Old school – NEW world

Bridging the gap . . .

Trash day . . .

Too many minds . . . again . . . like the two trash bins I wheeled out to the street this morning . . . full.

Shot this on Monday in the p.m. (1440 hrs) . . . slightly overcast.


Polaroid Instant or . . .

If you get the Polaroid Instant app for yer iPad you will have to buy it for the iPhone and if you get it for yer iPhone you will have to pay to get the app for yer iPad . . .

u-u-u-u-uh WTF ?!

Anyway if you want vintage Polaroid formats/emulsions get the LoMob app . . . if you gets it on yer iPad it will load to all youse other mecha like iPhone iPod Touch, and you only pays one time !!

The Polaroid Instant app has a tendency to crash when you try to add too much fluff to yer images . . . When you try to save yer image with fingerprints vignette border texture text etc. etc. the app closes and you end up back with a screen full of icons . . . it’s like being out with yer GF and just when you think . . . you know . . . and she pulls her skirt back down . . .

The Polaroid Instant app is O.K. Didn’t think I would have to pay twice for it but like I said . . .

I’m thinking about taking my NIKON FM 35mm out of storage and shoot some real film . . . I can use a local camera shop to process my film and use the lomography-smartphone-film-scanner from Photojojo to digitize my negs.

I know, I know, I could just have the photo store make a CD but no CD drive on the iPad so I’ll just use my iPod Touch to copy the images I like and export them to the iPad for further processing or do some editing on the iPod Touch before moving them to the iPad darkroom – Lots of options.

“Fake” Polaroid images generated using the LoMob app . . .

Family Instant


instant Emulsion


Vintage Instant (023A)


6X9 Instant Emulsion


There are 15 filters in the LoMob “Instant Photography” (Polaroid) category.

Original camera image: iPad 2


ps – I didn’t mention that the LoMob app has a camera function so you don’t have to import yer images . . . just shoot from the app. More camera apps now let you shoot from within the app not like Hipstamatic . . . Hipstamatic just keeps developing more films and lenses . . . Hipstamatic = Microsoft . . . duh . . .

New toy . . .

Took the iPad mini out for a test drive this afternoon . . . used the daylight viewfinder . . . I’m going to test the Photojojo accessory lenses later.

Have a look . . .





Did a bit of cosmetic touch-up with PhotoForge 2 . . .

Inside out . . .

Inside . . .


. . . out.


Inside image shot with the Photojojo macro accessory lens w/o wide angle attachment, and the outside pic was captured with the wide angle/macro combination . . . Photojojo of course. iPod Touch 5G camera, square format, HD setting. some tweaking of contrast and exposure with PhotoForge 2 app.

“selfie” . . .

Yep that’s me . . . in the background . . . the shadowy figure with garage, vying for facetime . . .


the letter

Got a letter w/Heyday name
on return address corner
turned out that Heyday was the vehicle

. . . a request to submit
some my poema
to include
proposal to fund
anthology of writings
by Indians in Caliland.

u- u-u-uh . . .
well . . . why no one anthologize my stuff
alone by itself ??


Maybe cos I don’t write about the “rez
fighting & drinking with John Wayne
maybe it’s Owens Valley Paiute/Pima ethnicity . . .

wha-a-a . . .

Owens Valley?

Got no PhD

Don’t b’lieve in Cuh-lumbus

Don’t like “cowboys

We dint dance no grass dance
No hey-ya hey-ya . . .

dint shot no buff-lo
got no horseback pony
no tipi
no feathers
no fancy buckskin beads
NO drum . . .

I’m not stereotypical Native American redman . . .
I no rezabayshun indun
I’m old hunting gathering aboriginal Great Basinindian” . . .

Polaroid app . . .

Just bought the Polaroid app Instant: Polaroid Instant Camera for my iPod Touch . . . O – M – G !! So AWESOME !!

Checkitout . . .


Lots of options text fingerprints vignette outdated film pack etc etc etc. AND you can import from yer camera roll . . . my old school summer crush has rolled into town . . . yeh!!

U-u-uh . . . no mind

What started out simply enough ended up being a simple fuck-up . . . my new fone (net10) was a monthly plan thing didn’t read the stuff on the box . . . $50 USD + $99USD (fone) . . .

As I worked my way through the day I did find something interesting and after dumping it in the POP cam solution in PhotoForge 2 out came this image:


Name the Fauve . . .

The PhotoForge 2 and Pixlr-o-matic apps are like what the old Polaroid cameras used to be like . . . color wasn’t always “right” image washed-out or there was a chemical smear . . . but that was the beauty of early photo equipment you had to learn the limitations and then make the new parameters work for you.

You have to make the camera do what YOU want it to do . . .

One mind today . . .

Ordered a 16GB iPad mini bought a Samsung GALAXY Centura to replace the one I washed . . . doing a variation (Letters to Myself) on the Burroughs/Gysin cut-up process . . . B/G thing to be posted later . . . The rest of the day will no mind . . .




Gotta transfer service from my old fone to the new one . . .

Mantis . . .

This was hanging out in the flowers and was flushed from its ambush by my watering can . . .


Shot with the iPod. Touch 5G camera and the Photojojo wide angle/macro accessory lens combo.


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