With the holiday season approaching, me and my film photography students will soon be hosting our annual Photography Club Galleria at the school in December. The galleria is the culminating event (in addition to a trip to the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts [FMoPA] and a screening of Vivian Maier) to the students’ learning in my […]Read more "Student Showcase: Club Photos 2016"
I have just passed the two month mark on this blogging endeavor. To be honest, it’s one of the things I look forward to putting my time and effort into. It’s fun, it’s challenging, and I like knowing there’s a few people who are reading every post keeping me accountable and driving me to create more […]Read more "Meet My Friend, Kris Litman"
The whole idea behind my Instagram account as well as this blog is to showcase the images that I have hand-developed myself. Since I have picked up a bit of a following since starting both platforms, I have fielded several inquires regarding my “bath-tub” centered C41 process I proclaim to use in my Now.Developing Instagram […]Read more "Home Developing c41 Film"
If you know anything about Florida, it probably stems from the ridiculous headlines that come out of this wonderful state: The 2004 election, Florida Man, George Zimmerman, Casey Anthony, The Sausage Castle, people eating people, you name it. Don’t worry, the depression and the ridiculousness doesn’t stop there. I recently stumbled upon one of the most bizarre […]Read more "Brooksville Villas & Hillside Estates"
Have you ever noticed that some of those white/light plastics products you own have yellowed over time? Or perhaps, like me, you recently bought a used device from yesteryear, like a Kodak Pakon F-135 scanner. Most of these products are made of ABS plastic (known for its properties in resistance and toughness), and luckily the […]Read more "Retr0brite the Pakon"
I recently picked up a Voigtlander Bessa R3A with a 40mm f/1.4 Nokton. I think I have finally found my end-game camera for 35mm shooting. Well, at least for now. I know many people say that the build quality and shutter sounds between the Bessa and the Leica M series are almost incomparable in the […]Read more "Squeegee Streaks"
As many of you know, I am a middle school teacher. I’m probably a bigger kid than most of my students and it’s probably why I enjoy my job so much. Middle school is such an awkward and odd age filled with hormones and creating your own identity. If there is one thing I hope […]Read more "Imparting Knowledge"
Ever since I got into shooting film, it was like a whole new world opened before my eyes. Aside from the different formats of film I could choose to shoot, I also had thousands of cameras to research and choose from. I have been lucky enough to get my hands on many different cameras over the […]Read more "The End of an Era: Contax G1"
One of the best perks of teaching that isn’t related to teaching has got to be the summer vacation. Every other summer, I try to take a worthwhile trip that lasts approximately two weeks. This past summer I finally made it out to the Pacific Northwest. I even got to see the Grand Canyon for […]Read more "Portland, OR and the Pacific Northwest"
For the past five to six years or so, I have been shooting film and it truly has been a transformative experience for me. Without getting into all of the clichés of the kinesthetic beauty that shooting film is accompanied by (all of which I appreciate), I feel that the shooting film had had both immediate and lasting impacts on how […]Read more "Creating Something New"