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.
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
Sometimes you just need to sit, smoke a cigarette and check your social media.
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.
It was 3 a.m and I needed a burger that was something from a shit fast food restaurant.
This shot was from February of 2017, NYC Chinatown around 7 am and It was a cold ass day winters day, but watching the city wake up to another day is always a sight to see.
They say patience is a virtue and most of the time I don’t have it with the exception of when I’m waiting for a shot when the light is perfect.
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.
Morning rush in the Financial District. For the Juice.
You know it’s cold outside when you catch someone wearing an Ewok pelt to keep warm.
I was trying to get a shot of the red neon bull and this lady walked up and just stood there so I assumed she wanted me to take her picture.
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.
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.
People do love theirs selfies. That’s All…
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.
Let start off by saying I hate areas where large amount of tourist are hanging out even when I go visit somewhere that I have never been before I try to avoid those areas, but there is something about the light the comes into the Oculus that keeps bring back.
I work the overnight or graveyard shift on weekends and I tend to walk home from work so I can snap shoots because my need to capture an image can be consider almost an addiction. I walk post this door at the Lackawanna Station in Hoboken and this was the only photo I took that I actually found some sort of connection too.
Went on a day trip down to the City of Brotherly Love for a walkabout. I thought New York City was interesting, but Philly is coming in at a close second to it. I saw some very interesting people hanging on the streets in Center City. If you have a chance to get the Philadelphia even for a couple of hours you should the amount of history the city has plus the the people who inhabit the city will make it worth the trip.
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.