We hit one of our favorite San Francisco spots this past weekend, the Exploratorium. Not only do kids have a blast there, but frankly adults do too.
My kids loved biting a metal rod (through a one-time-use straw) and hearing music via vibrations conducted through their jawbone. They also spent considerable time at the above spinning platforms covered in fine sand which they could carve shapes into via long spatulas.
I had to be torn away from the sound booth creating effects for old-fashioned radio shows with metal service utensils (sword fighting), a wooden peg board (marching troops), plastic cups (horse hooves, though not quite as classy as using coconut shells), and numerous other items.
I shot a roll of Kodak T-Max P3200 B&W film inside and my first ever roll of Kodak Ektar 100 color negative film outside. Ektar is supposed to be the most saturated color negative film, I will be curious to see how its color turns out compared to slide films.
A few more things I have been following…
I would buy a few of these vintage camera pillows, but my young boys would just use them for pillow fights.
Don Hong-Oai’s (1929-2004) work is getting some recent attention, he was one of the last practicers of a style combining multiple negatives and text into photographs resembling traditional Chinese paintings.