A few years ago, when I first heard that Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter would be launching a new film, I had to place an advance order. I shot this the day I finally received my ten rolls of brand new JCH Street Pan.
A fun thing I like about hiking is that you often discover interesting art and weird things in the woods. These photos are from a winter camping trip I took with students years ago.
Sarah has been learning to play guitar. A few years ago (when this photo was taken), she rented a guitar for a few months while she saved up to buy her own. She has since purchased a really nice Taylor GS Mini.
I received a camera for Christmas this year. My wife gave me the Kodak Six-20 Model C. Made in 1933, it’s a 6×9 folding camera that takes 620 film. 620 film is the same size as 120 film except that the spools holding the film are smaller. This means that you cannot fit 120 film […]
These are all from the day I proposed to Sarah. We went horseback riding from Lake Louise up to the Lake Agnes Teahouse and I nervously carried the engagement ring in my pocket all day. In the end, I did not propose at Lake Agnes (too many people and no privacy) and instead proposed to […]
Here are more photos I shot along the Bow River and Memorial Drive while out walking with Sarah, albeit on a different day. That being said, they were taken with the same camera: my mom’s old Kodak Ektralite 500.
Over the years, I’ve shot a lot of photos at Union Cemetery. Most of the old headstones were made from sandstone and they have not stood the test of time. Sandstone is a very soft sedimentary stone and it is a poor match for Calgary’s climate. These photos were taken with LomoChrome Purple film and […]
With the exception of the very last photo, these were all taken during Holga Week. The first three photos are the ones I submitted to the contest. I used the same homemade mask I described in a previous post (Shooting Instax Mini Film with a Holga) to load my Holga with Instax. Studio strobes were […]
After successfully shooting Instax Mini film in my Mamiya C220 TLR, I attempted to shoot it in my Holga. My first attempt failed miserably. I don’t own the incredibly rare Instax Mini Back designed for the Holga (I found one on eBay once, but they wanted $200 for it), so I had to find a […]
A few years back, I photographed a Lancaster bomber running its engines. Afterwards, I wandered into the hangar and, to my delight, discovered a model making competition. Rows of tables covered in all sorts of model planes, tanks, cars, and spaceships were set up in the hangar. While the adjudicators were busy judging the models, […]
A few years ago, I had the chance to feed the giraffes at the Calgary Zoo and snapped these photos. Who knew their tongues were so long and agile?
I took a trip to Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park a few years ago with a few other photographers. As we wandered around the ranch, we came upon a dog tied to a fence post. Naturally, we stopped to take photos. Soon after, the the family that owned the dog took notice and two children joined […]
For the third installment in my Film on Film series, I have a lovely trio of B&W film: JCH Street Pan 400, Ferrania P30 Alpha 80, and Orwo NP7 400. JCH Street Pan 400 is a high-contrast film by Japan Camera Hunter that has given me mixed results. This is normal when shooting film. You […]
I had high hopes for this film. I shot these photos in and around Bow Valley Ranch (in Fish Creek Park) a few years back when I was searching for the perfect slide film to cross-process. Unfortunately, Rollei Digibase CR 200 Pro didn’t live up to my expectations. Looking at these photos now, I’m not […]
These photos are from my Film on Film project. A few years ago, I created a small photography studio in my basement. It’s really nothing more than a backdrop and a few strobes, but it has allowed me to practice shooting portraits and learn the fundamentals of lighting. Unfortunately, as time went on, the basement […]