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two weeks with the leica m6; kodak tri-x @ 1600…December 2-15

I finally did it. Spent entirely too much money on a 25 year old German rangefinder camera. I read this article a few years ago and have toyed with the idea since. One camera, one lens, one film, one year. Archiving, printing, etc. I am excited about the year to come, who knows where I will be by the end of it.

I also want to make a point of shooting more, not strictly street. The frames below should progress from street to unpeopled cityscape to friends, nightlife, etc.

I got a chance to look through the new Magnum book of contact sheets, and had the idea to post the all the raw bits here. I know there are a lot of frames, but sometimes it’s nice to see the hits and misses.

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Leica m6 classic, voigtlander color skopar 35mm 2.5 (yeah, I know, not leica glass but what can one do?), kodak tri-x @1600

A ll of this film has been pushed, partly due to the short days of winter.

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insadong, seoul, south korea

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Film drop: Ilford hp5 400, fp4 125, delta 3200+kodak tmax 400

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Film Drop: Kodak Portra 120 +400nc

I shot some color film while down in Busan. I’ve been on a monochrome kick lately and haven’t been able to find a place to collect these images. I thought I would post them here. I really love the tones on the portra, especially at the seashore. As an after-note I have some Superia from the ultra wide and slim that I’ll post after.
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And the Superia from the UWS

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#29

Instruction #29
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“Find an ambiguity that lies just below the surface.” – Jesse Marlow
streetphotographynowproject

nikon fe2
nikkor 24mm
ilford hp5 125

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Week #3. April 14th, 2011. Old Roll

Week #3. April 14th, 2011. Old Roll

Last weekend I went by my old apartment (in the process of being gutted) to pick up a few things left behind (two broken cameras and some hiking shoes)

I happened to find an undeveloped roll of fuji superia that had fallen behind my old dresser.

Most of the shots were from my old school which is now a virtual golf gym. This is Eric. He was a groovy dude even if he could be a little shit at times.

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monochrome is good for you

Is shooting black and white kinda the equivalent if “eating your vegetables” for photographers? And is doing it on film different from converting a raw file that doesn’t work in color over to the dark side? These are things I’ve been wondering as I shot through a few black and white rolls over the last few weeks.

I was always reluctant to shoot BW as I thought color kind of my shtick, and justified my aversion with the expense, inconvenience and ability to convert any color film to BW in Photoshop. The last BW film I shot was when traveling Europe five years ago. After relocating to a new apartment a little further from my favorite photo labs I started to consider doing some of my own development, and as BW is a much simpler affair than color I thought I should shoot it a bit more. That and some recent work by a good friend inspired me to load in more of the stuff.

I’ve enjoyed my few weeks sans color. And have found myself focusing more on composition and varied tones of light. Shooting in BW from that start (not converting later) is making me look in a new way, to see photos where I might not have before. It’s a stripped down process, and I find myself focusing more on the essentials of the frame. Here are some outtakes.

Kodak TMAX 100, KODAK TMAX 400, ILFORD HP5 400

KICK BACKs

Dongdaemun fabric market, Tmax 100

SYMMETRY

Gwangjang food alley, Tmax 100

RAG AND BONE SHOP

seoul flea market, Tmax 100

Dongmyo backstreets

dongmyo backstreet, tmax 100

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hospital and orchid, Ilford 400

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cafe killing time, Ilford 400

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bundang, Tmax 400

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bundang, Tmax 400

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subway, Tmax 400

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carting around, Ilford 400 and Tmax 400

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waiting, Tmax 400

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Tmax 100

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junk for life, dongmyo, Tmax 100

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Ilford 400

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Tmax 400

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Apartment, Tmax 400

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lauren, Ilford 400

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52 Weeks. #1- At the Hospital

I recently realized that I don’t take personal photos anymore, or if I do they just sit to rot in the dregs of a wayward hard-drive. I tempted myself to start a 52 week project trying to rekindle images and stories from my own life. I love to shoot street, and by no means does this project exclude it, but I’m curious to see if I can keep this going. Suffering from a bad personal memory, maybe this is a way I can keep track of myself.

