Todays UJC show features a conversation with photographer and podcaster Mario Piper. I first became aware of Mario's photography when I discovered his podcast, Gen-X Photography, and I am delighted to have him on the show. Over the course of our hour-long conversation, Mario relates how he first became interested in photography and began using digital cameras before finding his photographic voice with film photography. Unable to contain his excitement over what he was learning and experiencing along the way, Mario began putting his thoughts into a podcast that I have enjoyed very much. Through his use of expired film, he has produced intriguing images that have an "other-worldly" beauty and expression. Since we all are on a journey regarding our photography, I think you will quite enjoy our talk, and you will want to check out his work as well.
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Here are some of Mario's favorite photographs, all made with his Minolta SR-T101 and a variety of Minolta Rokkor lenses. The captions are his.
|Lomochrome Metropolis, double exposure, C41. Probably my favorite photo I’ve taken on film thus far.|
|Kodak 2254 ISO 1.6. Standard C41.|
|Kodacolor X, expired early 1970’s. Was to be developed in C22 chemicals.|
I used stand developing in C41 chemicals for 50 minutes at 68º F.
|Kodak 2254. A walk in the woods. Developed standard C41.|
|Kodak 2254, double exposure including my cat. Developed standard C41.|