Feb 3, 2020

Fightin' Words

I'm sitting here sifting through boxes, sorting my life back out, and I get excited about plastic things. These plastic things pictured, to be specific.

I used the Holga and Diana a tad over the past four years, a roll each, perhaps. They've been tucked away. I never forgot them, just forgot I wanted to shoot them. The Reality So Subtle was an eBay purchase from more than a year ago and finally used for the first time last month.

I read a blog post earlier today by Monika Danos on finding a new path after becoming ill recently, which has limited her ability to work in her darkroom. She ended the piece with: 
"Art is a fight, and it is worth it."

Them's fightin' words.

I'm trying to make plans for myself. I need something to occupy my time as I heal, as I find my footing, otherwise I risk TV, bourbon, and inertia taking over.

I'm excited because I bought film to load in these guys. And I've decided to try the new Cinestill Df96 Monobath. Well, new to me, at least. I read about it for the first time when looking up chems to buy yesterday. I went ahead and ordered a couple of batches to try...because I'm gonna fight.

Links (no, I don't make money from these):

Monika Danos website
https://thesmelloffixer.wordpress.com/

Cinestill Df96 Monobath
https://cinestillfilm.com/products/df96-developer-fix-b-w-monobath-single-step-solution-for-processing-at-home

Holga 120 WPC Pinhole Camera
https://www.lomography.com/magazine/4599-holga-120-wpc

Diana+ MEG Edition Camera
https://microsites.lomography.com/whitestripes/meg

RealitySoSubtle 6x6 by James Guerin
https://realitysosubtle.fr/custom-cameras/realitysosubtle-6x6/

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