6-1-15 I just met Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York at BookCon!

Gabriel asks Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York a question at his panel at BookCon 2015.
Yours truly (left) asking Brandon Stanton (right) a question at his panel, moderated by Manoush Zomorodi (center), BookCon 5-31-15.

My awesome girlfriend took me to BookCon today as an early birthday present! At the end of the day, we were able to get into the panel that I was most looking forward to: a discussion with Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York moderated by WNYC’s Manoush Zomorodi.

Amazingly, I was able to get Brandon’s advice about a fundamental street photography issue that’s been bothering me for years!

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5-29-15 Kodak Film, Film, Film!

Taken in Scotland using Kodak’s Tri-X 35mm Film. Scanned from a print.

Happy Friday!

There’s been a lot of exciting stuff going on for me this past week!

I’m super excited to say that I just received some great film from Kodak for my next photo shoot!

I’ll also be shooting two 35mm test rolls with my new used Nikon F3HP and I will also be testing a new used Polaroid Colorpack II instant camera this weekend! And I’ve also been researching… Zines (more on that later).

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5-25-15 Happy Memorial Day!

Hi Everyone,

Happy Memorial Day!

Today, I’m giving thanks to all the US soldiers, past and present, who served so that we can live our amazingly protected lives (for perspective please check out what’s going on right now in Syria and Nigeria). I think it’s important to show our thanks to the military. Although I believe our country spends way too much on the military, it’s the only thing standing between us and the crazy fanatics destroying whatever they can get their hands on. We are very lucky indeed.
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5-18-15 Cheapest Photo Processing in New York City?

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I hope you all had a great weekend! New York City has become humid and sticky. Arg!

Over the weekend, I went to get a roll of 35mm film processed, which I shot with my Panaview Opti-Wide panoramic camera. And my local film shop wasn’t there anymore! I began to freak out. Luckily, I saw a little sign with their new location. It was then that I began to appreciate that they’re probably the cheapest place to process 35mm in all of New York City! I walked right over and there they were. Thank the Lord!

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5-14-15 I just ordered a Nikon F3HP Camera Body!

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Photo Credit: James P Fisher III on WikiMedia

Hey Readers!

I’m totally riding the analog 35mm film wave! Since I’m arranging to shoot real 35mm film soon (Kodak film), I decided it was time to get a real, professional 35mm camera! Some of you may remember I ordered a Nikon FE last year to test. I had to return it when I realized I needed something better: the Nikon F3HP. This week, I spent additional hours of research online to make sure it was the best bet (and most affordable option), and finally decided it was time to buy. That way, I can use the F3HP body with my old school Nikon AI and AIS lenses!

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5-12-15 Photo Experiment on 35mm photo taken with the Rollei 35 travel camera!

Color 35mm photograph taken with the Rollei 35 travel camera then experimented with in Photoshop, combined with a wet plate scan.
Color 35mm photograph taken with the Rollei 35 travel camera then experimented with in Photoshop, combined with a wet plate scan.

Here’s another photoshop experiment on a scanned 35mm negative I took along the Hudson River to test a Rollei 35mm Travel Camera. I combined it in photoshop with a scan of a wet plate. I think it looks pretty convincing, and I didn’t have to get any chemicals on my hands. Technology is extraordinary!


5-6-25 R3 MonoBath – an all-in-one film developing solution!

Hey Readers!

I just watched this video from the excellent Youtube Channel The Art of Photography posted by Photographer Stephen Thorley on the Google + Film and Analogue Photography Community. If you have the chance, check the group out. I just joined up and it has nice, active users. Also check out the videos on The Art of Photography Youtube Channel when you can.

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