film

Havana on 35mm

I recently visited Cuba for the first time. I decided that in order to travel light and push my photography further, that I would try to exclusively shoot film on my trip. I left my digital camera at home, and left with just 5 rolls of film and one 50mm lens. The images that resulted are some of my favorites. I can't wait to get back and challenge myself with film again in the near future.

Currently: October 28th

QUEHANNA WILDS, 20150-SHOT ON A KODAK RETINA USING EXPIRED KODAK GOLD 400

QUEHANNA WILDS, 20150-SHOT ON A KODAK RETINA USING EXPIRED KODAK GOLD 400

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CURRENTLY: OCTOBER 28TH

PODCAST: 99% INVISIBLE FEATURING MCMANSION HELL

I LOVE EVERYTHING THIS PODCAST PUTS OUT. THIS EPISODE IS PARTICULARLY GOOD. MCMANSION HELL IS A REAL THING.

SHOES: WILD PLATFORMS

HALLOWEEN BRINGS OUT THE BEST OF MY PERSONAL TASTE. THESE PLATFORMS ARE THE TICKET.

SONG: ALASKA

I'M PROBABLY THE LAST PERSON TO HAVE HEARD THIS SONG, BUT BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.

PHOTO: DESERT RAINBOW

THIS SHOT BY ONE OF MY FAVORITE INSTAGRAMS, TSBEHR, IS ONE OF MY RECENT FAVES. DID YOU KNOW THOSE WIDE FLAT RAINBOW MIRAGES ARE CALLED BROKEN SPECTRES?

FOOD: BANANA BREAD WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS

I'M NOT ONE FOR COOKING, BUT THIS WEEK I HAD TO MAKE USE OF SOME OLD BANANAS. THE RESULT WAS BREAKFAST FOR A WEEK THAT FELT MORE LIKE DESERT THAN BREAKFAST. I SUGGEST USING THIS RECIPE, PLUS ADDING CHOCOLATE CHIPS.

 

35mm Water Lilies

The first photography I ever did was a high school summer session using black and white film. Over 10 years later, and I haven't touched the stuff since. I thought it'd be fun to challenge myself to not only use film, but also try black and white. The results were better than expected.

These two photos of waterlilies from a lake weekend over the summer fully capture what I love about photography. It's dreamy, yet tangible, nostalgic, yet real.