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Meet the Filmwasters
« on: August 31, 2010, 06:30:51 PM »
I have no idea if this has ever been done before.

Anyway, it's all about self portraits. Do you take them, have you ever taken them? Do you find the process interesting?

So, if you have taken them then show us versions of you that you like and if you haven't taken them, please do. Let's see who we talk to on a daily basis. We get to see great photos and see our friends. It's a no brainer really.

I took this of me yesterday. Inspired by Ed's tilt and shift thread I swung my lazy ass into action and had a play with my Hasselblad FlexBody which really ain't getting much use. Shot on Fuji instant film - 4 photos took me 2 hours, self portraits with the FlexBody is slow!


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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 07:26:23 PM »
Rarely take pics of myself but I can live wth this...

Process: Shot with a Nikon FE2 (50mm) - Boots 400 slide film and then transferred to Fuji FP-100c.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 07:30:31 PM »
That is an awesome shot Phil! Very intense to my eye. Your look and the tilt shift together make it intense for me. And I love the color. I have no idea what the rig you used for this shot looks like and Im so curious. I didnt realize you could use instant film in a Hasselblad camera.

I really hate seeing myself so I dont like taking self portraits but as it happens, I do have quite a few from my last semester. It was a people photography class and most of the time the only people I could shoot was myself.

This is a double exposure done on purpose on a Holga 135. Like I said, I hate seeing myself in pictures and double exposures are a really great way to hide myself in the shot. LOL! I know, sort of defeats the purpose of taking a self portrait but hey, its the best I could make myself do.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 07:31:47 PM »
Ooh Miller! I could live with that too!! What gorgeous color! Love the fun house mirror look. Did you take that in front of a fun house mirror?
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 07:48:58 PM »
Mojove - That's very cool ...

Me via the baby Yash. Inspired to change to the double exp (via Gimp ... is that allowed, both shot on film  :)
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2010, 07:54:07 PM »
Ha! It´s great to put faces to filmwasters fellas!

Love that shot Mojave, looking good both the shot and the photographer  :D

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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2010, 09:05:27 PM »
It was only after developing this shot that I realised the trouble it could have got me into - taken in a ladies clothes shop, I was sitting outside the changing rooms happily clicking away to relieve the boredom whilst Deanne tried on yet another outfit.   :-[


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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2010, 09:20:58 PM »
Great stuff from all.

Ian, at least you spared us the one in women's clothes although I'm sure you turn a good ankle!

Erin, I hate myself in photos also, I started to take them as a reaction to that dislike. I have found it quite liberating and interesting. By its nature the self portrait process can be slow, I enjoy that pace, the need to look at what I am doing carefully as I am at both ends of the camera so to speak. The very shallow depth of field with the FlexBody is also challenging. Having something to focus on when you are behind the camera has its problems.

Miller. thank you for living with it for us!

Miles, Nice one and great stuff, Calbisu.

Come on filmwasters, no excuse - waste some film!


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Re: Meet the Filmwasters
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2010, 09:22:56 PM »
Erin, a little FlexBody porn for you.

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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2010, 09:23:22 PM »
That is an awesome shot Phil! Very intense to my eye. Your look and the tilt shift together make it intense for me. And I love the color. I have no idea what the rig you used for this shot looks like and Im so curious. I didnt realize you could use instant film in a Hasselblad camera.

I really hate seeing myself so I dont like taking self portraits but as it happens, I do have quite a few from my last semester. It was a people photography class and most of the time the only people I could shoot was myself.

This is a double exposure done on purpose on a Holga 135. Like I said, I hate seeing myself in pictures and double exposures are a really great way to hide myself in the shot. LOL! I know, sort of defeats the purpose of taking a self portrait but hey, its the best I could make myself do.

Lovely self portrait  :)

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Re: Meet the Filmwasters
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2010, 09:24:52 PM »
this is me.

I did have a few, but my "E" drive has vanished form my computer.....anyone have any ideas how to find?


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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2010, 09:28:41 PM »
prefer this one actually.


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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2010, 09:28:46 PM »
Suzi, I'm guessing you are off taking one for us as I type ;)

Nice one, Damion!

Man, those E drives. I could give you access to mine, but, probably not what you wanted to hear. It has to be there! Where is François when we need him?!

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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2010, 09:29:24 PM »
I like that one too - such long arms!

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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2010, 09:38:04 PM »
Suzi, I'm guessing you are off taking one for us as I type ;)


Heh, you guessed wrong! I don't think I have any self portraits & not much interest in them either, prefer being behind the camera.. but I'll have a go at some point I guess  ;D

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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2010, 09:40:42 PM »
Great stuff from all.

Ian, at least you spared us the one in women's clothes although I'm sure you turn a good ankle!



digitaltruth?  ;)

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Re: Meet the Filmwasters
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2010, 09:42:42 PM »
Suzi  :'(

Ian   :-X

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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2010, 10:22:19 PM »
I'm also not a big fan of having my picture taken by other people, I quite enjoy taking self portraits though but I much prefer being behind the camera rather than in front.

