Film: Check. No Negatives: Check.

I found a stash of older 35mm color negative film in a box above the basement stair–a dozen rolls, mas o menos, some a little past the expiration date but not by much. I shot some of it around town and finished off the last few rolls in–yes, you guessed it–Buenos Aires. Took ’em all to the pharmacy. A week or so later I picked up prints and A CD–NO NEGATIVES! This may not be recent news, but it came as a shock to me. I suppose most folks never look at their negatives again once the prints are made, and the “free CD” more than compensates for the missing film.

PSA: Many Film Processing Services No Longer Return Your Original Film

Despite and still, here is a link to films in current manufacture (possibly [likely] incomplete: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_photographic_films#Bergger

We still don’t know what happens to the processed film. All the more reason to DIY.

Al Fresco Exhibit at a Football Club

Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires hosted an international cultural event in early December comprising more than 50 cyanotypes from workers in South and North America (and a few points beyond). The list of participants was so inclusive that chances are you know someone who exhibited.

Acros returns, kids! There *is* a Santa Claus!

Read the fine print.

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After more than a year of wading through bureaucratic mire, Kimberly and Rebecca have opened a beautiful new space on Milwaukee Avenue. Hie thee thither!

Chicago’s New, Crowdfunded Bookstore is a Glimpse of the Future

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Come on down!

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https://photodevoto.com/2015/05/13/free-jazz/

http://jazzinchicago.org/jazzfest/category/full-schedule/

Free Jazz!

The 37th annual Chicago Jazz Festival! September 3, 4, 5, and 6 in Millennium Park and in the Cultural Center!

Muhal Richard Abrams!

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Dee Alexander!

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Jane Bunnett!

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Henry Butler!

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Ryan Cohan!

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Douglas Ewart!

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Chico Freeman!

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Chico’s uncle, George Freeman!

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BHS alumnus Tom Garling!

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Marquis Hill!

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Bobby Hutcherson!

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Newlywed Robert Irving III!

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Joe Locke!

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Roscoe Mitchell!

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Jeff Parker!

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Daughter and father, Bethany & Willie Pickens!

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Henry! Threadgill!

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Mark Turner!

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Edward Wilkerson!

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For more information (such as how to present content in a hilariously ugly format, with typos) see http://jazzinchicago.org/jazzfest/2015-chicago-jazz-fest-full-lineup-announced/

And there’s this: “Media seeking credentials to review or photograph performances at the festival must submit their request in writing on media letterhead to dcase@cityofchicago.org. Requests must include whether credential is regular press or photo, indicate the date or dates and provide phone and email contacts. Note: Some artists require approval, and some dictate how many songs may be photographed.”

Pinhole Day Is Coming

We’ve demonstrated a number of times how quick and how easy it can be to make a pinhole camera; we’ve also seen examples of how specialized a camera can be designed. Now is the time to do it for World Wide Pinhole Photography Day.

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http://pinholeday.org/participate/

There are endless links to resources, from Kodak to artists to enthusiast groups to youtube tutorials. Dig in! Here are a few examples from the Huge School.

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