Turtle Island Preserve on Film: Battling the Blob

As I develop the film I shot at Turtle Island Preserve, I continue to be amazed at how the setting and the film compliment each other. The film is grainy and raw, aged and honest, just like Turtle Island. I still need to get better at putting the film onto these 1970’s stainless steel reels, but I keep on trying and refuse to buy a plastic “cheater reel.” In the meantime, I’ve fell victim to the dreaded “Blob” on many of my images.  As I wound the film onto the reel, some of it skipped track and stuck to the film next to it, creating a traumatized, UN-repairable and lost image. I’ll admit, however… I still think these blobs are artistically and visually enticing. I strive to defeat the blobs, but in the meantime, I’ll just go ahead and accept their presence. You’ll surely notice some of them as they feed off of some of the images I’ve shared below.

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