I started playing with film about a year ago. In a cycle opposing most photography careers, I started all digital and turned to film recently for a break from the noise. No, not sensor noise, just noise. I used a Canon AE-1 with two lenses–35mm and 50mm–and mostly Kodak Gold films with a few Porta binges. My film workflow used to go something like this: Shoot – Negative Only Process @CVS – Scan to Digital File – Edit in Aperture and/or Photoshop. Now, I have added Kodak Tri-X into the mix, replacing CVS processing with my own.
This one is quick and dirty for the sake of throwing something new out there.
A bit late for the first skiing of the year but a blast nonetheless. I piled in the car on last week with some friends and headed to Killington, VT.
Here are some photos I snapped on the GoPro on my way down the mountain.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 13 years to get that many views.
I was thrilled (still am) to make senior portraits for Luisa. She’s everything I could ask for in a subject, comfortable in front of the camera, eager to make beautiful things, and stunningly pretty herself. A real pleasure to work with.
We shot between two locations in Litchfield, Topsmead and the stable where Luisa’s horse and pony are kept. I have to admit, I love horses. After I make my millions, I’m going to purchase and expansive meadow, string up some bad guy cut outs all over, then ride around slashing them with a large steed, chain mail, and swords. Yeah.
Here are my favorite photos from her shoot. I love love love them. Hope you do as well.
I had the pleasure of documenting the wedding of the young, bubbly, and gracious, Jessica and Joshua. The wedding was fairly traditional with a heartwarming full ceremony at St. Mary’s Church in Bethel, CT and a reception at the Bride’s house. Props go out to the friends and family who made it such a special day–specifically with the decoration of Joshua’s Jeep. It was fun and celebration all around.
In the tragic story of Ki Suk Han being struck by a subway train is taking a turn for the (even) worse as a sort of blame falls upon the photographer who got a shot of the event. The focus, anger, and confusion have been taken from the killer and put on photographer Mr. Abbasi, a New York Post photographer. Countless stories are being published with headlines like, “Could the Photographer Have Saved Han?”, “Man is Stranded on Subway Tracks for 90 Seconds While Photographer Takes Pictures”, and my personal favorite, “What Would You Have Done?”
When Abbasi appears on the Today’s show (watch) he is told that 80% of the polled public believes he should have done more. There is an important distinction between the opinions from the general public and the opinions from other photojournalists as it relates to this situation. Read Gawkers article here for more information on that: Would You Have Taken the Post Subway Photo?: Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographers Respond.