I've been hesitant to post these if I'm being honest. Learning a new camera always presents itself as a source of self consciousness. I promised myself this year I would strive for authenticity. So in honor of keeping it real, here's my first fledgling roll from my Mamiya 645e (you'll be hearing more about this adventure next week). I haven't really had much medium format experience other than my Holga 120N. This was a challenge (it took me an hour to figure out how to load t
This edition of Film Friday really should be called "I Didn't Really Shoot At All This Week So I Panicked And Made Mark Drive Me All Over Cleveland To Shoot Neon So I'd Be Able To Say I Did Shoot A Roll Of Film This Week". Nothing like a little pressure to spur on creativity, right? Most of these photographs are places I've driven by a thousands times and said "I should photograph that" but I never stopped or didn't have my camera or insert chosen excuse here. It was an overw
With great sadness, I laid to rest a tried and trusty friend. My Canon AE-1 bit the dust. Cue "The Breaks" playing in the background (if you don't know the magnanimity that is "The Breaks" by Kurtis Blow, you should probably pull it up in another window and listen to it while you read this. It's highly advisable). AE-1s, or Auto Exposure One, are 35mm SLRS that were manufactured by Canon in Japan from 1976-1984. The shutter is actually cloth and controlled by a magnet (a fact
This past week has me longing for the serenity of the Costa Rican rainforest. Film Friday this week is the last of our bit of our honeymoon. I can't tell you how much coffee we drank (I wouldn't be surprised if there was a coffee shortage) and how peaceful this place was (after the scorpion incident, more on that later). Our last days in Costa Rica had us in Manuel Antonio and San Jose. You best believe I made Mark go to a cemetery with me. As always, tag me on Instagram @Pre
I have been waiting since this blog's inception for this Film Friday. It's the first of a two parter from all the film I shot in Costa Rica (I literally shot 13 rolls so there's a ton). Frequently, I'm asked why we decided to honeymoon in Costa Rica. Plenty of reasons come to mind. Mainly I was drawn to Costa Rica's commitment to sustainability and green practices, but we all know the reason why we chose it was to run around like we were in Jurassic Park for ten days. These p
Volume 4 of #FilmFriday has me dreaming of the beach. Anyone else sick of winter (all my midwesterners say yeah!)? Thankfully work takes me to sunny destinations. Peep the end of the post for a little sneak peek of an upcoming post (still trying to get this whole blogging business down). What do you want to see from Preserved-C-L-E (that was lame... I blame the lack of coffee and a LONG work day...)?