I hope you all had a great weekend!
Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting P.S. Bookshop in downtown DUMBO. They have a great selection of new and used books, vintage posters, cards etc. On my birthday, I found this awesome zine there, and on this visit, a book on Pinhole Photography by Eric Renner.
After an awesome weekend away in beautiful Massachusetts, my girlfriend and I almost got trampled to death on Monday night, waiting for Ghostbusters to start in Bryant Park. You can see why it was so insane in the video from that night (above). We were at the back path of the green and a bunch of people walked right across our picnic blankets… in their shoes… without saying anything to us! It was a pretty awful scene of overcrowding. Luckily, at the end of it, we revived and got to see some of Ghostbusters!
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!
Happy Presidents’ Day!
As I begin to write, I’ve been thinking about how to create an edgy, compelling style and found myself thinking about the following movies. I like their pacing, style and unique outlook. I hope I can learn from them:
As a fan of Aerosmith (specifically their work up to and including PUMP) I was psyched to discover an article named “Aerosmith: The Early Days” by guitarist Joe Perry in Boston magazine’s October 2014 issue. I finished reading it this morning on the subway and hoped there was more. And it turns out there is. The article was an excerpt from Perry’s latest memoir, published in October (2014) by Simon & Schuster.
It’s a new week of hopeful possibility and this Buddhist meditation is really helping me!
The Panaview OPTI-Wide 35mm Camera
About a month ago, my girlfriend and I visited Brooklyn’s BuildItGreenNYC where I bought this Panaview OPTI-Wide 35mm film camera for $1, really hoping it would work. Bright yellow, all plastic and fully mechanical (no batteries needed!), this camera definitely snagged my attention. I thought about how my Dad shot panoramic photos of the Grand Canyon when my family visited back in the summer of 1995. Radical! Now I just had to shoot a test roll and see if it worked…