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A Photo-Walk Around the Block

Something all photographers feel from time to time, especially when first starting out, is a lack of inspiring compositions in their own town. "My neighborhood is boring. There's nothing interesting to photograph." Sound familiar? I think the reason we feel this way is because we assume good photography is scenes of poverty, or beautiful landscapes.… Continue reading A Photo-Walk Around the Block

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Back to 9/11 – Ground Zero on Fuji Superia 800

I remember wondering were the planes out of control? What the heck is happening? Then the news anchor, describing what we were watching, said (I am paraphrasing from memory) "As you can see, there's people trapped in the buildings and they're throwing paper and furniture out the window..." They paused. "Oh my god, thats not furniture, those are people. Oh my god. People are jumping from the Twin Towers." My stomach sank I will never, ever forget that moment.

Black and White Photography · film photography · Leica Camera · Photo essay · photography · Rangefinder Camera · Vintage Camera

Leica IIIF – I Barely Knew Ye

I bought a Leica IIIF RD from KEH last month, but only had it for a short time. My first impressions of this camera will be featured in an article on 35mmc very soon, so I am only going to share some photos I took with it and give a brief story on what happened.… Continue reading Leica IIIF – I Barely Knew Ye

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Photographing Light on Lomography CN 800

As a follow up to my last article Saying Goodbye, I thought I'd share some photos I've taken as I explored our new home, while photographing light on Lomography CN 800. Finding and Photographing Light on Lomography CN 800 When we moved into our new home, the first thing I thought of doing was to… Continue reading Photographing Light on Lomography CN 800

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Saying Goodbye – Moving & the Next Chapter

After my parents moved us from New York to Florida, they were divorced when I was 3, and from then on my mom had to move us from rental to rental each time the rent was raised. As a kid, I actually enjoyed it. I got the chance to redecorate my room each time like… Continue reading Saying Goodbye – Moving & the Next Chapter

film photography · lomography · Photo essay

Photographing the Light

Who was it that said, "When you can't find anything to photograph, photograph the light"? Well, whoever said it, it's stuck with me. There have been a lot of times when I couldn't get out to take photos, but I just really have an urge to do so. When that happens I photograph the light… Continue reading Photographing the Light

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Polaroid Week – Spring 2021

In 2019, Polaroid Week was one of the first things that initiated me into the film community. It's when I made one of my first YouTube videos and wrote one of my first blog posts. I can still remember the fun I had, and the feeling of purpose after being really sick and isolated for… Continue reading Polaroid Week – Spring 2021

Crohn's Disease Awareness · film photography · health · life · mental illness awareness · Photo essay

Creativity and Managing Mental Health

Lately I have been fighting a bout of depression, self doubt, and just an all around lack of motivation to create. The other day Kelsey pushed me to go out and take pictures because she knew it was what I really needed to do. I took my Hasselblad to Tradition, FL and it really did… Continue reading Creativity and Managing Mental Health

Crohn's Disease Awareness · film photography · Film Processing · health · life · mental illness awareness · Photo essay

A Doctors Visit on Ilford XP2 400

Previous articles explain why I like to take a camera with me on a doctors visit, so I thought I would share a roll from one of those trips. This particular visit was shot on Ilford XP2 Super 400 through the 35mm Voigtlander lens on my Leica M2. I had intended on pushing this roll… Continue reading A Doctors Visit on Ilford XP2 400

film photography · Photo essay · Vintage Camera

The Rolleiflex Automat and a Roll of Portra 400

I am continuously amazed by my Rolleiflex Automat. Not just because it is more than 70 years old, but also because it is an under appreciated model that, despite not having the coveted f/2.8 lens, still produces consistently sharp images. Rolleiflex Automat with Kodak Portra 400 My Automat was the first film camera I purchased… Continue reading The Rolleiflex Automat and a Roll of Portra 400