Hong Kong at Night

Hong Kong neon sign turtle café
Sarah and I happened to be in Hong Kong during the 2019 pro-democracy protests. While we did encounter protests at the airport, we had no such encounters the night before when we wandered around Temple Street. In fact, the Temple Street Night Market was incredibly underwhelming when compared to Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter at night. Xi’an […]
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The Bel-Aire ‘Special’

rock wall at Ralph Klein Park
I shot these photos using the Bel-Aire ‘Special’, which is the new name I have given to my Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter modified to accept a 100mm Anastigmat Special lens mounted in a Compur Rapid shutter. After my successful attempt to shoot Instax Wide with the new lens and shutter, I took a trip to […]
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The Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum escalators
These photos are of the escalators and lobby floor in the Shanghai Museum. They are the only photos I was able to take since museums often frown upon photography inside the galleries. I was sitting on the stairs when I looked out across the atrium and instantly knew I had to photograph the criss-cross pattern […]
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The Return of LomoChrome Turquoise

Arromanches shot on LomoChrome Turquoise film
With the recently announced return of LomoChrome Turquoise, I thought I might post a few photos and share my thoughts on this color-shifting emulsion. Of all Lomography films, this one has the wildest color palette. This is not a film for the faint of heart. If you prefer natural or even saturated colors, you will […]
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Modifying the Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter

the Bel-Aire 'Special' camera with Instant Back
Over the years, I have steadily come to look upon my Lomography Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter camera with growing disappointment. My disenchantment with the Belair rests upon two chief complaints: The plastic lenses are terrible. They are quite soft, especially along the edges, and the photos are often out of focus—rarely in a good way. […]
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