Film Photography

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


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


May 21st – Messy room and still decompressing from work travel. I can’t even remember what I did other than some laundry and working on more developing.

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May 22nd – Paint projects, got the Evo 7 wing all cleaned and scuffed, ready to drop that off with my car at the body shop as soon as it’s back from getting the transmission done. The valve cover is coming along slowly, even after a few rounds of aircraft stripper some of the original paint really doesn’t want to come off. I need to figure out a better way to prep this for its new paint.

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May 23rd – The new building next to mine is almost up to my floor. Kind of bummed how fast it’s coming up. Looks like I also didn’t expose this shot long enough, guess I metered too much where the construction lights were.

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May 24th – Some of my other cameras, just getting ready to expand my 365 to using any of my cameras rather than only the 4×5.

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May 25th – Actually spending some time to work on music again, I feel like I don’t put a lot of time into it since I get overly picky and frustrated easy and end up going back to working on visual arts.

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May 26th – Mugi, chilling with me on her favorite chair. I guess most things around here might be her favorite places to sit though.

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May 27th – Packed up and ready to go, I was suppose to go shoot at a drift event, but my buddy wasn’t able to make it due to a friend of his crashing before we even made it to the track for the day.

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