Film for a while

Film for a while

I know I have said this before but I love shooting a roll of film and forgetting about it.  You can find such lovely surprises.  In this case I found some really lovely personal photos as well as some of the images for this post.  While they are not the most amazing images they bring back memories of a great day and often that's what photos are for me. I like the distance that shooting film gives you from the image.  You shoot it but have time to emotionally disconnect from the image before releasing it.  I have shot a few images for a blog post before which I thought were pretty good only to decide a few days later they weren't worth posting.

I think I am going to go back to shooting only film for a while.  I really like the look and feel I can get with film.   I have such an excess supply of film.   I only see upside.  Here's to some future memories.

Today's Configuration:  Leica MP with various Leica Lenses, Leica SF-24 Flash (on some images) and Porta 400 film. 

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

"Good music and big smiles" - how can you go wrong?

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Shibuya

Shibuya

Shibuya

Shibuya

Many months back Mayumi and I met up with my friend John Hall who was in town.   We always try to meet up when he is in Tokyo or I am in San Francisco.

Mayumi just reminded me it was on Valentine's Day so I have had this roll laying around 1/2 shot for almost a year.

John Hall

John Hall

John took headshots for Mayumi and me.   The one he took for me I still use anywhere I need a photo in business.

John Hall

John Hall

My beautiful wife Mayumi...

Mayumi Powell

Mayumi Powell

John Hall and Mayumi Powell

John Hall and Mayumi Powell

Sorry the photo below is a little out of focus but I'm shooting film, this is a blog and it goes with my story.   One of the benefits of digital is you typically shoot a lot of shots so if you mess up a shot you can always use one of the others.  In this case I focused on the Martin Guitars sign and it probably would have been better to focus on the guitars so focus on the sign please.

I have been enjoying my new passion a lot lately.  It seems a lot of things are the same.  I find myself reading about, learning about, listen to guitar players and going to look at guitars as much as I do playing.  I am really enjoying practicing, playing and learning.

Guitars

Guitars

Thanks for stopping by today.

Snowy New York City

Snowy New York City

Fresh and Focused

Fresh and Focused

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