Film ~ First roll from my Canonet 28!

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I just picked up the first roll of film shot on my new (old) Canonet 28 from Looking Glass Photo in Berkeley, and I could not be more excited! It took me a few months to shoot this roll of HP5 but the results are well worth the wait. The fixed 40mm 2.8 lens on the Canonet 28 is incredible sharp.

Meet my friend Griffin. I saw him  with his skateboard and asked him to pose for this photo. After a few months he finally has the result. With this roll of film I really tried to branch out in my ‘style’ of photography. I took more candids and portraits  and it was a great exercise in creativity. Forcing yourself to evolve is the best way to prevent getting bored or stagnating creatively.

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This is just a small preview from the Canonet until I have some more time over the long weekend to post more photos and write an extensive review of the camera itself. Check back for updates! I have a lot of insights to share if you’re considering a compact film rangefinder.

Thanks for stopping by!
Chris

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Market Street Walk

I went to the San Francisco farmer’s market yesterday at the Embarcadero. If you haven’t been it’s a must do in SF and happens every Saturday. It also turns out that yesterday was the start of the Nordstrom’s men’s half yearly sale and some massive Macy’s sale, so I decided to walk up Market Street to Union Square in search of no-show dress socks for summer at work.

Today’s set up is just my iPhone 4 with the Camera Plus app which I highly recommend. I spent some time looking for shots that I will want to retake with one of my film cameras later in the summer. Enjoy!

The Bay Bridge.
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Office buildings on Market Street. I tried to create an interesting perspective by aligning the edge of the building with the frame of the photo.
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The Contemporary Jewish Museum near Yerba Buena Park.
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The lobby of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. So many photographic opportunities because of the full-height atrium, but I really liked this sculpture with the dangling lights in particular.
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Thanks for stopping by today!
Chris

I’ve moved to San Francisco!

Actually Berkeley, but I’ll be spending a lot of time in SF when I’m not working. I’m getting settled in my apartment for the summer with my lovely girlfriend and finally had time to get out and shoot today. I’m hoping to have film developed and ready to go on the site by this weekend. For now I’ll leave you with some pictures from my trip here in March. I love how rich the colors are on Ektar!

-Chris

Union Square

Golden Gate Bridge

City by the Bay

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A few days ago I received a package from Photoworks with my developed film! I started shooting this particular roll of Ektar way back in December, which just goes to show how busy I have been in my final semester of college.** I took a trip up to San Francisco with my favorite person in the world, my girlfriend Kayla, this March. The weather was amazing which made for great photo opportunities all over the city.

This particular scene caught my eye in the Presidio: the American flag with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. I took multiple pictures, but I liked this one the best, with only the two icons and a beautiful sky showing. I am very pleased with the overall effect.

**On that note, I ended up getting into three graduate programs and ultimately decided to return to USC for another two years to get my master’s degree in public policy! It was a tough decision, but I had so many good reasons to stay in southern California for the near future. This summer however, I will be living in Berkeley with my girlfriend Kayla! My job is yet to be decided but I have a few interviews that I am very excited about. More to come – including more pictures.

Thanks for dropping by,

Chris

I’ve been neglecting my blog…

Senior year of college has really caught up with me this semester. I’ve been working constantly on my honors thesis for political science and deciding which grad school I want to attend. I couldn’t be more excited to be spending two more years as a Trojan! I’m will be getting my master’s degree in public policy from the Sol Price school.

Photography wise, I have been shooting, just not posting. I’ve got a role of Ektar in my camera that I’m about 60% of the way through and then I’ll be trying out HP5 or Neopan. I have a lot of pictures from around where I live in Los Angeles, and also the Hollywood area. I’m taking the train up to San Francisco and then to Portland this weekend with my girlfriend.

I know there will be a ton of opportunities to finish my color roll along the coast and in San Francisco, and then I’d like to shoot some architectural stuff with the HP5 or maybe do some portraits. If I can finish the Ektar soon enough I’ll definitely drop it off at Photoworks in San Francisco. It’s where I send all my film to be developed and they do a great job.

Expect some more photos soon!

Chris