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Coffee Portraits or Land of The Lost Roll pt. 4

On a recent cleaning/organizing binge I discovered several lost or forgotten rolls of film kicking around my room. Here is  a short series taken from one of those rolls…

I love coffee more than just about anything. Sharing it with friends is part of the experience that appeals to me. Here are some friends I shared coffee with sometime early last fall.

Despite the metadata the slide show tries to provide, these were all shot on my Nikon FM on Ilford Pan F+.

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Something Stylish

Recently a friend wanted to do a quick photo shoot so he could have something to post on his Tumblr for a notorious Tuesday themed hash-tag. While we did get this image (it is displayed below) I admire this friend’s classic rocker style and wanted to shoot a little of that as well…click an image to enter the slideshow…

Self-Portrait Preview

Early this fall I began work on a series of self portraits. Not portraits of me specifically, but portraits taken by the subjects themselves…I left my gear set up all the time and had the camera on a wireless trigger with a large mirror set up behind. Anyone who stopped by the house was requested to stand in for a few portraits exactly as they were. I felt that if the subjects knew the exact instant they were to be photographed (by pressing the remote shutter button) their reactions, poses and everything else would be more genuine or at least somehow different than if I were to stand behind the camera and decide when the moment was right. The progression from the first photo a subject took until the last is often quite interesting. Often they started unsure, shy and timid, then progressed to some state of enjoyment. Although the full series is not presented here, this is a small preview of a few favorites…

The device you can see in most of the subjects hands is the remote trigger. Although this project is ongoing, I have been at a standstill on it for several months, stop by sometime and take your portrait if you are in the neighborhood…

‘Best’ of 2012

Here on the last day of 2012 I have compiled a ‘Best’ of reel (I use the term ‘best’ loosely) These images represent my creative journey this year, and while I may have shot better work, these are some of my favorites. Click on an image to enter the slide show and enjoy…they are in approximately the following order…compositions, disco-tec, studio portrait, location portrait, critters…

Get Down::11`28`2012

Once again we got down at the get down…head over to the green rooms facebook page to check out the album and tag away…

 

Get Down::11`14`2012::Penny Drinks Round 2

For the second Wednesday in a row, The Green Room offered penny drinks…yes that’s correct, basically free cocktails…Some great DJ’s, bit-map projections on a Toyota parked in the bar and of course Yours-Truly combined to make one heck of a party…Head over to The Green Room’s Facebook Page to see the full set…

 

Kids with Cameras

For the last two weeks I have been teaching a workshop at the Juvenile Court here in Flagstaff. The kids were given cheap point-and-shoot 35mm cameras and sent out into the world. Unfortunately the last day when we were finally able to see the images the kids had shot, only three were able to make it to class…Here are some of the images they took, I feel like they have great vision, creativity and are generally enjoyable to look at. I tried to get them to know that their perspectives are valuable, I imagine that it can’t be easy to be a very young person in a system/program like this, I frankly doubt they get much positive reinforcement, hopefully publishing some of their images helps…

Culture Shock Interiors::September 2012

This month the Culture Shock crew built an underwater octopus/jellyfish  paradise. After a more than seven hour build, Octopus Nebula, from Denver Colorado unloaded for a sound check, and then proceded to get the crowd real octopussy until the wee hours of the morning, tentacles were flying…Here are some of the interior shots, Samantics 3d bit mapping was particularly good this time, click on the first image to be taken on an unter-the-sea journey.


 

F+ Pan 50

A fine film stock, for a fine morning…Nikon FM, Nikon 50mm f/1.8, Ilford F+ Pan 50

Some People I know

Developed two new rolls yesterday. The following were shot quickly, usually just as the subject became aware their photo was being taken. I have been getting into the flow of my new camera (Nikon FM) we operate fairly smoothly and quickly together. Without further adieu, some friends… Continue reading