Photography

Makeshift Studio

With a make shift studio and some budget continuous lighting you can pull off something pretty decent. These were the first set of shots I took for Giancarlo Arcieri after watching build this violin from the start to finish which in itself was a great experience to watch and getting the document it made it all that much better.

Chinatown Sights

Some more shots of the Kodak Double X (5222) I pick up from the fine folks over at The Photo Warehouse aka Ultrafineonline.com. It really is a great black and white film and would recommend picking up a roll if you are looking for a good black and white to shot with.

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More of the Kodak Double-X

I picked up of five rolls from the good folks at Ultrafine Online aka The Photo Warehouse and after a few weeks of testing out black & while 35mm film my top three are this The Kodak Double-X 5222, Kodak 2238 Panchromatic Separation 25 ISO film which is perfect for those bright days and Kentmere 400 which has a great sharpness and is a great all around film. I do have other favorites, but if I had to choose I would rather be stuck with these three as of right now, but who knows that might change as we get closers to the fall and winter seasons.

Ilford PanF Plus

I shot this Ilford PanF Plus pushed the 2 stops because I wanted to see what kind of contrast I could get out of in during the day, but I shot the whole roll on my walk home from work at five in the morning. Not disappoint with the shot came out, but now I need to pick up another roll to actually run my test.

Kentmere Pan 400

Loaded a roll of Kentmere Pan 400 into my AE1 for a quick walkabout and I can say this black and white shootout I’m working is going to be getting harder when it comes down to choosing a favorite film type. 

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Ilford FP4

I shot a quick roll on my walk home for my part time job early Monday. I was able to get the sunrise with some clouds hovering of the the city skyline. I used the Cinestill Df96 to develop this roll and I really like the way the shots came out. 

 

Camera : Canon AE1

Film : Ilford FP4 Plus 35mm

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35mm Film Battle

My goal for the next few weeks is to shot every type of Black and White 35mm film I can get my hands on and as of right now my two favorites are the Cinestill BwXX and this Ilford Delta 100 but I have a strong feeling I’m going to like the roll of Kodak TMax 3200 I picked up from some the images I have seen. 

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Happy Fathers Day

I don’t have many shots of my father, but this one it buy far my favorite of him. He reads the Bible three to fours times a day. I asked after I took this shot if he reads is from front to back, he told me no and that when he sits down to read a passage he just made opens to a random page and reads. I asked him why he did it this way and he said it was because where ever the book to opened too was where he was supposed to be at that time. I myself am more of a agnostic when it comes to belief, but I can’t argue with his logic because I do believe when we do something it was meant to be that way and that time.  

Happy Fathers Day Pop!  

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Rush Hour

I have been avoiding Chinatown for a minute because it seems to have become cliche  over the last few years, also it has been overrun with tourists on holiday in New York, I don’t have a problem with tourists I just try to avoid them when I’m walking around. Anyway I took a detour and cut thru Chinatown and was reminded why I continue to stay away. 

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Brooklyn Bridge

Shot on Cinestill BwXX after scanning I had to bring into Lightroom for a bit dodging and burning to get what I wanted. 

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Getting Fancy

I wanted to take a fancy shot for the Liver Bashers social media that was a bit different from the shots we normally post on our Instagram. So I grab a glass from a set Lorenzo Mitil gave me and stacked up some scotch tape to prop up the glass and with a wee bit of Photoshop magic, some color correction in Lightroom Mobile and Bobs your Uncle. 

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