Redesign The World
A Photography/Design Blog by Andrew Cichowski

The Dusty CityThe Dusty City

Embrace your mistakes, and build from them moving forward.

I accidentally spilled water on a negative, then mistakenly attempted to wipe it off instinctively, thus ruining it further.. Having been overexposed and not that interesting to begin with, I destroyed it even further with scratchy stuff and got lots of dust stuck to it.. I’m ok with how it came out. (Much happier with the stuff I’m going to print this weekend!)

There’s still a bag of 14 rolls of adventure I need to develop, so I’ll be posting again soon.


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The Tower

After completely disassembling my Widelux (and after buying special tools online), I now have accurately timed and fully operational 1/15, 1/125, and 1/250 shutter speeds (all three the camera can do). Saved myself ~$300 in repairs. 🙂

No crazy springs or other scary stuffs, just an impossibly large array of incredibly tiny gears that needed to be individually oiled and cleaned, then carefully placed back in the exact order, in the correct orientation, in the right spot, with the right pressure, on the right teeth marks.. it took a short eternity, but now everything works!

I’ll post more photos from my first roll soon. For now, my free time (hah..) will be dedicated to enjoying the 1/15 and 1/250 shutter speeds.


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I recently explored the Indiana Dunes. After a failed attempt at sand surfing with an apparently for-water-only boogie board (who’da thought..), I snapped this shot of a friend struggling to escape from the deathly clutches of his seemingly ravenous t-shirt.. I quite enjoy this one, especially the title I gave it. 🙂

Nice Curves

I’m about to embark on my last summer vacation ever (or for at least a short eternity). I plan to take lots of photos, and I might even share one or two… eventually.

Until then…


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I’m fairly certain that medical school is slowly transforming me into a zombie. (Gerr..argh…er.. , cause: studying, diagnosis: zombie, prognosis: a passing grade?)


I think this is the only expression that’s been on my face for the last couple of weeks…
I could use a shave and a haircut, and maybe a nap.

Luckily today marks the start of autumn, my favorite season. I’ve missed it every time for the past four years while I’ve been in California. And now I suppose I’m ready for Halloween too. (I’m always ready for Halloween.)

I miss my camera. I’ve followed through with my New Year’s resolution to take at least one photo a day for the full year (give or take a day here and there, depending on how you define one..), but I’ve been stuck using my cell phone camera. My precious is collecting dust… and I can’t have that, it’s bad for the sensor (and my psyche). <--Hence the update. I needed to play with it.
And that’s my speech. More to come eventually…


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