Busy week with continued prep and then attendance at the NAMM show. Most of what I shot were interiors since I was pretty wiped out to take the camera out too far. Though that seems to be the theme still, it is much harder to plan and shoot than I was thinking. With it still getting dark early that also makes it a challenge to find what I’d want to shoot for the day once I’m out of the office.

January 15th – Zab was back in town since she took an extra shift and we got to spend more time together, which was great as always. We were out shooting when I took this, I think this is a new restaurant going in, I really like the front and back facades of it.


January 16th – Roaming around the fashion district at night


January 17th – One of the best slices of views from my roof I think


January 18th – Getting setup at the hotel for the next few days


January 19th – More fun with reflections


January 20th – Goodbye hotel and NAMM, until next time


January 21st – Got the water heater Cam built for controlling development with C-41, ECN-2, and E-6


Done with a busy week and should be on to shooting and developing more, even outside of the 365 shots. I have a fairly good sized pile of 120 e-6 rolls that Cam and I shot in December along with more 35mm cinema film. Not quite sure what some of the other projects I want to tackle for photos are yet, but hopefully I’ll be shooting some more portraits again soon and getting a few of those on 4×5 as well.

January 8th – Late night at the office getting more NAMM preparations done


January 9th – Some of my gear out as I tried to figure out what to pack for my daily


January 10th – Break between the rain showers


January 11th – Back from dangerous drive where I found out the R-S3 tires are terrible in the rain


January 12th – Construction going up every where in downtown and soon to block some of my views


January 13th – Drying the 4×5 shots, including some from earlier in this week


January 14th – Another attempt at getting the small tilt-shift look I messed up in the previous week


This year I’ve decided to try a 365 project and do it all using my 4×5 camera. I was feeling that I don’t really use that camera enough despite how much I generally love the photos that I’ve gotten from working with it. Trying to shoot with it everyday has been a challenge already due to the amount of time it takes to prepare a shot or haul around. I’ll try keep posting the full week’s photos after I’ve finished developing and scanning, even if there were mistakes that I don’t like.

January 1st – Shooting some beer with Zab so we could try to make a seamlessly looping video of the bubbles.


January 2nd – Night time view over East LA


January 3rd – Resuming a normal schedule after the holidays is tiring


January 4th – Rendering some lessons on the big rig


January 5th – Come on over to the studio


January 6th – Level has an interesting fascia


January 7th – Trying and not quite succeeding at a tilt-shift version of downtown. Didn’t get out to shoot more, wish I had spent Zab’s birthday with her.