Fine Art Photography from the CatPad…

Archive for July, 2011


Penny, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Here is our fat cat Penny. Penny (aka Zilla!) was shot with the whopping 0.3 megapixel Sony Mavica MVC-FD5.


Josie, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Here is our baby girl Josie shot with the whopping 0.3 megapixel Sony Mavica MVC-FD5. Love the old school resolution? :)

Sony Mavica MVC-FD5

Sony Mavica MVC-FD5, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

An early digital camera from Sony. It was Sony’s first digital still camera produced between late 1997 and early 1998. It features a huge resolution of 0.3 megapixels! And records on 3.5 inch floppy disks. It’s this week’s feature camera…

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Institute of Arts, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

A neon piece in the contemporary galleries at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Shot with my Rolleicord TLR, color slide film cross processed C-41


Ashley, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

My sister Ashley. She is an artist too. I have some of her work up in our house. Shot with the Rolleicord TLR, color slide film, crossed processed C-41…

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

First Congregational Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Shot with my Rolleicord TLR during the Ann Arbor Art Fairs; Friday evening July 22. Color slide film cross processed C-41…

…and yes, there is intentional lens flare here too…

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

I think this may be the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair. One of four art fairs in Ann Arbor that all occur at the same time. This was shot with my Rolleicord TLR, color slide film cross-processed. I intentionally shot into the sun to get the flare…


Daffodils, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Daffodils shot this spring with my Rolleicord TLR. The film is color slide film cross processed in C-41. This is my very first roll of medium format film ever shot…

Well – I’m still depressed…

…over not be selected by a local venue to display my artwork. I see they have released the 2012 schedule and I see one of the artists is from Pittsburgh, PA. I thought they were promoting LOCAL artists? Michigan or possibly Northwest Ohio. I really don’t think Pittsburgh is local. Maybe I am hung up on this rejection, but it was my first. It was also my first application – so I guess rejection will be a normal part of the process. But it still hurts. And releasing the 2012 schedule (that I am not a part of) still is painful. I should move on and I have in a ways – but I still keep coming back to this rejection. I will enter more shows – I just don’t know what will be my first.  So much for promoting local artists Village Theater. Ugh…


Rollei, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

This week I will be featuring photos from a classic TLR made by Franke & Heidecke. It’s the amateur version TLR, the Rolleicord. I used it today to snap pictures at the Ann Arbor Art Fairs…

Josie PX-70

Josie PX-70, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Josie shot with my SX-70 and the Impossible Project PX-70 film. It was dark but you can see Josie’s head and Mama’s hand…

This is the last of the SX-70 shots for now.

Camera Collection

Camera Collection, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

There is me with my many cameras… I have fun with each and every one…


Borders-1, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Okay – a break tonight from the classic camera images. With the imminent closing of Borders stores – I wanted to go out and snap some shots at local stores before the liquidation process starts. I am sad our local bookstore is closing…

SX-70 Another Sample

SX-70 Sample 2, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Still experimenting with the Impossible Project’s PX-70 Push film. Here is my sister Ashley at a summer party last weekend. She is an artist too. Creativity runs in the family…

Something is not right…

Something is not right…, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Shot from my SX-70. Shooting Impossible Project film and it’s not quite coming out right? What is wrong?

SX-70 Sample

SX-70 shot-1, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Here is a shot of my sister-in-law shot from my Polaroid SX-70 camera today at my niece’s birthday party. The film is from the Impossible Project.

Polaroid SX-70

SX-70, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

The Polaroid SX-70. A classic folding instant film SLR built by Polaroid from 1972 to 1981. fatcatimages will sample a few photos from this camera in the next few days…


My minifigure book for sale at

Larger than Life Adventures in a miniature world...

Larger than Life Adventures in a miniature world...

New Book for Sale

Hello all-

Great news! I have created a book of my best images from this blog. It’s available for purchase at Larger than Life Adventures in a miniature world… Enjoy!


Larger than Life Adventures in a miniature world...

Larger than Life Adventures in a miniature world...

365-365: Good Bye

Good Bye, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

The minifigure 365 project has come to a close. The minifigures of fatcatimages bid farewell for now. My blog will continue but with new content. I hope you have enjoyed the journey…

365-364: Eve of the End

Eve of the End, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

We here at fatcatimages are preparing the photo for the grand finale….

365-363: Fire Brigade

Fire Brigade, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Here to protect you…

365-362: I’m a photographer

Chicago-2, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

I’m a photographer. This 365 project has been a lot of fun but is nearing the end. This doesn’t mean that I will be abandoning my blog work. I will start something else – maybe not posting quite everyday but the minifigure project will end in a few days. I hope you have enjoyed the show…

365-361: Plymouth’s Art in the Park

Plymouth’s Art in the Park, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Artist demonstrations at an art fair? This individual was spotted at the Plymouth Art in the Park fair…

365-360: Space Cadets at Gracehoper

Space Cadets at Gracehoper, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

The astronauts explore a mysterious object named “Gracehoper”

Gracehoper, 1971 Tony Smith; Detroit Institute of Arts

My third installment into the LEGO my DIA series…


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