Monday, April 23, 2012

Memento Mori

Memento Mori Caught this strange image near Government Center, at the bus stop. Ilford HP5 film in Olympus P&S camera; exposed at E.I.800 and developed in Diafine.

Monday, April 16, 2012

April's rain, April's shine

Here are images from the few rolls I shot last week. Most of them shot on Tri-X 400 with Bessa L/25mm, some on Ilford HP5+ with Olympus P&S, including the one on top. Enjoy:

Friday, April 13, 2012

Full moon fever at Ocean drive

Full moon fever at Ocean drive

Moon shining and night frenzy is in full swing at Ocean Drive and in the alleys of South Beach. A spectrum of gestures and emotions all registered on Tri-X with my trusted Leica M2 circa 1962. Enjoy:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April in Miami

Downtwn, April 2012

first batch of April's catch...these are taken on Bessa L/25mm and Olympus Stylus Epic. The film is Tri-X as usual, but I started getting tired of Tri-X's grain and now shooting Ilford HP5+, the film I love dearly for its lower contrast and beautiful grain.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Drim Kam Tru: using Zigview S2 for street photography

Once upon a time, many years ago, I made an invention. That was kind of invention one makes when at very young age: more like a dream then the real project. Anyway, along with flying submarine and device to extract energy from the Great Arctic Ocean I invented the electronic viewfinder. Like this:The Electronic Viewfinder. It was a video camera (and at the time video cameras were huge and ugly beasts!) connected to a tiny TV (and these were big, too). The TV in my dream was placed close to the eye and the camera was looking into the photographer's camera viewfinder. Using this imaginary device imaginary photographer could take pictures without pressing camera to s/his nose.
I recalled it years after, when I started shooting in the streets, but never actually believed it is doable. Even when TVs and video cameras became tiny things I still rendered it too expensive and unrealistic...until few weeks ago, when I won two ridiculously low priced *bay auctions for Zigview viewfinders.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

"Streets of Downtown", pictures

The yesterday's event turned out great; the weather was nice, not too hot and it was windy which I like very much; I enjoyed shooting with you guys for good 3 hours. I brought my Pentax K200D with 20-30mm Tokina zoom, very unusual to me: I now shoot only B/W film and forgot when I used digital in the streets. That was a challenge! Colors jumped out of shadows, distracting my visual thinking -- I used not to think color and suddenly I should! Anyway, somehow I survived this and at the end switched to my trusted B/W setups with sigh of relief. Here is few more street pictures and then few more of you all, shooting and talking...enjoy:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Long White Socks

Long White Socks

The last March's Saturday at Miami Beach...that's what usually happens when one try to stroll Washington Ave wearing Great Whites; if you don't like it, avoid them at all cost :D...Olympus Stylus Epic camera, Tri-X film pushed to E.I.1600 in Diafine

Monday, April 2, 2012