LA Friends: I have a photograph in the Lucie Foundation Analogue Project with a gallery opening Thursday April 11, 6-9pm at ROW DTLA. It'd be great to see you there. http://www.monthofphotography.com/events-2019/analogue
The year is 2066. We're teleporting to different parts of the earth, holding meetings on virtual beaches while sitting at home, and having robots do all the chores. And we're using the latest camera technology, which means no camera at all--just look at something and it's captured. We're lamenting not having any photos from the... Continue Reading →
Made with a Rolleiflex T twin-lens reflex camera on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado, it's a moment captured on film that has a feeling all its own. And very few of the digital photos being taken today will last 50 years, like this will. Because this negative is physical--I can hold it in... Continue Reading →
It's a feeling. I suppose, you either feel it or you don't. I certainly do. There's a magic in that silver, I tell you. Now there's a Tri-X negative in a sleeve that exists with that image. And there is a print of each photograph in a frame, to savor those moments. Because photography wasn't... Continue Reading →
I realize I shoot film a lot, but I have multiple bodies with film loaded, and I tend to shoot conservatively, just a frame or two on a person or a subject. I want to change that. I just added motor drives to two of my Nikons, an F3, and an FM2, the cameras I... Continue Reading →
An observation: Photography hobbyists make lens analyses, compare versions of bodies, features and lenses, read DXO scores, look to get the next best thing, discuss purchases, workshops, latest tricks and techniques. They do a lot more than make photographs. Photographers make photographs.
I like shooting in urban settings more than in nature. I like the way elements can come together in an instant when I'm walking about shooting street. This shot for me works well only because we can see the driver in the car on the right, and there is a car turning in front of... Continue Reading →
Unless you're using your phone camera in poor light, so that the image is blurry and grainy, your camera in most situations is good enough. I'm not a proponent of using a phone camera only. I carry a Rolleiflex 3.5F, Leica M6, M8 or Fuji X100 all the time. Sometimes all at once. But our... Continue Reading →