Manhattan

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 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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Lunch Break

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

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Out of My “Comfort Zone”

Was out and about with Mr. Lorenzo Mitil yesterday and ended up north of Houston Street which I never do because I’m my opinion it is boring and there is nothing to photograph and I might have wee bit wrong, but I will still stand behind my original opinion. 

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Bomber Jackets

There are beers you drink warm and then there are beers that are better ice cold and we mean so cold that a layer of frost builds up on the bottle when it hits the open air of a hot summer day. We found the fine folks from Bomber Jackets on Instagram a while back and sometimes being fans of the cold beer persuasion these guys peak our interest with the artwork on their koozies that come in a variety for bottles and cans. See the full article on Liver Bashers.

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Testing Something Out

I took this panorama on my walk home from work this morning and I been wanting to test out shooting only with my Canon 5d Mark III and 70-200mm F4 to see if it changes my recent view on photography that it has gotten very boring of late and I feel like I have been losing more interest with every new day, hopefully I can come out of this funk soon. Pardon my terrible writing I just a humble moron. 

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Walkabout

When I’m walking around the city I’m not looking for anything in particular to photograph. I might shoot something like the shot here in the LES skatepark under the Manhattan Bridge or I might have my tripod setup hunting light trails, but I will Most likely  be sitting in a bar taking a shot of a beer for another site I run because beer is delicious for those of you who are of age to enjoy it. Please forgive the shit grammar, I’m learning to write better but with old age comes a stubbornness that doesn’t want to learn new things. 

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New York

I was able to work with the gentleman Gloss Black who painted this mural on another mural project with the man Serringe who brought me on as a second camera which in itself is a great honor to me being asked by someone who has been honing his craft for years and would even think to give me a chance to assist him on a project. Seeing this mural on my walkabout today really made me smile and brought up so good thoughts about how far I have come on this journey with a camera in my hand. 

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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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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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