End of 2017

This post covers photos that I've taken from August to December of this year. There are still some photos from this past year that I haven't scanned and still need to upload. I think I'm finally getting a handle on how to organize these photo uploads so that going forward they'll happen more frequently. I originally wanted to get this posted before the end of the year, but sometimes things don't work out like you plan, but it's better that I get this posted late than never. 


Agfa 200 & Fuji Superia 200, 400, and 1600


Fuji Superia 200 & 400


Fuji Superia 200, and 800 & Fuji Pro 400H


Fuji Neopan


 Kodak Tri X


Fuji Reala 


Frame 00

Until next time. 

Spring/Summer 2017

Hopefully this will be the last gigantic photo post that I make!  Everything here are scans of 35mm negatives from around March or April to early August of this year. The plan is to make regular posts instead of sitting on photos for months and uploading them all at once. 

Click on the pictures to see them in full. 


Ektar 100 & Fujichrome

I like to see that cat in the window when I'm out for a walk, so naturally I like to take a picture of it when I can. 


Night Campus

I don't usually work on photo projects, I just carry a camera around with me as much as I can. One weekend last spring I took a walk around OSU campus in the evening, and below are some shots from that evening. Shooting with the Cine Still was interesting, but I haven't shot much more on it due to how expensive it is. 

Cine Still

Fuji Superia 800

Portra 800


Fuji Superia 200 & 400

The first shot from this set is of one of the bible bangers that show up on campus from time to time. I don't really know how they get away with putting up the kind of graphic pictures that they do. The rest is indicative of what I normally shoot. 


Fuji Neopan

I shoot color film mostly, but I make sure to buy at least one or two rolls of Nepan when I load up on film. 


Fuji Superia 200

There's this secret rooftop garden in the architecture building on campus. 


Fuji Superia 400

I usually take walks later in the afternoon and into the evening. 


Fuji Neopan

Where I live shows up a lot in the photos that I take, places where I travel to not so much. The last three from this set were taken during a layover in Houston. 


Fuji Pro 400H

Take a shot every time you see a photo of power or telephone lines. 


Fuji Superia 200

The first two here are from Austin, Texas, and the smokestacks are on OSU campus. 


Fuji Superia 400

I pushed this roll to 800 for a few shots, and I'm generally really happy with the results. I prefer to push film to a higher ISO than to buy higher speed film. 


Frame Double Zero

I've mentioned it before, but I enjoy all the weird imperfections that come with shooting film. That includes when frame 0 of a roll comes out 1/3 fucked up. I don't put my analogue photos through any kind of digital post processing, other than having them scanned, so anything like this was all done in camera. 


Like my other posts on here, I don't include everything I upload, so if you want to check out more head to the portfolio section where you'll find other galleries filled with photos. 

Now I have to get around to uploading the other 12 rolls I've had developed. 

See you around. 

Obscura Day 2017

Today is Obscura Day! Obscura Day was created by the website Atlas Obscura as a sort of celebration of exploring and visiting weird fucking locations around the world. You can check out there website here

There are a few locations listed on the website that are in Columbus, so I thought I'd go find them and make a video while doing it. 

I'll get around to uploading the photos I took out there sometime. 

Winter/Spring 2017

Here's another huge photo post. I really need to get better at posting this kind of stuff more often than every few months. These all are scans of negatives taken with my Nikon FE2, between December 2016 and early April 2017. 




I like to include shots like these. Photos that are fucked up or glitched out are part of the appeal of film photography, I enjoy the imperfections that can happen. 




While out walking I like to keep an eye out for graffiti, or weird stickers that are stuck to stuff. 


I said this at the start, but these were all 35mm scans. Stay tuned for whatever the fuck gets uploaded next. 

Uploading

I have this awful habit of recording footage and just sitting on it. It usually goes unedited and doesn't get uploaded to the internet. Recently I uploaded two videos that were compilations of game clips, some of which have been sitting on my hard drive for a couple of years. 

The first was a video of weird clips that aren't really highlights, but I think are interesting enough to warrant uploading to Youtube. 

The second video is made of highlight clips from various games. 

I haven't really came up with a format for these videos, but I can't sit around anymore and use that as an excuse to not edit and upload. Putting actual effort into making videos is something that I really want to focus on going forward. 

Analog

Over the summer I got back into film photography. I've always had an interest in photography, whether it was shooting on film or digital. The only time I've shot on film before this year was around 2012 and it was on wildly expired Tri-X 400 using my Nikon N60. I hand developed one of those rolls at the time, the other three have either sat around in my apartment waiting to be developed or sat in my camera waiting to be exposed for the past four years. I have a bad habit of not doing anything with what I shoot. 



Everything I shot up until June of this year was on a Nikon N60. I wanted to use a camera that didn't have an auto focus motor in it, so I went to a local used photography store and picked up a Nikon FE2 and a few rolls of film. 

A photo posted by Jim (@jimledenko) on

A majority of the photos below were shot on my FE2 either on Fuji Superia, Neopan, or Ilford HP5. 



Also I ruined about four rolls of film because I didn't load my FE2 properly, and that sucks to find out when you go to pick up film. Two of these shots came from those rolls, the black and white one is from one of the Tri X rolls. 



Now this was a pretty big photo post, largely because I was sitting on a lot of photos to upload. There are more that I've uploaded to the portfolio section of my site, so you can go there if you want to check them out.

There's going to be no promises of future updates or posts here, because even if I say that I have plans to update this site regularly, it doesn't actually mean I'll follow through. But who knows?