Friday, October 30, 2009

LIFE photographer: John Dominis

I had the chance to attend a talk yesterday with LIFE photographer legend, John Dominis. I had some Tri-X loaded in my MP and was able to grab a few shots. The lighting was terrible, especially since it was hitting from directly from above and blowing out his 88 year-old head of beautiful white hair. 88 years old, and has lived the life that many of us have fantasized about.

Tri-X shot pushed to 800, developed in D-76 for 10:30, with 2 easy inversions every 60 sec. Lens was 50/1.4 lux pre-asph at f/2 and 1/15 shutter speed.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Color of Creation

More of that free Portra 160VC I got from Kodak a few weeks ago. Shot with a Leica MP. Lenses were the 50/1.4 Summilux (pre-asph) and 35/2 Summilux ASPH.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Going Greek Dutch

I've shot digital cameras for over 10 years now. I love the convenience of them. And certain jobs I would choose nothing but a digital SLR to shoot with. But there's a special relationship I've always had with film cameras, especially the manual focus rangefinder. And as much as I tried to get away from the grainy films during my early years of photography, when I returned to film 3 years ago, I found a new love for it...including the grain.

Title: Going Greek Dutch

Monday, October 12, 2009

Keeps on ticking...

1953 Leica IIIf RD with a 1946 Summitar 50.2
This beauty still shoots pictures as good as it did the day it was born.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Autumn in Portra

Friday, October 2, 2009


Was it yesterday, or yesteryear?