Archive for the ‘San Francisco’ Category
First post of the year is from a roll of black and white with my trusty rangefinder, this time shot mostly with the with the incredible Leica Tri-Elmar 16-18-21 f/4 ASPH. I’m hoping to shoot a lot more film this year….
Leica M3 | Kodak T-max 100 | Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux | Leica Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21 f/4 ASPH
A fascinating collection of art instillations by Ai Weiwei brought us to Alcatraz today. Had a blast photographing the incredible artwork, and the early morning light had me chasing shadows all over the island:
Fuji X100s | Velvia/BW + Red Filter Modes
This post is a little bit of a throwback. Growing up in San Francisco, I was always fascinated by the old buildings in the Mission District, particularly the old theaters. I took these images in 2012. The city’s rapid gentrification made quick work of these beautiful but derelict structures, and most of what you see here is either gone or significantly altered today. The “New Mission” sign below? Yeah, that’ll stick around, after being refreshed and then squished right up against a massive luxury condo development.
Leica M9 + 28mm Summicron | VSCO Velvia 50
From my latest roll of black and white.
Leica M3 + 50mm f/1.4 Summilux | Kodak Tmax 100
Well, there you have it. The Giants won the World Series with a 4 game sweep, and San Francisco went crazy! I observed the pandemonium from the back seat of a friend’s car, stuck in traffic in the city:
…and go Suki! I tried to put a Giants hat on her here but she wouldn’t have it.
Canon 1D X + 24-70mm f/2.8 II (night shots) | 300mm f/2.8 IS II (Suki shot)
This week’s roll is Ektar 100, a fantastic color negative film that I ran through the M3. The Ektar sports some really fine film grain as well as fantastic color reproduction. Pretty happy with the film overall.
I’ve been getting a few questions about how I process and scan each roll. Simple answer? I take all my film to Light Waves Imaging, a full service professional lab here in San Francisco where I get all my film processed, scanned, and printed. I can even get very uncommon formats processed, like the 127 I shoot with my old Ansco. Their chemistry is spot on, and I’m always thrilled with the results I get from their services. Here are most of the shots from my latest roll of Ektar:
Leica M3 + 50mm f/1.4 Summilux | Leicameter MC | Kodak Ektar 100