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Early this morning when I couldn’t sleep I finished one of my long term digital projects the delightful weirdness of being by making a final selection of the images involved and putting them in order for a blurb book. I’ve been working on the project for a long time – since 2012 actively with the first picture taken in 2011 – and I really like the direction it took on over time. Since I’m taking an open-ended hiatus from digital and the visual coherence would suffer if I’d start introducing film images I decided that it’s time to call it finished and move on. It feels good and right. On to new things! Since I finished one project I also decided on a few new projects to embark on and you will find descriptions of them under upcoming projects.

Of course I also developed and scanned some film today. In this case I chose two unimportant rolls to test my C41 chemicals. Both were taken with the XA in January while I was on the go and I didn’t think there would be anything too special on them. Turns out that there were two great pictures, one on each, and I totally would have kicked myself if I had ruined them. Luckily my chemicals are fine despite the month long disuse, probably thanks to the accordion bottles in which I store them. So, tomorrow I’ll embark on the more important rolls taken on my last trip and will attempt to finish the rest of my rolls over the next few days. 11 rolls to go actually, so I’m looking at 5 days worth of development since I’m leaving the last roll for the next batch of chemicals.

And now as promised, the last set of urbex pictures.

All pictures taken with: Leica M6 + Zeiss ZM C-Biogon 35mm f/2.8.
Kentmere 400 stand-developed in Caffenol-CL, 60min.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

I was wondering about the curiously English sounding name until I finally saw the z! Somehow I even managed to dust-spot this picture without seeing the z!

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Those curtains were somewhat creepy …!

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

When I was little I had some shoes from this shop.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

And this looked also less abandoned.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

That tree was already there, but it wasn’t trying to break through the pavement and there wasn’t all that grass.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Another door of the same complex. Whenever I walk through certain areas of my hometown I can’t help feeling that hear the apocalypse has already happened to some extent. Other parts of town have recovered quite well though.

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