19Jun

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win

― Sun Tzu, The Art of War


With Fujifilm discontinuing Acros I’m starting to test other B&W films I haven’t worked with much to see how they fair in caffenol. I have been hoping to find a film as flexible that could be shot from 100-1600iso on the same roll similar to Acros, though that is a tall order. For this roll I shot Kodak T-Max 100 from 100-800iso and developed it in caffenol c-h for 15min at 68f. The 100-400iso shots came out pretty well, though a little thinner than I expected. The 800iso shots were totally unusable, I’m not sure if increasing development time would even fix that, but I might try again and also try caffenol c-l and do that as a semi-stand method. To get the recipes, check out this book.

Looking west on 6th street as cars drive by

Hanging underwear turned into lights

It's just here to raise your rent

Secret Nightcore meet stopped in a foggy spot on Angeles Crest Highway

The Evo 7 and FRS shining their lights into the fog

Moonlight only highlighting the cars

My dirty engine bay on the Evo

Looking down the side of my dirty Evo


Since last year I feel like I’ve been neglecting using my Rollei the most out of my cameras, despite how much I usually love how the photos turn out. I think it is mainly due to its size and weight and if I’m going to carry that amount of weight I usually prefer to take my 4×5 out. Though since I can’t really do spur of the moment photos with the 4×5 I’ve been trying to take the Rollei out a bit more this year. These are just some of the black and white shots I took while walking around during the 10th Anniversary of Night on Broadway and some from just walking around downtown.

Ace Hotel Theater during the 10th anniversary of night on BroadwayAce Hotel Theater during the 10th anniversary of night on Broadway

People roaming around for the 10th Anniversary of Night on BroadwayPeople roaming around

Silhouettes of people gathering to get pupusas from a food truckSilhouettes of people gathering to get pupusas from a food truck

Sun shining down drawing shadows out of the Caltrans buildingSun shining down drawing shadows out of the Caltrans building

Always a car shoot happening at Lower GrandAlways a car shoot happening at Lower Grand