Film Log: Roll 17

Decided one night to drive through the night in my 1986 VW Vanagon to spend a weekend in Malibu. Our time there consisted of sandy reef cut feet, sunburnt noses, and long mid day naps in edna (My VW). Here is the goodies shot on color from that time. I should have my black and white roll from this trip back any time now. Stay Tuned..

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 Biogon C

Film: Portra 400

 

Work: Perrier Jouet Champagne

I recently had the opportunity to shoot for and alongside Perrier Jouet. Here is what I managed to come up with.

Shot on Nikon D750 + Nikon 24-70 f/2.8

Film Log: Roll 16

1st Roll of Kodak Ektar 100

I took my camera with me around town to get a couple snaps of life in the summer in Northern San Diego. We decided to head up to Oceanside pier to see some interesting people, and busy beaches; but on our way home we stopped in Encinitas as the sun was going down.

This was my first time shooting on Kodak Ektar 100 and I had heard plenty of reviews all over the map with how people feel about this film, but to be honest I found it to be quite nice. It didn't seem to have the exposure latitude that I'm used to with kodak's portra 400 but definitely performed to my exceed expectations. I really like how it manifests darker skin tones, but definitely noticed people who were pale looked more red than desired. I found that Ektar is perfect to shoot in stronger sunlight, and if you're looking to get more saturation at sunset. Anywho... here's the gallery. Enjoy!

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 Biogon C lens

Film: Kodak Ektar 100

Film Log: Roll 15

My 1st Roll On My Leica M6!

I love black and white film photography but rarely do I ever feel compelled to share any of it to Instagram. Maybe its just me, but I just don't feel like it does the photo any justice to see it in a stand alone setting on an empty platform like Instagram. Rather I feel like it should be placed in a worthy setting that in hopes provokes the thought required to appreciate black and white film photography. Ideally I would want to put it in to a book, and trust me I am working on one, but for now here is my first roll ran through my new Leica M6. 

Stay tuned for more.

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 Biogon C lens

Film: Kodak 400tx (given to me by the lovely @mattbg)

 

My New (old) Leica!

 I recently got my hands on a camera that I have lusted after since I started taking photos. The Leica M6 Classic 0.72x with a Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 C Biogon ZM. Ive been seriously looking at buying this camera for around a year, so to finally get it feels weird. After using the camera a little bit I can say that I really do love the M6. Its quite simple, it really doesn't do anything outstanding (except be sexy and robust), but thats why its so great. The M6 does everything you need exceedingly well, its really everything you need to make great photos, nothing more. Its an all mechanical camera, with the exception of the light meter. Meaning that the M6 will function as a camera even if there is no battery to operate the light meter. 

So I've only run about a few rolls through it in the 2 week span I've had it, and I decided to tape the logos. Partly because I like the way the all black looks, but also partly because I like using the camera for the results, and feeling it gives me rather than the glamorous name it bears. Obviously taping the logos doesn't reaaaallly do anything, but I like it. haha you get the idea, its a crazy fun camera.

Leica M6

Film Log: Roll 13

Shooting Fujifilm in Encinitas

This was a night that was a little weirder than expected. I got the chance to talk to local guy who happened to be down on his luck. He was super full of life and could stop talking about how good Jesus is to him. He also didn't notice that his balls hung out of his shorts hahaha. I love Encinitas.

Camera: Konica Hexar AF

Film: Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400

Film Log: Roll 12

Walking around with Matt Gee

Here is a set from a walk around South Park, San Diego, CA with Matt Gee (@mattbg).

Camera: Konica Hexar AF

Film: Kodak Color Plus 200

Film Log: Rolls 10 & 11

Shoot with Elena Taber: Part 1

Camera: Konica Hexar AF

Film: Kodak Color Plus 200 (pulled -1/2 stop)

 

 

Shoot with Elena Taber: Part 2

Camera: Konica Hexar AF

Film: Kodak Portra 400 (pushed +1 stop)

Film Log: Roll 9

South San Diego Streets

Camera: Konica Hexar AF

Film: Kodak Color Plus 200 (pulled -1/2 stop)

Film Log: Roll 8

Etna, California / Etna Summit / Wild Horses

Etna, California: Etna is a small town an hour from the border of Oregon. It almost feels like a time machine there, so thats what i tried to high light. There was a lot of the color red, old style buildings and a ghost town feel. Hopefully that is what comes across in those photos.

Etna Summit: Etna Summit is the highest peak in the area, and a popular trailhead to start a backpacking trip due to the areas plethora of untouched lakes, and it being located right on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail). So we drove up for a short bit and meandered amongst the trees.

Wild Horses: This day was wild, after the city, we took a dirt road around for a little bit, and it took us to a little rock formation and then to a couple wild horses! The horses were so friendly, but like horses scare me to death, have you seen how much muscle they have?? gnarly. Anywho these horses were so darn curious, they decided to go in my truck and snoop around, so rude haha. So we decided to try and ride them. and Cameron was successful. This day was so wild.

Film: Kodak Portra 400

Camera: Konica Hexar AF

Film Log: Roll 7

JH Ranch

Film: Kodak Portra 400

Camera: Konica Hexar AF

There is a little bit of heat damage on this roll so thats why some of the scans look a little blue and lack of detail.

Film Log: Roll 6

Roadtrip Part 3: Ferndale & The Lost Coast

Film: Kodak Portra 400

Camera: Konica Hexar AF

Film Log: Roll 5

    Road Trip: Part 2

These are the keepers I got from my 2nd roll of my road trip. This leg of my trip was accompanied by my mom, so after I swooped her from the oakland airport we headed off to start our journey to Marin County, all the way up through Humboldt County, and ending in Redding, California. Enjoy.

Camera: Konica Hexar AF

Film: Kodak Portra 400

Film Log: Roll 4

Road Trip: Part One

I shot two rolls on my road trip up the coast to Etna, California; this is the first one.

First, I stopped at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles to hang with my friend Sam, that place was literally littered with tourists (my favorite thing on this earth), and so finding photos opportunities alone was a rough. I couldn't help but play the La La Land soundtrack while up there, so fitting.

I was off on my way to Marin county, more specifically, Mount Tamalpais. We stopped by a beach on the way there, meandered around in the sand, and then headed for the hills. For those of you who have never been to this place, its straight out of a Lexus commercial. The kind folks at Bradley Mountain Bag Company gave me a bag for my summer so I decided to snap a couple pictures of my friend Jack while we were up there. This place was crawling with photographers, rightfully so, but for some reason it killed my drive to shoot the "pretty things." But altered my eye to look for the hidden beauty, not only take the road photos, but try to get some feeling. In the spirit of enjoying the moment we plopped down and enjoyed the last hour of the day. Sitting, relaxing, not hustling to take that next portrait of a pretty girl for likes/self-esteem, but hanging out with friends, and enjoying the beauty of nature. Enjoy.

Camera: Konica Hexar AF

Film: Kodak Portra 400

 

Film Log: Roll 2

Coastal Communities

Recently I've been feeling compelled to shoot photos of things I don't usually. I grew up in San Diego, California so beach communities are all I know. Its funny how you can live in such a beautiful place but never feel inspired by it. Recently, I stumbled upon a photographer named Jake DeBruyckere, check his instagram out (@jaquib. He shoots various things, but the photos he's taken of Pismo beach communities are what inspired the photos shot on this roll. So I hope you enjoy it.

Shot on: Konica Hexar AF

Film: Kodak Portra 400 (metered at 200 ASA)