Last summer when I went back to New Hampshire to shoot the Subaru Climb to the Clouds hill climb event, Cameron and I spent a few days prior to that shooting some other things first. We spent some time at his friend and race teammate, Alex’s, garage to shoot some photos and video for his business. My black and white film photos were shot with my Toyo VX125 on Fujifilm Acros 100 and the color photos were shot with my Rolleiflex 6008 on Kodak Portra 400. the This may become my new format of showing photos I’ve shot. I’m thinking to post a couple of my favorites to social media and then post full sets in the blog and then later rotate my favorites into the portfolio.

Black & white interior shot of AVA Restoration services

Black & white interior shot of AVA Restoration services

Black & white interior shot of AVA Restoration services' tool boxes

Black & white shot of AVA Restoration services parts boxes

Color photo looking head on into the bays at Ava Restoration

Color photo of book shelf full of car technical manuals at Ava Restoration Services

Color photo of a BMW 2002 with it's hood up in Ava Restoration Services

Color photo of low angle shot of grey Jaguar E-Type and Ava Restoration Services

Color photo looking at cabinets and work bench in Ava Restoration

Color photo looking behind the counter at Ava Restoration Services

If I were to start printing more of my work should I put it up here for sale? I’ve been thinking to get more into printing and framing my work this year. Most of the prints would be inkjet prints, but I’d also like to learn and make actual black and white silver prints as well. I thought about learning c-type prints as well, but I should see how I actually do with black and white first.

I’m starting to look at where to travel and shoot this year. So far my main choices are Japan(again), New Zealand, Australia, or Norway. Primarily I’d want to hike, camp, and shoot large format pieces, but I guess that will depend on time of the year I go and if I can convince my brother to come and haul gear with me. Out of those places what do others think might be best?

The site is getting back to where it was in terms of images that I had up prior to my database problems. It’s not very organized again though, but I’ll likely do that soon and perhaps break things down into more sub-categories as well. I did also end up getting back on Instagram, but I already am kind of regretting that. It seems like the quality of the platform has really declined over the past few months as it has become rammed with more ads and pointless features.

It has been a while again. From the middle of 2017 till the end of the year things just got out of control on a lot of levels and I let things around here fall far behind. I still haven’t fixed the database issues that brought down a lot of what I had up for photos in my portfolio along with developing rolls of film that have been stacking up.

So what have I been doing with my time? I was mainly wrapped up in trying to finish the Evo race build finally, a number of setbacks with that were stressful and I’m about a year behind where I thought I’d be in its progress. I also spent a good deal of the end of the year working to get the new site for Chouseki Lab, which finally is done.

Now I really need to put more time in developing the film Cam and I have been stacking up. Though I still don’t think we have enough slide film to maximize the use of the Fuji kit for that. Maybe that means I need to get out and shoot more personal projects or jump back on Instagram and push myself to shoot more for that as well. No idea.. now I’m rambling. Back to lurking