Behold, the Konica III

It’s been a few weeks since I retrieved my Konica III from BP-ES where it’s sticky shutter was repaired and rangefinder calibrated.  I’m carrying the III with me daily, slowly working my way through a few rolls of Tri-X as I come across interesting scenes in my life. I have only owned one other Konica […]

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Princess of the Forrest

Last weekend, my daughter Harper & I decided to take a walk and do a little portrait session.  I asked her “What should we shoot with?  Instax, digital, or b&w film?”  “B&w film!  B&w film!”  B&w film, it was! Harper chose her own outfit, which was apparently inspired by Disney’s Mal, Maleficent the dark fairy’s […]

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Film Review: Kodak Ektar 100

Ektar has been the name for various products from Kodak since the 1930’s.  Apparently the word is derived from combining “Eastman” with “Tessar,” the famed Zeiss lens. Today, Kodak Ektar film is probably one of the coolest, most ambitious films that has been released in the 21st century. When it hit the streets in 2008, […]

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Peeling Apart Veruca Salt

Stephanie and I arrived at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC just as Veruca Salt were going on stage.  Outside the venue, I could hear the thundering bass and blazing rock guitars.  Taped up on the walls all around Will Call were laminated 8×10 sheets of paper announcing “NO PRO PHOTO CAMERAS.”  Determined to get […]

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An Instant Wedding Photo Hit

In a world plastered with sleek, sterile advertising imagery, where even point and shoot cameras are over-complicated and printing/storing photos requires some amount of computer skill and file management, instant film cameras are a refreshing way to get back to TRUE POINT AND SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHY. We were all convinced that digital cameras had finally satisfied […]

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