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Good Times

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Spent a little time this past weekend with my cousin Josh and his wife Vanessa, who was diagnosed with cancer right before they got married in Colombia last year. Together they overcame the disease, and I couldn’t be happier for them. Vanessa is as strong as she is beautiful.

Having Josh around again in the flesh has sparked a lot of reminiscing about our childhood together. We were some silly kids back in the day. Good times.

So I’ve been shooting a lot of black and white lately, which at the moment I prefer over color film. Maybe it’s just a phase. =)

This particular role of Tri-X took me a while to get through, but here goes:

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All Images: Leica M3 + 50mm f/1.4 Summilux | Kodak Tri-X 400 | Processed and scanned at Light Waves Imaging

Written by Jonathan

November 15, 2012 at 9:26 pm

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  1. Aw man, great post. Glad to be around these two months, and so happy to have more pictures of Vanessa and I together. Our families support and prayers has really helped us pull through, and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks for the shout out – Vane looks so cute, no matter what she thinks. 😉

    Great shots of Bridge and the Suki as always. I expect we’ll get some more good ones together til December!

    Josh Liba (@JoshLiba)

    November 15, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    • Thanks man! I did get this roll printed for you guys, and there’s more on the way. I can tell your wife is very accustomed to being photographed! Thrilled to have you guys back in SF for a while =)

      Jonathan

      November 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

  2. That is a heavy way to start a marriage, I am glad it is gone so positive I hope this continues.Nice Leica shooting.

    Jim Dell

    November 16, 2012 at 4:15 am

    • Thanks Jim, I’m sure Josh and Vanessa would tell you that working through the struggle together made their marriage that much stronger.

      Jonathan

      November 20, 2012 at 11:09 am

  3. Love these pics so much. The ones of Vanessa are incredibly beautiful!!! I also really love the pics of Suki on the dark street. So mysterious!

    Bridget

    November 16, 2012 at 8:24 am

  4. Great post. The one thing I love about photography is being able to capture those key moments in people’s lives and being able to always have them to refer back to. I noticed Bridget with the EOS M in some recent posts. Any plans for a review?

    Rich

    November 16, 2012 at 11:29 am

    • Thanks! I haven’t got a chance to shoot with the EOS-M all that much yet, but I’ll post about it as soon as I can.

      Jonathan

      November 20, 2012 at 8:35 am

  5. I hope you go back to digital soon. I miss your early blogs. In fact, you were my inspiration for my blog, and I even use The Journalist WordPress template because of you! Thanks. rongreene.wordpress.com

    Ron Greene

    November 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    • Appreciate the comment! I definitely still shoot digital. But lately I find that every time I head out the door, I always reach for my M3, which has become my favorite camera ever. Hopefully I’ll get some digital work on the blog soon enough =)

      Jonathan

      November 20, 2012 at 9:06 am

  6. Wonderful photos! Love the sharp focus and the clearness.
    I’m happy about Vanessa and Josh. Good for you all:))

    akanée

    November 17, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    • Thank you! Not bad for a 60 year old lens, right? Thanks for the well wishes =)

      Jonathan

      November 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

  7. Such lovely portraits. Glad to read that your cousin’s wife is doing awesome now.

    Jacqueline

    November 18, 2012 at 9:56 pm

  8. These are really beautiful. I just picked up a rangefinder too!

    Have you considered picking up a film scanner?

    solarsanction

    November 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    • Cool! I have a scanner actually, but I’m lazy =P

      Jonathan

      November 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      • Nice! What kind of scanner do you have? Do you have recommendation? Perhaps you could do a little mini write up on your experience with it!

        solarsanction

        December 6, 2012 at 10:12 pm

  9. I just LOVE the photo with your sleeping guy. Adorable creature and perfect picture! Lovely light and shadow’s play and composition itself. Cheers, wish you great shoots 😉 Oh, btw, ALL the pictures are awesome but this one just totally captured my senses for a while.

    Baryna

    February 12, 2013 at 11:52 pm

  10. beautiful portrait man! cool 🙂

    Naresh Ramadurai

    May 9, 2013 at 9:11 pm


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