Good morning, afternoon and evening everyone!
Hope all is well with you all
I have a very interesting circumstance to speak to you about
The first couple of months of this year have been a bit hectic for me
My birthday passed, i took a break from shooting film, i finally got settled in at my new home, moved some stuff around at job and worked on some things with family
And also….sold off all my digital photography gear..
Hope all is well out there with you all in Internet Land
I’m writing this now to speak to you about 2 things:
One being my recent decision to move on from Micro 4/3rd Photography, and the other my experience with the Fuji XPro-1
Yes I’ve moved on from the Panasonic Lumix GX7 and the system i had put together
How many people have truly been frustrated or annoyed when looking over their own works?..
I know I have
It seems as though the more I learn and explore, I keep chasing this unattainable goal of satisfaction within myself to get where I want to be in my photos
Every so often you’ll get the very kind and humbling responses from others that view your work but deep inside it doesn’t feel like enough
You know it can be so much better
For a long while I never gave it a second thought..
Never thought about reading all of the reviews..or taking it as a serious medium
Micro Four Thirds technology seemed ok and I know a lot of photographers use it from time to time, but for some reason I saw it as just something that was shot on the side in between serious work
It’s totally my fault that I neglected these cameras/lenses/sensors and I’m glad I took the time to take a second look
Not long ago I was fortunate enough to have saved enough $$$ for something I’ve been planning on doing for a long while.
A trip down to the “Big Easy” New Orleans, Louisiana!!
Once I felt comfortable with funds 🙂 I went forward and made reservations for the flight and hotel stay
Now, this trip was not just for vacation, but also to spend some time solely dedicated to photography.
During my planning for the trip, a couple things went through my mind..
Recently I had the opportunity to purchase a used Leica M8 for a reasonable price..well…reasonable by Leica body standards, and in pretty good condition too!
I had never shot a digital rangefinder before, I mean aside from a quick tryout at a photo store I pass by frequently, so I decided to purchase this cam and add to the collection
I am very excited to put this camera through my regular “street walks exercise” that i usually do with my film cameras most of the time.
Now as many of you know, this was Leicas first attempt at delving into the digital market..so it had its fair share of issues.
Hope all is well.
For those that have been paying attention to some of my blog posts, you know that alongside my time as a photographer i also moonlight as a musician 😉
I’m also a huge fan of some of my friend’s musical projects, i often ask them to let me be a “fly on the wall” and take pics and videos to document the process of their creations.
Recently, i took a trip to the studio and met up with my good friend/family Raul aka “Just Putt” and my boy, Felix, who also heads Z3Music
I decided to take along my Sony A7R with Canon FD 50mm F1.8 (used with adapter) and chill with the crew
I Recently had an opportunity to photograph a GREAT event for an organization that i’m a proud member of, the Anti-Injustice Movement
This event occurred in Brooklyn, NYC. At an area that had some of the most AMAZING graffiti i’ve ever seen up close
I was captivated just walking around and looking at all of the great artwork on the walls and streets.
When i was first asked to bring along some equipment, i had to think about how i wanted to shoot and what i wanted to shoot.
Hope all has been well with you
I would like to take a moment to speak on something very near and dear to me: Photography and how it’s been able to assist me get through some tough times (and continues to do so)
As the majority of adults in this world know, life can be hectic. It can really effect you mentally and at times get in the way of any enjoyment that you try to achieve.
Keeping yourself mentally healthy is something we all strive for and without that, the body cannot be used at it’s top form.
Now i must admit, i haven’t heard of Chris Weeks before or actually seen any of his work (besides the photos shown in this documentary) but after watching this i see he definitely has the spirit of a Street Photographer.
I’m not sure how i missed this documentary actually, it looks like it came out a while back.
With all of my searching for info of Street Photography on the net, i would think i would’ve found this sooner.