1930's box camera, using Kodak 120 film. *Note the rectangular negatives. I used glossy paper and sepia toning.
I went to the Hammond Public Library yesterday to see your photography and enjoyed it very much. I didn't know you are so proficient in photography. How interesting to have used the old cameras. How interesting to still have them around and you can still take beautiful pictures with them. Thanks for sharing your artistry.
We were there. The exhibit is extraordinary! I loved photos of Milwaukee Museum (I was there when you took them). Also loved Beach Walk and Ashlyn.
Linda (and Myron) Nidetz
Congratulations on your photography show. Continued success.
Although I've been taking pictures most of my life, it's only recently that I think I can call myself a photographer! Since 2003 I've been showing (and sharing) my vision with others. These are some of the places my work has appeared.
I'm so pleased to be able to share My View with you. My photography through the years has always been very individual. I was never interested in the pictures everyone else was shooting. Since I started working with black and white, I've found my art!
When I'm shooting pictures, I'm looking for the right combination of light and shadow, the most interesting angle, the perfect elements. Sometimes I plan the shot, sometimes it's serendipity. I use several different cameras which are reflected in the pieces I chose. Most were done in 35 mm, but I've also included some medium format shots. For instance, I shot "Beach Walk" with my Dad's Ciro-Flex double-lens camera, circa the 1940's, using Kodak 120 film. Exposing the film twice just seconds apart, created the shadow effect. I shot "Stranded on a Sandbar" with my Mom's 1930's box camera, also using 120 film.
Anticipation is at least half the fun as I develop and print my shots. Learning the fine points involved in exposing and improving a negative has been a joy. Experimental work in the darkroom can be a lot of fun, too. I've reversed negatives, inserted outside elements as in "The Dancer" and "Test Pattern" and finished the print with sepia tone or other colors. All the prints in the black screen are made with glass shards. Half a print woven through other half makes an interesting effect. These mats are recycled from scraps.
About me - I own Laughing Cat Productions, LLC, a communications company specializing in public relations, marketing, and video production. I write a weekly column, "Theatre Scene" for the Times. I am co-owner of Spotlight on Lake, a web based community news site. I was the Munster Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2004, the Communicators of Northwest Indiana's Edgar L. Mills Award winner in 2000, and a Telly® Award winner in 1998.
My View photography by Carol Moore occurred during May & June, 2006 at the Hammond Public Library, 564 State St. (corner of Sohl & State), Hammond. There was also an Artist Reception on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
"Beach Walk" and "The Dancer" (Gallery 9) were accepted into the Hammond Public Library's 2005 Annual Senior Art Exhibit on display from September 1 through October 23, 2005.
During August 2005, three photos were exhibited in the Northern Indiana Art Association's Student Show at the Center for the Visual & Performing Arts, Munster, IN; "Follow the Yellow" (Gallery 6), "Wheel in Black" (Gallery 5) and "Blue Cloud" (Gallery 7).