Sunday, October 11, 2009

Weekly Winners: Ronald McDonald Goes Retro

Going Retro today. I've just finished the first series of prints for the super photo class I'm enrolled in this term. Quite a few old-school Mickey D's are part of my college landscape. This one made its debut in 1948.

My assignment was to shoot a roll of b&w film with a plastic Holga camera. The Holga is a cheap toy camera made in China. That's right, folks. No digital, no auto-focus, no SLR, no high-speed anything. Lots of light leaking through the seems in this baby!

After the "photo shoot," I went back to the darkroom and processed my film. Had no idea what would come of it, but I'm pretty fond of my effort. My photo professor even called my work "beautiful"!

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Hamburglar Has My Heart

The Hamburglar has my heart.

Old-School Ronald McDonald

Old-School Ronald McDonald rocks!

8 comments:

Mishelle Lane said...

Old School Anything Rocks....in my opinion!

Jeanette said...

Wow! I'm impressed! I've heard a lot about Holga's lately, and I'm very curious... would love to try one out

Melissa B. said...

Love these classic-and classy-shots!

hip chick said...

Hey I think I remember that ronald!

Cassandra Rae said...

Great shots!

merrymishaps said...

What a cool project. Love your shots!

Andrea Baker said...

I miss seeing all the characters around. I remember them from when I was a kid. Great shots!!!

Miss Jo said...

Sounds like your professor is taking your guys back to the photo basics. Great job with Micky D. ! The fotos have an old-fashioned boardwalk fun house quality to them. I love your black and white pix. I miss my darkroom days in college.