An email just came from the Museum of Modern Art about their photo club which seems to exist only as a hashtag #MoMAPhotoClub. As with all photography groups, a monthly challenge is part of the program. This month it's Inspiration of Place, inspired by the exhibit currently on view at MOMA of Matisse's painting The Red Studio and the works depicted in it. I can get in to that, except the whole east side of Oshkosh is going to have to be my place, since the pictures are already done.
Also involved here is inspiration by a current exhibit at MOMA's uptown neighbors at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a retrospective of the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher. I saw an exhibit of their work at the Pinakotek Moderne in Munich a few years ago. Seems I was more influenced by it than I thought. Suffice to say that the New York Times reviewer saw it necessary to mention their use of a wide angle of view with a rising front.
Film testing the camera was another inspiration. It was built for a mystery project (not classified or related to national defense). It's an Evil Cube with one new modification to the film transport to keep the reels parallel (it worked).
As bar food goes, Jansen's is pretty good, but like a lot of bars, their unappealing dining area is somewhat hardened and they leave the door to the flourescent-lit kitchen open. I've ridden past several times this year and concluded I'd have to come back with a 60mm camera with a rising front. It was a likely place to begin.