Downtown #ROC. Love my little city. (at Rochester Public Library)

Downtown #ROC. Love my little city. (at Rochester Public Library)

#Rochester #Public #Library  (at Rochester Public Library)

#Rochester #Public #Library (at Rochester Public Library)

A film photographer in a digital world: Alex Luyckx

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His Twitter profile describes Ontario-based Alex Luyckx as a ‘Film photographer in a digital world.’ While he excels in both digital and film photography, he has a soft side and a big heart for analogue. He is also described as a ‘Seeker of abandoned spaces,’ and ‘reenactor of the war of 1812,’ We were fortunately able to get in touch with this film aficionado, who agreed to grant an interview.

Check out my good friend Alex L. featured on the lomo site!

Walter says, “hey guys… Can I have some? Pleeeease?” (at Bennington Social Club)

Walter says, “hey guys… Can I have some? Pleeeease?” (at Bennington Social Club)

Small Sunday project… A #kodak #brownie #starmite night light. Neat little #believeinfilm lamp. (at Bennington Social Club)

Small Sunday project… A #kodak #brownie #starmite night light. Neat little #believeinfilm lamp. (at Bennington Social Club)

"You gonna eat that?"

"You gonna eat that?"

mthopejuice_008 on Flickr.Mt. Hope Cemetery in the snow. This is actually color film, but it looks black and white! I shot this on Rite Aid Color 400 film in a toy camera I bought from Five Below.

mthopejuice_008 on Flickr.

Mt. Hope Cemetery in the snow. This is actually color film, but it looks black and white! I shot this on Rite Aid Color 400 film in a toy camera I bought from Five Below.

Whoops & bad news

Sooo whoops. Project has kind of stalled… in part because I didn’t realize my Mamiya did not have a self-timer, nor did I have a long enough cable release for February’s self portrait assignment. Then March was awfully busy… where did it go? I’ll really try to catch up but we’ll see what happens. April is looking busy too… wedding and a vacation!

Also, awful news. My beloved Ansco Super Memar F2 may be down for the count. The shutter tensioner is not holding tension so the shutter won’t stay cocked. I’ll have to see if I can fix it, have it fixed, or replace it and keep mine for parts. Wish me luck!

Walter says “Hey, what’s up ladies?”

Walter says “Hey, what’s up ladies?”

In My Bag on Flickr.#believeinfilm - My current pack!Via Flickr:
Here’s what’s currently in my bag:
- LowePro CompuDayPack (with Believe in Film badge)
- Cable release
- lens hood for Ansco SUper Memar
- Tri-X 400 in 35mm, 36 exp. (x2, one in camera)
- Cheap Rite Aid Color 400 film (x2)
- Vivitar Auto Thyristor 2800 flash (upgrading to a 285hv soon!)
- Field Notes pocket notebooks (2x)
- Small MagLite (other LED flashlight fell out in my trunk)
- Ansco Super Memar f2 with attached Joby Gorillapod Micro 250
- Kodak Ektar in old Kodak metal canisters.
- Sears KS-2 (clone of Ricoh XR-7) with Sears Auto 50mm f/1.7 and CarrySpeed FS Slim strap attached (awesome strap!)
- Fujifilm Quicksnap disposable camera (with 25 of 27 shots remaining)
- Sirui T-005 Tripod in black (and Allen wrench to go with the QR plate/CarrySpeed plate)
- Google Nexus 7 in case with Stylus/Pen
- Sears Auto 135mm f/2.8 lens
- Vivitar Auto Zoom 25-105mm f/3.5 Close Focus in m42 screw, with K-mount adapter
- Accura Diamatic 35mm f/2.8 in m42 screw
- Survival Kit in a sardine can

In My Bag on Flickr.

#believeinfilm - My current pack!

Via Flickr:
Here’s what’s currently in my bag:

- LowePro CompuDayPack (with Believe in Film badge)

- Cable release

- lens hood for Ansco SUper Memar

- Tri-X 400 in 35mm, 36 exp. (x2, one in camera)

- Cheap Rite Aid Color 400 film (x2)

- Vivitar Auto Thyristor 2800 flash (upgrading to a 285hv soon!)

- Field Notes pocket notebooks (2x)

- Small MagLite (other LED flashlight fell out in my trunk)

- Ansco Super Memar f2 with attached Joby Gorillapod Micro 250

- Kodak Ektar in old Kodak metal canisters.

- Sears KS-2 (clone of Ricoh XR-7) with Sears Auto 50mm f/1.7 and CarrySpeed FS Slim strap attached (awesome strap!)

