Project No. 00

First, an introduction. This blog will feature updates about projects I’m currently working on. Please leave constructive and helpful comments. I want feedback for what I post here. Let me know if you have any ideas for future projects as well.  If you would rather not post comments here, feel free to email them to me.

I thought I would start by including a couple of things I have worked on recently.

PROJECT No. 00a – FRANK MISKIN: IN HIS OWN WORDS

My Grandpa Miskin died soon after I was born, so I don’t have any memories of him. Luckily, there have been many others who do and who I’ve learned a lot about him through them. Before he died, he recorded on tape some of his own personal memories from growing up. I transferred the audio to a digital format so I could give my Dad a copy on CD. Here is the final artwork for the packaging which used some old photographs. The title, “In His Own Words,” is simply what was written on the cassette tape. I’d like to acknowledge that the design wouldn’t have worked out so well if not for the great photos I had to work with.

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PROJECT No. 00b – SUMMER WITH HOLGA

My Holga 135BC
My Holga 135BC

Meet Holga, my camera. She uses good old-fashioned film and despite her plastic casing and lens, has more useful features than the more expensive, automatic Canon I bought several years ago. Originally designed in Hong Kong for 120 film, the model I use is made for 35mm film, making it easier and cheaper to develop at retail locations. It also includes the black corner effect for that nice “vignette look”.

I took these pictures at random moments during the Summer of 2009 and recently discovered the CD I transferred the pictures onto at the photo lab where I work. So I brought them home and picked out some of my favorites to display here. After viewing the photos, click the link in the top left corner which will bring you back here where you can leave comments. Let me know which ones you liked or disliked or what you think could use improvements. Thanks!

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4 thoughts on “Project No. 00”

  1. I like the one with sunsets and the neighbor’s gate one. 🙂 Good job on your hard work!

  2. The pics don’t have names or numbers to refer to with so I’ll try to describe. The ones I like were the first few of the mountains. They remind me of early promo pics from somewhere like Yellowstone Park. And the one of the gate reminds me of Dorothy’s aunt and uncle’s house in the movie Wizard of Oz.

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