Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria by Jana Uyeda

It took seven months to get my images developed from Pinhole Day in Barcelona.

Part of my delay was the old Macbook Pro I had. It was nearly six years old and the touchpad was so warped it barely responded to my gestures which made editing images challenging. The other reason for my delay was that I lost my mojo. If I'm honest I still haven't gotten it back but I'm working on it and expect to update my blog regularly in 2017.

Here are some photos taken with my Canonet QL17 at La Boqueria, Barcelona. It's a large outdoor market with meats, fruits and cheeses. Enjoy!

New scanner, new life by Jana Uyeda

I finally got my new Epson V700 scanner up and running which means I can get caught up with the mountain of negatives on my desk.

Over Memorial Day weekend I headed back to the Olympic Peninsula with my Rolleiflex and spent time enjoying the scenery, driving along the winding roads and taking pictures of those never ending rows of evergreen trees. I've been visiting the area over the last few years and spent a majority of those visits in the Olympic National Park. This time I was traveling with my pug and National Parks were off-limits. I didn't mind the change as it allowed me to explore other areas like Neah Bay and Pacific Beach.

Next year I may explore more of Long Beach or perhaps take a trip down to Astoria, OR instead. Until then, enjoy these initial scans of my 2014 peninsula trip.

*Click the arrows to view the gallery.

Bishop Museum Through a Yashica-mat by Jana Uyeda

Big news! I finally purchased a replacement Epson V700!

So why am I not anxiously scanning the rolls upon rolls of unscanned film that have been collecting on my shelf? Well, my weekend project connecting the scanner has grown into a month-long project to re-arrange my office space and living room. I've been buying small bookcases and storage units in every kind of color over the past few years so my home looks a bit mismatched. The Salvation Army will be here in a few weeks to pickup the large desk and other pieces of furniture and I look forward to cleaning out the cobwebs. I am also spending too much time considering new shelving units to properly display my camera collection. 

While this project continues I wanted to share this image of Polynesian clothing taken at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii with my Yashica-mat. Visitors can take down the various outfits, try them on and take pictures of themselves. It's located in Pacific Hall, a newly renovated gallery space dedicated to ancient forms of navigation and the culture of Oceania. Great place and glad to see Bishop Museum get a much-deserved facelift.

New life with Impossible by Jana Uyeda

I got an Impossible Instant Lab. 

I wasn't quite sure what I'd do with it and after the first few printed frames I felt a bit like it was cheating. The prints came out perfectly and I was able to make some edits to the digital image before printing it out in the lab which felt even more like cheating. Then my friend Shelly told me about her thoughts on the Impossible Lab and I started thinking about it differently which lead me to some new considerations.

Instead of just printing out images I decided to try making multiple frame print outs of panoramic shots. Specifically, I wanted to print my anamorphic pinhole work in 2-3 frames with the hopes that the added frames would add a new dynamic to the final image. After a few trial and error attempts I arrived at the following two printed images. What do you think?

Anamorphic UW by Jana Uyeda

I took a morning stroll through the University of Washington with my anamorphic pinhole camera and a few rolls of Kodak Ektar. After some serious light leaks and issues from my Hawaii rolls I wrapped the top of the pinhole with gaffers tape and took extra care to make sure no light got into the box.

The light leaks have disappeared but color, whether C-41 or E6, seems to be an issue with this camera. It may be that the light drops too dramatically and causes the color shifts seen in the first few frames below. The next few were converted to b&w in Photoshop. Black and white film may be my best option in this camera.