Black and white portraits

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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Ilford Delta 100

I went to B & H and picked up a bottle of Cinestill Df96 monobath to test out developing my own black and white photos to save some money and also because I hate waiting to get something back even if it’s only a day.  Anyway I am pretty happy with the results some far and will probably be developing my own black and white photos from now on. 

Camera : Canon AE1

Film : Ilford Delta 100

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Lunch Break

Sometimes you just need to sit, smoke a cigarette and check your social media.  

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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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Cinestill BwXX

I first saw a few images that were shot using Cinestill BwXX and wanted to get a roll or two to test out. I looked for it at B & H Photo Video and saw it was on back order which had it for the best price so when they did get back in stock I order two rolls, also I did see it on Amazon but for double the price of all the stores that did carry it. The first roll I just started shooting around the city in the Financial District because you can get harsh light and dark shadows you can get and shot the second roll down in Philadelphia where I did get some decent shots. If your like me and only shoot black and white when using film you will love images you get from it, believe me even the really shit images I took have me looking them over twice just because of the feel the film gives them.

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Jesus just chilling in Philly

Walking around New York City you will see some very “interesting” things, but the city of Philadelphia is a very close second with the amount of “interesting” things you will see. 

Shot on a Canon AE1 using Cinestill BwXX

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The Village Halloween Parade

This is an old shot that I came across while doing Lightroom maintenance. Year after year you can see people who love New York City during Christmas for the lights, Rockefeller Centers giant Christmas Tree and the window scenes at some flagship department stores, but The Village Halloween Parade beats all that by a mile and it your are planning a holiday to New York City might I suggest the end of October. 

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What I do before and while I'm at work

Some shots from a small shoot I did last week with All I Can Be Is ME. I like the the way the color edits came out, but the black and white edits speak so much more.

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