- Fujifilm Quicksnap disposable camera (with 25 of 27 shots remaining)

- Sirui T-005 Tripod in black (and Allen wrench to go with the QR plate/CarrySpeed plate)

- Google Nexus 7 in case with Stylus/Pen

- Sears Auto 135mm f/2.8 lens

- Vivitar Auto Zoom 25-105mm f/3.5 Close Focus in m42 screw, with K-mount adapter

- Accura Diamatic 35mm f/2.8 in m42 screw

- Survival Kit in a sardine can

Stick! on Flickr.#believeinfilmVia Flickr:
Walter enjoys chewing on sticks. This one was no exception.

Stick! on Flickr.

#believeinfilm

Via Flickr:
Walter enjoys chewing on sticks. This one was no exception.

mourning on Flickr.#BelieveinfilmVia Flickr:
I have taken so many shots of this grave but I always find a new or different perspective and love going back to it. It’s such a large and beautiful monument that there’s still a lot for me to see when I go.
I love the sad nature, the textures, the surroundings, and the sense of grief and agony. I’m always moved to take more photos.
This was taken on Ilford Delta 100 at ISO 50 using my Mamiya m645 and a Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/2.8 lens. I developed it at home in HC-110e for 6m15s.

mourning on Flickr.

#Believeinfilm

Via Flickr:
I have taken so many shots of this grave but I always find a new or different perspective and love going back to it. It’s such a large and beautiful monument that there’s still a lot for me to see when I go.

I love the sad nature, the textures, the surroundings, and the sense of grief and agony. I’m always moved to take more photos.

This was taken on Ilford Delta 100 at ISO 50 using my Mamiya m645 and a Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/2.8 lens. I developed it at home in HC-110e for 6m15s.

Homestead on Flickr.#BelieveinfilmVia Flickr:
The historic Pine Grove Dairy in Skaneateles, NY.
Shot on Tmax 100 using a Mamiya m645 and a Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/2.8 lens. Developed at home in HC-110B for 6m15s at 70F.

Homestead on Flickr.

#Believeinfilm

Via Flickr:
The historic Pine Grove Dairy in Skaneateles, NY.

Shot on Tmax 100 using a Mamiya m645 and a Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/2.8 lens. Developed at home in HC-110B for 6m15s at 70F.

Spinning Wool on Flickr. #believeinfilm

Via Flickr: A spinning wheel in an old farm house in Skaneateles NY

I took this picture back in August when visiting my cousins-in-law at their historic Pine Grove Dairy farm in , NY.

Then I got lazy and tool forever to finish the roll (early December?) and sadly remained lazy in processing until today. 

This was shot on Ilford Delta 100 at ISO 50 using my Mamiya m645 and an 80mm f/2.8 lens. I processed it in HC-110 dilution E (1+47) and developed it for 6m15s at 70°F. 

This shot came out more beautifully than I remember the scene looking. I love the softness of the bright areas of the wheel closest to the window, while the rest of the frame is rather sharp. 

I hope you enjoy! Keep on me to post more! Sometimes I need a kick in the rear.

Spinning Wool on Flickr. #believeinfilm

Via Flickr: A spinning wheel in an old farm house in Skaneateles NY

I took this picture back in August when visiting my cousins-in-law at their historic Pine Grove Dairy farm in , NY.

Then I got lazy and tool forever to finish the roll (early December?) and sadly remained lazy in processing until today.

This was shot on Ilford Delta 100 at ISO 50 using my Mamiya m645 and an 80mm f/2.8 lens. I processed it in HC-110 dilution E (1+47) and developed it for 6m15s at 70°F.

This shot came out more beautifully than I remember the scene looking. I love the softness of the bright areas of the wheel closest to the window, while the rest of the frame is rather sharp.

I hope you enjoy! Keep on me to post more! Sometimes I need a kick in the rear.

Packtastic January - Getting Started!

Sorry to delay with the blogging, folks! I had to wait for some packfilm and batteries to come in the mail so I could shoot my new (old) Automatic Land Camera Model 250.

So, my birthday came, and so did some film and batteries as presents! It’s terribly exciting, and now I’m addicted. I’ve got a couple packs of Polaroid 664, a 100 speed film, that expired in the late 90’s, as well as a couple fresh packs of Fuji FP3000B. I’m through one pack of 664 and most of my first pack of 3000B.

Without further adieu, here are some of the highlights so far!

Family cuddles!

This is my first shot off the camera, taken as the first shot from an expired pack of 664. It came out alright, considering!


Jake and Aiden

This is my friend Jake and his baby Aiden, shot on Fuji FP3000B. Pretty neat film!

Hotties with the puppy!

And finally, my wife Catie, our puppy Walter, and our friend Nicki! Quite a fun camera and neat film!

Check out more from the packs on my Flickr in the Packtastic January! set.


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