Category Archives: Film

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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Week #4- April, 27th, 2010- Nightime is the right time

Week #4- April, 27th, 2010- Nightime is the right time

The winter has finally thawed out and everyone is back out in the streets again. It’s been good to get together with friends and rekindle old habits (all day wanders across Seoul ending in all night carousing).

Last week (or was it the week before, oh both) I had a great day street shooting with friends followed by a night out in Hongdae. This is Lhasa, a fucking rad outfit from down in Busan. I originally met these guys at a party at agit art space down in B-town, and had the chance to see them later in Seoul.
lhasa.bandcamp.com/album/-

I had picked some 3200 Ilford months ago and was waiting for some nocturnal adventures to use it. I’m really pleased with the results.

nikon fe2
nikkor 24mm
Ilford delta 3200

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three films and a short

On a real Ramin Bahrani kick at the moment. Is there hope for American cinema?


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Most recent of Bahrani’s productions, narrated by Werner Herzog.

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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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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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BUSAN BLITZ

Goodbye montage. Footage found on the bottom of my shoe. Nikon d5000.

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towers, asphalt and sky- A Busan time-lapse- Music by DJ Lennart

A little project I’ve been tweaking. Wanted to see how it looked online, still needs some work. Thanks to Lennart Borst for creating the haunting audio.

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Mister Lonely

mr lonelyall I ever cared about, what moved me in film and in life, was…people,characters, scenes, moments…I never cared about ‘the answer.’ I’d rather just hear the joke, I don’t care about the punchline. I think it’s nice to leave a margin of the undefined“- Harmony Korine

Last night I watched Harmony Korine’s newest film  ‘Mister Lonely.’ I was impressed. I had been a big fan of ‘Gummo,’ not so much of ‘Julien Donkey Boy,’ but honestly counted Korine as an amphetamine casualty, mildly schizophrenic and frankly finished. I appreciated his forgoing the cliche narrative, for his arresting visual sense; I honestly considered ‘Gummo’ to be one of the more original American films I had ever seen, but I didn’t think he could sustain that kind of career. But as often is the case, I was totally wrong. Watching “Mister Lonely’ I was mesmerized by the script (written by Avi Korine) and characters, as well as the gradual, originally composed, and brilliantly colorful cinematography.

The movie goes something like this: a Michael Jackson impersonator is hard up in Paris. He’s a sweetly innocent guy, a dreamer. He is working at a nursing home, dancing for deranged geezers. He meets a Marilyn Monroe impersonator there, they share a glass of wine, they walk through a Parisian park of large, evenly spaced trees. She tells him of a commune in the Scottish highlands filled with impersonators, from Sammy Davis Jr to the Pope. He is too shy. Somehow he goes. It’s never-never land. Buckwheat rides a pony talking about how much he loves chicken. Reality sets in, things become undermined, Charlie Chaplin might be a fascist, the sheep are sick, somebody is in a tree. Micheal figures something out.

At the same time a group of nuns in Panama learn how to fly.

Like any worthwhile art the film evades being categorized. It leaves the viewer pondering identity, escapism, dreams and reality, it doesn’t beat in the point, the theme is evasive;  as the narrator in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness surmises, the meaning was  ‘not inside like a kernel but outside, enveloping the tale which brought it out only as a glow brings out a haze.” After the film was over I had this hopeful pang, now that he has matured maybe Korine will stick around for a while.

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Beomeosa Afternoon


Canon hv30
24p
premiere cs3
Some shots from a directionless Saturday exploring the temple grounds at Beomeosa. I threw my camera in a bag and nabbed a few candid shots. The audio was from a group of women singing pansori folk songs at the top of the hiking trail, near the north gate. After hiking a few hours we were approached by some older Korean hikers curious about foreigners. They coerced us into drinking soju, afterward we all stumbled down the hill and they took us for dinner. I wanted to incorporate the footage but sadly my trial neoscene pull-down tool ended half way through converting. Hopefully I can incorporate them into something soon.

Below are some accompanying photographs, courtesy of LW

Cherrry blossoms

Beomeosa roof

roots

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film test #3 (a Daegu afternoon)

After an accidental delete and some problems converting files, I have new film test, mostly from out of town. We spent Saturday in Daegu with friends and came back to check the grand opening of the Songjeong surf club on Sunday. Up north, we peeped some markets and bought boot leg dvd’s across from the military base. I seem to be giving up on words, so check the images.

Canon HV30
shot in HD, 24 frames per second

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the computer is eating my life

After what seemed like eons, including a fake Korean website, a customs debacle, and a bogus tariff, I finally received my new camera; the Canon hv30. I got it last Thursday, went to Daegu over the weekend, loaded up a few tapes, and am staying up way too late doing film tests with the footage.  Expect about a weeks worth of these.

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