1. Photoset Friday: Garfield Park Conservatory

    Recently, I took a trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory with my buddy andalilo and my Pentax Spotmatic locked and loaded with lomographicsociety's Xpro Slide Film. This was actually my first time using the Spotmatic, and I decided to mess around with a 50mm f/1.4 lens and a Spiralite Proxivar close-up attachment. I think the results are great. I can't wait to shoot more film with the Spotmatic. 

  2. Photoset Friday: Summer’s Coming!

    First two photos were taken using a Pentax Spotmatic and Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5 lens with Lomography Xpro film, ISO 200.

    The third photo in this set was taken with an iPhone 5, courtesy of Vicky S 

    Winter is finally out of our hair now that Chicago has decided to have warmer weather. It seems as though winter lasted 6 months and spring only 6 days. We already got a taste of summer what with yesterday’s high temperatures in the 80’s (say what?!) and that only means one thing for Chicagoans: festival and beach season is right around the corner!

     I kicked off festival and beach season this past Monday (May 5th) with a visit to the Food Truck Rally, which was held at Daley Plaza. A few of Chicago’s best known food vendors were in attendence including Giordano’s, Harold’s Chicken, Tamale Spaceship, the Slide Ride, Cheesie’s and more. I got to sample The Slide Ride’s Guinness Burger and Bacon Baby Burger, as well as their potato salad. Even though it was a bit chilly to stand outside and wait in line for food it was well worth it. If you ever spot The Slide Ride, I recommend both burgers!

    Here are some upcoming festivals/events that I’m looking forward to attending this summer, just to name a few:

    • Do Divisionstreet festival
    • Festival del Taco (new this year!)
    • Taste of Randolph Street
    • Wicker Park’s Green Music Fest
    • Taste of Chicago

    I can’t wait! We’ve earned this, Chicago.

  3. Happy Birthday, Dr. Edwin H. Land!
Wishing Edwin Herbert Land, co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation and inventor of the Polaroid camera, a very happy birthday. He would have bee 105 today!
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    Happy Birthday, Dr. Edwin H. Land!

    Wishing Edwin Herbert Land, co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation and inventor of the Polaroid camera, a very happy birthday. He would have bee 105 today!

  4.  Happy Film Photography Day! 
And happy Saturday! 
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     Happy Film Photography Day! 

    And happy Saturday! 

  5. Upcycled Floppy Disk Holder

    I came across a floppy disk holder at the thrift store and immediately thought about using it as container to hold my Polaroids, using dark slides as dividers. It makes for easy access for viewing or retrieval.