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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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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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saturday seoul

Spring has sprung in the land of the morning calm, spreading cherry blossoms, bicycles and revelers all over the city. After such an icy and frigid winter everyone is rejoicing at the warmer weather, shunning masks and yellow dust/radiation paranoia to just get outside. The Han paths have been filled with young couples and picnicking families. . It’s nice to be peddling again.

Anyway, last week the songpa stompers were reunited for some explorations. It was good to meet up with friends after hibernating for the winter. We caroused Seoul, took in the river scene, and caught late night action in Hongdae. We all packed some 3200 super grainy Ilford for the night-time (looking forward to seeing the others) and I picked up a new holga during the day. What follows are some frames from 14 odd hours. Hopefully more of such outings to come.

Nikon fe2, Nikkor 24mm, Ilford hp5 125

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the couples were out in force. the river was thick with them

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vivitar wide and slim (superheadz remake), agfa 200

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SPRING DAY WITH FRIENDS BLOG POST

Once evening rolled around it was time to break out the high speed grain. I usually don’t take cameras out at night (for good reason) but spring was in the air, and the convergence of friends seemed a celebration worth documenting. We strolled Hongdae and caught awesome Busan rockers LHASA do their thing at SSAM SPACE.

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as the night went on the breakable cameras got tucked away and the toys came out

holga 125, iso 400

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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

monochrome blog

cafe killing time, Ilford 400

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bundang, Tmax 400

monochrome blog

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

monochrome blog

junk for life, dongmyo, Tmax 100

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Ilford 400

monochrome blog

monochrome blog

Tmax 400

monochrome blog

Apartment, Tmax 400

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monochrome blog

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.

nikon fe2
nikkor 24mm
fuji provia 400

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#26

Instruction #26…”If you’re not sure it’s a picture, shoot it anyway” – Carolyn Drake

KICK BACK- Instruction #26

nikon fe2
nikkor 24mm
kodak tmax 100

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