Week #1, March 27, 2011…At the Hospital. (the end of the world as we know it, 52 weeks in seoul)

Week #1, March 27, 2011
I’ve been spending way more time than usual waiting in hospital lobbies. This is a curious phenomenon springing from a certain illness acquired by someone very close. Hospitals are frightening places for me and being there days consecutively is a really daunting experience, especially sitting in wards dedicated to highly contagious diseases. I often think of the orderlies who spend hours and hours in that environment and quickly realize I could never have a job in the medical field. It’s not that I am afraid of germs, because I’m really not, It’s more the inevitable fact that our bodies break down…and we get old. And that’s what become so inevitably clear as I sit in the lobbies….waiting.

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nikkor 24mm
fuji provia 400

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nuclear lens flare, photos from the brink

solar flare!

solar flare!!- Haundae, Busan, South Korea

solar flare!

nicaragua- rangefinder- 35mm

solar flare!

Holga 135. BW

solar flare!

solar flare!!

solar flare!

solar flare!!- Florida

solar flare!

Gyeongju field

solar flare!!- Pai, Thailand

Gyeongju, August '09

thailand, pai

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SONGPA STOMPERS #1

A few Saturdays ago the newly minted bicycle/shutter crew took a leisurely ride across the urban expanse of Seoul. From concrete thickets to surrounding hills we filled viewfinders and exposed frames in between peddling. The expedition was a success. Here’s some of the documentation from the bottom of my tires and soles.

Seoulcycle
vivitar ultra wide and slim, superia 200, Han River Path
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vivitar ultra wide and slim, somewhere near Sinseoldong
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vivitar ultra wide and slim, Bukhansan foothills
Cheongyecheon tunnel
vivitar ultra wide and slim, Cheongyecheon stream
Cheongyecheon Reload...
Minolta Srt-100, Cheongyecheon reload
Junk seller's alley
vivitar ultra wide and slim, junk seller’s alley
Ajosshi park, Jongno
Minolta Srt-100, Ajosshis playing GO, Jongno
overexposed chi
Minolta Srt 100, Overexposed Chi, Jongno
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vivitar, ultra wide and slim, up a hill, Northern Seoul
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vivitar ultra wide and slim, down a hill, Gyeongbok Palace
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vivitar ultra wide and slim, Gyeongbuk Palace
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vivitar ultra wide and slim, royal guard
KING SEJONG
vivitar ultra wide and slim, King Sejong
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vivitar ultra wide and slim, being foreign
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Minolta Srt 100, Cheongyecheon
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viviatar, urban decay
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vivitar, urban decay
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Minolta Srt 100, dude, are you weird?
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Minolta Srt 101, the remains of the day

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tunnel

The Han River bike trail is my church. I ride it home from school even though it takes an hour longer. This is the tunnel that separates the quiet expanse of the river park from the chaotic jumble of Seoul. The portal through which I often pass through reluctantly.

Seoul- Minolta SRT

Seoul- Minolta SRT

Seoul- Minolta Srt 35mm- Hangang tunnel

Seoul- Minolta SRT

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DOUBLE TROUBLE

HOLGA-135BC-SEOUL, rainy season
HOLGA-135BC-SEOUL

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ANALOG FRAMES

some celluloid shutters thanks to the affordable stockpile of 35mm film cameras piled high at the Seoul Flea Market.
Seoul Flea Market
Seoul City, Yashica Electro 35
(Mt. Daemason, Seoul, Yashica Electro 35)
Myeongdong- Minolta Srt9
(Japanese tourists, Myeongdong, Seoul, Minolta SRT)
Seoul Street- Yashica Electro 35
(Sock lady, Dongdaemun Market, Seoul, Yashica Electro 35)
Jisan- Minolta Srt
(Daehyun Kim from the 20th Century Boys, Jisan Rock Festival, Minolta SRT)
Seoul Street- Yashica Electro 35
(old men in the park, Jongno, Seoul, Yashica Electro 35)
Seoul City, Holga 135
(Han sailboarders, Holga 135)
Seoul City, Holga 135
(Jamsil Apartment blocks, Seoul, Holga 135)
Seoul City, Yashica Electro 35
(self out of focus, Jamsil, Seoul, Yashica 135)

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terror twilight

analog korea, holga 135bc
seoul cityscape from my office window. First roll off the Holga.

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rainy day

a rainy weekend, a half broken slr, blurry double exposed film, on and on… sometimes the days just blend.
Analog Korea. Minolta SRT. Sometimes the days just blend.
Analog Korea. Minolta SRT.

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