Christmas in Belgium with a Holga

A crap camera that’s …true The leaves are falling with vigor and we are again rapidly approaching my favorite time of the year. After taking some time today to look through pictures from past Christmas markets, I found a few of last year’s markets in Belgium that were still hiding on my hard drive. I never published most of […]

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Shooting Medium Format Film

It’s nearly the size of a cinder block and it weighs about as much, and it eats film at the rate of 15 shots a roll. It’s a Mamiya 645 1000s medium format film camera, and it’s the perfect compromise between 35mm’s portability and large format quality. And if you’re not a film shooter, none […]

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Why you should Shoot Film (at least once)

In a great demonstration of coming full circle, popular edits these days are sporting decidedly lo-fi looks. Maybe this is a backlash against the hyper realism of formerly-popular HDR, or maybe it’s just the natural progression of things. In any case, one look at Instagram proves that film inspired edits are here to stay.  There’s […]

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Getting that Film Look

I have a new found fascination and respect for film after shooting with it extensively, including on my recent trip to Istanbul. I love the stuff – it’s challenging, it’s beautiful, and it’s so much fun. Although I got my photographic start with my first film SLR, I’ve never really considered myself a film photographer. With film, […]

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Film Pictures from Istanbul

Last week I spent a quick 5 days in Istanbul. I had mostly good vibes about the city. I loved it’s food, architecture, history, markets, and culture. But WOW are there a lot of people! There were long lines for the touristy things, and the non touristy things had tons of people too. I wouldn’t […]

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Shooting Film. Again.

Do you listen to records? Still pumping those Reeboks? Do you rollerblade? If you answered YES to any of these, or if you just plain love all things retro, then maybe you should try film… again. It’s totally rad! Besides nostalgia there are lots of other super awesome reasons to (re)try film: Cameras and lenses […]

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Instagram… in Real Life

This is Gracie. She’s my family dog, and this is her “portrait”. The picture’s out of focus, the colors are horrible, and yet something about this picture screams awesome. It’s awesome because it’s real. No Instagram, no batteries, memory cards or digital cameras, and not much in the way of photoshop, either. In fact there’s […]

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