Maurizio Galimberti at the Impossible Project Space.

April 28, 2011 § 2 Comments

On Tuesday night, April 26th, Italian photographer Maurizio Galimberti, who builds amazing mosaics out of instant photographs, visited the Impossible Project Space in NYC (Read the official event description here). Over the course of the evening, Maurizio spoke to guests about his passion for photography, his experiences, and his appreciation for all that the Impossible Project has accomplished in saving instant film, which he feels is the “heart” of photography. Here are some of my photos from throughout the night, all taken with my Spectra, as that is Maurizio’s camera of choice…

Display of PZ 600 shots contributed by various photographers…

Maurizio created two mosaic portraits at the event. For one, he used expired stock of Polaroid Image film. He also uses a macro attachment for extreme closeup detail…

(Maurizio takes photo after photo, very meticulously. Notice his assistant collecting the prints as they eject from the camera.)

Here are the results…

In honor of Maurizio’s visit and workshop, The Impossible Project created a Maurizio Galimberti limited edition of their PZ 600 film, with Maurizio’s mosaic portrait of Johnny Depp on the packaging…

Maurizio’s second mosaic portrait, this time taken with Impossible Project PZ 600 film…

Maurizio autographing the finished product…

Impossible’s Dave Bias, Maurizio and his subject, Nathan…

Maurizio and his work…

It was fascinating seeing Maurizio at work. He has his methods down to a science. You can tell watching him that he truly maps out his portraits in his head and envisions the final work, and it’s exciting to watch as the puzzle pieces are assembled into the finished product. He’s an extremely talented artist.

Follow Maurizio Galimberti’s future projects at his website, http://www.mauriziogalimberti.it/

Check www.the-impossible-project.com for future events at the Impossible Project Space in NYC.

and don’t forget my Photo Stream.

More Fun with 35mm.

April 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Recently, Franklin Obregon came to New York and I was able to finally meet him in person for the first time. We’ve been following each other’s photography for several years as Flickr contacts, but had never actually met. Franklin shoots amazing, raw, very natural, unscripted photos with a point-and-shoot Olympus 35mm camera, letting you into the life he shares with his friends in Richmond, VA. Check out Franklin’s photography here: http://www.franklinobregon.net/journals/

In celebration of his visit, I broke out my cheap Pentax 35mm camera. Here are some of the shots I came up with…


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Frankenroid.

April 16, 2011 § 2 Comments

Recently, Timothy from boomvintage sent me a message on Twitter telling me he had gotten his hands on a Polaroid SLR 680, but that the film door was busted. He asked me if I knew anyone who would want it in that condition, and I leaped at it. I knew from Frank Love at The Impossible Project that it was easy to switch doors from camera to camera, and had a defective SX-70 from which I could steal the film door.

Timothy said he didn’t want any money for the camera, so I asked how I could return the favor. He told me that he had been in NYC once before, and had stayed at the Belvedere Hotel. He regretted never having taken a photo of the hotel, and said that if I would take a photo for him, we’d be even stevens. So, I went on down there to W 48th and snapped this…


(Taken w/ Polaroid Colorpack II, Polaroid Type 100 Chocolate film.)

I sent the photo to Timothy and he sent along the 680. Not only was the camera in the box, he had also included an amazing photo he had taken himself with Polaroid 600 film…

Next, here’s a shot I took with the Frankenroid and Impossible Project PX 600 UV+ film…

And finally, I couldn’t write a blog post about the Frankenroid and not include a photo of him…

Thanks again to Timothy. Check out boomvintage.com for vintage men’s clothing and Polaroid cameras.
For Polaroid Chocolate film and PX 600 UV+ and other instant film, visit The Impossible Project.

And of course, swing by my photo stream if you feel so inclined.

Honey Fiesta.

April 5, 2011 § 2 Comments

This past weekend, urban farmer/longtime-friend Martina Fugazzotto invited me to her house in Brooklyn, to photograph a little honey-tasting session she was hosting. Brooklyn beekeeper Tim O’Neal brought over numerous types of honey that he himself had harvested, in addition to honey that his family had harvested back in his native Ohio. As a result of the bees drinking nectar from a variety of different flowers, each type of honey had its own distinctive flavor. There was Orange Blossom honey, Buckwheat honey, Goldenrod honey, and many more. Not only did we get to try interesting honey flavors, but Tim also made some drinks for us containing honey, lime and tequila. He also provided us with quite a beeducation (Like that? I didn’t come up with it, Martina did, so give her a high five.)

Here are some photos from our honey fiesta:

First sampling…

(Taken with Polaroid Colorpack II, Polaroid Type 100 Chocolate film.)

 

We tried a bit of each kind of honey on french bread…



(Polaroid SLR 680 SE, Impossible Project PX 680 Color Beta test film.)

 

Limes for the drinks…
limes, Patrick F Tobin


(Polaroid SX-70 w/ ND filter, Impossible Project PX 680 Color Beta test film.)

 

Check out the color of that honey…
honey sample, Patrick F Tobin


(Polaroid SLR 680 SE, Impossible Project PX 680 Color Beta test film.)

 

Tim with the honey he harvested himself…
Tim, Patrick F Tobin
(Polaroid SLR 680 SE, Impossible Project PX 680 Color Beta test film.)

 

Martina and Tim will also be writing blog posts about our honey-tasting. Keep your eyes out for those posts, for complete details about the various types of honey and some interesting bee facts.

Martina: www.FarmTina.com
Tim: www.BoroughBees.com
I’m looking forward to meeting Tim’s hardworking staff of bees sometime soon. Stay tuned for more photos.

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