I joined Kenneth Wajda and a small group of photographers in a weekly photo game a while ago. Kenneth wrote a prompt each week and tasked us with creating a photograph that met the prompt. Unfortunately, Kenneth's photo game is taking a break.
Since I'm not prepared to give up the game, my wife graciously agreed to provide me with a surprise prompt each week so that I can continue.
The rules are still the same:
- All submissions must be scans of film, no photos from digital cameras
- Images must be captured, processed, and submitted by 8 AM each Saturday
- Miss a week, and you're out
My goal in playing is simple. Get out and shoot film.
I chose to use my grandfather's Rolleiflex this week because its waist-level viewfinder makes it easy to get low. The twin lens reflex (TLR) viewfinder allows me to compose and focus the camera from above. So, there's no need to lay on the floor to get low-angle shots.
The photo below shows Mercury, the Roman god of commerce, outside Tuscany Plaza in the Denver Tech Center. I shooed dozens of geese fertilizing the lawn beneath the statue to get this angle. Fortunately, none of them seemed too bothered by it.
I made this photo using a Rolleiflex 2.8E and Ilford HP5+.
Other Photos from the Roll