Saturday, July 11, 2009

Day 14

This was taken in the Vatican in 2006. Again, it is a photo with considerable grain. I believe this was shot on Ilford 400 and pushed to 800. Before going to the Vatican, I had seen many photos with the sun coming through the dome and thought they were "doctored" to look like that. Not true, that's the light comes through. By far, one of the most amazing man made things I have seen in my life.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Day 13

Often times when I go out to shoot an event where people are watching something, say animals in the zoo, I find it more interesting to shoot the people doing the watching. This photo was taken in Seoul in 2004 at a Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibit, The Decisive Moment. If I recall, I shot this on Kodak 3200 ISO B&W film. The photos I took on this day are all about shapes and contrast. I was very pleased with how they turned out.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Day 12

This is a photo I shot in NYC in January of 2002. Khammany gave me a trip to New York for Christmas 2001. I had only had my camera for a short while, a little over a year, and spent the entire weekend shooting. Scanning this photo really excites me to find the rest of this New York trip. Some of the photos turned out really sweet.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Day 11

I'm sure young photographers will look at this photo and ask, "why is there so much noise? Doesn't he know how to fix that?" But that's not noise, it's grain. Although you can fix it, I find that I love it. This is a photo of Wendy Martin and her baby, Tana.

Wendy and Nick Martin, her husband, were my roomates in Lincoln. Actually, I was their roomate. This photo was taken in about 2001 or 2002. I'm sure Wendy has a better idea of the date. This photo was shot, hand held, with Kodak 3200 ISO film. I love that stuff, but at $10 a role now, it's painful to the pockets.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Day 10

This is another photo from the cemetery in Omaha. I'm sure a few of them will end up on this blog.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Day 9

This is another picture from Shanghai. One thing I loved and hated about Shanghai while we were there was the pollution. Besides the obvious reasons one would hate pollution, it made for poor photos of the skyline. But on the bright side, it gave a nice constant diffused light all throughout the day, allowing me to photography even during the noon hour.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Day 8

This is a shot of an old building in Omaha near the Metro Community College in South Omaha. I'm not even sure if this building is still standing. I believe it was from the old cattle feed yards.
This was from another day when I was out with my dad, although I don't think he was shooting that day. He thought I was kind of crazy for photographing this building, and I later realized it really wasn't very good conditions for a photo. But looking back, I really appreciate the contrast (I actaully took some of the contrast out after I scanned the negative) and the desolate feel of the landscape and building.