HERE’S THE THING ABOUT SHOOTING FILM.
For me—and I think this goes for many film shooters—it’s not so much about the results as it is about the process. It’s true: film is beautiful. The color, the grain, that indescribable “film look”—it’s not an easy thing to achieve in a digital setting. The internet can spend all the time in the world debating and comparing dynamic range and megapixels, but what it all really comes down to is a personal decision regarding the tools and media an artist chooses to work with. There’s no such thing as “better” in a vacuum; there’s only “what’s better for me.” Read More
An Autumn Road Trip through Upstate New York.
All photos taken on the road from Baltimore, Maryland to Niagara Falls, Ontario (mostly in-between) | October 2015 Read More
Goodbye, Summer. Hello, Autumn!
All photos taken in and around Maryland | Summer 2015 Read More
All photos taken in Ocean City, Maryland | August 2015 Read More
In late May I was flown to Vegas to cover the largest Magic: The Gathering event of all time, and while the festivities took up the lion's share of my days there, I was able to get in some morning walks in the vicinity of the convention center and spend some time with my best friend Joe (who I don't get to see very often, since he now lives in Texas). And of course, I got to shoot some film. Read More
In early April I went on a one-night camping trip with some of my coworkers in the woods near Burkittsville, MD. Probably most well-known for its role in the 1999 "found footage" film The Blair Witch Project, Burkittsville (during the daylight hours, at least) is quite picturesque. I stopped for a few minutes on the way to and from the campsite to grab a couple of shots. Read More
As I mentioned in my previous post, I recently bought a used Leica M2. This camera arrived unexpectedly missing a chunk of vulcanite, and the majority of what was still on the camera appeared to be very brittle. I knew that this was merely cosmetic, so while I was dismayed, I wasn't too upset about it. After confirming that the camera was functional (again, see my previous post), I set out to give the camera a bit of a facelift. Read More
Living in Baltimore, it's easy to take for granted that one of the more prestigious schools in the world is just down the road. My wife and I have been visiting a family member in the hospital in the vicinity of the JHU campus, so we've been taking a lot of walks around the area. As an unusually timid Spring peeked its head around from behind a stubborn Winter, it seemed like an ideal opportunity to shoot a test roll on my new (to me) Leica M2. Read More