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"