This was shot on colour reversal film in April 2008 in Shinjuku Gyoen.
The image had a colour cast that I really didn't like and had proved difficult to tweak at the time. Six years later and thing's have advanced to a point where one can fix these types of issues. Lightroom seems to have outstripped photoshop for ease of colour adjustments finally.
Sometimes I look for a little too much in an image.
This is a shot from a recent trip to Sydney.
Just love the simplicity.
Bondi beach is just below.
Misty mountain riding with my friend Aaron on a Thursday. Perfect day for it with no one else around. Iphone 5 and VSCO cam seem to do a pretty good job.
This was shot back in 2008. At least that was when I scanned the neg. Shot on the Horizon Perfekt in a subway I can't remember at a time I don't recall.
Birthday girl in Shibuya last Friday.
Revisiting old ideas after a long hiatus.
While visiting Amsterdam I was determind to see a few photo galleries. I had no idea where to start looking and no idea if anything beyond World Press Photo existed there. The first gallery was Foam of Foam Magazine fame. I knew the magazine but had no idea it was based out of Amsterdam. It's was an interesting space but perhaps my timing to the gallery was not a match for the type of photography that I am interested in as I found most of the work on display at the time a bit too conceptual for my taste.
The Huis Marseille on the other hand I had not heard of and stopped by as it was on the route of other places to see. I had no idea what was showing at the time nor any expectations about the place. It turned out the entire building was being used for one large exhibition titled "Apartheid & After" put together as a showing of thirteen photographers work from South Africa. The whole experience was really impressive with each photographer having a different viewpoint on issues in the region. I'd never seen a whole building committed to showing one theme and I found it a very immersive experience. I would highly recommend adding the Huis Marseille on your list of galleries if you happen to be in that part of Europe.
Below are a small set of images of the space and the exhibition.
This was likely shot at around 10pm after I had returned from Begium and had some light left to explore the city a little.
While in Amsterdam (I'm still here as I write this but about to leave) I discovered a lot of planes leaving contrails. I'd seen this occasionally but not to the point where there were so many planes and trails all in the same place. I recall a contact on Flickr from France posting a shot that reminded me of the same and that I must live in a low trafficked area. That and the weather where I live is not as conducive to making trails.Amsterdam was an amazing place but these contrails are the one thing that seemed to really grab my attention. Rather than just try to shoot the trails I've attempted to add a bit of unique context by leaving in the surrounding buildings or trees.
A shot off route 71 near Mt. Fuji. This one shot with a VERY old Agfa B+W 25 asa film. The film is so old that the printing from the paper back on the film has made a permanent mark. The negs are pretty dark but I quite like the result. It seems like an effect you'd get playing with photoshop for an hour or so but it's straight off the neg.
From June 2009. Telegraph poles shot Medowie NSW, Australia.
A little trip along route 71. Need to go back there when I have a whole day.
Forgot how great this film can be. The end of my FP 100B Approaches.
Shinjuku station. This is what my mornings look like now. Joy! This is for Jon. VSCO Neopan 400++
Sometimes when you shoot people on the street you can catch them at a less than flattering moment. I have my own opinions about how I view the image but feel free to express yours in the comments. I'm interested to see how people interpret the scene :-)
A late afternoon sky in black & white at Birubi beach.
These have been sitting in my computer for 4 years. Needless to say that is a long gestation period before they saw the light of day (or the internet). It's taken this long for me to get around to liking them. I'm hoping this very slow gestation is like a great song that grows on you over time. Music that instantly appeals tends for me to get old fast, so I'm hoping this approach to photography works in the long run.
These were shot on the Hasselblad with either Tmax or Trix (no idea which one unless I dig the negs out and look).
The colour version of the countryside in NSW, Australia.