Here is another image from my recent trip to California. Photographed with a Hasselblad 500c/m and Kodak T-Max 400 speed film. Processing was stand development which I made it a point of doing because I was working in too much of a hurry and decided on a few shots to just “sunny 16” my exposure instead of using the handheld light meter. Though the location ended up being more or less secluded, I was in unfamiliar territory as far as people wandering on by and was feeling pretty paranoid the entire shoot. It’s always a little bit of a funny scene when the model is more at ease and totally fine than the photographer is.Read More
I arrived back in Portland a couple of days ago with a large chunk of film to develop, a whole lot of mail to open, and a comfortable bed that feels oh so good after two weeks in California. It’s always the sign of a really good vacation when you are incredibly happy to be home at the end of it.
I did a couple of photoshoots while I was gone, mostly in the area where I grew up which is around Gilroy and Morgan Hill California. It felt a little odd to be doing photo sessions in the region of my childhood home. I was practicing photography during the time I lived there, my teenage years, but I certainly wasn’t doing nudes back then. Mostly pictures of fire hydrants and mail boxes. I never would have imagined back then that decades later I would be tromping through out of the way fields doing the work I do today but with the same camera I held in my hands back then - my trusty Minolta SRT-101.Read More
I’m heading off to California on Monday for an extended three week long break. I’m not sure how much access or time I’m going to have to write in this blog so I figured I would make one last post before I hit the road. Who knows, I might have a lot of down time and will end up making posts a lot. Or it might be complete radio silence for the entire time I’m away. That is sort of the beauty of the way I like to take vacations. Pretty much anything can happen. Or nothing can happen at all.
Either way, I have my Hasselblad and my Minolta SRT-101 all packed up with a generous amount of film ready for some adventures. Anyone who is a film photographer knows that sometimes traveling with film gear can be a bit of a pain. That is one of the things I really envy about digital photographers. Media cards don’t take up a lot of room in a camera bag. Bricks of film however, not to mention a light meter, lens filters, etc. can make it pretty tough to get away with that one carry on bag you plan on stuff into the overhead compartment on the plane.Read More