Exploring Nezu: B&W Edition
I spent a lot of last weekend scanning and processing my black and white images from my photowalk in Nezu a few weeks ago. The yield is much less than digital but there is a certain satisfaction with coming up with a good set of images after combing over a few rolls of negatives. In this case I shot 3 rolls of 35mm and 16 images I believe are worthy of being posted up here. I have started to be a little more free with my picture taking with film and trying multiple shots as well but I am continuing to try to be more selective on what I post.
As I mentioned in my last post I really enjoy going on photowalks. There is a lot to be said about spending time with like minded people and indulging in a passion you love. It is soothing for the mind and soul. I could spend hours exploring these temples.
I can't wait for my trip to Kyoto in May. I am really looking forward to exploring Kyoto with my camera and a bag full of film.
Today's configuration: Acros 100, TMAX 100 and TMAX 400 pushed to 1600 shot with a Leica M6-J with various lenses.
OK I have to admit this... I did wonder if one of my ShootTokyo stickers would look good up there. I have black and white ones so it would match. I also believe in karma and I need mine to be good so while I wondered I didn't act. As I mentioned I have a new supply of ShootTokyo buttons and stickers and I am happy to mail them to you if you cover the cost of shipping.
I also get sleepy from time to time but I am always amazed at the scale of public sleeping in Tokyo...I just don't think I would be that comfortable sleeping in public like that. The only exception is I can sleep on command on a plane...
The door to nowhere... I see things like this and it makes me wonder. Did they not finish the front of the house? Is this some sort of fire escape? If you have some sort of a disagreement with a guest do you 'show them the door'?
I have been looking for this forever... #muyfragil
Meet Philipp and Josephine... They were in town on vacation from Austria and came along on the photowalk.
My friend Matthew also came along. I like the feel to his photos...
Us in the mirror...
After about 5 hours of shooting we retired to Everest in Nakameguro for some food and drink. It is a great way to end a long day of shooting. I haven't been to Everest before but the food is great and they had the biggest gyoza I have ever seen.
Matt was checking out David's Mamiya 645... I have to say I am learning to love that camera. The more I shoot it the more I like it. Right now I get 1 maybe 2 'WOW' photos every other roll. I am still not very accurate with my focus but when you nail it the photo is beautiful. I just need to keep practicing.
David keeps telling me I need to pick up the f/1.9 lens as it is the Noctilux of medium format.
We ended our walking by listening to a little music.
I have had a very long week. Red eye flight to Singapore on Sunday. Days packed with meetings and interviews. I spoke at National University of Singapore's MBA Program for over 3 hours on Wednesday. That's a long time to speak. I took a flight home on Thursday that got me home a bit after midnight.
I'll be home for a few days before taking a red eye flight to Sydney for a few days. I have a stateside trip to San Francisco coming in the middle of April. I have a day trip to Napa while I am there. As it has been a long week I am going to disconnect, crack open a nice bottle of wine and practice for Napa! You can never be too prepared...
Thanks for stopping by today!