It's nice to see everyone's face!  :D
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Re: Meet the Filmwasters
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2010, 10:24:46 PM »
Wonderful, Mauricio

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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2010, 10:27:58 PM »
I did have a few, but my "E" drive has vanished form my computer.....anyone have any ideas how to find?
What was the E: drive used for: CD-ROM, Separate Hard Disk, Separate Partition on main drive, external drive, USB Schtick, SD card?
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« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2010, 10:32:55 PM »
I'm also not a big fan of having my picture taken by other people, I quite enjoy taking self portraits though but I much prefer being behind the camera rather than in front of.

It's nice to see everyone faces !  :D

I am green with envy at your collection of vintage cameras Mauricio..  ;D

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« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2010, 10:33:50 PM »
I did have a few, but my "E" drive has vanished form my computer.....anyone have any ideas how to find?
What was the E: drive used for: CD-ROM, Separate Hard Disk, Separate Partition on main drive, external drive, USB Schtick, SD card?

Separate Partition on main drive

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« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2010, 10:37:12 PM »
I'm also not a big fan of having my picture taken by other people, I quite enjoy taking self portraits though but I much prefer being behind the camera rather than in front of.

It's nice to see everyone faces !  :D

I am green with envy at your collection of vintage cameras Mauricio..  ;D

Thanks Suzi !
I'm assuming I'm not alone here, in fact some people here I guess have a much bigger collection than mine...  ;)

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« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2010, 10:43:50 PM »
I did have a few, but my "E" drive has vanished form my computer.....anyone have any ideas how to find?

What was the E: drive used for: CD-ROM, Separate Hard Disk, Separate Partition on main drive, external drive, USB Schtick, SD card?


Francois, stand down! Damion will find it by himself before too long.

 ;)

We have done SP's before, Phil. Specifically here http://www.filmwasters.com/collaborations/v/17/, but the make-up of the forum has changed in the later year and it's wonderful seeing some new SP's. Also, I always cackle with glee when all you photographer types bleat on about preferring to be behind the camera  ;) :D Take a taste of your own medicine, people...expose yourselves.

That said, it is nice that Phil kept his rear end (shapely as it is) hidden from the Filmwasters public on this occasion  :D :D

I quite like taking SP's when I get the time...which isn't often. I do plan a lot of them which I then don't follow through with; pretty much the way with all of my photography. A lot of thinking with very little to show for it.

Here is one from March. I use it as my FW avatar so it'll look familiar, although it lacks a certain punch at 90x90 pixels  :) I used the Tachihara 5x4, but shot it on the smaller (100 series) Polacolor 125i film with the usual stain on the print. The unconvincing stubble isn't a permanent feature. When he saw this online, my Dad thought it was a photo of him from 30 years ago...which was kind of spooked me out and made me happy at the same time.

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« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2010, 10:49:22 PM »
 like this one, Ed.

Yes, I decided to keep my clothes on this time! So many new faces, I'd hate to scare them all off  :-[

Yeah, photographers always complain about being in front of the lens - it is an oddly addictive process and I feel quite useful to do.

Yes, you lot - photos please, NOW! Think of it as a collaboration with a prize although it isn't and it hasn't - hey, self adoration is true filmwasting!

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« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2010, 10:51:26 PM »
Thank you Calbisu!! You flatter me.  :)

Windy, love that you're in the ladies clothes section with the camera taking a self portrait. Its like a day in the life of the other half. Its awesome!!!

Miles, liked both shots but I like the d.e. the most. You look like you were on a train when you took the shot.

Phil, thank you for the camera porn!!! I get it a little now. Is that your rig? And I totally understand shooting self portraits to fight against the dislike of them. By the end of the semester I think I actually got to the point where seeing the shots didnt trigger my flight or fight response. LOL!

Thank you so much Suzi!!!

Damion, love both the shots a lot but am drawn to the collage more. I find photo collages of a single subject fascinating and I dearly love them and I think yours is one of the best I've seen. A new favorite of mine. My other top favorite is the collage of images of Hwy 138. Im ashamed that I cant remember the photogs name but I learned about him in school.

That is some camera Sapata, and an awesome self portrait. Love your thoughtful expression.
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« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2010, 10:54:23 PM »
Love the shot Ed and I love the story about your dad. What a great connection to have made through the use of photography.
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« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2010, 11:00:46 PM »
(Wait for it...I've been building up to this one*)

I particularly liked the shots from Windy and Miller.

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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2010, 11:01:42 PM »
Love the shot Ed and I love the story about your dad. What a great connection to have made through the use of photography.

....Cheers. Funnily enough, my Dad has a blurry nose too  :D
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« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2010, 11:02:34 PM »
Erin, not mine, but it looks like that.

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« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2010, 11:04:45 PM »


That is some camera Sapata, and an awesome self portrait. Love your thoughtful expression.

