Consolidation

I mentioned that I went thru a bunch of stuff I started messing around with about two years ago the other day while blathering on about my Fuji normal lens flip-flopping. On a few occasions I kind of accidentally made some interesting photographs that in someway I don't quite fully understand seem to have a fit in this project. So much so I spent most of last weekend playing with similar things.

Oh yea, I also finished writing the post I just referenced, went strait over to Amazon and what did I find? The Fuji 35mm f/2 WR was $100 off the usual price. BOOM, one-click purchased. It should be here today with my nifty Amazon Prime free 2-day shipping. I'll shoot the crap out of it starting Thursday and share my thoughts.

Back to consolidating that two year old stuff into the overall black/white project and figuring out if, how, and where it fits while I'm still exploring approach.

With the exception of the reasonably brief foray when Alice was messing around with those crazy heavy-duty cuffs these were the fixtures for the entire four and one half day weekend.

For the most part this was more of a test run as well as a sociological experiment while we were out and about all over the city on the street, in restaurants, elevators, the mall, uber vehicles, everywhere. For Alice, she was just having fun with it.

These were a few random frames that grabbed my attention prior to our first excursion. I'll share a few photos we made out and about as I overcame my anxiety with this whole thing when I have a moment to go thru them. As usual my collaborator was right and I was wrong. Very few people noticed and the ones that did were amused and curious. More on that later. You may find this hard to believe but I'm far more shy than any of the people I work with and it takes a bit of push from them to pursue things that go thru my head.

End Notes

All photographs made with the Fuji XT-1 and 18-55mm XF. It just so happens that all these were at 35mm (told you the vast majority of what I made for four days was using a normal.

Processing via Lightroom CC with VSCO FILM 06 TRI-X+1 applied on import.