I had another photoshoot with Devi last week and I decided for once to work with some color film. I was pretty excited to do some work with color for a change, especially in an indoor setting right as the warm colors of the fall sunrise were in full swing.Read More
Like a lot of photographers it is not uncommon for me to just simply have a camera with me, even when I have no intention of doing any kind of “serious” work. On a lazy summer afternoon I went to the local clothing optional beach with a friend of mine just to spend the day soaking up some sun, dip our toes in the water, and really just exist in the most lazy and casual way possible.
I brought my Rolleiflex TLR with me loading up with a roll of Ilford FP4 film. I figured I might expose a few frames while I was there of driftwood or perhaps a sail boat drifting by the shore. Instead my friend and I ended up exposing a few frames of each other just for fun. The pictures of me are terrible and I’m sure nobody wants to see them. This image on the other hand turned out pretty great.Read More
A little while back I found myself doing a photo shoot at the last minute and the only film I had on hand was a few rolls of Ilford Delta 3200. It was a very cold and rainy day so I was stuck doing the shoot in my tiny apartment and normally Delta 3200 would be one of the last films I would pick under these circumstances. However, I would rather make photographs with a less than ideal film than not make photographs at all so naturally I wasn’t going to back out of the session.
This particular frame was developed in Rodinal and anyone familiar with Rodinal knows that it is not the most ideal developer for high speed films. One of Rodinal’s attributes is larger than average grain so when you are developing a high speed film the grain is really going to be pronounced.Read More
I’ve been getting through a huge backlog lately of undeveloped film which feels really good. There are times when I enjoy the back-end process of photography (developing film, making prints, etc.) more than I do the actual act of exposing film. It feels like I’m putting the finishing touches on something I’ve put a lot of hours and effort into which brings a certain level of satisfaction and a sense of completion.
This is another image from my two sessions with Devi. Despite the fact that the shoots were pretty short they seem to be the kind of sessions that just get better and better the more rolls of film I develop. I think I have two more rolls as yet to be developed and I’m expecting good things.
Photographed with my Hasselblad 500c/m and Kodak Tmax 400 speed film. Despite the fact that the scene was a bit on the dark side I’m pleased with the tonal range which is largely due to the fact that I stand developed for 45 minutes at a ratio of 1:100. Stand development tends to be the way to go in tough lighting situations.
Arrakis, Dune, Desert Planet. Yeah, I’m a big giant nerd sometimes. I still get a kick out of the fact that I was fortunate enough to do a photoshoot at the very place where Frank Herbert was inspired to write his classic novel Dune. It seems very odd that the location that would inspire that book would be located in the Pacific Northwest but considering Frank Herbert lived in Tacoma Washington at the time it makes a certain kind of sense.Read More