Sunday, January 31, 2010

Japan!!

I'm Getting excited to head back to Japan next week with the Analog Tattoo Crew.
Last time I was there was in 2006 for the Full Coverage exhibition.
This time around we're showing Bloodwork:Sleeves. It'll be up at 3 Tides in Osaka on February 6th, and at Tower Records in Tokyo on February 13th. We'll also be traveling to several top secret studios around Hokkaidō, beginning photography for the next Bloodwork book due out in 2011. I'll be blogging and posting photos as much as possible from the road. Stay tuned.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pool Is Cool

Sergio lining up for the kill...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Toy


A few months ago I picked up this little beauty. It's a Bronica RF645 medium format rangefinder. That's right kids, It's a film camera. Beyond that, because it's a rangefinder,when you peer through the viewfinder you're not looking through the lens, as you would with a conventional SLR style camera. It's manual focus and manual winding. It dose have an aperture priority setting but that's a fancy as it gets. The "645" in the name means that the negs are 6cm X 4.5cm. They contain waaaay more detail then a 35mm neg and the overall look of the 65mm lens is super cool. I've shot it, along side the digital system, on several jobs now. In the right conditions I think it looks better then the digi. I'm hoping I can convince more clients to let me use it.
One of my favorite aspect of shooting like this is the way it makes me slow down and really concentrate on the pictures I'm trying to make. It reminds me why I got into photography in the first place.