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The Simple Pleasure of Dropping off a Roll of Film

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

There really is quite no other feeling like dropping off a roll of film to be developed.  The only thing better would be to do the processing yourself.

In this digital age we are all living in, analog has been freed from the masses, and the artist can indulge in film however they like.  Don’t get me wrong.  I still love my digital work.  To be able to process the work so quickly is fantastic too.  But that method of popping a roll in the back of a camera, being selective in what you shoot, then to finally walk down the street to the processing store is a great feeling.

The roll I dropped off today, has pictures going back to last August of last summer to a few pics I snapped Monday night this week.  I only selected two images to share today and both are from last summer when Tomo and I went out to Narita Temple in Chiba, for a day of shooting.  Other images include some of my work with the Hip Hop scene in Miami.

as usual more to come…

so go out and shoot a roll or film, you’ll thank yourself for it.

AC WIndow and Wild Side Garden

Narita Temple Garden 2010

Thinking About Summer

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

It is cloudy and they say snow, and icy rain is on the way.  Thinking back to the long walks in summer.  To walking until my feet burn.  These are both from Yurakcho just behind Ginza.

Corner Ramen Shop, Yurakcho

Layers Under the Bridge, Yurakcho

Photography by Any Means Necessary

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Been going though old negatives today.  So many rolls that have been shot over the years.  Light that has inscribed on to bits of celluloid memories.  Sheet after sheet of film of hand developed black and white.  I long to go into the darkroom again.  For now I have to be content to keep on clicking and expanding the medium that I love best.  Photography, by any means necessary.

Urban Stacking, Tokyo, Ninjyocho

Door and WIndow, Ninjyocho

Umbrella and Scribblings, Yurakcho

Necessary

1 a : of an inevitable nature : inescapable b (1) : logically unavoidable (2) : that cannot be denied without contradiction c :determined or produced by the previous condition of things d : compulsory

2 : absolutely needed : required

Ginza Textures

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

The day started off great.  I finished a long term project and sent it off, and to treat myself

i was going to head into Shibuya and walk around and take mad pics.  On the Tozai line into the

center of Tokyo, I went to turn on my Ricoh GRII to see what pics were on the camera.

Poof, nothing happened.  The power light went on, but the lens did not uncover itself.  HUH?

Turned it on and off, removed the battery, all the regular tricks.  Still zilch.  So I figure Ginza is on the

way, so I will get off and take it into the Ricoh Camera Service Center. Jumped off the train and tailed it

over to the center before they closed for lunch.  They said the camera would be ready by 3pm, so I luckily had packed my Contax T3 loaded with Black and White film.

Got back to the shop just before they closed, they had replaced the lens unit and the CCD for free.

Somehow the camera was still under warranty.  These pics are a test as I wandered around the backstreets of Ginza in the twilight hours.

Mirrored Alley, Ginza

Ba, Wall and Rust

T-Shirt, Ginza Style

Takaoka Window Self Reflection

Illumination

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Light illuminates all.

Turning the mundane beauty in to surreal

golden treasure.

illumination

Another One Rides the Bus

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Thank you Weird Al Yankovic for the title inspiration.

Another One Rides the Bus

The View from my House

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

No not really my house.  More from the center of Tokyo, but on this gloomy rainy day,

I felt I needed a bit of blue sky.

Tokyo Tower, Billboard, Lamp Post

Going Back to Key West

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

It has been 3 months since I walked down Duval Street with Jerry.   A beautiful breezy day in the most south one can get in Florida with out hopping on a boat.  The boom of bass coming from a convertible.  The lazy breezy days on a patio with paint slowly peeling away.  The picket fence that is slowly dissolving to gray.  The bicycle that floats from up above.   I miss you Key West.

Gray Picket Fence

Rolling Down Duval Street

Front Door Wild

My Porch, No Tresspassing

Bicycle on a String

Open the Door and Come Inside

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Open the door and come on in.

There is little to see, actually there are just some weeds, safety cones and a slab of concrete.

But pay it no mind, let the mind wonder on in, and see what is shall see.

Door to Nowhere

Paris Two Years On. . .

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

It was about two years ago when I and my wife climbed aboard a jet and headed to Paris.  It had been a dream for so long to venture to the city.  The city were Eugene Atget once wandered the empty morning streets. I too wanted to roam the streets.  See with my eyes and my lens the city of culture.  I walked the streets, rode the subways, wandered though museums.

Meeting wonderful friends, Patrick, Sophie, and Frederic.  With their guidance we were able to see Paris from the vantage point as a native, not a tourist.  

In actuality, besides not speaking French I was quite at home.  Wether it was sipping cafe on a street side table or grabbing some bread from the baker.  AHHHH.   I miss it so.  I will return to my beloved Paris.

Where the Tricksters get theier Hair Cut

River Side Coliseum. Paris

Synagogue beth Yousef,Marais Paris

Frederic in Juarez

Light Flare in the Catacomb

Lilttle Parisian Birdie

Chateau de Versailles, Reflection

A top of Old Notre Dame

Door 55, Paris

Chateau de Versailles, Reflection

Catacomb of Light

More Miami, Analog Style

Friday, March 13th, 2009

A few more images from a roll that just came back today.  Featuring the little treasure of miami, and those slightly beyond.  Enjoy and pass them on.

 

Shield of Protection

 

North Miami Hidden Treasure

 

Palm @ Bahia Honda

 

Backyard Miami Style

Two Tone View of Miami, 2009

Friday, March 6th, 2009

 was fortunate to travel back to my hometown of Miami, Florida in the 2nd half of February this year.  A long journey for my soul which I tapped into with my camera.  These first selection of images highlight the monochromatic view though the Contax T3 35mm camera.  A always there will be more to come.

 

Reaching for Sky II

Reach the Sky II

 

Tree, Cellphone, & Wall

Tree, Cellphone & Man

 

Rims, South Dixie Hwy

Rims, South Dixie Highway

Palm Tree Wires

Palm Tree Wire

 

banana frame

Banana Frame, Out the Porch

Analog Sunset Over Kasai, Edogawa Ward Tokyo Japan

Friday, December 5th, 2008

3 way sunset

Sunset Over Kasai, 2008

Analog Image taken with Contax T3 on Fujicrome Slide Film

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