Film: Borrowing a Ricoh GR1s

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Unfortunately, about a month ago my M6 TTL had a little bit of a problem, and the rewind knob has come loose, rendering the camera pretty much useless until I can get it fixed. I was lucky enough to borrow a cool little (very little) camera from a fellow shooter here in Vancouver. The Ricoh GR1s is a small point and shoot film camera with very few options, so I didn’t know what to expect. I can assure you though, what they say about good things in small packages is very true.

Another frame of Marilyn Manson, shot for ABORT Magazine. One of four frames I tried shooting at the show. The others weren’t usable, but only because of motion blur from Manson, and not the camera. There was strobe lights going off every second during the one song we could shoot.


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Street Photography: Low ISO film in the winter

I’m currently out of film. I dug around at the bottom of the fridge this weekend and pulled out my last two rolls. A 36exp roll of Efke 25iso, and A 24exp roll of Ilford FP4+. I was definitely hoping for a nice bright day last saturday to shoot them, and thankfully I was rewarded with a nice and bright, yet slightly foggy (good for reflected light, I suppose) day in Vancouver

For me there is something about people smoking, and people looking at maps. I got the best of both here ; )


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Film: Self developing black and white film at home

I’ve had the darkroom gear that I have needed to do my own processing at home for over a year now, but I never really gave it much of a thought until just last week when I finally picked up some chemicals and decided I would do it myself. Realistically, once you get over the fear that you’re going to mess up your images, its as simple as can be.

Beyond simple actually. Just a little measuring and mixing and you’re gold. I figure I will share a few frames from the first three test rolls I shot and processed.


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Film: Rememberance Day 2012, Vancouver B.C.

I quite honestly haven’t been shooting street a lot late fall into winter, so my last full roll was exposed last Rememberance Day, Nov 11th 2012. I scanned it last night, and wanted to share some of my favourite frames.

The streets were basically dead, but those few businesses who were open early had a steady stream of customers.


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Big City of Dreams – New York in a minute.

I had the honour this past summer of being a part of a conspiracy to throw a surprise vacation for my photographer roommate Bryan Mollett as part of a TV show titled ‘Operation Vacation’ from a studio here in Vancouver. Everything went off without a hitch, and we sent Bryan off on the trip of a lifetime, with me in tow.


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