I have been exploring the rebirth of 110mm film.
Last year Lomography started producing 110mm film and I tried their b&w the first week it came out.
I used an early 90s Kodak Star with the first roll of film and I was disappointed with the results.
The viewfinder on my 110 camera is terrible and the portraits I took were way off center, cropping out the tops of heads in all of them.
These shots were taken with the Lomography Fisheye Baby 110 camera – my first roll! I used the cross process “Peacock” film.
The camera is SO tiny that you can fit it in your shirt pocket or your clutch. It doesn’t have a flash, but it does have a bulb setting for long exposures.
Bonus: It’s like a space-age spy camera.
Grab your own here: Lomography Fisheye Baby 110 White
This is a double exposure of the train passing through the middle of town.
Of course my beloved Food Shark under the pavilion.
A women sharing our communal table came over after she saw me take a photo with my tiny 110 camera. She took our photograph with it and was marveled, calling it divine.
She turned it sideways when she took the photo, which is why the black border has shifted. I love it. I hadn’t done that yet.
I really liked her and her family. Her eldest of two was very fond of Carlos. She yelled, “Bye Carlos!” and waved until we were a good block away. She could still see us – we smiled and waved back with each goodbye. It was cosmic.
I love that about Marfa and eating under the pavilion at Food Shark – you get to know your dining companions because you are sharing a table. In larger cities, it seems to be easier for people to ignore each other. That doesn’t happen here.
May your journey be your muse,
Related links: Marfa, Texas: A Visual Diary on 35mm film: Part One
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