The Birth of Sanslartigue

10 years ago today I posted my first photographs in the original Sanslartigue. You can click here to see that very first post.

Here are the first two photographs, both from my phone at the time, an iPhone 3G, and processed with the Camera + app. For those of you who have found the link to my Instagram below, you’ve seen that I graduated to a first generation iPhone SE and processing in Snapseed. Both the original Sanslartigue and the current version include photographs from phones, film cameras, a variety of Canon and Fuji digital cameras, plus occasional scanned photos taken by my father and grandfather.

During a trip to Spain that Spring of 2011, my wife and I had visited an exhibit of Jacques Henri Lartigue’s photo albums at the Caixa Forum in Madrid. I came away from that exhibit with the need to create and share albums of my photos, and decided that a photo blog might suit that need, and Sanslartigue was born. I don’t think I had any idea that I’d still be posting photos for each day 10 years later. As noted in the About page, I’ve been taking photos for 60 years, and the subjects range from travel to architecture to construction to landscape to street photography.

Escape to the Japanese Garden

April’s roll of film was Ilford Delta 100 black and white film, shot with my Minolta X-700. I’ve scanned the negatives and haven’t done any processing. The focus is a bit soft, and the exposure may be a bit off, but I really like these images just as they are. I probably need to spend a bit more time on focusing, and maybe bracket exposures to check the meter’s results, but I haven’t settled on a black and white film as my go-to, so I’m not going to get too deep into the weeds just yet!