Rant: A Monumental Screw Up

This happens to the best of us. We shoot film. We get comfortable with how we shoot and develop. Then we forget. How long have those chemicals been sitting there? Can’t be that long. Don’t think I processed to many rolls through it. Then you take the dive. Develop two rolls and realize you screwed up! When you pull the negatives out of the tank. Queue Wah Wah sound! This is what happened to me. Two rolls of cinema film

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Kodak 5207 250D

Ever since I started shooting Cinema film I’ve enjoyed the colour tones it gives me. I use Tungsten balanced film primarily and Kodak 5230 500T is by far my favourite. Which apparently now is discontinued. When it comes to daylight balanced film I’ve always struggled a little. Whenever I shot it at 200ASA I’ve found that the images tended to sway too much into the yellow/red and even after post processing, I was never really happy with the palette it

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Paris in 72h

Back in May of this year I decided to make a pit stop in Paris for 72h before flying back to Toronto. I’ve been to Paris years before with my wife and that time was reserved for doing your typical touristy stuff. Since we managed to see everything during that trip, this trip was dedicated to wandering the street and snapping pictures. I shot an equal amount this time, on film, and on the M9. This is a first for

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Warwick Hotel

A figure waits patiently… Silhouetted by the light of The Warwick Hotel… Waiting for his contact to arrive. (Part of an on-going series) There is nothing more that I love than shooting on Kodak Cinema film. I’ve written about this in the past and have documented how people can develop their own Motion Picture Film here. The colour this film outputs at night is stunning and something I’m looking forward to using when I manage to get a Hasselblad XPan.

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Film Archiving

I don’t rave to much about products I purchase but I’ve been hunting forever for a good archiving system for my negatives. Since no-one seems to be talking about how to store your negatives properly, or I haven’t found any good links, I figured I would write a quick blurb down. I normally store my negatives in standard binders and purchase the Print-File hole punched sleeves. Unfortunately I’ve been noticing that the sleeves are starting to curl and bend inside

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Only on Broadway

I don’t normally take pictures of street performers. Don’t know if wandering around with a snake and having people place it on their shoulders counts as being a performer but sure why not. Everyone there had their jaws slack watching this snake wrap around the guys neck and I kept wondering whether or not he’ll be able to get it off his neck afterwards. NYC (November 2014) Leica M7 + Voigtlander Ultron 28mm f/2 + Kodak T-Max 400

London

I’ve been really delayed with a lot of images as of late. In July my wife and I decided to take a trip to London, England as we’ve both never been there. I did do some shooting but most of the images were touristy images from our trip. I ended up shooting around 2 rolls of Fuji Superia 400 and 2 Rolls of Kodak T-Max 400. Below are some of the keepers from the trip. I need to plan another

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Dutched Watermelon

I watched the couple after I snapped this photo wondering if the watermelon belonged to them. I gave up after a few minutes but they never touched it or looked at it. What was this watermelon, wrapped, doing there lopsided on the garbage can. Meh! Dublin, Ireland (June 2014) Leica M7 + Voigtlander Ultron 28mm f/2 + Ilford XP2 400

Almost

Gah! Sometimes shooting from the hip is good when you want to be quick and achieve a specific angle. Sometimes you manage to get the shot your looking for. And other times you fail like I did above! I love the look on the womans face but the composition is obviously a fail. If only I had tilted down a touch more I think I would have gotten the shot I was looking for in my mind. -Dominic Soho, NYC

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