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Suki At The Webbys

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Suki was an honored guest at the 18th Annual Webby awards for her involvement as the hipster scarf version of the doge meme. This, of course, meant a whirlwind trip for Team Suki to New York City last weekend.

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After exploring New York with her for the first time, we were driven straight to the red carpet, which was quite the surreal experience. Suki was her calm and confident self as dozens of press photographers pummeled us with a flurry of flash strobes. She even took a couple of interviews along the way:

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We spent some time back stage with the production crew, who set up photos with a bunch of Webby Award winners and other celebrities on hand during the show.

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Suki met host Patton Oswalt…

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…and George Takei (super nice guy, by the way)

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…the folks from BuzzFeed

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…the Jamaican bobsled team

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….astronaut Mike Massimino

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…Questlove and De La Soul

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and Grace Helbig and Pete Holmes, to name a few. See the resulting selfie here by the way. Also, watch Grace Helbig break into spontaneous song when meeting Suki.

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Bridget and I were hard at work handling Suki and keeping her fixated on the cameras. Fortunately, the three of us have a ton of experience with this kind of thing :)

See the silver camera that photographer is holding up in the image above? That’s the brand spanking new and oh-so-beautiful Leica T. Leica was on hand to cover the event, so there were Leica cameras evvvveerryywheeere.

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Since Leica was an official sponsor, they provided the swag for the Webbys. I couldn’t have asked for a better swag bag, which includes an actual Leica C camera.

WIN.

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Suki enjoyed the attention and the posh accommodations. Bridget and I are exhausted. Back to normal life now.

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May 23, 2014 at 6:04 pm

A Roll Of Velvia 50

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It occurred to me recently that the last time I shot a roll of Velvia was about two years ago! Though I’ve been loving VSCO’s Velvia 50 preset, there’s nothing quite like shooting the real deal. Finally got through a roll this past week and had the results scanned and mounted.

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Of course, the best way to enjoy 35mm slides is to run them through a projector. Fortunately, we’ve had one in the family for many years. Despite being just about as old as the camera I used to shoot these slides, it still works beautifully. Looking forward to filling some empty projector magazines :)

Leica M3 + 50mm f/1.4 Summilux | Fujichrome Velvia 50

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May 16, 2014 at 9:07 am

Fuji. Film.

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Do you shoot film? Then why didn’t you tell me this would be so addictive!!!?!?!?

Right now I’m trying to run a different roll through the M3 each time as I get a feel for the camera. These are scans from a roll of Fuji 160s. So far I think I’m liking Tri-X the most for shooting with the M3, but this color negative film is pretty nice stuff:

Leica M3 + 50mm f/1.4 Summilux | Leicameter MC | Fuji 160S

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September 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm

The Second Roll Of Film

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Second roll with my Leica M3, this time in black and white. This camera is way too much fun.

Next up from the lab: A roll of Fuji 160S. Stay tuned =)

Leica M3 + 50mm f/1.4 Summilux & Konika M-Hexanon 90mm f/2.8 | Leicameter MC | Kodak 400TX

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September 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm

The M4

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Spending a roll with a buddy’s Leica M4 last week solidified my love for rangefinder cameras. Unfortunately, I was nearly out of film when I headed out with the M4, but I was able to dig up one last roll of Lomography XPRO (no, not that XPRO) Chrome, the same stuff I used to shoot the Lomokino Movie Maker. Good enough.

This camera is refreshingly mechanical. No meter, no nothin’ electronic. Tons of fun:

I think I may be in the market for a film Leica M after shooting the M4. :)

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All Images: Leica M4 + Summarit-M 50mm f/2.5 | XPRO CHROME, E-6 Processing

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August 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Day’s End: Mission District

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That part of the day when slivers of light from the setting sun pass through the city streets and graze the tops of buildings is always my favorite time to head out with a camera.

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All Images: Leica M9 + 28mm f/2 Summicron

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June 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Rangefindin’

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Leica M9 + 50mm f/2 Summicron | 1/250 sec, f/2.4, ISO 400

With their retro, rangefinder-like designs, it would seem inevitable that cameras like the X100 or XPRO-1 would cause many to think of Leica’s M series. While I love the Fuji cams, shooting an M is a very, very different experience. Not everyone responds to rangefinder cameras the same way, and shooting with one is not everyone’s cup of tea, but shooting with the M9? Love it.

This little guy isn’t Suki. Just another beautiful Shiba we ran into the park. =)

Good night, and happy shooting this week!

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All Images: Leica M9 with Summicron-M 50mm f/2

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April 30, 2012 at 8:59 pm