Month: February 2016

Serious little faces, Part 1

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Canon Elan 7E / Film / Fujicolor Industrial 400 / kids / portraits

Above: Canon Elan 7E + Fuji Industrial “Gyoumu” 400 Toddlers make interesting subjects. They lack the muscle control to escape swoops from adults but possess the energy and persistence to wriggle out of their clutches. They’re curious explorers on the move, but sometimes they focus so intently on one task or motion – who doesn’t love ripping paper? – and then all of a sudden they space out, get lost in their own worlds. And when they become aware of a […]

Creative Fuel: Carol + Saul Leiter’s Early Color

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Color / creative fuel / Film

Top images: Scans from 2011. London, shot on a borrowed Leica M6 + 28mm f/2.8 + Portra 400 VC Bottom image: NYC, 2013. Shot on a Canon T2i + 50mm f/1.8 Recently ingested * Carol I feared it would be self-indulgent and sentimental, or that the characters would be melodramatic. As it turns out, I stumbled out of the cinema relieved that I’d be spending the rest of the evening alone. Shot on Super 16 and scored by Carter […]

Day Off

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bangkok / Color / Contax Tvs / Film / Kodak UltraMax 400

Bits of an ordinary lazy day in Bangkok, shot on a borrowed Contax Tvs: Things one might do on one’s day off: Drink Bulletproof coffee. Get a head shave at the neighborhood barbershop. Catch up on esoteric reading at a favorite coffeeshop. Snooze with a knee in the sun…until the sun begins its descent. Some scattered notes on the Contax Tvs The Contax Tvs is currently the only film compact in my possession (discounting a leaky Olympus Trip […]

Oranges and Persimmons: Yamanobe-no-Michi trail, Part 2

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Canon Elan 7E / Color / fall / Film / Fujicolor Superia Premium 400 / japan / outdoors / travel / triple d minilab

More photos from a walk along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, after the rain. It was still too early in the season for flaming trees, but elsewhere, the orange was a-callin’. The Yamanobe trail is actually an ancient road that runs along the eastern edge of the Nara basin, at the foot of Mt. Miwa. In terms of landscape, it is surprisingly varied, passing through forests and bamboo groves, shrines and old tombs, small villages, rice fields, and fruit orchards. How to choose * Persimmons: […]