Happy Mardi Gras, everyone. Hope your Tuesday is something special. Here’s a few shots from my favorite city, which I miss all the time and especially today.
This year not only am I going to get back into film, I also want to get back to my “artier” roots and start doing more personal work. I fell in love with photography by just taking pictures. And I want to start doing more of that – just taking a picture because I see something that looks interesting and catches my attention. Here’s some recent stuff.
I have always been in love with film. I adore the way photos shot on film look and I’ve spent a long time trying to get my digital images to look like they were shot on film. I think I’m pretty close there, but there’s nothing like the real thing. It’s not convenient, it’s expensive, it’s easy to screw up (if you forget to do one little thing, you could totally ruin a roll). But despite all these imperfections, I love it. And I’m going to start using it more often. It may not be something that I do much for my client shoots, but in 2016 I’m going to get back to doing some more personal projects. Here’s a glimpse of what that might start to look like – these are a few highlights from a roll of 36mm I recently shot on my holga around my neighborhood. That baby has been collecting dust for a few years & I think it’s time it came out to play more often.
One of my favorite things to do is getting to hang out with other photographers. It’s amazing how many different approaches to taking pictures there are and how fun it is to see how someone else does things. A couple of weeks ago, our friend Eric Hanson of Noise Ranch photography was heading to Paris to shoot fashion things over there and he wanted to test a few pieces of equipment before he left so we did a little photo shoot around our house. It was pouring rain and Mark and I had just finished watching the Man in the High Castle, which is set in San Francisco, so we decided to go all “actor” and did a photo shoot inspired by the show. Despite our serious expressions, I think we laughed for about 90% of the shoot. Here’s a few of my favorites.
Mark & I went to Japan for our honeymoon, and while we were there I took a zillion photos and a lot of notes on what to see, where to go, what to do & how to do it all. One of my most favorite blogs, Snippet & Ink (which you should immediately add to your reading list for timeless-not-too-fussy and always cool wedding inspiration) published my guide to honeymooning there this week. You can check out my general travel tips for honeymooning in Japan, Tokyo Honeymoon Guide and Kyoto Honeymoon Guide there.