Monday, February 25, 2013

An Accident in the Neighborhood

This is another set of photos from the first roll I processed myself.

I was sitting at a coffee shop, my friends and I were telling stories when all of a sudden, a “THUMP.” The sound was startling, we all looked over. I stood up and saw a silver car with a dent in the hood. The driver's face was pale with disbelief and expressed such shock. Her eyes were wide with terror. I could only imagine what she was thinking, “did I just hit someone?!” She did.

I loaded my Mamiya RB67, took out my light meter and began taking pictures.

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Shortly after the accident, the police, fire department, and an ambulance arrived. The kid laid there with his eyes closed, unconscious. They were trying to get his attention.

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Then in a moment, his eyes opened... Sudden consciousness came upon him. “Do you know where you are? Do you know what happened? You were hit by a car...”

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Less than twenty minutes before these photos were taken, this boy was darting through the alley way. A car was slowly passing though the street, safely, approaching the stoplight. The boy darted through the alley way and was hit by the car. He bounced off the hood like a ham on a tin roof.

Eventually he was okay.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Photos From the First Roll I Processed

This is the first post of two... The next ones are a better series.

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In and Out Lunch; I think missed two frames... I need to go back and scan them.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

New York and Washington DC

Here's a few photos from a recent trip to New York and Washington DC.

All photos were taken with my Yashica A using Kodak Ektar 100iso.

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A double exposure of New York Firemen with John F. Kennedy's gravesite.

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Of course, this would not have been possible without my fantastic friend, Jess!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Leaves

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This shot is from the first roll I ever developed myself at home.
Mamiya RB67
90mm f/3.8
Kodak TMax 100iso

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Erica

Erica

Mamiya RB67
90mm f/3.5
Kodak TMax 120mm, 100iso

This is from my first roll on my Mamiya RB67. I was so excited to use it as soon as I got it.

Friday, February 8, 2013

“Ode to Fall ”

Ode to Fall

Yashica A
f/3.5 1/125s
Kodak TMax 100iso

When I took this photo, the leaves were somewhat disorienting. They were almost at a point of being brittle. The yellow leaves swayed gently in the wind, as though they knew of their eminent demise with the passing of the season; all the while the other leaves and branches framed main leaves just fine.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Les Rorick Headshots in the Morning

Yesterday morning, did some headshots for a good friend Les Rorick.

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He's a great actor, he actually went from one facial expression to the next. It was a fun shoot because he was really easy to work with. Here's a quick animation of part of the shoot.

Don't stare at it for too long... its in a loop. :-)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ghostly Bamboo

I've been inadvertently taking a series of photos on plants. These two bamboo plants were taken a few weeks apart in different locations; they both came out somewhat ghostly. The first image was taken in Costa Mesa CA...

Through the Bamboo

As much as I like portraiture, I've found myself taking many pictures of plants. I take their photos like I would someone's portrait. The process is the same. I look at my subject, see if the light is right; see if the subject would cooperate; observe the subject's movements, however, in this case the subject has no free will and is easily pursuaded by the wind.

When I see these images, it evokes a certain longing to be free. The irony for me is that these plants don't have a sense of freedom. They can't feel it, nor are they content in one form or another. I don't believe that plants think for themselves. Maybe it was the breeze and their movement, an illusion to their somewhat passive stance, they chose to be swayed by the wind.

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This last image was taken in Fullerton CA.