Blurry photos are not for everyone, but maybe they were just perfect for my friend Micah’s Birthday party (member of The Yard Dogs.)
I think digital has made people more brave about taking photos in low light situations. Situations that they wouldn’t dare try with film. Well, the daredevil that I am, I took the risk. Last week I showed up with nothing but my Rollei and 400 speed film to Micah’s party in Oakland… why? Well, Micah is probably one of the most unique individuals I have met in a long time and I expected his friends to be much the same. There is nothing digital about them, so I wanted my photos of the event to be unique too. And well, Calumet didn’t have any higher speed film, so I didn’t have many options. And to be honest, as I sat in the very dark backyard, I wasn’t sure what I would get, if anything… and because of that I didn’t even get out my light meter… I just decided to open up as wide as I could and set it as low as I thought was reasonable…. and my results…. well, they definitely are different.
Happy Birthday Micah. You throw a good party.