Thank you Mojave...
Your portrait is beautiful...very well executed, I never managed taking a decent double exposure... not even by mistake !


Here is one from March. I use it as my FW avatar so it'll look familiar, although it lacks a certain punch at 90x90 pixels  :) I used the Tachihara 5x4, but shot it on the smaller (100 series) Polacolor 125i film with the usual stain on the print. The unconvincing stubble isn't a permanent feature. When he saw this online, my Dad thought it was a photo of him from 30 years ago...which was kind of spooked me out and made me happy at the same time.



Ed.. this is great ! almost 3D !!

I guess I missed the "me by me" collaboration as I wasn't a member at that time, some really good pictures in there... optometropolis shot it's really amazing !


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« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2010, 11:19:36 PM »
Wonderful, Mauricio
Thanks Phil... nice of you ;) great you started the thread, it's good to see everyone here out of the avatars :D
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« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2010, 12:31:53 AM »
Fantastic feat with the flexbody, Phil!!!  (Me using air cable 2 wks ago)

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« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2010, 12:37:15 AM »
shot on saturday in Bisbee, AZ with the 190!
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« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2010, 12:37:26 AM »
Fantastic feat with the flexbody, Phil!!!  (Me using air cable 2 wks ago)

This is really good original_ann !
I love the overall colours, the red skirt against the green grass really stands out and the location is great !

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« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2010, 01:53:22 AM »
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« Reply #36 on: September 01, 2010, 02:19:14 AM »
This is really good original_ann !
I love the overall colours, the red skirt against the green grass really stands out and the location is great !

Thanks Mauricio -  This was one of my favorite places to play as a child.  Now the sea grasses and sand dunes are protected so it's a no-no to tread on them (I allow myself to break the rules a few times a year for the views and the memories) :)

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« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2010, 04:19:25 AM »
Ann: Lovely light & colours. A very accomplished SP indeed.

Roman: Then & Now! Love it  :)

Sean: One man and his dog. Excellent grunge factor too. Here's one from 2005 which you reminded me of. Shot in Spain with the Coronet Mark II 4-4.

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« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2010, 05:29:44 AM »
I refuse to believe this is a self portrait. Cheater.



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« Reply #39 on: September 01, 2010, 08:10:01 AM »
mojave, nice double :) I'm a fan of doubles with clouds~

ian, I am too guilty of the waiting shots in ladies clothes shops! haha~ I think you're looks good though

phil, thanks for the porn~~

damion, snug fit!

sapata, interesting shot. with that big a camera, it's like a double portrait ;)

ed, you look like such a nice guy :D

ann, dreamy shot you put up~ are they any good those air cables?

roman, liking the glasses shot. those can be hard to pull off


here's one of mine. kind of old now, from my first holga roll actually. but I still like it~


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« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2010, 09:12:20 AM »
Hmm I swear I didn't read this thread before this yesterday
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« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2010, 10:13:06 AM »
By far the best likeness of me and by far my fav self-portrait.
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« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2010, 11:33:00 AM »
Ann, I'll second the beautiful colours and great shot!

Andrea, I love yours, of course it won't help me  recognise you if you are wandering around Bath at any stage.

Great stuff from everyone, thanks for making the effort.

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« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2010, 12:25:17 PM »
ann, dreamy shot you put up~ are they any good those air cables?

jojonas - they actually are, though you really have to squeeze (see my hand?).  I have a 30' cable and one time accomplished using my heel for a selfie, but that felt like a major feat. 

thanks all for the kind comments :)

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« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2010, 12:26:37 PM »
Andrea, that is the most luscious thing ever!  Stunning, frightening, hushed and howly - - all at once!!!

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« Reply #45 on: September 01, 2010, 12:31:44 PM »
Andrea, Sapata, Damion (fantastic multipola), Ed, Ann, Phil.... All magnifique portraits, serious. And, again, great to put faces to photofellas.

I was looking for a self portrait and finally found one... Canon A1, Tmax 400


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« Reply #46 on: September 01, 2010, 01:00:25 PM »
Cool thread!

Like everyone else here I hate pictures of myself so here goes . . .

one of me about 20 years ago  ;D

taken with my first camera, an Olympus point and shoot,
cant remember the model.

I shot this through a Holsten Pills bottle !



and me a couple of months ago through a Yashica D.


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« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2010, 03:20:37 PM »
Love all the new editions!!! Everybody is so clever!

Andrea, that image of yours has me in its grips. I cant stop looking at it. Its intriguing and scary and beautiful and mysterious.

Calbisu, I love the light in your shot and even though you arent opening smiling, I swear I see a smile on your face.

Thanks for the wonderful comments all!
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« Reply #48 on: September 01, 2010, 04:13:06 PM »
Not a brave person, here is my only ever self-portrait (with my daughter on my shoulders)


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« Reply #49 on: September 01, 2010, 04:25:57 PM »
What a beautiful bunch we are!

Here's mine- from one of what must be one of the few remaining analogue photobooths (this was from 2008 though- I'll bet it's gone by now):