Here's a set of photos from a few weeks ago with there was a VW Meetup downtown Ventura. Many of the cars here were in the middle of a yearly trip from the Canadian Border down to the Mexican border... I shot them on one of my favorite cameras for stuff like this... The Canon T70
Camera: Canon T70 w/ 50mm f/1.8Film: Expired "Sheriff Dept" Film
I got this new film in for the shop, but wanted to test it out before I actually listed any up for sale. That is because there is no way of knowing what film stock was actually used. The film was from the San Bernardino Sheriff Dept, and is marked "For Official Use Only". There is also a place for the officer using the film to write down the case # and their name. I had no idea how long expired the film, and was surprised at how good the photos came out!
Camera: Olympus StylusFilm: Sheriff Dept Mystery Film
So, there's a lot going on here... These negatives have a ton of problems. My developer (New55 R3 Monobath) is starting to deplete(looks like its time to get the R5 Monobath), my film canister(self rolled) seems to have had a light leak, and the water is my new house is harder than I am used to rinsing my film in, and even with a photo flo rinse and a squeegee, still managed to have water spots down most of the length of the film roll... So, in the future i think im going to use some distilled water for the final rinse of my film developed at home... That being said I love these photos and still wanted to share...
Once a month we do a print exchange here in Ventura, CA. Basically a bunch of photographers(and other artists) bring prints, hang them up, and trade amongst each other, and since it is held at a brewery (Topa Topa Brewing), if someone is interested in a print of yours, and they down have any prints to trade, its not uncommon for them you buy you a beer for a print...
For more info on the print exchange visit the Facebook Page
Camera: Minolta Silver Streak ZoomFilm: Arista EDU 400