hooray a new toy September 10th, 2008
Recently, I succumbed to my ebay addiction and added yet another analog camera to my ever growing family (much to Lori’s chagrin). The newest addition is the 35mm half-frame Olympus Pen EE-S. Because the Pen EE-S is a half frame camera it has a few cool features: you get twice the number of shots out of your standard 35mm roll of film, the view finder is portrait in lieu of landscape, it allows you to compose in-camera diptychs and triptychs. The EE-S takes no batteries and will automatically adjust aperture and shutter speeds based on the selenium light meter that is built into the lens. All of this from a camera that was built in the early 60′s, not bad. Other shots from this roll here.
The triptych seen above is part of WMATA’s “Art in Transit” project which is aimed at bringing community based art to the various metro stations. This project named “Journeys” is at the New York Ave Metro station (incidentally I can see it from my window). Journeys is a collaboration between Barbara Grygutis, a sculptor from Tuscon AZ, and Dolores Kendrick, Poet Laureate of Washington D.C. Delores’ poem is incorporated into the sculpture and can be seen on the walls of the station.
tags: artwork, DC, metro, NoMA, pen EE-S
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