Tuesday, January 18, 2011

intersections 3: everyday life and light

scenes of everyday life in two countries. cultures separated by miles and climate and even religion (tho' religion is absent here, unless it's a general worship of light). but the photos are full of serendipities and in their everyday subject matter seem to layer a sense of quiet peacefulness on one another. one wishes the geopolitical scene would learn from this...







these are from the second roll of film swap photos that shokoofeh and i took in the late summer and autumn. my camera shop nearly lost this film forever, as it got separated from the rest of my order. the tears pooling in my eyes made the disorganized owner look through his drawer an extra time. he finally found it, labeled with the wrong name, after i mentioned that it was double exposures. i will not be going back to vefa foto on kirkegade in vejle, i can tell you that. both because of that and because he charged me 30 kroner extra per film in comparison to what was written on the packet. i guess that was my special "tax" for speaking danish with a foreign accent.

but back to these photos...they were worth the wait, the extra money and the almost tears. i think this roll is even better than the first one. more on shokoofeh's photostream and her blog. and as shokoofeh mentioned there, if you blog about these photos on your own blog (which is fine with us), do let us know, as there just might be something special in it for you.  thus far, the ones we know about:


do let us know if you've blogged it too!

10 comments:

The Painting Queen said...

I am so loving these photos! Very happy they were found! True gems!

Shokoofeh said...

Hug hug hug!

Karen said...

Especially love the geranium....

celkalee said...

Outstanding! I think these are the best yet. So glad they were found. What a great project.tosesto

jane said...

so pretty!!

kristina - no penny for them said...

how wonderful. such soft and yet rich colours. was the other roll cross-processed and this one not?

Char said...

what a beautiful projet

Kristina said...

These photos are pure magic, love this new set so much!

julochka said...

kristina - the first roll was fujichrome sensia and this was ordinary fuji. i'm not sure if shokoofeh was actually able to find someone willing to cross-process the fujichrome, so i'm not sure (she had some challenges doing that). the fujichrome was 400 and this was 200. my theory is that the ones that turn out best are the ones where the second shot is taken in light that's not really good enough for the film speed - that helps the first shot come through. i'm going to write a post about those theories and i'll show you some shots that didn't work as well.

my main lesson tho', is that regular film actually works better for this than slide film. tho' the one i have for you is fujichrome 200, so we'll go with that. :-)

and everyone else - thank you! i love this project so much!!

Ulrika said...

They are amazing!
I've made a little blog post about it, hope you don't mind!
xo