What’s New on the Blue Moon? (since the last blue moon)
Written by Katt Janson Merilo
It’s that time of the lunar cycle again. A blue moon rises on Portland tonight and to celebrate, we’d like to tell you what we’ve been up to since the last blue moon back in 2012. We’ve had a very good three years, and owe so much of that to the people reading along now. Thank you, as always, for supporting us and the Portland film community.
We had an Impossible visit (and are gearing up for our next in a week), Pinhole Photography Walks, many rowdy customer and staff shows (another one of which opens tomorrow), a couple Portland Art Museum brown bag lectures, an OPB Art Beat feature, an exciting monograph book from a Kickstarter venture, the first issue of our staff zine 8417, and a license to manufacture MINOX sized Spy Film.
Most importantly, though, we got to develop, print, and scan thousands of rolls of film from our customers, and put hundreds of functioning film cameras into the hands of photographic artists. It’s easy to lose track of the time when you’re doing something that cool each day.
For your enjoyment, we’ve put together some behind-the-scenes photos of what we’ve been up to.
Thanks for the past three years, everyone; we’ll see you with another update on the next Blue Moon.