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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Summer in Bloomington

Now that winter has arrived in Bloomington, I’m immediately thinking back to our warm summer. A few months ago, I received several rolls of film back from the lab. These rolls contained miscellaneous photos I had shot over the course of the summer from farmer’s markets, family visits and hikes at the lake. Here are a few of my favorites:

The historic Monroe County Courthouse stands in downtown Bloomington, Indiana on Friday, June 29, 2018. (Photo by James Brosher)
Addison Rogers, left, and Lewis Rogers of Busman's Holiday perform at the Bloomington Farmer's Market in Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday, May 12, 2018. (Photo by James Brosher)
Cassidy Moonan plays in Bryan Park in Bloomington, Indiana on Friday, June 8, 2018. (Photo by James Brosher)
A colorfully-painted garage is pictured along the B-Line Trail in Bloomington, Indiana on Friday, June 1, 2018. (Photo by James Brosher)
Patrons walk through the Bloomington Farmer's Market on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by James Brosher)
Lake Monroe is pictured from the Sycamore Land Trust Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve near Bloomington, Indiana on Sunday, July 8, 2018. (Photo by James Brosher)

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

West Baden Springs Hotel

Back in March I had a free half an hour to meander around the grounds of the historic West Baden Springs Hotel with my Rolleiflex before a photo shoot. The first time I visited the hotel as a child, I remember having to sign a waiver because the structure was in such disrepair that it was on the verge of collapse. Fast forward a couple decades later and it is great to see the hotel renovated and serving as a resort once again.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

New York City

At the end of April, my wife and I traveled to New York for a long weekend to visit some good friends and do a bit of touristy sightseeing. I took the opportunity to leave my DSLR at home and shoot only with my Rolleiflex.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Back to film

Earlier this year I finally got my 1954 Rolleiflex Automat repaired. It’s been a vintage paperweight since 2012 when the camera strap failed in a rainstorm and fell onto the sidewalk in the Chicago Loop. Thanks to Mark Hansen for going through the camera and repairing the busted viewfinder. I have shot film on and off again since 2010, primarily with a Holga. To test out the repair and to (re)teach myself how to shoot on the Rollei, I exposed a few rolls and sent them off to The Find Lab. Here are the results of a few recent jaunts around IU’s campus:

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Indiana University through a plastic lens

I recently dusted off my Holga and shot a few rolls of 120 for the first time in years. As much as I love Instagram, it was nice to shoot without the instant gratification. My goal is to shoot more with my Holga this summer to force myself to be less reliant on the screen on the back of my digital SLRs. I feel like I often get into a rut where I’m shooting, shooting, shooting and not really seeing or thinking. That’s the great thing about the Holga: it forces me back to basics.

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