Street Portrait

A Single White Rose

I posted the unedited version of this shot on Instagram yesterday, but I felt it could use a wee bit of tweaking to get what I actually saw out of it. Basic jpeg scan on a Plustek 8200i and edited in Photoshop with the Camera Raw feature and messing around with the Gradient tool with some pallets I had saved. All in all I like the unedited film version but I’m personally partial to a bit more contrast in my images. 

Camera : Canon AE1

Film : Kentmere Pan 400

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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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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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Rooftop Shenanigans

I have had the privilege of meeting some truly talented people through the years including this man in the photo who’s face will never be scene and he goes by the name of Vers718 click on his name to see some of his work. 

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Philadelphia

Shot on my Canon AE1 Program using Cinestill BwXX. A few of my shots had some light leaks but only when I’m shooting at a slower shutter speed. I believe I shot this at 2.8 / 60th of a second. I’m not mad at it because it gives the shot a little more character in my opinion. 

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Friday Morning Walkabout

Shot from a Friday morning walkabout with Lorenzo Mitil who was out shooting some Cinestill BwXX around the Financial District in Lower Manhattan. Side note check out the Oculus during the morning rush hour, it’s like watching an episode of Planet Earth the only thing missing is Sir David Attenborough narrating. 

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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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Street Portraits

I went out with Alex for a walkabout around lower Manhattan to get some street portraits . While we were walking around the Financial District in Lower Manhattan near the corner of Pearl and Hanover Square I saw the perfect light for what I was looking to get and the light pole he was leaning on was just and added bonus to get to him to pose for the camera.

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I chase the light

Like the title says I chase the light when I’m on a walkabout. I love an area the has a large amount buildings that are close together where it chops the light up and bounces the light off other buildings, it is I my opinion the best free studio any photographer can afford.

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I had to take the shot

While walking taking some street portraits of a friend we ended up on Stone Street which was packed for an early afternoon. I happened to be standing behind a father and son who where most likely on holiday and when I saw them setting up I had to take the shot because it is in my nature to keep capturing things I see on the streets.

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